It is natural for your body to feel different after having a child and especially after multiple pregnancies. You may feel that while you are fit and live a healthy lifestyle, you simply cannot get your stomach to regain the firm and toned appearance it had before your pregnancy. Tummy tuck surgery targets the range of causes that lead to a loose tummy following pregnancy, helping you regain your pre-baby body.
An Abdominal Pooch
Your abdomen may now protrude despite diet and exercise, and this is likely due to abdominal separation that many women develop during pregnancy. This is a weakening of the connective muscle fibers, not the muscles themselves, and cannot be reversed through abdominal exercises.
With tummy tuck surgery, we can correct the appearance of an abdominal pooch. Through your incision, we can use a corset technique to suture the abdominal muscles together. This holds them in a firm position and helps them become stronger over time.
Excess Belly Skin
Your skin rapidly expands and stretches during pregnancy to make room for your growing baby, and it rarely shrinks back to its original tautness and smoothness. You’re not alone if you struggle with excess belly skin after you’ve had a child. What’s worse is that diet and exercise have little to no effect on unwanted skin. So even if you abdominal contour is firm and toned, excess skin can still make it appear loose.
Tummy tuck surgery is ideal for treating excess skin in the midsection. We place an incision low in the abdomen and gently trim away excess tissue. We drape the remaining tissue over the abdomen to ensure smooth, defined results.
You may find that you are now storing fat in areas of your body you didn’t before you had a baby. Your body stores excess fat during pregnancy that can be resistant to diet and exercise after you’ve given birth. This fat can obscure the contours of your body and prevent you from achieving the definition you desire.
Liposuction can be used in conjunction with any tummy tuck procedure to eliminate excess fat. This process can gently contour the abdomen as well as the hips and thighs to create the body shape and profile you’ve always wanted. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are often combined with breast procedures in what is known as Mommy Makeover surgery.