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HOW A TUMMY TUCK MAY LEAD TO FUTURE WEIGHT LOSS

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HOW A TUMMY TUCK MAY LEAD TO FUTURE WEIGHT LOSS


A common myth about the tummy tuck is that it can be used as a means to lose weight, but really, it is intended strictly for the sculpting and tightening of the abdominal area. However, new research has linked the tummy tuck to weight loss after all, only in this case, it doesn’t happen until the surgery is over. A study from earlier this year by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows an increase in satiety for patients who have undergone a tummy tuck. Satiety is the measure of how full a person feels after eating a certain amount of food. The majority of the tummy tuck patients studied had reported feeling fuller while also eating smaller meals following their procedure.

Why the tummy tuck helps keep the pounds away

The study showed that those who had more fat removed during their tummy tuck – usually via liposuction – continued to lose more weight after their surgery. Fatty tissue contains a hormone that can cause an increased appetite, so when this fat is removed, patients are often less hungry. 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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BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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