It’s been over half a year since the baby was born, and you just can’t manage to lose that pregnancy weight. You’re dealing with ab flab and embarrassing stretch marks, and diet and exercise aren’t making a dent. It might be time to consider a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck is part of a mommy makeover, a group of procedures specifically targeting the results of the changes your body goes through during pregnancy – stretch marks, sagging breasts, fatty deposits, loose stomach skin, and more. Getting one’s pre-pregnancy body back is a great way to feel more confident and sexy as a new mother.
Tummy tucks reverse the damaging effects of an enlarged uterus on the abdominal muscles. When the uterus grows to accommodate a growing fetus, it pushes against the abdominal muscles and separates them; these displaced muscles contribute to the appearance of a flabby stomach. After pregnancy, the uterus slowly shrinks back down on its own, but the ab muscles do not return to their normal position.
During a tummy tuck, the cosmetic surgeon removes hanging skin and redrapes the remaining skin, making stretch marks disappear. To move the displaced abs back into position and keep them there, the surgeon must suture them together with medical stitches. Liposuction is also often a part of the process. In the end, you’re left with a slim, trim tummy with well-defined abs.
To learn more about the benefits of mommy makeovers and tummy tucks, visit The Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento. Their staff of board-certified cosmetic surgeons is committed to helping you achieve the results you’re looking for. Contact us now for a consultation.