Can you get more than one tummy tuck?

Can you get more than one tummy tuck?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (10)


Answered by John Zannis, M.D.

Yes, occasionally patients will have a second tummy tuck several years after their first one. This is typically seen after a patient has another pregnancy or significant weight changes.

Published on Jan 15, 2019

Answered by John Zannis, M.D. (View Profile)

Yes, occasionally patients will have a second tummy tuck several years after their first one. This is typically seen after a patient has another pregnancy or significant weight changes.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Stephen Greenberg, MD

The answer is yes if there is a reason to have to have it done a second time.

Published on Dec 06, 2018

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Answered by Stephen Greenberg, MD

The answer is yes if there is a reason to have to have it done a second time.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

A revision abdominoplasty is not uncommon in patients who have undergone an abdominoplasty in the past but have gained weight or had children in the interim.

Weight gain or pregnancy can undo many of the beneficial effects of an abdominoplasty. Revision can restore those benefits by excising excess skin and tightening the lax muscle.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Dec 05, 2018

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

A revision abdominoplasty is not uncommon in patients who have undergone an abdominoplasty in the past but have gained weight or had children in the interim.

Weight gain or pregnancy can undo many of the beneficial effects of an abdominoplasty. Revision can restore those benefits by excising excess skin and tightening the lax muscle.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Yes, you can.

Published on Jun 03, 2016

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Yes, you can.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Sean Kelishadi, M.D.

Hello and thanks for your question. It is possible to get more than one tummy tuck. Make sure to seek the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Published on Apr 25, 2016

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Answered by Sean Kelishadi, M.D.

Hello and thanks for your question. It is possible to get more than one tummy tuck. Make sure to seek the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Yes, you can get more than one tummy tuck if there is enough skin to remove.

Published on Apr 15, 2016

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Yes, you can get more than one tummy tuck if there is enough skin to remove.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by David C. Yao MD, FACS

Thank you for asking. Yes, but it depends on the situation. Usually a full abdominoplasty is all a patient will need. If a mini tummy tuck is done, then sometimes a full tummy tuck will be needed in the future. Ideally, a patient should be done having children before an abdominoplasty. Best wishes!

Published on Apr 13, 2016

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Answered by David C. Yao MD, FACS

Thank you for asking. Yes, but it depends on the situation. Usually a full abdominoplasty is all a patient will need. If a mini tummy tuck is done, then sometimes a full tummy tuck will be needed in the future. Ideally, a patient should be done having children before an abdominoplasty. Best wishes!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Jed Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Yes, many patients have more children, lose more weight, or just get older. In all of these instances a tummy tuck may be in order, regardless of whether one was performed before. So, yes, you can get more than one tummy tuck in your lifetime.

Published on Mar 18, 2016

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Answered by Jed Horowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Yes, many patients have more children, lose more weight, or just get older. In all of these instances a tummy tuck may be in order, regardless of whether one was performed before. So, yes, you can get more than one tummy tuck in your lifetime.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Ideally, tummy tucks are only performed once on each patient. But life happens and occasionally, patients need to have it repeated because of subsequent pregnancy, weight gain and loss, scar revision, or incomplete removal of skin lateral to the closure (dog ears). It is usually an easier operation to perform and therefore, it is shorter time in the OR.

Published on Mar 07, 2016

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Answered by Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Ideally, tummy tucks are only performed once on each patient. But life happens and occasionally, patients need to have it repeated because of subsequent pregnancy, weight gain and loss, scar revision, or incomplete removal of skin lateral to the closure (dog ears). It is usually an easier operation to perform and therefore, it is shorter time in the OR.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Mark E. Mason, MD, FACS

Yes, it is possible to have more than one tummy tuck procedure. However, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who understands how the muscles have healed and can work around any existing scar tissue.

Published on Feb 26, 2016

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Answered by Mark E. Mason, MD, FACS

Yes, it is possible to have more than one tummy tuck procedure. However, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who understands how the muscles have healed and can work around any existing scar tissue.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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