Every mom knows that pregnancy changes the body. After giving birth, you may have a few issues — especially in the tummy area — that you want to improve. Unfortunately, diet and exercise may not be able to produce the smooth and firm abdominal profile that you want.
As a new mother, you deserve to feel confident during this exciting chapter of your life. The good news is that a tummy tuck can help you reclaim your body after having children. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of a tummy tuck after pregnancy.
Common Post-Partum Issues
After pregnancy, your stomach may not look like it did before. This is totally normal because your body went through a lot to bring a baby into the world. However, these changes can hurt your confidence and self-image.
You may be dealing with common post-partum issues such as:
- Loose, hanging skin
- Separated or weakened abdominal muscles (also known as diastasis recti)
- Stubborn pockets of excess fat
- Stretch marks
The Cosmetic and Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
Typically, a tummy tuck is performed to remove excess fat and skin while tightening compromised abdominal muscles. There are cosmetic and medical benefits associated with this surgery. That’s why many people pursue a tummy tuck after experiencing changes caused by aging, weight loss, or pregnancy.
Women tend to experience many benefits from having a tummy tuck after pregnancy, including a:
- Self-confidence boost
- Flatter abdominal profile
- Potential reduction in stretch marks on the stomach
Additionally, some studies have reported that women may experience relief from postpartum back pain. New moms may also notice that their posture improves after their tummy tuck. These benefits come from the tightening of the abdominal muscles, as well as the removal of excess skin and fat.
When to Consider a Mommy Makeover
A tummy tuck is a great way to improve any concerns that you have with your stomach area. However, you may have other issues as well. Pregnancy can cause aesthetic changes across many different areas of the body.
You could be experiencing:
- Lost breast volume
- Sagging or drooping breasts
- Breast asymmetry
- Stubborn pockets of fat
If you have any of the issues listed above, as well as concerns with your abdominal area, then you may benefit from a customized combination of procedures known as a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover often includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast procedures such as augmentation or a lift.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t undergo cosmetic surgery right after giving birth. Your body needs time to heal and to reach a new baseline appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson can help you figure out your exact surgical timing during your consultation.
Schedule Your Tummy Tuck Consultation
If you’re ready to experience the numerous benefits of a post-pregnancy tummy tuck, call 219-513-2100 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robinson. At Indiana Plastic Surgery, we happily welcome patients from Munster, Valparaiso, and other areas of Indiana.