Your Virginia tummy tuck procedure can be used to strengthen abdominal muscles, remove unsightly bulges of fat, and eliminate unnecessary and cumbersome skin from the midsection. While these results can be gratifying in the short-term, maintaining them will require some effort on your part. There is no need to fret however. Maintaining your tummy tuck results is often as easy as making a few, often enjoyable lifestyle changes.
Diet and Exercise
The most effective way to maintain your tummy tuck results is by adopting a healthy lifestyle complete with a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise. Neither of these things need be unpleasant.
Moderate exercise should occur at least three times a week and can include things such as swimming, biking, hiking, jogging, or even power yoga and Pilates. Dr. Gartside would be happy to discuss suitable exercise options during your tummy tuck planning phase.
Your diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. As opposed to restricting, eating healthy is actually liberating. Countless exciting and exotic recipes await the opportunity to delight your taste buds and improve your overall health.
By simply taking care of your body, the results of your tummy tuck can continue to enhance your life for years to come.
For more information about tummy tuck surgery in Virginia and Washington, D.C., please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, PLC today to schedule your free consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.