What happens if you gain weight after skin removal surgery?

Many people who lose a significant amount of weight are left with loose skin around the abdomen area and undergo a tummy tuck procedure to have it removed.

This is often the final step for people who are on a mission to improve their health and body shape, and it’s fantastic for us to be part of this transformational journey.

Looking and feeling your best helps you get the most out of life and put yourself forward with greater confidence and renewed self-esteem.

Of course, over time, your body and lifestyle continue to adapt and change so one of the most common questions we are asked by people who request a tummy tuck to solve loose skin is what would happen if they gain weight in future.

Everyone’s body is different of course, so will respond differently to weight gain and loss post-surgery. If you undergo tummy tuck surgery for loose skin removal, we would suggest that you aim to maintain your new weight.

However, the good news is that, once you’re fully recovered from surgery, a reasonable fluctuation in your weight will not be a problem.

This is because your tummy tuck will be carried out by an experienced surgeon who will remove the right amount of excess skin.

Very few patients need (or suit) the sort of tummy tuck where every centimetre of excess skin is removed, and the abs tightened as much as possible.

Natural results suit everyone. By leaving a little skin and some flexibility around the abs, you have the freedom to lose/gain a little weight whilst still having good results from your tummy tuck.

In this way, your results will fit into an ongoing healthy lifestyle for the long-term.

Most patients who have lost a significant amount of weight have done so over a protracted period, so their new lifestyle is sufficiently ingrained so they know they can maintain their new weight, and therefore go ahead with surgery with confidence.

Everyone’s body is different, of course, so what constitutes ‘reasonable’ weight gain/loss for one person will be different for another.

In general terms, we would suggest you think in terms of staying within 14 – 16lbs of your pre-surgery weight.

This means you don’t have to be restricted but do have to remain committed to your new lifestyle – in this way, your tummy tuck results will be maintained and you will go on to enjoy your results hopefully for the rest of your life.

Before you undergo a tummy tuck with us, we will explore your motivations for surgery and seek to understand what results you’d like to achieve.

We can discuss ongoing maintenance of your results as part of the pre-surgery consultation process.

If you feel you are ready to move to the next step in your weight loss journey by considering a tummy tuck treatment, get in touch to arrange your initial consultation today.

If you would like to learn more about this procedure or are interested in a consultation, fill out the form below or call us on 0161 523 8261