When it comes to worrying about the tummy tuck before and after, many woman are looking forward to their flat tummy but they are worried about the scars. There’s really no need to be worried though, you will have a whopper of a scar but it will be so low, assuming you have a good surgeon, that you will be able to wear a two piece again.
What you should be aware of is that a tummy tuck is not a diet. Don’t think that if you’re overweight that you can go in and have it all removed. Most reputable surgeons will encourage you to make lifestyle changes prior to your surgery. They do this for two reasons, one they want you to be as healthy as possible before you ‘go under the knife’ and two, they know that unless you change your lifestyle and get more exercise and eat better, that all their hard work will disappear when you start to put all the weight back on.
Around 15 years ago, I had a tummy tuck, and I did it the right way. I started working out about a year before I had the surgery (at that time I had no plans on having surgery, I just wanted to get in shape). I lost about 50 lbs and I toned up. To be honest, I looked pretty hot. The problem was that I had had two children via C-Sections and my stomach muscles were torn.
Even though I had lost a lot of excess body fat and had toned up, I still didn’t have the tight abs I really wanted. I made an appointment with a plastic surgeon to see what my options were. He took a look at my abs and said that there was no way I could repair the tearing that had occurred during my pregnancies by doing sit ups. Only surgery could give me a tight stomach again.
The doctor also complimented my new body and my exercise routine and told me that my tummy tuck before and after would be dramatic since I was already in great shape. He took photos of what I looked like before the surgery and again after I had healed. The difference was amazing! I had the tight abs I’d dreamed of having when I first started working out a year before.
Some things you need to be aware of is that it takes a long time, usually around 6 weeks, before you’ll see the results of the surgery. It’ll take that long before the swelling goes down so don’t expect to walk out of the doctors office looking great. Also, make sure that you stick to your diet and exercise plan even after the surgery because you can and will gain weight back if you slack off.
Do it the right way, take some time to change your daily habits so you can lose body fat and tone up, then, and only then, should you go see a surgeon. You’ll be amazed at all your tummy tuck before and after pictures and your new body, it’s worth it.