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Tummy Tuck vs. Exercise

Posted March 09, 2017 in Exercise, Plastic Surgery After Major Weight Loss, Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos There is a cultural misconception that if you’re dissatisfied with your tummy, you just need to exercise more. While there is no question that exercise is of great value and is an essential contributor to good health, it is not a magical potion that you can metaphorically drink to fix your problems. When it comes to certain issues, exercise cannot provide a solution—not now, not ever. When exercise fails, a tummy tuck can give you the tighter, flatter, and firmer tummy you desire.

The Value of Exercise

Exercise is incredibly important and can strengthen and tone the abdomen. Many people who embrace more exercise—or more effective and more targeted exercises—can save themselves from having to undergo surgery. Cardiovascular activity, abdominal muscle strength training, and other tummy tuck exercises can strengthen your abdominal muscles and help you shed excess fat. If finding an effective exercise routine works for you and helps you achieve your goals, then you are one of the lucky ones and should be able to avoid surgery.

A Tummy Tuck Can Help When Exercise Can’t

Despite all that exercise can do, it has its limitations. Exercise does not tighten or eliminate loose, excess skin, which is a common concern for people who have sagging abdominal skin due to pregnancy or major weight loss. Exercise is also unable to fix some abdominal muscle issues. An example is diastasis recti, which is a common condition after pregnancy or weight loss in which the muscles of the abdominal wall separate. Diastasis recti creates a permanent stomach pooch that exercise cannot erase, and some exercises may even worsen it. Lastly, exercise may help get rid of stomach fat, but for many individuals, persistent lower belly fat simply will not go away without surgical help. A tummy tuck is the only way to correct all three of these concerns by getting rid of sagging skin, tightening the abdominal muscles, and eliminating stubborn fat. Tummy tuck surgery produces an abdomen that is flat, firm, and attractive in contour. If you have tried fruitlessly to reach your goals with exercise and dieting, a tummy tuck could help you finally achieve the image you crave.

Combine the Two for the Best Results

To reap the greatest reward, combine exercise with your tummy tuck surgery. The best candidates for tummy tuck surgery are those who have established a healthy, active lifestyle and who are at or near their goal weight. If this describes you, you are in the perfect place to benefit most from tummy tuck surgery. After your surgery and once Dr. Palladino has given you permission, you should gradually reintroduce exercise into your lifestyle so that you can preserve your results long term. With regular exercise and a healthy diet, you can maintain strong core muscles, avoid accumulating lower belly fat, and enjoy your narrow, firm waistline for years to come.

While exercise is important and can improve abdominal tone, it cannot correct loose, sagging skin or diastasis recti. In many cases, it cannot even eliminate belly fat. Undergoing tummy tuck surgery could help you finally achieve the abdominal contour that you’ve always wanted or haven’t seen since before your pregnancy or struggle with weight gain.

To learn more about how this procedure could enhance your body shape, call (866) 624-7874 or complete our online contact form to request your personal consultation today.

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