How to Keep Fat from Coming Back After Tummy Tuck Surgery

By: Dr. Algie LaBrasca


Tummy tuck surgery at LaBrasca Plastic Surgery in DuBois, PA offers an effective solution for men and women frustrated by loose stomach skin, especially after weight loss. Led by Dr. Algie LaBrasca, our practice strives to deliver lasting transformations for our patients by helping them understand how to maintain their results. Keep reading to learn why maintaining a stable weight is crucial for long-term success after tummy tuck surgery and steps you can take to keep up your firmer, tighter figure.

What is tummy tuck surgery?

Tummy tuck surgery, known in the medical world as abdominoplasty, is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. It also tightens the underlying muscles, resulting in a smoother and firmer abdominal profile. This surgery is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or women who have had multiple pregnancies, as it addresses loose stomach skin that diet and exercise alone cannot improve.

Is tummy tuck surgery a good option for addressing loose stomach skin?

For those struggling with loose stomach skin, tummy tuck surgery offers a reliable solution. During the procedure, Dr. LaBrasca removes the sagging skin and tightens the abdominal muscles, providing a more toned appearance. The results can be long-lasting, especially when paired with a healthy lifestyle. Patients can expect a noticeable improvement in their abdominal contour, boosting their confidence and overall quality of life.

What happens if you gain weight after a tummy tuck?

At LaBrasca Plastic Surgery, we recommend tummy tuck surgery for individuals who are already at or near their ideal weight. If you gain a significant amount of weight, the remaining fat cells in your abdomen can expand, leading to a bulging or uneven appearance. This can partially (or fully) reverse the improvements achieved through the surgery. Additionally, weight gain can stretch the tightened skin and muscles, diminishing the overall aesthetic outcome. It's crucial to maintain a stable weight to preserve the benefits of your tummy tuck.

How can I avoid gaining weight after a tummy tuck?

Adopting a healthy lifestyle is essential to keep from gaining weight after a tummy tuck. Here are some tips from Dr. LaBrasca to help you keep your tighter physique:

  • Eat a balanced diet: Focus on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Avoid excessive consumption of sugary and fatty foods.
  • Get regular exercise: Incorporate both cardio and strength training exercises into your routine. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support your metabolism.
  • Cut down on certain habits: Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these can negatively impact your overall health and weight.

By following these guidelines, you can help ensure that the fat does not return after your tummy tuck surgery.

Achieve a tighter figure with tummy tuck surgery

Ready to achieve a tighter and more toned figure? Dr. Algie LaBrasca at LaBrasca Plastic Surgery in DuBois, PA, can help you transform your body with tummy tuck surgery. By removing loose stomach skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, you can enjoy long-lasting results. Maintain your beautiful outcome by committing to a healthy lifestyle. Contact LaBrasca Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a firmer, more confident you.

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