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During your Los Angeles tummy tuck procedure, Dr. Martin O’Toole will tighten abdominal muscles. This can, over time, improve balance and core strength. However, it would be dishonest to suggest tummy tuck surgery alone can produce optimal abdominal power. To do that, you will need to engage in strengthening exercises following full recovery from your procedure.

Keeping Core Muscles Strong

Your abdominal muscles serve a multitude of functions. They aid in balance, movement, help keep the spine erect, and play a role in the body’s breathing process. Weight gain, pregnancy, and inactivity can allow core muscles to separate, resulting in aesthetic imperfections as well as back pain, difficulties with flexion and rotation, and even breathing abnormalities. Tummy tuck surgery addresses these problems by tightening core muscles, but alone cannot keep them tight and toned.

There are a number of exercises that can help you maintain core strength following tummy tuck surgery. Dr. O’Toole would be happy to discuss these with you as well as the best time to begin strengthening exercises during your Los Angeles tummy tuck consultation.

To learn more about the benefits of tummy tuck surgery, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery and schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole.