Why you should give up sugar after a tummy tuck

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

You just got rid of the flab that was hanging off your belly with a tummy tuck. Do you really want to go through that long healing process and expense again? The first thing you need to do to prevent more flab from accumulating is to cut down on carbs and this includes eliminating sugar from your diet completely.

Sugar does nothing but give you empty calories which can make you blat and cause other gastric symptoms. For example, if you overload on it after the procedure, or if your stomach cannot process it properly, then your intestines will suffer. The resulting gases can cause your treated midsection to bloat and continue to do so until the sugar passes through your system. The result will be more flab that another tummy tuck might not be able to fix.

Sugar does not have any nutritional value whatsoever and will give you nothing but calories. In order to ensure you eliminate it completely from your diet stick to food that does not contain it. This includes groceries that contain the words sucrose, malt syrup, molasses, lactose or fruit juice concentrate on the package.

Did you know that the average person takes more than 22 teaspoons of sugar a day? That is around 350 calories! Now imagine all of that weight on your post tummy tuck belly. Doesn’t make a pretty picture does it? If you don’t want to see your investment go down the drain then you need to stay away from the stuff permanently.

Whether you wish to tone your figure or get rid of that extra bulges on your midsection, opt for Dr Poulos as your plastic surgeon for that tummy tuck. She will also guide you on the diet you will need to stick to in order to ensure the results remain stable and permanent. Call the clinic today to get an appointment as soon as possible if you have more queries.