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How Long Do Tummy Tuck Surgery Results Really Last?

Every tummy tuck recipient, or potential tummy tuck recipient, wonders the same thing: How long will the results last?

There’s good news. The fact is that a tummy tuck at our Honolulu, Hawaii, practice can bring you long-lasting, almost permanent results. Studies and surveys have documented the fact that the benefits of a tummy tuck can last for many years after you’ve had the procedure.

One natural factor you should be aware of, though, is that tissue does undergo relaxation as you age. This is a normal part of the aging process. However, this will occur to a lesser extent than prior to your surgery. Therefore, the benefits of this procedure go beyond the immediate slimming effect you’ll see on your body.

Despite these rewards, there are some important influences that will greatly affect the retention of your tummy tuck benefits:

  •  You still must follow a proper diet. An abdominoplasty does not exempt you from the common diet guidelines that affect us all. Undergoing this surgery does
    not change that.
  •  A pregnancy can alter your body greatly, whether you’ve had a tummy tuck or not. Again, this procedure will not stop, or defend you from, the changes that giving
    birth can bring if you become pregnant afterward.
  •  Exercise will remain important to maintaining your form, just as it is to those who have not had the procedure. Regular exercise is vital to your health and to
    your figure. No surgery should be used as a way to escape that, as it will fail.
  •  An extreme weight loss in the years after a tummy tuck can adversely affect your shape. Just as an extreme weight gain will be harmful, so will a severe drop.
    Both have an enormous impact on your body and its appearance. Monitoring your weight will be important.

All of these directions and recommendations should be followed in the time both immediately after your tummy tuck as well as for the long-term afterward. An abdominoplasty is a safe, beneficial surgery that can bring extraordinary, long-lasting and in some cases, permanent results.

However, it’s not a reason to stop following common health and diet rules. Those must be observed just as you would have before. If you do, you can look forward to retaining the gains for a long time to come.

Contact us now for a personal consultation on tummy tuck procedure here in Hawaii with Dr. Ching. Get your questions and concerns answered. You can also read more on our main Hawaii Tummy Tuck page.

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