You want your new, sculpted look to last a long time when you decide to have a tummy tuck after pregnancy or because of substantial weight loss. And while a tummy tuck at Mayclinik can produce dramatic results, for years to come, you will want to consider what you can do before and after surgery to help preserve your new contour.
Consider your surgical options
For patients who are unhappy with loose muscles and sagging skin in the abdomen, a tummy tuck is effective. But remember that a tummy tuck is not a procedure for losing weight. For instance, liposuction might be a more efficient way to get the look you want if you have irritating pockets of fat that won’t go away even with diet and exercise. We also pair a tummy tuck with liposuction for optimum body contouring, so we can treat both sagging skin and excess fat at the same time. Discuss with your surgeon before attempting a tummy tuck if a combination of the two procedures may be correct for you.
Pregnancy can have a huge effect on your body and risk the outcome of your surgery, so it is best to wait to schedule your tummy tuck until after your last pregnancy. Having said that, after a tummy tuck, it is healthy and possible to get pregnant. Some women who become pregnant can recover their post-surgery results after a tummy tuck, while others cannot. A second tummy tuck, called revision abdominoplasty, is still a choice for certain patients.
Follow pre-op and post-op instructions
It is important to obey the directions of your surgeon to get the best long-term results. We give specific advice to my patients about how to plan for surgery and how to help the body heal afterward. For example, during the weeks leading up to and after your surgery, it is incredibly important to stop smoking and maintain a healthy weight. It is also necessary to prepare a comfortable position, such as a reclining chair, for recovery. Make sure things are within arm’s reach, such as your pain meds and phone, so you don’t have to keep getting up. Overexerting yourself will slow down your healing process. It may seem to be excessively careful about your pre-op and post-op orders, but just note that your surgeon has your best interest in mind.
Maintain your weight
So, you’ve reached your goal weight, had your surgery, and love your results. When you control your weight, these effects can be long-lasting. If you gain weight after a tummy tuck, it is more likely that the fat will spread to locations other than the areas being handled. Although your stomach may still look smooth, other areas of the body, such as your back and thighs, may start to gain weight visibly. In controlling your weight and retaining your performance, being mindful of your diet plays a major role.
Staying fit with daily exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep your tummy tuck looking fantastic. As we experience, after their body contouring operation, patients who adhere to ongoing exercise have the best opportunity to retain the figure they received. You will need to stop some vigorous exercise after your surgery for around the first 6 weeks, but it’s time to get back into workout mode once your surgeon clears you. Now that you are more comfortable in gym wear, you might enjoy working out even more. Be sure, though, to concentrate on more than just your belly, as a balanced fitness strategy will help you look and feel your best.
If you are considering Tummy Tuck operation in Turkey, consult the right plastic surgeon with the appropriate expertise in the operation. To get more information please contact us and let’s decide what is best for you. MAYCLINIK family always here to help.