Tummy Tuck

How to Jump Start Long-Lasting Tummy Tuck Results

Having a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and tighten the muscles of your abdomen is one thing, but once the procedure is done, how do you make sure the results last? As you’re sure to want to maintain your sleeker new figure, there are some habits you can adopt to help keep your body looking and feeling fantastic.

Once You’ve Healed, Start Exercising

Don’t start too soon and risk hurting yourself during the initial recovery period, but do get started on an exercise routine once you’ve been told it’s safe to do so. Not only will you help maintain your tummy tuck results, but cardio can work wonders for your heart, lungs and general overall health.

Not only will your new, sleek tummy thank you for implementing a regular fitness routine, your whole body will.

Follow a Healthy Diet

Even though you’ve had a tummy tuck, you can’t eat whatever you want and never gain weight. Now is the perfect time to get into the habit of eating more healthily and focusing on the nutrition your body needs. Your diet should be tailored to your personal needs but, in general, should include lots of fruit and vegetables and avoid preservatives and excessive amounts of fat and sugar. If you eat meat, choose lean white meat and fish over red meat as much as possible.

Discuss a Plan with Your Plastic Surgeon

Sharing your goals with your plastic surgeon will help you both develop a plan to help maintain those great tummy tuck results. The most suitable post-surgery plan will take your reasons for tummy tuck into consideration, whether it’s due to childbirth or significant weight loss. Whatever your reasons, the most important thing is to be dedicated and committed to maintaining your new look.

Dr. Richard Rand at the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is double Board Certified by boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Providing patients with plastic surgery and non-surgical treatment options, Dr. Rand uses his medical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities to make a positive impact on the lives of his patients. Dr. Rand is constantly driven by the unique challenges of plastic surgery, a field that seamlessly blends artistry and medical science.

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