How Much Weight Can I Lose With 3D Abdominoplasty?

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For many men and women, there comes a point when diet and exercise are no longer enough to keep certain "problem areas" in check. In many cases, stubborn fat and loose skin begin to linger in some places with age, pregnancy, menopause or andropause, and other life events. To combat these unwanted changes, many patients turn to cosmetic surgery — more specifically, abdominoplasty surgery — which can help to remove excess skin and fat and create a slimmer, tighter, smoother new body contour.

However, it is important for patients considering abdominoplasty surgery to understand that the procedure is not designed for primary weight loss. Here, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan of Sawan Surgical Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, OK provides more information on his advanced 3D abdominoplasty procedure, including what happens during surgery, how your weight or clothing size may change, and more.

What is a 3D abdominoplasty?

Also known as a 3D tummy tuck, 3D abdominoplasty is similar to a traditional tummy tuck in that it can be used to remove loose, hanging skin, reduce stubborn fat, and address other concerns in the patient's midsection. With Dr. Sawan's 3D approach, however, the lower back and flanks are also addressed, giving patients the opportunity to achieve a more complete, total, and harmonious transformation.

Will I lose weight after tummy tuck surgery?

Many patients choose tummy tuck surgery in part as a solution for getting rid of pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat in the lower abdomen and, in the case of a 3D tummy tuck, the flanks and lower back — commonly referred to as a "muffin top." During the surgery, Dr. Sawan can utilize liposuction to address these problem areas in conjunction with the traditional skin removal, tightening, and muscle reinforcement that make up a tummy tuck. Generally speaking, it is typically considered safe and appropriate to remove about 6 – 8 pounds worth of fat in a single surgical setting. However, this can vary from patient to patient based on a number of individual case factors. Overall, patients considering 3D abdominoplasty should already be at or near their goal weight prior to the procedure and have primary concerns related to loose, excess skin.

What else can a 3D tummy tuck help with?

3D tummy tuck surgery can be a highly transformative and even life-changing procedure that can help to improve a person's physical comfort, aesthetic appearance, self-esteem, and more, All of which may, in turn, improve their social life and relationships. Some of the specific concerns and other issues that can often be enhanced with 3D abdominoplasty surgery include:

  • Loose abdominal skin
  • Hanging stomach skin
  • Extra skin after weight loss
  • Stubborn flank fat
  • Lower back rolls
  • Muffin top
  • Abdominal stretch marks
  • Stretched stomach skin
  • Lower belly pooch
  • Diastasis recti
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits properly
  • Discomfort when wearing jeans or pants with a waistband
  • Rash or skin irritation due to hanging skin
  • Low self-esteem associated with body contour

With a 3D tummy tuck in Oklahoma City, you can join the many men and women who are finally living their best lives.

Send your muffin top packing with 3D abdominoplasty surgery in Oklahoma City, OK

If you are considering tummy tuck surgery to slim and smooth out your lower abdomen, why stop there? With 3D abdominoplasty, you can address unwanted skin, fat, stretch marks, and other concerns from your abdomen to your flanks and lower back for a stunning and proportionate new look. Take the first step toward a whole new you by calling Sawan Surgical Aesthetics to schedule your Oklahoma City 3D tummy tuck consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.