A tummy tuck procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgery operation among women in the Phoenix area. Especially for those who have been left with skin that has been stretched beyond recognition after having children, or those who have recently lost a significant amount of weight. If you’re researching the tummy tuck procedure and have been wondering how future weight gain could affect your tummy tuck results, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading as we discuss the ins and outs of a tummy tuck and how additional weight could impact your results.
Tummy Tuck 101
A tummy tuck is used to remove loose or sagging abdominal skin and repair separated abdominal muscles of women in the Phoenix area. When Dr. Rod performs a tummy tuck at Dermacare Plastic Surgery, he begins by making an incision just below the bikini line. This incision is needed to give Dr. Rod the access he needs to correct the muscles and tissues below the surface of the skin. He is careful to place the incision low enough on the abdomen to be hidden by underwear and a bikini bottom. While tummy tucks are most often performed on women, men also have this procedure done after significant weight loss.
What Happens If I Gain Weight?
Many of Dr. Rod’s patients express concern over the longevity of their tummy tuck results – specifically wondering how weight gain will affect their results. While he does recommend that all of his patients establish a healthy diet and exercise program to maintain their overall health and well-being, many tummy tuck patients experience some amount of weight gain in the weeks following their procedure. This is mainly attributed to the restrictions they have regarding exercise, as you’ll be required to avoid the gym for several weeks after your surgery. But don’t worry. Weight gains of 10-15 pounds don’t typically end in negative results for a tummy tuck patient. However, if Phoenix residents gain a significant amount of weight, they should expect to lose their results as their abdomens will naturally stretch out. This is one of the biggest reasons Dr. Rod recommends his tummy tuck patients maintain a stable weight for several months before deciding to have this procedure.
If you know you want to have a tummy tuck soon, but haven’t yet hit your weight loss goals, or you don’t have a healthy lifestyle in place, start now! You owe it to yourself to have the results you want from your procedure and committing to a healthy diet, and stable exercise program will ensure you have long-lasting results from your tummy tuck.
Call Dr. Rod’s Phoenix Clinic Today
With years of experience providing men and women with amazing, natural-looking results, Dr. Rod is just the man to help you achieve the slimmer midsection you’ve been longing for.
Call his office at (623) 535-7050 today to schedule your initial tummy tuck consultation.