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Are Tummy Tuck Results Permanent?

Loose or hanging adnominal skin is one of the most common cosmetic concerns among our patients at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre. With a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, can remove excess skin from the abdomen as well as tighten or repair the underlying musculature. While men and women can enjoy many benefits from tummy tuck surgery, many patients want to know how long the results will last.

For women and men who lead a healthy lifestyle, eat a nutritious diet, and exercise regularly, the results of an abdominoplasty can last decades. Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery are already at or near their ideal weight, and maintaining a stable weight can preserve the results of this popular body contouring procedure.

Many tummy tuck patients are women who wish to rejuvenate their waistline after pregnancy and childbirth. Particularly for women who have had one or more children, the abdominal muscles can become stretched or torn, causing the stomach to protrude in spite of diet and exercise efforts. During the tummy tuck procedure, these muscles can be tightened and repaired while the skin is pulled taut, ultimately giving the abdomen a flatter, more toned appearance. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani cautions women that while an additional pregnancy after tummy tuck surgery is typically safe for both the child and the mother, oftentimes the results of the tummy tuck will be compromised. For the longest-lasting outcome, women should plan to schedule their tummy tuck after they have completed their families.

For more information about tummy tuck surgery, please contact our office today.