How Can I Get a Flat Tummy Again After Having Children?
Pregnancy and caring for your children are often some of the most rewarding times of your life. However, the physical effects that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding frequently have on the body can be significant. In fact, many women seeking to regain their pre-pregnancy figure find this goal to be challenging to accomplish, even with rigorous diet and exercise regimes.
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles often become stretched or even torn, sometimes leaving behind excess skin and an abdomen contour that cannot be restored to its original form with traditional toning methods. In addition to removing redundant skin from the abdominal region, a tummy tuck gives your plastic surgeon the opportunity to actually tighten and repair the underlying muscles of the abdomen for a flatter, slimmer silhouette. Furthermore, some degree of liposuction can also be employed in combination with the procedure to diminish stubborn fat buildups. For these reasons, a tummy tuck can often be more effective for accomplishing your post-pregnancy goals than liposuction alone.
If you are considering a tummy tuck to rejuvenate your figure after pregnancy, it is recommended that you wait until you are at or near your ideal weight following post-pregnancy fluctuations. Additionally, if you are planning on having more children, it is best to delay tummy tuck surgery until after your final pregnancy, as the effects of a future pregnancy can negatively impact the results you were initially able to attain. To achieve an even more comprehensive rejuvenation, some of our patients choose to combine a tummy tuck with a complementary procedure, such as breast lift, body lift, or even labiaplasty.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of tummy tuck surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
-Dr. James A. Matas