Just Got a Tummy Tuck? How to Still Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Feast
If you recently got an abdominoplasty or more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, you know what it feels like to have both a large and loose stomach and a tight and toned one. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might be worried that you’ll eat too much and start gaining weight back, however, by following the tips below, you can ensure that you don’t gain weight while still enjoying your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
- Load Up a Small Plate
Although it might be tempting to out eat your favorite brother or teenage son, start small on Thanksgiving. Instead of piling your plate a mile high, try adding small portions to your plate instead. Likely, you’ll feel full off of these smaller portions and won’t have to feel the regret— or extra weight— later on.
- Watch the Carbs
Thanksgiving is the last day you want to have to worry about watching your carb intake. However, by avoiding things like that extra dinner roll or those loaded mashed potatoes, you can help cut out a lot of unnecessary calories that your body really doesn’t need.
- Treat Yourself
Although it’s important to make sure you don’t eat your own weight in Thanksgiving food, it’s also important to treat yourself. However, treating yourself doesn’t mean anything and everything in site. In fact, it simply means choosing your favorite Thanksgiving dish that’s probably loaded with butter and cream and enjoying every bite to the fullest. The last person you want to be on Thanksgiving is the person munching on a celery stalk.
Just because you got a tummy tuck doesn’t mean that you should revert back to some old eating habits. In fact, it’s more important now than ever to watch what you eat and only indulge a little. By following the above three tips you can help to maintain your new and slim physique while still enjoying Thanksgiving with your family.
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What You Should Know Before a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Ensuring Optimal Results That Last
A tummy tuck (adominoplasty) is a fairly simple procedure, however it is important to make sure that you are well-informed about the procedure and recovery process. Here are a few things that you should know before undergoing a tummy tuck.
The procedure starts by making an incision in the lower abdomen through which excess fat and skin are removed, and the abdominal muscles tightened. Once properly contoured the area is sutured and the patient discharged and given post-operative instructions. Following these instructions will be an instrumental part of the recovery process. Patients who only have a small amount of excess lower abdominal fat may be viable candidates for a mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck is a less extensive, and involves a smaller incision and removal of fat that is located only below the belly button.
What To Expect After Your Tummy Tuck Surgery
It is important for patients to realize that a tummy tuck procedure does result in a scar around the navel area as well as a horizontal scar just above the pubic region. Patients should also expect to have some drainage from the area after their operation, as well as moderate post-operative pain that is easily treated prescribed medication. Post-operative care instructions should be carefully followed in order to avoid complications and speed up the healing process. There is an extremely high rate of satisfaction for individuals following a tummy tuck and who follow their surgeon’s instructions in the days and weeks following the procedure.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Abdominoplasty is not for everyone. Individuals who have not yet finished having children are highly discouraged from undergoing the procedure. We also recommend that you wait until you are at a realistic weight before the procedure, since a tummy tuck is not a weight loss method but rather a contouring procedure . Liposuction of the flanks (sides) is commonly combined with the tummy tuck procedure.
Considering A Tummy Tuck?
At Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC we understand that deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is big decision. You should feel fully comfortable and confident in all aspects of the procedure as well as with your surgeon. If you would like to learn more about how a tummy tuck may help you, please contact us at our Huntington, NY office. One of our team members will work with you to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Elliot Duboys.
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Are You Ready For A Mommy Makeover?
Bringing Back Your Pre-Pregnancy Body
Mommy Makeovers are becoming one of the more common plastic surgical procedures performed each year. The goal of this new type of procedure is to help women restore their body after having gone through the rigors of pregnancy and child birth.
There is no doubt that becoming a mother, and bearing children, is a highly rewarding experience. While, a woman may love her role as mom, she may not be as content with the new shape of her body. Many moms across the country have found that the Mommy Makeover is the ideal cosmetic surgical procedure for them, as it can give them back the confidence they need to be the best mom possible.
What Are The Mommy Makeover Procedures?
Mommy Makeovers can be customized depending upon a woman’s specific needs, but the most common procedures are breast augmentation (implants), breast lift (mastopexy) and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).
Breast tissue can change drastically after pregnancy, especially if you choose to breast feed your children. Breasts will grow larger during pregnancy and then reduce in size after giving birth. Breast implants are a great option to restore volume to breasts to pre-baby size and fullness. It is important to note that breast augmentation may alter your ability to breast feed in the future so you should voice your concerns with your surgeon.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift is another popular makeover option. Breasts have the tendency to sag after giving birth and nursing. Just like breast augmentation, this procedure should only be performed after milk production has stopped – typically 6 months after cessation of nursing. This will also reduce the chance of infection post surgery. During the breast lift procedure, the surgeon will lift the breast to restore their original appearance. Often, breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation. witch symptoms curse black magic spells.
Sometimes there are problems that diet and exercise just can’t fix, such as that skin bulge over your jeans or the residual “pregnancy bump”. This is when a tummy tuck may be a viable option. This procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the muscles in the abdominal region. It is important that a woman has achieved and maintained a stable/healthy weight for at least 6 to 8 months prior to having a tummy tuck.
A Mommy Makeover should be done after a woman has decided that she is done having children. Recovery time depends on the type of surgeries performed, and all Mommy Makeover patients should abstain from physical activity for at least 6 weeks post surgery.
Want To Learn More About Mommy Makeovers In Long Island?
Dr. Duboys has been serving the Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County, NY area with leading cosmetic surgery procedures for over 30 years. He performs all Mommy Makeover and cosmetic procedures in his fully accredited ambulatory surgery facility at his practice, Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Duboys, please contact us at our Huntington, NY practice. We will work with you to find an appointment that fits best within your schedule.
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