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Maintaining Your Weight After a Tummy Tuck

Maintaining Your Weight After a Tummy Tuck

tummy tuck before after
Tummy tuck before and after photos by Dr. Aldo Guerra, actual patient.

If you have decided to have a tummy tuck to get rid of flabby skin, congratulations! You probably already have a flat abdomen that makes you feel confident. However, don’t celebrate just yet. Did you know that the effects of tummy tuck can be reversed?

That’s right – your sexy, beautiful body can become a thing of of the past  if you do not take proper care of it. Weight gain and pregnancy are among the reasons of getting “flabby” again, which is why most doctors advise patients not to have a tummy tuck if they still want to get pregnant.

However, you also want to take care of your new body after tummy tuck! These things being said, here are some tips to help you maintain your new figure after a tummy tuck:
1.     Exercise – We cannot stress this enough. Do not live a sedentary lifestyle as this would only make you gain weight. While a few pounds or so wouldn’t make a difference, but a weight gain of 20 lbs will significantly impact your body. To keep the weight at bay, exercise at least a few times a week. Not only would you be able to maintain your weight, you would also feel stronger and healthier, too.
2.     Eat healthier – You know what this means. Eat a balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables. Avoid unnecessary calories, such as too much junk food or fast food. Indulge in healthy, home-cooked meals that are free from preservatives and would be able to provide proper nutrition for you. If you can, try to eat smaller portions as well. Doing all these things and being smart about the things you eat would help keep your weight down, as well as help you live a healthier life - and keep your gorgeous tummy tuck result!.
3.     Hydrate properly – Drinking lots of waters have multiple health benefits from keeping hunger at bay to keeping your skin youthful and fresher looking. Avoid carbonated beverages, excessive alcohol intake, and limit your sugar intake. If you can, swap the fruit juice or cocktail with a good old glass of water. Also, make it a point to drink at least a glass of water before bedtime, and right after you wake up. This would help your body become hydrated as you go about your day.

These tips for maintaining the results of your tummy tuck is to living a healthier lifestyle will go a long way if you follow them carefully! As many people would say, their tummy tucks became catalysts for a positive change in their lives – they are more inspired to exercise, follow a healthy diet, and to drink water more frequently.

After all, you already have the physique that you have always been waiting for – why would you ruin it with an unhealthy lifestyle? Indeed, it is far be easier to live healthier and to reap the benefits of it as well.

If you are done having kids and are interested in a tummy tuck in Arizona then contact us today at 480-970-2580 or schedule a free consultation* today!


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