Will Post-Tummy Tuck Weight Gain Ruin Your Results?


Weight fluctuations are completely normal. In fact, the number on your scale can change by about five or six pounds in a single day, depending on factors such as water retention, diet choices, medication use, and alcohol consumption. Such small changes won’t compromise the results of your tummy tuck. You’re unlikely to notice much of a difference when you look in the mirror. However, significant weight gain is another story. Here’s everything you need to know.

What Happens If You Gain Weight After a Tummy Tuck?

weight gain after a tummy tuck infographicMinor weight fluctuations have very little impact on tummy tuck results. That means you don’t need to worry about gaining a few pounds after surgery. Your stomach will still look quite slim and toned. It’s when you gain roughly ten or more pounds that you will start to see changes.

The main issue is that significant weight gain will cause you to have more belly fat. As a result, your tummy won’t look as sculpted as it did after your initial surgery. Weight gain may also lead to concerns like stretch marks, decreased skin elasticity, and compromised abdominal muscles.

It’s best to wait until you have reached a stable weight and established healthy routines before getting a tummy tuck. That way, you’ll have the foundation needed to maintain your figure.

Tummy Tuck Revision Surgery

Tummy tuck revision surgery is performed to improve the results of the initial procedure. Most often, it’s requested by women who gained weight or got pregnant after their first tummy tuck. Ideal candidates for this surgery have once again reached a healthy and stable body weight.

It’s important to note that revision procedures are more complex than primary ones. For that reason, you must visit an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. John Corey. 

Schedule a Consultation Near Phoenix, AZ

Whether you’re preparing for your first tummy tuck or considering tummy tuck revision, you should only trust your care to a qualified provider. Dr. John Corey is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona with nearly 30 years of private practice experience. Call 480-767-7700 to schedule your consultation