Pregnancy is lovely, but a woman’s body goes through many changes to get ready for childbirth. Women often find that their bodies don’t bounce back to the size and shape before they had children.
Fortunately, many effective plastic surgery procedures can help a woman get her body back to how it was before pregnancy. These procedures may be an option from six months to a year after childbirth.
A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure that removes extra skin and fat from the abdomen, most often after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
During pregnancy, the abdomen expands to make room for the growing child, but the skin stretches and may not contract enough after childbirth.
The result is loose and sagging skin above or below the navel that is impossible to eliminate with diet and exercise.
Your plastic surgeon can trim away this skin and fat, as well as tighten the abdominal muscles, to give you a smooth, flat belly again.
If you have loose skin above the belly button, you may need a full tummy tuck, but loose skin below the navel may only require a mini-tummy tuck.
Note that a tummy tuck is not for everyone. Your surgeon may recommend that you wait to have this procedure if:
- You smoke
- May get pregnant in the future
- Plan to lose a lot …….