Maintaining the Results of Your Tummy Tuck – The majority of women who choose to have a tummy tuck typically do so to feel better about themselves and enhance their confidence – while also reshaping their body. Because cosmetic surgery is an investment you’re making in yourself, it is in your best interests to be informed on how to make sure the results of your tummy tuck last for a long time.
Maintaining the Results of Your Tummy Tuck
Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do to maintain your new, slimmer body contour:
Maintain a Healthy Weight
When the body adds weight, it also stretches the skin. This can result in hanging, unappealing extra skin – which is often a major reason why many women have a tummy tuck in the first place. Practicing a healthy, balanced diet and fitness program is necessary. Steer clear of processed foods (basically anything that comes from a bag or a box) that contain high levels of sugar, sodium and saturated fats. Focus on vegetables, fruits and protein instead. It also helps to choose an activity or sport that you enjoy and stick with it. These fundamentals will help you maintain the results of your tummy tuck for many years to come!
Future Pregnancy Considerations
Pregnancy is among the top reasons our patients cite for having tummy tuck surgery. Pregnancy can strain the abdominal muscles, which in turn stretches the skin. While a tummy tuck can resolve those issues and achieve a slimmer, more toned midsection, an additional pregnancy can undo those positive results. Naturally, tummy tuck is recommended only after you are finished having children.
Before having any type of surgery, you’ll be advised to avoid smoking. Smoking not only heightens surgical risks during a procedure because it restricts circulation, but it also slows your body’s natural ability to heal. With all the positive results you’ll achieve from a tummy tuck, don’t allow smoking to hold you back!
Learn more about the tummy tuck at the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery – call for a consultation at 630-232-7860.