The Best Diet Before and After a Tummy Tuck

Keto, vegan, paleo, or plant-based? What’s the best diet to eat before and after a tummy tuck? You may be surprised to find out that you don’t need to follow a trendy diet to achieve excellent tummy tuck results.

If you’re considering abdominoplasty, focus on healthy eating and regular exercise to prepare your body for surgery and to maintain your results after surgery. And don’t forget about the importance of choosing a top-notch surgeon like Dr. Ryan Stanton for your procedure. Your choice of surgeon will directly impact the quality of your results.

A Healthy Diet

After a tummy tuck, maintaining a consistent weight is important. Weight fluctuations change the contours of your body and can thus hinder your results and change the appearance of your abdomen. For the best results, maintain a stable, consistent weight.

A healthy diet can help you to maintain your weight. Make sure you’re eating the right amount of food for your caloric needs.

It’s best to build your diet on a foundation of:

  • Lean proteins
  • Complex carbohydrates
  • Healthy fats in moderation
  • A variety of fruits and vegetables
  • Lots of water

Treats and other less nutritious foods can be part of a healthy diet but limit the amount you consume to a small portion of your overall caloric intake.

Don’t Forget to Exercise

If a healthy diet had a BFF, it would be exercise. Diet and exercise work together to enhance your tummy tuck results and improve your health.

Experts recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise.

After a tummy tuck, you’ll need to pause exercise while you heal. Most patients can resume many activities, including gentle walking, within a few days of surgery. Strenuous exercise and abdominal exercises will take longer to safely resume. Dr. Stanton will guide you through these milestones as you heal from your procedure.

How to Get Personalized Dietary Advice

Do you need help creating your post-abdominoplasty diet? Reach out to your doctor or a dietician if you need personalized dietary advice. A trained professional can help you pinpoint the nutrients you need for optimal healing, muscle building, and fat loss.

Learn More About Dr. Stanton’s Tummy Tuck in Los Angeles

After pregnancy or weight gain, achieving a flat, tight tummy on your own may be impossible. A tummy tuck can remove loose skin and tighten muscles to create your desired abdominal appearance. Contact Dr. Ryan Stanton to schedule a consultation at his Los Angeles plastic surgery office. Call (310) 278-0077 to get started.