Is it better to strengthen your stomach muscles prior to having a tummy tuck, or should you wait until after the surgery?

A: strengthening abdominal muscles before tummy tuck

It will not make a significant difference in your result if you strengthen your abdominal muscles before having a tummy tuck procedure. The space between the muscles (diastasis) is what really needs to be addressed during the surgery. The muscles themselves do not have much impact on the fianl contour. Of course, the stronger your muscles, the stronger your abdominal wall will be and if you can get your percent body fat low enough, you’ll have a better chance at having a six pack.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno