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3 Questions Everyone Wants to Ask about a Tummy Tuck

2 women in meeting asking questionsWhen planning your tummy tuck, it’s only natural to have lots of questions about the procedure and your expected results. Take a look at the answers to three frequently asked questions to help you find out all you need to know before your tummy tuck.

1. How Much Weight Will I Lose?

Abdominoplasty and other body contouring treatments like liposuction aren’t meant to help you lose weight. So don’t be surprised if the number on the scale isn’t much different before and after your tummy tuck.

What a tummy tuck will help you with is getting rid of bothersome excess skin to create a tighter and more toned look. While you won’t drop a significant number of pounds, you can expect your clothes to fit better and your confidence to get a serious boost.

2. What Will My Scar Look Like?

A mini tummy tuck only addresses a small amount of excess skin located below your belly button.

A full tummy tuck requires an incision that runs from one hip to the other, but a skilled cosmetic surgeon can take great care to camouflage the resulting scar beneath your bikini bottoms.

A mini tummy tuck requires a shorter incision, but most people will see the best outcome from a full procedure.

3. Is a Tummy Tuck Covered by Insurance?

In most cases, a tummy tuck won’t be covered by insurance, since it’s considered a cosmetic procedure. But if you’re also getting a hernia repair or are removing excess skin following massive weight loss, it’s worth checking to see if your insurance will cover a portion of your procedure.