Abdominoplasty Surgeons Discuss How to Prepare for Tummy Tuck Surgery
In order to be eligible for a tummy tuck procedure at our abdominoplasty NY (Long Island) or Manhattan offices, a patient needs to be close to their goal weight. If a patient is 30 pounds or more overweight, it is encouraged that we perform the tummy tuck after weight loss is complete.
If you are not quite at your goal weight or perhaps are still far from it, you can still work towards making that dream come true. Of course, healthy eating and exercise is a lot easier said than done.
Here are a few tips from our tummy tuck Manhattan and Long Island surgeons from the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team, to help get you into the swing of things so you can soon say “goodbye” to those extra pounds!
Just Start Moving
The best way to ease yourself into exercise, especially if it’s not your favorite thing, is to just start walking. Get up and walk around your block once a day. Then, the next week go a block and a half. Then 2, then 3 blocks! Next, try walking those same number of blocks but do them as fast as you can go to get your heart rate up.
You’ll be getting your heart pumping and increasing your endurance to go that “extra mile” to being in shape. Your body will start realizing that it is time to get healthy. Getting started with exercise will get your body and mind motivated to do even more!
Watch What You Put into Your Body
Here are some healthy eating tips from abdominoplasty NY expert surgeons on the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team:
- Switching from fatty foods to healthy foods is not only annoying for our taste buds; our brains don’t like it either! Your brain and body have become so accustomed to these types of foods that it will have to go through a sort of detox from them.
- It is smarter to not go cold turkey from junk, but rather wean yourself off of the bad stuff and onto the good stuff.
- Cut your junk food intake in half. That alone will decrease your calorie intake and start you on the path to losing weight.
- Plan on having one day a week when you relax a bit and allow yourself a treat or two!
A Whole New Mindset
Aside from the healthy body issue, you need a healthy mind as well. Jump starting your brain to think more positively about healthy choices and less about bad ones is important. It is just one more hurdle on your path to the doorstep of our abdominoplasty NY centers for your final push to getting that tummy tuck surgery!
Contact us today at our tummy tuck Manhattan or Long Island offices to schedule your free consultation with the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team and learn more about how you can prepare your body for abdominoplasty!
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*The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.