Male patients ready to undergo a tummy tuck are normally within fifteen to twenty percent of their goal weight, if not, at the weight perfect for their bodies already. Most are in the habit of eating well-balanced meals and exercising on a regular basis prior to tummy tuck surgery. This is important, as Abdominoplasty, the medical term for tummy tuck, leads to enhancements in the appearance of most men with unyielding fat deposits and loose, hanging skin surrounding the abdomen. This is why men who are obese are not good candidates for a tummy tuck, nor are men who are in the process of losing a large amount of weight. If there is a large weight loss post tummy tuck then the need for another surgery will almost be certain, in order to re-shape and get rid of excess abdominal skin.

Recovery and Light Exercise

Approximately 21 days after your male tummy tuck surgery, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Edward S. Kole, allows patients to slowly begin a regular light exercise routine, which helps promote healing. Walking is always the best, but, other non-aerobic regimens are acceptable. A mild exercise plan that Dr. Kole pre-approves can help reduce swelling, prevent blood clots, strengthen your immune system and keep endorphins flowing which will help any patients feeling low. If you do begin some mild forms of exercise, you must pay attention to your body and learn your physical limitations in order to avoid any damage to your healing wounds, as well as, increasing your individual time needed to heal fully from tummy tuck surgery.

Maintenance and Exercise

Many men who are considering tummy tuck surgery ask about the duration of this body enhancement procedure. Patients are always interested in the possibilities of weight gain after surgery, traditional weight loss methods, the advantages of a tummy tuck for weight loss and the true necessity of regular exercise after their tummy tuck procedure. The optimal outcomes of a tummy tuck can largely enhance a patient’s appearance and often their self-esteem, it is just as important that you understand that male tummy tuck surgery is not considered a weight loss procedure or a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Patients who have unrealistic expectations will be let down. Tummy tuck is a successful procedure for flattening and firming your abdominal area but Dr. Kole cannot promise that you won’t gain weight in the future. Patients who don’t want to gain weight after their male tummy tuck must be vigilant with maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine. This lifestyle will not only help prevent weight gain, it will also help you to heal more quickly and tone surrounding muscles. It is false to assume that there isn’t a need to exercise after Abdominoplasty. Dr. Kole believes just the opposite. Exercise after tummy tuck recovery is crucial to the maintenance of your new physique. Patients who didn’t exercise before their body enhancement procedure are encouraged to begin a routine as soon as they are able to. Exercise is important for all healthy lifestyles and assists patients with toning and firming their entire bodies.

Please contact The Kole Plastic Surgery Center at 215-315-7655 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Edward S. Kole. Our Office and Licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center is conveniently located at: 1122 Street Rd Southampton, PA 18966