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I Just Had a Tummy Tuck. How Can I Maintain My Results?

Posted May 03, 2022 in Tummy Tuck

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Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is one of the most trusted and transformative cosmetic surgical procedures available. Whether you had liposuction surgery along with your tummy tuck or not, your results are something to be proud of: a more toned aesthetic to your midsection! 

But many men and women have the misconception that tummy tuck surgery is a one-and-done treatment for their body contouring desires. Instead, it is important to understand that your tummy tuck is simply the first step on the road to a healthier physique and life.

A young and attractive couple running in the park together

While the results of your tummy tuck are dramatic and stunning, it is vital to understand that these results will only be apparent right after their tummy tuck recovery

If a patient has an unhealthy lifestyle when they finish their recovery, then the dynamic results of their abdominoplasty will be lessened or erased, and additional fat and sagging skin can potentially develop. 

However, your tummy tuck results can be long lasting and even permanent, as long as you maintain a smart and healthy lifestyle

Below are some ways to make sure that the results of your tummy tuck last as long as you want them to.

1. Put Good in Your Body

It goes without saying: to maintain a healthy body, you need to have a healthy diet. But many patients don’t adhere to this concept. Instead, they have a tummy tuck and then eat a diet high in sugars, fats, and processed foods, which quickly ruins their results. 

Just like you learned in school, living healthy means eating healthy. Make sure that you limit harmful fats, sugars, and salts. This doesn’t mean that you need to eat only vegetables and fruits, but it does mean that you don’t want your entire diet to be made up of processed foods. 

In addition to eating healthy foods, it is important that you drink plenty of water and limit the amount of alcohol you consume. Again, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t drink alcohol. 

Rather, it just means that you don’t want to over-consume alcoholic beverages. 

2. Stay Active

Along with a balanced diet, exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and to prolong your plastic surgery results. 

Whether it be jogging, yoga, biking, hiking, or playing in the backyard with your kids, keeping yourself physically active and fit will make sure that you have the energy, health, and long-lasting cosmetic results you desire.

3. Don’t Smoke

By this point, the dangers and health risks of using tobacco products (smoking and vaping) is clear. 

If you want to maintain your tummy tuck results and your overall health, then not smoking is a very effective way to do so.

4. Regular Check-ups

Making sure that your entire body is healthy is one of the most crucial ways to ensure that your tummy tuck results last as long as possible. 

Make sure that you are sticking to your annual wellness check-ups and taking any prescribed medications you may have, because your outer appearance is dependent on the health of your inner body.

Before and after image showing the results of a tummy tuck performed in Williamsville, NY.

Want to see more transformations? Visit our tummy tuck before and after gallery to see more of Dr. Koch’s previous abdominoplasty patients.

In Conclusion

A tummy tuck can give you the firm and toned physique you’ve always wanted, but the surgery is just the first step. Along with the surgery, it is important that you take pride in your results and in your body. 

By eating healthy, staying active, and making correct life choices, you can enjoy looking and feeling great for years and years to come. 

Do You Have Any Questions?

If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery or any of the other procedures that Dr. Koch offers, please call our office at (716) 631-1220 or fill out our online contact form.