A common misconception about the tummy tuck is that it is intended as a substitute for weight loss, but really, it is intended strictly for the sculpting of the abdominal area. However, there is a new perk that has been linked to the tummy tuck after surgery.

Learn how the tummy tuck has been helping patients manage their weight loss after their procedure.


A recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has shown an increase in satiety for patients who have undergone abdominoplasty – or a tummy tuck as it is better known. Satiety is the measure of how full a person feels after eating a certain amount of food during a given meal. The majority of the tummy tuck patients studied had reported feeling fuller while also eating smaller meals following their procedure.

Why the weight keeps coming off

The study showed that those who had more fat removed during their tummy tuck – sometimes via liposuction – continued to lose weight after their surgery. Fatty tissue contains a hormone that can cause increased appetite, so when this fat is removed, patients often have a decreased appetite. Therefore, the more fat tissue removed, the more likely a patient is to continue healthy weight management moving forward.

While this exciting new study will likely increase the number of people looking to have the procedure, there are several different body contouring procedures available, so it is important to know which is right for you.

Click below to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for the tummy tuck.

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