how to maintain tummy tuck results

How to Maintain Tummy Tuck Results

A tummy tuck — also known as abdominoplasty — is a body contouring solution that tightens your abdomen for a cosmetically toned look. While the results are almost immediate, they are not permanent and need to be maintained for the best results. If you’ve had a tummy tuck recently or are considering getting one in the future, Miami Plastic Surgery® has compiled a list of do’s and don’ts after a tummy tuck.

1. Develop a Consistent Workout Routine

A primary tip for maintaining a flat stomach after your tummy tuck includes finding a consistent exercise routine that you enjoy. However, be sure to follow your provider’s specific instructions immediately after your procedure. Start slowly so you don’t put too much stress on your abdominal wall.

Typically, 30 minutes a day is a great place to start, usually at a moderate pace. Some exercises to try out at first include jogging, walking, biking, or swimming. You can also incorporate some stretching exercises like yoga for gentler, full-body movements.

2. Eat a Balanced Diet

You can prevent gaining weight after a tummy tuck by getting the proper nutrition in your daily diet. Fill your plate with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and foods high in fiber. On the other hand, reduce foods that are high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, sodium, or saturated fats.

Maintaining your weight is about balance — your intake vs your output. Pairing a workout routine with your diet will play a significant role in keeping your tummy tuck results.

3. Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is a large part of a balanced diet — so much so that it deserves its own focus. Keeping your body hydrated improves bodily functions such as metabolism, digestion and staying satiated. On average, aim for around eight 8-ounce glasses every day.

4. Cut Smoking Habits

Smoking is detrimental to your blood circulation, especially to your skin and tissue. Keeping this habit after a tummy tuck can influence your healing process and extend recovery times. By eliminating smoking entirely, your body can heal and give you a better chance to maintain your ideal results.

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A tummy tuck can boost your confidence and influence a healthier lifestyle. If you’re interested in having a tummy tuck or want more tips following your procedure, contact the experts at Miami Plastic Surgery®!

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