LIPOSUCTION AND TUMMY TUCK SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS
The study, performed by Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett of Alameda Hospital and colleagues, noted that the increased long-term weight loss could be related to a greater felling of satiety after eating. The researchers discussed possible "neuroendocrine mechanisms" that may promote weight loss after abdominoplasty or a Tummy Tuck. This was due to the fact that increased satiety is credited as a significant contributor to long-term weight loss, and three-fourths of the study's women who underwent abdominoplasty reported increased feelings of satiety.
The removal of fat cells from the abdomen is postulated to lead to reduced levels of hormones secreted by fatty tissues. These hormones are suggested to affect the appetite, which is a possibility however, further studies are needed to confirm the fat-cell-hormonal-reduction hypothesis.