Tummy Tuck NYC: Tighten Your Core

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2014 AT 5:47 PM  by Dr. Elie Levine

A strong core is important to your health, physique, and overall well-being. The appearance of a strong core can only be obtained with a strict workout routine. Even if you’re considering a tummy tuck in NYC to remove areas of excess skin and tighten core muscles, performing core strengthening exercises can help produce head turning results a tummy tuck is unable to replicate. By exercising to tighten your core before a tummy tuck, you’re ensuring maximum results from your surgery.  Developing a routine of core exercises before your tummy tuck can only benefit your health and appearance. Our NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC has tips to tighten your core pre and post tummy tuck to prepare your body for surgery and ensure the best possible results.

Upper Abs: Crunches and sit ups are commonly recommended to strengthen your upper core. Although a very basic exercise, crunches can increase strength in your upper core. To increase difficulty and effectiveness of a crush, you can add additional work out tools, such as dumbbells for your arms, or a swiss ball for additional stretching.

Lower Abs: Doing leg raises can help strengthen and shape your lower core. Although you may be familiar with doing hanging leg raises in the gym, lying leg raises at home have a similar affect. If you have a bench to lay on, letting your legs hang free will increase your range of motion.

Oblique: Twists are often recommended to strengthen your obliques. These abdominal exercises are often accompanied by a dumbbell, twisting side to side with it in hand. If you’re looking to add to your work out, raising your feet off the ground will add additional strengthening.

If you’re having a tummy tuck, our plastic surgeon recommends refraining from strenuous exercises such as the above for at least 6 weeks post-surgery. By performing these exercises after this downtime period, in combination with the core tightening performed by Dr. Levine, your core will be stronger and more toned! Dr. Elie Levine and his staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about tummy tightening exercises or tummy tucks in NYC. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.


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