Will I Go Down a Pant Size after Tummy Tuck?

After a tummy tuck, you may or may not go down a pant size. Just because you do not have to resize your wardrobe after this procedure, that does not mean the abdominoplasty was unsuccessful.

Tummy tuck surgery – also called abdominoplasty – removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. Doing so creates a flatter belly. With the way clothing is sized (one brand’s size 10 is not always the same as another brand’s size 10) and the way it fits various areas of our lower bodies (the hips, butt and thighs in addition to the abdomen), it is impossible to say whether your pants, skirts and shorts will hug your body the same way. But we urge you to consider the benefits of a tummy tuck, regardless of clothing size:

  • This procedure removes stubborn fat for good
  • It is great at removing fat that has resisted exercise
  • Abdominoplasty also repairs abdominal muscles stretched by pregnancy (a condition known as diastasis recti)
  • The majority of patients love the way they look after this procedure, despite clothing size

Having said all that, many people go down a couple pant sizes because of a tummy tuck. It really depends on how much protruding fat is present, and whether you are sizing up in order to accommodate the excess tissue.

Part of making an informed decision about plastic surgery is making sure you have realistic expectations of what the procedure can achieve. That is part of what Dr. Hayley Brown accomplishes in your initial consultation – discussing the results and what you can expect your body to look like. Take a moment to visit our tummy tuck before-and-after gallery to see what other women have achieved. Dr. Brown is passionate about helping each of her patients achieve results they love. She’ll make sure this is the right procedure for you.

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Each woman’s body is unique, as are her individual goals. Dr. Hayley Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon who wants to help you make sure the procedure is right for you in every way. Please contact our office for more information about scheduling a tummy tuck consultation in Henderson, NV.

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