Does Your Clothing Size Change After a Tummy Tuck? | Dr. Wayne Carman

Does Your Clothing Size Change After a Tummy Tuck?

Will a tummy tuck change my clothing size? Our Toronto-based practice knows that patients will be excited to see how their body shape changes after this type of plastic surgery. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is a type of cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess, sagging skin and fat from the midsection areas along with tightening of the underlying abdominal muscles. This type of body contouring procedure is ideal for people who haven’t been able to reduce excess skin and resistant fat despite their best efforts.

One thing that’s important to remember is that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. Although some fat will be removed during the surgery, the procedure mainly involves the removal of sagging skin and tightening of weakened or separated muscles. Therefore, patients should not expect to see a major change in their weight or clothing size after having a tummy tuck. However, your clothing size could still be affected in several ways. Virtually everyone will notice a change in the way their clothing fits. Some patients may see a modest clothing size reduction but a flatter tummy is the ultimate goal.

  • Your Waistline May Be Slimmer

After you’ve had this procedure, it’s likely that you will end up having a slimmer and more defined waistline, which can affect your clothing size. You may be able to fit into smaller pants, skirts, or dresses.

  • Clothing May Fit Differently

Regardless of whether your clothing size changes, your body shape will change so clothing will hang differently on your frame.

The size of your clothing after a tummy tuck will vary depending on several factors such as your body type, your pre-surgery weight, the way your body heals, the makeup of the tissue that was reduced, and the extent of your surgery. We will talk to you about what type of clothing size you can expect to wear after the surgery. Although it’s impossible to predict how many dress sizes you will lose with a tummy tuck, you can expect your stomach to have a slimmer, more youthful appearance.

Will a tummy tuck change my clothing size? Toronto-based plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman will explain about how this form of plastic surgery can restore a flatter, more toned abdominal area. Call us at (416) 322-7108 or submit a contact form online to request a consultation.