Many women struggle to get their bodies back after having children. When a healthy diet and regular exercise are no longer making an impact on your figure, women can turn to a tummy tuck procedure. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is surgical contouring for mothers who want to reverse the changes caused by pregnancy. A tummy tuck can tighten loose skin and abdominal muscles to restore a toned, fit appearance. If you are one of the moms challenged with loose, hanging skin and want to boost your low self-esteem, you are not alone.
Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso is a world-renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL. His extensive training and surgical experience make him a leading expert in providing beautiful results. After having children, a woman’s body changes, especially in the abdominal area. Dr. LaGrasso can help you address excess skin and lax abdominal muscles so you can feel better about how you look before hitting the beach. Are you a mom who wants cosmetic body contouring help? A tummy tuck procedure might be just what you need.
Are you considering a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed today. It is the only procedure that can remove excess skin (and fat with liposuction) and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles. When patients undergo abdominoplasty, the abdomen is reshaped to reveal a more toned, flatter profile. Many moms include a tummy tuck procedure as part of their mommy makeover. It is generally recommended that women wait at least 6 – 12 months after childbirth before getting abdominoplasty, so the body can fully recover from pregnancy. It is an excellent solution for fighting a flabby abdominal area after having a baby if diet and exercise are not working.
Restoring your self-esteem
A tummy tuck for loose skin is what many moms in Miami need after having children. A tummy tuck can tighten loose, excess skin and abdominal muscles. In some cases, It can also remove stretch marks on the lower abdomen and even correct small hernias developed during pregnancy. Abdominal fat is one of the toughest things to eliminate with diet and exercise. Liposuction can be incorporated with a tummy tuck to further contour a woman’s midsection and remove unwanted pockets of fat. In addition, tummy tuck results can help boost a mom’s self-esteem.
A tummy tuck for every need
Abdominoplasty can be customized into three different types to fit what each patient needs.
Mini tummy tuck
A mini tummy tuck procedure is ideal for patients with a smaller amount of loose skin in their lower abdominal area. It requires a shorter incision, and the abdominal muscles may or may not be tightened, depending on each patient’s needs. The belly button remains untouched, unlike with a traditional tummy tuck.
Traditional or full tummy tuck
A traditional or full tummy tuck procedure is recommended for women with a more substantial amount of excess, loose skin. A bigger incision allows for a significant amount of the lower abdomen to be addressed, and the belly button is repositioned. Liposuction can be incorporated to remove excess fat for further body contouring. This is a common technique for women who have had multiple pregnancies.
Extended tummy tuck
An extended tummy tuck is ideal for Miami women who have experienced significant weight fluctuations during pregnancy. It requires a longer incision than a traditional tummy tuck due to the removal of more substantial amounts of excess fat and skin. Liposuction is generally used in conjunction with this procedure to eliminate excess fat for optimal body contouring results. The abdominal muscles are tightened, and the belly button is repositioned like in a full tummy tuck.
Mommy makeovers have become popular because more than one cosmetic procedure can be done at the same time, typically a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. It allows busy moms less planning time and less recovery time than separate surgeries would entail. It can also reduce surgical costs by having more than one procedure done at the same time.
The arrival of a baby means big changes to not only your life but your body. Women who want to return to their pre-pregnancy body but have exhausted all efforts of diet and exercise can turn to a body contouring procedure like a tummy tuck. Sagging, loose skin or a "pooch" can be transformed into a flatter, more toned stomach.
A consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso is a mom’s first step. If you are at a stable weight post-pregnancy but have excess skin or fat in your stomach area, a tummy tuck may be the solution for you. Dr. LaGrasso is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, who gives his patients fantastic results and boosts their confidence at the same time. If you are considering a tummy tuck, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. LaGrasso today.