It doesn’t matter what kind of plastic surgery you are having. You want the very best results possible. Achieving this is really up to you. There were over 123,000 tummy tucks performed in 2019, so this sought after plastic surgery to remove excess fat and skin in the abdominal area is quite popular. Here are some tips and recommendations for how to get the best tummy tuck results.
Anyone planning to have plastic surgery should do their research well in advance. Talk with friends and relatives, and ask for recommendations. Scour the internet for surgeons who are board certified and have expertise in this type of surgery, like Dr. Wendy Gottlieb in Reston, VA. Read patient reviews and look at before and after photos on the website. Then schedule an appointment to determine compatibility and to discuss the available techniques.
Watch What You Eat
Even before plastic surgery there are things you can do to help enhance your results. Stick to a healthy diet plan and your body will be ready and in good condition before the surgery.
- Stop drinking soft drinks, even “diet” types
- Stay hydrated before and after surgery
- Include complex carbs into your healthy eating like whole grains and legumes. The “good” carbs provide sustained energy and needed nutrition.
There isn’t much else to say about this if you want the best results. Smoking interferes with healing.
Stay Active And Exercise Regularly
The combination of eating a more healthy diet along with regular exercise will help you to not only get the best results, but will help you maintain it.
Find time to walk, spend 30 minutes doing some type of activity 3 times per week at a minimum. Try what is fun for you. Is it cycling, swimming, dancing? Get moving and stay moving.
Consider Having Liposuction
Talk with DOCTOR about combining liposuction at the same time as your tummy tuck. It may give you a more toned look.
You Pick The Time
If you are in the process of losing weight, it would be best to wait until you are at, or near, your goal weight. In addition, it is smart to wait until you are finished having children.
Follow Post-Op Instructions To The Letter
No excuses if you don’t. Everything is for a reason and all about having you heal and getting your best results. Don’t try to rush, you came this far, now follow through.
Most surgeons will tell you that having reasonable expectations is super important when you are having a tummy tuck. Don’t expect that you will lose weight. You will have a flatter abdomen with less skin and fat which will enhance your entire appearance and make you feel confident again.
Contact Dr. Wendy Gottlieb at (703) 668-9499 if you are considering a tummy tuck and want the best results.