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A Tummy Tuck Can Make a Major Difference After Childbirth

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Giving the gift of life is a beautiful experience, but it can take a tremendous toll on the body. Multiple pregnancies especially can cause the skin around the body to stretch out and sag around the mid region. In addition to this issue, the underlying abdominal muscles will also weaken and lose any tone it once had.

In cases like this, many women turn to diet and exercise to help get their bodies back into shape, but they don’t always provide the desired results on their own. It can be very frustrating to commit so much time and effort to improving your body without seeing any of the results. Fortunately, a mommy makeover tummy tuck is the ideal solution to this issue.

What Is A Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck?

After giving birth, many new mothers often undergo a mommy makeover surgery to improve the look of their bodies post-pregnancy and reclaim their looks. A mommy makeover is a set of surgical procedures that aids in this endeavor. One of the surgical procedures involved in a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and fat in the mid region and sculpt the abdominal area. During the procedure, your doctor can also tighten the weakened abdominal muscles.

What to Expect During the Tummy Tuck Procedure

A tummy tuck is an invasive procedure that requires the use of an anesthetic to help limit the discomfort caused by the surgery. Once the anesthetic is applied, your doctor will make incisions to gain access to the underlying tissue. This includes deposits of stubborn fat and excess skin that sags. The incisions are strategically placed to limit the appearance of post-surgical marks after the surgery.

If necessary, the belly button can also be repositioned to make it more in line with the new contours of your mid region. Once the corrections are made the incisions will be closed and bandaged.

After the surgery is completed, you will need to take some time off to rest and recover. Recovery times vary from person to person depending on the extent of the surgery, but your doctor can provide you with an idea of how long you will need to take to recover.

During the recovery period, any bruising or swelling around the operated area will gradually heal and you will start to see the results of the surgery.You will be required to wear a compression garment around the area for a few weeks after the surgery.

Once you have fully healed, you will see and enjoy your new body with a flatter and more toned abdominal area.

Good Candidates For A Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck

Women who have gone through one or more pregnancies and have a lot of loose skin and stubborn fat around the mid region are good candidates for the tummy tuck surgery. You will have to be in good general health, have realistic expectations, and be ready to follow any instructions given to you by your doctor.

A tummy tuck is not advised for women who are planning on having any more children. If you have trouble reaching your ideal weight or you have significant fluctuations in your weight, you should wait on the procedure until you are able to maintain a optimal weight.

Your surgeon will advise you on whether or not you will require liposuction along with your tummy tuck to remove excess fat. The procedures are usually done together to avoid a second surgery and reduce downtime.

Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation Today!

A tummy tuck is the ideal solution for new mothers who want to restore their abdominal profiles to their former, pre-pregnancy look. It can be included in a mommy makeover surgery to provide a woman with a tremendous improvement in her aesthetic allure. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erika Sato today!