Post Tummy Tuck
Getting a tummy tuck is not simply a financial investment but also an investment in yourself and your future. You may be delighted with your results, but it is up to you to maintain them. These are our tips to help you do so.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Following a healthy eating plan and exercise regime is the number one way to maintain your results. We don’t mean you have to live on tasteless vegetables and run on a treadmill for an hour a day. Find a dietician who can put together a healthy eating plan or you which includes foods you enjoy. There are also plenty ways to get your exercise. Take up a dance class, take your dog for a walk, join a yoga class. It doesn’t matter what you do, just get moving!
Additionally, cutting back on alcohol can also help you to maintain your results as excessive alcohol consumption can lead to weight gain.
Quitting smoking will improve your overall health and is always a good idea. Smoking not only increases surgical risk factors by limiting blood flow, but it can also 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.
You should only really consider a tummy tuck once your family is complete and you have no plan on having any future babies. If you have tummy tuck, then fall pregnant again, the effects of the pregnancy are likely to undo the results of your surgery.
See the time after your tummy tuck as a chance to revamp your life to make healthier choices.