Actual weight loss is less than you would think. A tummy tuck is performed to remove droopy extra skin, and address things like rectus muscles that have been forced apart due to pregnancy, as well as excess fat. For most patients the actual ‘weight’ loss is less than a few pounds.
There are some instances if a person is extremely overweight where more pounds may be lost, but it is still not a significant amount even then. However the APPEARANCE of weight loss is big because of changes in size and contour. A tummy tuck is a reshaping procedure, not a weight loss procedure. So satisfaction comes from fitting into slimmer, sexier clothing and getting a more toned and tightened looking abdominal area, not from how many pounds are actually lost.