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How long does a tummy tuck last?
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: A long time
Wirhout major weight fluctuations or pregnancies, your abdomen should remain firm and tight until you are old enough to not care about your abdomen :).

In brief: A long time
Wirhout major weight fluctuations or pregnancies, your abdomen should remain firm and tight until you are old enough to not care about your abdomen :).
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually years....
If your weight is stable afterward, the results of the operation usually last decades.
It is amongst the highest satisfaction-providing operations i perform.

In brief: Usually years....
If your weight is stable afterward, the results of the operation usually last decades.
It is amongst the highest satisfaction-providing operations i perform.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Long term
A tummy tuck is typically done after childbearing to remove excess skin, repair muscle separation if any, and reduce localized fat accumulations if needed.
These are permanent changes but they don't stop the aging process. Substantial weight gain or another pregnancy will undo much of the benefit.

In brief: Long term
A tummy tuck is typically done after childbearing to remove excess skin, repair muscle separation if any, and reduce localized fat accumulations if needed.
These are permanent changes but they don't stop the aging process. Substantial weight gain or another pregnancy will undo much of the benefit.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: As long maintained
As long as you maintain your ideal body weight with good core strengthening exercises and avodance of weight fluctuations and or pregnancy, a tummy tuck result will essentially be forever (not quite like a diamond).

In brief: As long maintained
As long as you maintain your ideal body weight with good core strengthening exercises and avodance of weight fluctuations and or pregnancy, a tummy tuck result will essentially be forever (not quite like a diamond).
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
I think i've redone 2 tummy tucks (witch hazel) in 15 years and i didn't do the first one in either of them. Usually it is a one-time event though i don't consider a minor scar touch up in the first year a revision.
If you have a connective tissue disorder or get pregnant after your tummy tuck your odds of needing it redone are greater.

In brief: Depends
I think i've redone 2 tummy tucks (witch hazel) in 15 years and i didn't do the first one in either of them. Usually it is a one-time event though i don't consider a minor scar touch up in the first year a revision.
If you have a connective tissue disorder or get pregnant after your tummy tuck your odds of needing it redone are greater.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Should last forever
The changes are surgical and that skin that is removed is gone.
However, if you gain weight, have more children, etc, the skin can stretch again and the fat can reaccumulate. If you stay basically the same weight it should last.

In brief: Should last forever
The changes are surgical and that skin that is removed is gone.
However, if you gain weight, have more children, etc, the skin can stretch again and the fat can reaccumulate. If you stay basically the same weight it should last.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal wall under the skin.
If a patient does not get pregnant again or does not gain a lot of weight after the surgery, it should last many (20+) years.

In brief: Depends
A tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal wall under the skin.
If a patient does not get pregnant again or does not gain a lot of weight after the surgery, it should last many (20+) years.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Lasts a lifetime
In most cases, a tummy tuck is mean to be done only once, provided that you are done having children or do not have large fluctuations in weight.
It is important to undergo the surgery when your weight is stable and you are sure that a pregnancy won't occur. Then you can be more confident that your tummy tuck will last a lifetime.

In brief: Lasts a lifetime
In most cases, a tummy tuck is mean to be done only once, provided that you are done having children or do not have large fluctuations in weight.
It is important to undergo the surgery when your weight is stable and you are sure that a pregnancy won't occur. Then you can be more confident that your tummy tuck will last a lifetime.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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