How to Maintain Tummy Tuck Results
By Dr. Chris Patronella
While tummy tuck surgery can make a dramatic change in the appearance of the abdomen, healthy lifestyle habits are essential to maintain this new look.
- Weight Maintenance
Any excess weight that is gained will inevitably occur internally, creating a greater quantity of visceral fat. This fat makes the abdomen project more, lessening the overall effect of what has been performed in the tummy tuck procedure. If you were to lose that weight after gaining weight following a tummy tuck, the fat typically is reduced where it was gained because the body carries its own code for where fat accumulates.
- Diet and Exercise Regimens
Related to maintaining a healthy weight for your height, it’s very important to incorporate good nutrition and exercise practices. Doing so not only will support the longevity of your results, but it will also increase your overall vitality to help you look and feel your best both physically and psychologically.