Are you frustrated because you’ve reached your target weight but your tummy is not as toned as you’d like? The tummy can be a difficult area to shape and tone even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. That’s why many people opt to have a tummy tuck to get the extra help they need to achieve a flatter stomach. But are tummy tuck results permanent.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a popular procedure that is done to tone and tighten the abdomen. During the procedure the surgeon will remove any unnecessary skin and fat, and also tighten stretched abdominal muscles. This will make the midsection smoother, and more defined.
Are Tummy Tuck Results Permanent?
The results of tummy tuck surgery are expected to last a long time, but they are not permanent. After abdominoplasty doctors generally advise patients to lead a healthier lifestyle, as this will help to maintain the improvements gained with surgery. Patients that focus on eating a proper diet and getting regular exercise, are able to enjoy their toned tummy for a long time.
However, there are several factors that can affect the results of a tummy tuck in the long term. Having a baby after tummy tuck surgery will negatively affect the results, as there will be some weight gain, and the abdominal muscles may also stretch.
In addition, excessive weight gain (over 20 pounds), can undo the benefits of a tummy tuck. Much of the extra weight is likely to settle in the abdomen and make it look loose and flabby.
Are you ready to tone and tighten your tummy? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Houston metro area, Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.correaplasticsurgery.com, or by calling 281-419-9119.