While having your child was one of the greatest experiences in your life, your little bundle of joy took a huge toll on your body. Now that you’re done having kids, you’re left with sagging, loose skin covering your entire midsection and you aren’t sure how to get rid of it. Dr. Philpott wanted to share with you the best ways to tighten your loose skin and keep it tight for years to come.
The Tummy Tuck Can Help
A tummy tuck is a great way to get rid of that excess sagging skin that just won’t go away with home remedies or laser treatments alone. During a tummy tuck, an incision is made from hip to hip just above the pubic area. From that incision, Dr. Philpott is able to tighten and strengthen your abdominal muscles, pull the skin tight over your new abs and trim away any excess skin and tissue. This results in a beautifully slimmed silhouette.
Five Things to do With Your Tummy Tuck
While a tummy tuck will do most of the leg work for you, there are many ways you can make sure you maintain the results of your tummy tuck for years to come.
1. Take a Lap
It’s no secret that exercising is a great way to make sure you maintain your weight. Cardio specifically is a great way to burn fat, therefore reducing the chances of gaining weight and re-stretching your tightened skin. Cardio doesn’t have to be boring! Consider cardio exercises that aren’t running, like dancing, swimming, or bike riding to keep you interested.
2. Embrace Healthy Fats and Proteins
Healthy fats and proteins contain two critical nutritive factors that impact your skin’s health and elasticity: collagen and hyaluronic acid. These two components work together in the body to maintain the skin’s youthful plump and elasticity. Foods rich in collagen and hyaluronic acid include root vegetables, bone broths, soy-based products, citrus and dark leafy greens.
3. Make Some Gains
There are links to building muscle tone and keeping away excess skin. We recommend focuses your workouts on your abs. Great go-to exercises include pushups and sit-ups, but really any strength training is great for keeping your skin tight. Consider Pilates and yoga as an alternative to weight training.
4. Hello, Hydration
If you talk to any doctor, they’ll be able to tell you about the multitude of benefits associated with drinking water. Making sure you stay hydrated throughout the day ensures your systems are working properly, and that your skin has the nutrients it needs to stay elastic.
5. Massage with Oils
Plant-based oils are packed with nutrients that can help the skin repair itself. Whether the oil is rich with antioxidants or packed with anti-inflammatory properties, rubbing oil into the skin can provide it with extra nutrients it otherwise may not get.
Are you interested in getting a tummy tuck but aren’t sure where to start? Contact us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Philpott. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully-customized treatment plan for you based on your overall aesthetic goals. If you’re interested in receiving a consultation, but don’t have the ability to come to our office, feel free to take advantage of our online consultations. Perfect for out-of-town patients, our online consultations allow you the opportunity to meet with Dr. Philpott at your convenience.