Lifestyle Adjustments to Maximize Your Tummy Tuck

Lifestyle Adjustments to Maximize Your Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) understandably ranks in the top five as the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States.

But it is major surgery. However, a tummy tuck offers outstanding results when you’re seeking to eliminate loose or sagging skin, tighten weakened or stretched abdominal muscles, or otherwise improve the overall appearance or shape of your abdomen.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeff Angobaldo, at Renaissance Plastic Surgery, PLLC in Plano, Texas, uses his exceptional medical skill, surgical expertise, and the most advanced technology available to help transform the lives of his patients.

Here, he offers a few guidelines about getting the best outcome possible from your tummy tuck.

Before your tummy tuck procedure

Abdominoplasty is not weight-loss surgery. Rather, it addresses some of the cosmetic issues related to dramatic weight loss, aging, or pregnancy.

If you’re considering a tummy tuck, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Angobaldo at Renaissance Plastic Surgery, PLLC, but understand that you may not yet be eligible for the procedure.

During a tummy tuck, Dr. Angobaldo surgically removes excess skin, tightens loose skin, eliminates isolated pockets of fat, and strengthens stretched or flabby abdominal wall muscles.

If you still have significant weight to lose or are contemplating having another child, you may have to postpone surgery.

In the meantime:

These habits help improve your overall health, benefit your skin’s elasticity and tone, and may speed your recovery following surgery.

Should you decide to pursue bariatric surgery for weight loss, come in for an evaluation once you’ve reached and stabilized at your goal weight. 

Renaissance Plastic Surgery, PLLC offers exceptional cosmetic therapies via our med spa and surgical services that are a perfect reward for individuals who’ve experienced dramatic weight loss.

As you heal from a tummy tuck

It takes several weeks to heal following your surgery. Dr. Angobaldo discusses post-surgical expectations and home care before scheduling the procedure and again after the surgery.

He also provides written instructions regarding aftercare, and our team is always available to answer any questions.

The most important thing you can do to ensure optimal results during the recovery and healing phase is to follow Dr. Angobaldo’s instructions carefully regarding suture care, activity modifications, use of medications, and other home care.    

Living life after a tummy tuck

Enjoy! Purchase that new wardrobe, schedule a cruise, or take advantage of what our beautiful Texas community has to offer as you show off your newly toned and flattened tummy.

Do, however, continue with all the healthy habits you adopted before the surgery. If you skipped a few, now is the time to begin.

Keeping your weight stable, continuing with routine exercise that emphasizes strong abs, and focusing your energy on a healthy lifestyle maximize the positive effects of a tummy tuck.

For more information about the services we offer, including tummy tuck,schedule an evaluation at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. PLLC today.  

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