How to Maintain a Proper Diet After Abdominoplasty Surgery

The abdomen is one of our most sensitive areas, both medically and aesthetically.

Because our abdomen contains many of our vital organs, such as the stomach, intestines, bladder, kidneys, and liver, our bodies naturally evolved to protect the area by storing fat here.

This quality makes it particularly challenging to achieve an aesthetically pleasing abdomen. Due to age, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy, the stomach can appear loose and flabby. An abdominoplasty – also known as a tummy tuck – solves this.

Abdominoplasty surgery is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in the U.S., with nearly 100,000 performed last year alone. But maintaining abdominoplasty results means making some post-procedural changes, especially to your eating habits.

In this post, Dr. Yash explains the most effective way to follow a healthy diet after abdominoplasty surgery.

What Will Abdominoplasty Achieve?

An abdominoplasty aims to remove excess, stretched tissue from the lower abdomen that won’t rebound to a tight contour.

Abdominoplasty isn’t a weight-loss surgery. It is a restoration that provides support to the abdominal region. Liposuction or HD liposuction are other procedures that remove specific amounts of fat cells from the abdomen, and are optional add-ons to your tummy tuck to provide optimal results.

After a tummy tuck, you will enjoy a slimmer silhouette and feel more confident in your appearance. However, if you don’t carefully watch what you eat, you will once again gain weight around your midsection, reversing the effects of your abdominoplasty.

Diet to Maintain Results

To maintain the tighter, flatter stomach and lower abdominal area that results from a tummy tuck, you need to learn about how your body gains and loses weight. In short, if you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll keep the pounds off your belly.

Learning portion size and caloric count is the most crucial step in maintaining long-term results after any cosmetic body-shaping procedure. Choose primarily whole, unprocessed foods like fresh produce, low-fat dairy, and lean protein sources like those found in nuts and seeds. That doesn’t mean you can never have pizza or ice cream again after a tummy tuck, but keep fatty, sugary, and salty foods to a minimum, and be diligent about sticking to a consistent workout routine.

Abdominal Surgery in Dallas, TX

Dr. Yash Avashia is a leading plastic surgeon with a thriving practice in Dallas. He prioritizes providing a client-centered tummy tuck experience from the moment you schedule your private, in-person consultation.  Reach out to our office at (469) 249-9615 or via this online form to arrange a virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.