A tummy tuck is ideal for those who have tried diet and exercise but cannot eliminate the excess fat around their middle and lower abdomen. While a tummy tuck is an effective cosmetic surgery that can help you feel and look better, it’s important to take the proper steps after surgery to maintain lasting results.
The staff at Preserve your Pretty Skin and Body always takes the time to walk our patients through the entire process – including what to expect before, during, and after your cosmetic procedure – so you can get the results you desire.
Here are some tips you can follow to maintain your tummy tuck results.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
The number one thing you can do to maintain lasting tummy tuck results is by eating a well-balanced and healthy diet. You’ll want to make smarter nutritional choices, like choosing fresh fruits and vegetables over carbohydrates and refined sugars.
Start a Regular Workout Routine
It’s important to start on a regular exercise program to maintain a healthy weight. To increase the changes of committing to an exercise program, find a routine that you love to do. For example, walking every day, weight training, yoga, Pilates, running or even following along to workouts on YouTube. Whatever workout routine speaks to you, it’s important to stay consistent. Staying in shape is a major key to maintaining your tummy tuck results.
Smoking not only increases surgical risk factors by limiting blood flow, it can hinder your ability to heal and recover. We always advise our patients to stop smoking prior to a tummy tuck, but you’ll want to abstain from smoking after your tummy tuck surgery, too.
Avoid Pregnancy After a Tummy Tuck
We recommend that patients wait to have a tummy tuck until they are finished having children. If you have abdominoplasty, then get pregnant again, the effects of the pregnancy are likely to undo the results of your surgery. Once you are sure that your family is complete, talk to your surgeon about a tummy tuck.
Schedule a Tummy Tuck Consultation at Preserve your Pretty Skin and Body in Johns Creek
If you’re unhappy with the way your mid-section looks, and diet and exercise aren’t giving you the results you desire, contact Dr. Myla at Preserve your Pretty Skin and Body. A tummy tuck is ideal to help you reduce loose or sagging skin and get rid of extra fat. Our team will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of a tummy tuck with you, so you can make an informed decision and see if this cosmetic procedure is right for you.
If you think you’re ready to move forward with tummy tuck surgery, schedule an in person appointment at our Johns Creek plastic surgery office by calling (678) 325-0006 or filling out the form on our website.