Will Weight Loss be Easier After Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Everyone says weight loss is a journey – it requires commitment and dedication if you want real results. But for many, areas like the abdomen, hips, and thighs have loose skin and stubborn fat pockets that can’t be shed with diet and exercise alone. This can make you feel self-conscious and discouraged. Now you can turn to options like tummy tuck surgery and a liposuction procedure at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery to complete your body contouring journey.

It can be easier to lose that last bit of weight with cosmetic surgery, but there are some things to learn about the process before committing. Dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi discusses what happens during and after a tummy tuck and liposuction to give you a better idea about what’s involved. Call our office in Louisville, KY to learn how we’ve helped countless men and women achieve their goals.

What is a tummy tuck?

Contrary to popular belief, tummy tuck surgery is not for people who are significantly overweight. It's designed for patients with loose or hanging skin around the abdomen. Ideal candidates are women who were previously pregnant, as well as men and women who have just undergone significant weight loss. The goal of a tummy tuck is to flatten the stomach and reduce the pain and discomfort associated with heavy folds of skin.

How is a tummy tuck different from liposuction?

Liposuction is used for removing fat from specific areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. It's perfect for people who have stubborn areas of fat that won't go away, no matter how much they diet or spend time at the gym. While patients do appear slimmer after liposuction, treatment is designed for fat loss, not necessarily weight loss. A liposuction procedure can be performed by itself or in combination with a tummy tuck.

How is weight loss easier after body contouring surgery?

There's no reason why cosmetic surgery and traditional weight loss methods can't complement each other. Tummy tucks and liposuction are very effective for helping patients reach their weight loss goals in Louisville, KY. After surgery, patients experience a greater boost in their stamina and energy levels, which helps them to be more active and healthy during the day.

It's important to know that tummy tuck surgery and liposuction won't make your body magically shed pounds. They can help you feel better about your appearance and make clothes fit better. Our procedures are just one part of the equation. Living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to ensure long-term weight loss long after surgery is over.

Here are some ways to boost weight loss at home after body contouring surgery:

  • Cut back on eating out. By putting work into planning and cooking meals, you can cut back on fat without feeling like you're sacrificing too much.

  • Choose fruits and veggies over chips and sweets when snacking. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and low in calories. They can help fill you up to prevent overeating at meals.

  • Drink water instead of soda. Studies show that healthy beverages keep us fuller longer than sugary drinks.

Keep the weight off

Whether you’re looking to change your body for better health or aesthetics, tummy tuck surgery and a liposuction procedure are excellent options. They’re super effective for reducing loose skin and excess fat that many of us carry around our midsections. If you have been thinking about these surgeries but aren't sure if they’re right for you, contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery to meet with Dr. Nana Mizuguchi. Our team in Louisville, KY can provide information about your options and help determine what is best suited for your personal goals.

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