If you’re getting ready to undergo a tummy tuck, mommy makeover, or other type of plastic surgery for moms, you might think the only thing you have to do is book the appointment and show up on that date, ready to look your best.
Unfortunately, this is not true! You need to prepare for surgery by maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. This will help everything go smoothly and speed the recovery process. Here are some tips for a healthy and successful pre-surgery routine.
Top 2 Ways to Get Ready for Tummy Tuck Surgery
If you don’t already make an effort to practice good nutrition, now is the time to do so! It’s easy to start. Dixie Mills, MD recommends: “Eating more protein and fiber, and less processed junk food, will provide your cells with the building blocks of wound healing.”
Even if you’re not a great cook, there are many simple and delicious meals you can learn to make in no time. Plan your meals for the week and shop accordingly–you don’t want to default to canned soup!
If you currently get lunch out every day at work, try bringing leftovers of those great dinners you’ve been making and pack your lunch the night before.
It’s best to combine different types of exercise for optimal results. Tummy exercises combined with swimming, running, walking, or bicycling can help increase your overall fitness while working on the belly you’re trying to improve.
Don’t stick with those stale old crunches either–look for a variety of tummy tightening moves to work different muscles.
Look Forward to Looking in the Mirror Again
If you haven’t yet scheduled your tummy tuck or mommy makeover, it’s a great time to get started on overall fitness and health! For more information about surgery with our Long Island and NYC tummy tuck surgeons, contact our centers to set up a free consultation by calling 631.499.1831 or 212.206.0023.
*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.