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Everything You Need to Know about Losing Weight after a Tummy Tuck

Posted on April 11, 2019

Man and woman jogging near a body of water.A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is used to address excess fat and skin around the stomach as well as weakened or separated muscles in the abdomen that result from pregnancy, weight changes or aging. Despite the many benefits of what a tummy tuck can do for you, it’s important to follow a few simple health and wellness rules to aid and prolong your tummy tuck results.

Focus on a Lifestyle Change Instead of a Diet

Before having tummy tuck surgery, you may be asked to exercise and eat healthy in order to obtain a certain weight deemed safe for surgery. Continuing these good habits, along with getting the proper amount of sleep each night and living a low-stress lifestyle, is the best way to recover and experience weight loss after a tummy tuck.

A lifestyle change that includes healthy food and exercise could help you maintain and extend the results of your tummy tuck.

Have Realistic Expectations

A tummy tuck cannot take the place of a healthy diet and physical exercise and is not intended to be a weight loss solution. Even though a tummy tuck can be an excellent choice for body contouring, significant weight fluctuation can negatively affect your results. That being said, many women choose to wait until they are finished having children to have tummy tuck surgery.

Long-Term Weight Loss After a Tummy Tuck is Possible

When it comes to weight loss after a tummy tuck, Dr. Martin will be able to assess which methods may be best for you, your body type and your overall health. It’s important to remember that while you may not be able to target specific areas of the body for weight loss, a consistent regimen of diet and exercise could result in long-term weight loss after your tummy tuck. It’s really up to you to make these changes for life so that you could look as good as possible for as long as possible.


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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scot A. Martin of Martin Plastic Surgery in Las Cruces, New Mexico explains how to manage weight loss after a tummy tuck.
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