When you undergo tummy tuck surgery, abdominal muscles that have separated are brought back together. The primary purpose behind this is to draw in the waist and help prevent abdominal herniation. A side-effect of this is the potential to strengthen and further tighten the core. During your tummy tuck consultation at our Indianapolis office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata can discuss exercises that you may wish to adopt following recovery to enhance your abdominoplasty results.
Strong abdominal muscles can help prevent and relieve back pain. Having a strong core also helps with balance and provides an essential foundation for strengthening nearly every part of the body. Tummy tuck surgery, while not designed to improve core strength, lays the groundwork for self-improvement and can provide a springboard to both a more attractive frame and a healthier and stronger body.
Tummy tuck surgery will not make you stronger, but it can help remove the obstacles preventing you from engaging in exercises that will. Following your recovery period, it is a good idea to work with a personal trainer if you desire enhanced results. This helps ensure you are doing strengthening exercises correctly and not encouraging muscles to separate again. Core exercises, when performed incorrectly, can cause diastasis recti, making it important that you learn proper technique before beginning a self-guided routine.
If you live in Indianapolis and are considering tummy tuck surgery, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fata today. Consultation can also be made by calling our Indianapolis office at 317-575-9152.