Tummy tuck surgery is one of the most effective ways to restore ideal contours to your midsection, but results will not last unless steps are taken to maintain them. This can be minimal – such as brisk walks every night or swimming three to five times a week – but the more effort you put into enhancing your results, the firmer and more balanced your body will become.
Following tummy tuck surgery, the muscles in your abdomen will have been tightened. This may serve to pull the waist in and enhance definition in the flanks, but can also make a solid foundation for core strengthening exercises that can help define and tone the entire midsection. Consider adding core work to one or two exercises a week for optimal results.
In addition to increased exercise intensity, you can help ensure your tummy tuck produces lasting results by choosing a healthy and well-balanced diet. This should include a full selection of fruits and vegetables as well as lean proteins and whole grains. During your tummy tuck consultation at our McLean or Reston office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside would be happy to discuss this in greater detail.
To schedule your tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Gartside, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today. We serve Virginia and Washington, DC from our offices in Reston and McLean.