One of the most popular cosmetic procedures offered at Edelstein Cosmetic is the Toronto tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. This surgery involves an incision across the lower abdomen to allow removal of undesirable skin and abdominal fat and to tighten the abdominal wall muscles. Although the results of a tummy tuck are seen within a few months, many may wonder what the long-term outcomes are like.
Here are some long-term aspects to consider after a tummy tuck procedure at one of Toronto’s leading plastic surgery clinics.
There Will Be Some Scarring
Due to the surgical nature of the procedure and that incisions are necessary, there will be some scarring. However, these scars are typically low on the body and can easily be hidden by undergarments or swimwear. Also, depending on the type of tummy tuck, the scars will differ in size and location.
Tummy Tuck Results May Last A Life-Time
As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle after a Toronto tummy tuck procedure, you can expect the results to last the duration of your life. This implies that you lead a lifestyle that encompasses healthy eating and regular exercise.
You Will Need To Eat Well To Maintain Results
As mentioned, it is important for you to eat a well-balanced diet to maintain your tummy tuck results for long-term purposes. Patients need to keep any new weight off because although the fat tissue has been removed, adipose tissue that remains can continue to grow if there is weight gain. This can eventually lead to excess fat and skin in the future.
These include foods that are high in refined sugars and white flour, which facilitate weight gain with little nutritional benefit. Eating too much of the foods in the second group can reverse the results of your tummy tuck surgery.
You Will Need To Exercise Regularly To Maintain Results
After a tummy tuck surgery, our expert plastic surgeons will recommend you follow an exercise regimen filled with cardiovascular fitness and muscle toning in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Exercises that are tailored towards cardiovascular health include running, cycling and aerobics. It is important to start off with a light pace until you receive the green light from your surgeon to begin more intense exercise.
For exercises that tone the muscles, it is imperative for you to keep abdominal strengthening exercises to a moderate amount. Extensive exercise in this region can exert too much stress on the abdominal muscles and cause them to stretch apart, negating the tummy tuck results.
You Can Experience Physical & Emotional Benefits
Although tummy tuck surgeries are not considered to be medically necessary, there are numerous benefits for a patient. Mentally and emotionally, the patient will benefit from improved self-esteem and confidence. Physically, a patient can have a sense of renewed energy and improved mobility. This can lead to other positive aspects in life, such as increased motivation for physical activity. Furthermore, postural issues that were related to weakened abdominal muscles can also be corrected with a tummy tuck.
Tummy Tuck Surgeries Do Not Stop Gravity & Aging
Unfortunately, even with your new Toronto tummy tuck results, there is a slight chance that you may need additional surgeries in the future because of the natural phenomena of gravity and aging. The good news is that if you keep your weight stable, you will always look better than if you had not had the surgery at all.
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