Also called an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today. This procedure can be an excellent option for mothers that have recently given birth but cannot seem to shed their baby weight.
Excess Soft Tissue After Giving Birth
No matter how hard they try, many women find it nearly impossible to shed weight in certain areas of their body after they have given birth.
A healthy diet and regular exercise should reduce the amount of soft tissue around one’s midsection, but even major lifestyle changes might not be enough.
In some cases, women will be forced to deal with this excess skin for the rest of their life.
Luckily, modern surgical techniques allow mothers to get back their pre-baby body with a tummy tuck.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
This process begins with an initial consultation so that our surgeon will have a better idea about your medical history and expectations.
On the day of your tummy tuck procedure, marks will be made near the site, and incisions will be made.
All of this is carried out under general anesthesia so that the patient feels nothing at all.
Most patients may need several full weeks to recover before they can carry out any physical activities.
With a clean diet and regular exercise, the results of your tummy tuck should last for a lifetime.
Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?
A tummy tuck is an excellent option for any woman that is no longer happy with the appearance of her abdomen after having a baby.
Thousands of tummy tucks are carried out every single year, but it is important for potential patients to keep a few things in mind.
Mothers that are planning on having more children should most likely refrain from having a tummy tuck until their final pregnancy.
It is also important that the mother remains as healthy as possible before and after her tummy tuck in order to maintain her new appearance and reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects.
Patients now have more options than ever when it comes to reshaping their bodies after a pregnancy.
If you are ready to look and feel years younger, contact the office of Dr. Beth Collins, MD today to schedule your consultation. Our practice is dedicated to helping patients with their cosmetic needs, and we offer a variety of services to accomplish this.