After undergoing the lifechanging event of giving birth, it can be hard to find time to get your body back to how it was. Between taking care of your new child and continuing to take care of your work and home, it can be difficult to find time to take care of yourself. For this reason, many moms turn to plastic surgery to help restore the areas most effected by pregnancy and childbearing. The most common of these procedures is the tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
This procedure called abdominoplasty, referred to as tummy tuck, is a way to flatten your stomach by removing loose, excess skin and fat, while also tightening the abdominal muscles. This procedure is a good way to remove the post-partum stretch marks as well if they are near the area of skin that will be excised. The Tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure, and should not be your first try at losing weight, but it can help make your tummy tighter and leaner. It can also help restore stretched and loose muscles that can contribute to common symptoms like back pain or urinary incontinence.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you have tried to get fit, are in general good health, and just need to get rid of that last little bit of fat and stretch marks, then you may be a great candidate for this procedure. There are many women who have undergone this procedure and feel much better after it. They have had amazing results, not only with their body, but with their self-esteem.
When considering your plastic surgery options, it’s important to assess your health and future plans for additional pregnancies. You should be fully recovered from childbirth and be at a stable hormonal state, since these things can affect your results. If you feel like you will become pregnant again, you can opt for non-surgical alternatives for fat reduction or skin tightening.
Schedule a Consultation
Many new moms are stressed all the time. They have a million different things going on all at once, not to mention feeling like their body is no longer what it used to be. Dr. Ellen is here for you. As a woman, Dr. Ellen understands what you’re feeling, and she is immensely happy to help you feel your best self. To begin discussing your tummy tuck options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellen by calling or filling out our online form.