What Diet and Exercise Regimen is Advised for Long-lasting Results After a Tummy Tuck?

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Maintaining results after tummy tuck

A healthy diet rich with fresh vegetables and fruit as well as protein sources are great. Basically, a healthy diet is good for anybody, whether you've had surgery or not.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise Regimen After Your Tummy Tuck Procedure

Living an active and healthy life is my advise to all of my patients once they have recovered from their procedures. Switch up your exercise regimen but make sure it always incorporates strength training, cardio/aerobics, and stretching; such as yoga. If you like doing outdoor activities, you can substitute some of your workouts with things such as hiking, walking, etc.

As far as your diet goes, everyone is different, but make sure you are eating nutritious foods, and if you need further advice you can seek the help of a nutritionist. Best of luck to you.

Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Maintain results of a tummy tuck by exercise, balanced diet and stable weight

The best way to maintain tummy tuck results for a long period of time is to maintain a stable weight. This is aided by regular exercise that includes weight training and aerobics as well as by a nutritious, well balanced diet. Of course, avoid smoking!

Steven Turkeltaub, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Diet & Exercise After Abdominoplasty

Best result comes when this is combined with healthy life style changes. Your exercise program should include aerobic, strength training, and stretching. You should identify exercise you enjoy so that you will keep it up, like bike riding, walking, etc.

Michael A. Fiorillo, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Healthy Lifestyle Increases Satisfaction With Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, as well as most cosmetic plastic surgeries, is intended to make you feel good in your body. External changes with a surgical procedure may jump start your sense of well being but the best result comes when this is combined with healthy life stle changes. Your exercise program should incorporate aerobic, strength training, and stretching.  Yiou should identify exercise you enjoy so that you will keep it up.  Three days a week is a good frequency.  Dietary changes should be ones that you can maintain over the long haul with an emphasis on fresh local fruits anfd vegetables and avoidance of processed foods. Hope you are happy with your result!  

Mary Lee Peters, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Diet & exercise after tummy tuck

No specific regimen, but you will lose your result if you gain weight. You will not be happy. Choose healthy habits that fit with your lifestyle, your interests, and other commitments. These habits include a diet that will keep you at or near ideal body weight (body mass index), and an exercise routine that builds and maintains strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Diet and exercise after Tummy tuck surgery

It is great that you are asking this question because maintenance after surgery is so important.  I usually don't recommend a specific diet or exercise regimen for patients but encourage them to eat healthy and do the activities they like to keep fit (some patients love bike riding, others yoga, other like doing zumba!).

As long as you are watching your diet and moving... you should be fine!

Best Wishes!

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Diet after tummy tuck

I like the Omega 3 diet regimen. It's basically common sense. High protein. Low carbs. Avoid processed foods and sugars. Exercises for your core will not only maintain but enhance your surgeical resilts. Go for it.

Ronald Schuster, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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