A Tummy Tuck Can Help Women Restore their Figure after Pregnancy
The stomach is a problem area for many, but probably none more so than women who have experienced pregnancy. Many women find that, despite their best efforts, it is impossible to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy shape. The stomach, especially, is likely to appear untoned after pregnancy. While diet and exercise may help, a tummy tuck can create the tight, toned appearance that most women desire. For Dr. Vishnu Rumalla’s Fort Worth patients, a tummy tuck after pregnancy can address many of a woman’s physical concerns and leave the body looking just as good, if not better, than it did prior to pregnancy.
Everyone knows that pregnancy causes a significant amount of weight gain, but few anticipate the number of physical changes that take place during pregnancy, and, more importantly, how many of those changes remain after pregnancy. Months and even years after pregnancy, many women find that they are still battling problem areas and working to get their figures back into shape. Below are some common areas of concern for women following pregnancy and how they can be corrected through tummy tuck surgery:
- Loose, stretched skin: Many women find that the stomach appears loose or flabby after surgery. This loose skin may even result in unsightly creases or folds across the stomach. During a tummy tuck procedure, excess skin is removed and remaining skin is redraped to create a tighter and more toned appearance.
- Excess fat: Excess fat is a common problem after pregnancy. Even women who return to their pre-pregnancy weight often find that the distribution of weight has shifted, with more fat collecting in the stomach area. A liposuction procedure may be performed in combination with tummy tuck to permanently remove these stubborn fat deposits.
- Stretched abdominal muscles: In many cases, pregnancy causes the stomach muscles to become loose and stretched. This can cause the stomach to protrude. During a tummy tuck procedure, the abdominal muscles can be repaired and tightened, which will also help to create a flatter stomach.
- Stretch marks: While many hope to avoid the formation of stretch marks, this is one of the most common side effects of pregnancy. Patients can use a number of lotions and salves, but once stretch marks appear, they are not likely to disappear. However, because a tummy tuck involves the removal of skin from the lower portion of the tummy (where most stretch marks form during pregnancy) a tummy tuck can significantly reduce or eliminate stretch marks for patients.
Schedule an Appointment
There are many sacrifices that a woman makes as a parent, but the shape of her body does not have to be one of them. If you are looking to restore a flatter stomach and more pleasing body contour following pregnancy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Vishnu Rumalla at your earliest convenience to learn more about the benefits of tummy tuck surgery. We look forward to hearing from you!