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What to Do (and Not Do) After Your Tummy Tuck

Getting a tummy tuck will make your abs look toned and firm – but how do you make sure those results last indefinitley? Here are a few things you should and shouldn’t do after your tummy tuck procedure: DO Wear your compression garment and follow the post-op instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon Drink a lot of fluids and eat a balanced diet Gently massage your stomach – this will help to increase circulation in the area Listen to what your body is telling you Follow up with your plastic surgeon DON’T Participate in strenuous activities – this includes lifting … Continue reading

Solution to Excess Skin: Tummy Tuck

If you’re experiencing low self-esteem as a result of too much excess skin in the abdominal area, a tummy tuck may be just the solution for you. How does this excess skin form in the first place? When you gain weight, fat cells accumulate in various areas of the body. Your skin stretches to accommodate the new sizes of these areas. Whether the weight gain is because of a lifestyle habit or pregnancy, there is always a chance to regain the body you once had. After you lose a great deal of weight, the expanded skin often cannot contract enough … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD