Maintaining Your Results after a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck

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Otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck slims and shapes the stomach by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. This procedure is ideal for patients addressing loose skin and excess fat due to pregnancy, weight loss, or signs of aging.

The results of a tummy tuck are immediate, but they can be difficult to maintain over time. Here are some tips for maintaining your tummy tucks results.

Optimizing Your Immediate Recovery

Dr. Eric Schaffer provides comprehensive and detailed post-op instructions for tummy tuck patients. In order to ensure the best results, be sure to follow these instructions carefully.

A key part of your recovery is avoiding strenuous activity and caring for incisions in the following weeks after your procedure. Furthermore, during recovery and beyond, physicians recommend refraining from smoking, vaping, and consuming alcohol.

Keeping Your Results Over Time

Of course, you may experience some changes in your results due to the natural aging process. However, the right attention to wellness can ensure your tummy tuck results can last for decades.

Maintaining a healthy weight is the best way to maintain your tummy tuck. Because weight fluctuations of 15 pounds or more can impact tummy tuck results, surgeons often recommend patients remain within five to 10 pounds of their post-op weight.

One of the best ways to maintain a stable, healthy weight is to adhere to a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. You should also avoid excessive sugar, saturated fat, and refined carbohydrates.

Regular exercise is also a great way to maintain weight while toning and shaping muscles. Some examples include yoga, walking, jogging, weight lifting, pilates, and more. Whichever activity you choose, be sure you enjoy it; this will make it far more likely you’ll stick with it.

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation With Eric S. Schaffer, M.D., F.A.C.S., Today

If you want to learn more about tummy tucks and their lasting results, schedule a consultation with Eric S. Schaffer, M.D., F.A.C.S. You can contact our San Antonio office at 210-227-3223 or submit an online contact form.

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