Having a baby can do a number on your body. That once flat stomach transforms into a post pregnancy paunch. Many women find that diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to correct their stretched out abdominal muscles. A post pregnancy belly can remain for months and even years after baby’s birth. Although changes to your body are inevitable after baby, cosmetic treatments like a tummy tuck can help you eliminate the dreaded bulge from your post pregnancy body, and help you look like the hot momma you are.
What’s Going on With My Post Pregnancy Belly?
Many women mistakenly assume that their body will quickly return to its former glory after the birth of a child. This often isn’t the case. During pregnancy the abdominal muscles can become stretched, weakened, or even separated. Additionally changes to hormones cause the body to collect fat in different areas, often concentrated in the stomach. Diet and exercise, although important, often cannot correct these body changes on their own.
If you want to restore your figure after childbirth a tummy tuck can be a great choice. It can correct stretched or separated muscles caused by pregnancy, remove excess fat and skin, and trim and refine the midsection. For additional fat removal liposuction is often performed at the same time.
Tummy Tuck Recovery- What Does It Entail?
Your tummy tuck is a same day procedure, so you’ll be able to head home for recovery on the day of your operation. Most people experience some abdominal swelling for a few days. You’ll be given medication to help control any pain and discomfort. Talk with us about your pain relief options. Some people are unable to stand up straight immediately after surgery, but regular walking is one of the best ways to jump start your recovery. Your expected results can vary greatly depending on your surgery. Most patients can return to work as soon as five to seven days after surgery.
Tummy Tuck as Part of a Mommy Makeover
For women wanting a little more than just a tummy tuck, we also offer a variety of procedures and treatments to transform your post baby body. Talk with us about a mommy makeover and find out which treatments are right for you. Some popular choices include breast augmentation, breast lift, labiaplasty, and more. We’ll help you love your body after baby. Call us today and get your body back!