How Long Do Tummy Tucks Last and Are They Worth It?

How Long Do Tummy Tucks Last and Are They Worth It?

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If you are considering a tummy tuck (which is also called abdominoplasty), you are probably putting in the research to make sure it’s right for you. We always say that the only way to know for sure is to talk to Dr. Cusick about your options. In general, tummy tucks provide lasting, attractive results for people who are good candidates, but it is important to determine your candidacy as a first step.

Abdominoplasty is a popular procedure in America. In recent years, between 120,000-150,000 people opted for it annually. This body contouring procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Oftentimes, patients are unhappy with the way this fat persists despite diet and exercise. Tummy tuck patients are often women post-pregnancy whose abdominal area does not shrink back to its former shape. Because this procedure creates a flatter, firmer tummy, most patients say it’s worth it!

With a little effort, your tummy tuck results can be long-lasting. While it is of course still possible to gain new weight, and therefore expand the tummy area again, you can prevent this from happening by pursuing a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and good dietary habits. The vast majority of abdominoplasty recipients feel even more motivated to take care of their bodies once they see their beautiful results. The look of the flatter tummy can be a big motivator.

If you are a woman, your plans for pregnancy are relevant to the longevity of abdominoplasty results. Tummy tuck in no way prevents you from getting pregnant and having more children, but having more children can certainly restore the excess fat and skin that abdominoplasty eliminated. For that reason, many women wait until they are no longer planning to have more children. That way, they can enjoy their results in all of the years ahead.

Are you ready to take the next step? To arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Doug Cusick, please call our team at 913-661-0202. We proudly provide tummy tuck care and other cosmetic services to women and men from throughout the region, including Kansas City and Leawood.

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