How much weight loss can be expected from a Tummy Tuck?

I know that having a tummy tuck won’t necessarily help with weight loss. However, I was wondering if it was typical to lose a few pounds after surgery, especially with all of the excess skin being removed. If so how much?


F, 35, Pennsylvania

You are correct that a tummy tuck is NOT specifically a weight loss operation, but of course the skin and fat removed in the procedure does have weight - often 3-6 pounds, sometimes more, depending on the patient's weight preop and the amount of tissue available for removal.

Dr. Tim Sayed has 2 Breast augmentation (Saline breast implants), Breast lift, Extended abdominoplasty before & afters:

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I tell all of my patients that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure.   Unless you have had a massive weight loss and have an extreme amount of excess skin, the weight loss for a tummy tuck is negligible.   

Dr. Arthur Shektman has 1 Tummy tuck before & after:

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