Having a nice, flat tummy is something that people in the Washington, DC area covet. Being able to look amazing in a new pair of jeans or wear that two-piece at the beach not only means you look good, but it gives men and women newfound confidence in themselves. But deciding to have a tummy tuck procedure is a major commitment. The last thing you want is to undergo major surgery only to lose your tummy tuck results because you didn’t take care of your body. In this blog, we will tell you a few tips about how you can maintain the results of your tummy tuck.
- Follow Post-Op Instructions – We will send you home with very clear post-op instructions following your tummy tuck procedure. Be careful to follow them to a “T” to ensure you avoid complications and are able to maintain your results for years to come. We recommend that Washington, DC patients rest, avoid smoking, and take their pain medication as directed.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet – Maintaining your weight after a tummy tuck procedure is very important for residents of Washington, DC. Dr. Retana actually recommends that his patients establish a healthy diet before undergoing their procedure to be better prepared to eat well after their surgery.
It is important to note that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure and we recommend our patients be at or near their ideal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck. If you still have some pounds to shed, a tummy tuck will not get rid of them for you. And if you lose those extra pounds after your tummy tuck, your results will look even better as long as you don’t plan on losing a significant amount of weight. During your consultation with Dr. Retana be sure to discuss those goals.
- Exercise Regularly – Just like eating a healthy diet is important to maintaining your tummy tuck results, exercising regularly is also important. Though Washington, DC patients will need to take some time off from the gym immediately after surgery, once Dr. Retana clears you to do so, you should get back to your exercise regime to help keep your weight stable. Not only will you keep fat from piling up, but exercising will further shape and tone your body, enhancing your tummy tuck results.
- Wait Until You’re Done Having Children – There isn’t anything dangerous about having children after having a tummy tuck procedure, but we recommend that their patients be done having children and have a birth control plan in place before getting a tummy tuck. The reason is that pregnancy will lead to stretched abdominal muscles and added weight, and your tummy tuck results will likely be negated.
Call Capital Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Washington, DC to Book Your Initial Consultation With One of Our Doctors
Dr. Retana is dual board-certified and has been serving the Washington, DC area for many years. He provides exceptional care for each of his patients and creates treatment plans based on each patient’s needs and desires. During your consultation with Dr. Retana, you will be able to ask any questions you have about the tummy tuck procedure, and they will be able to explain the procedure in detail to you.
Call our office in Washington, DC today at (202) 386-7100 to schedule your appointment.