Many women, especially those who deliver their baby via cesarean section, can lose their pre-pregnancy figure. Diet and exercise may not be enough to restore a woman’s figure in these cases. This effect is even more pronounced after multiple pregnancies. After pregnancy, a woman’s muscle tone and skin elasticity can change dramatically. A tummy tuck can remove inelastic skin and excess fat, and some stretch marks may be removed with the excess skin. Tummy tuck surgery can dramatically improve the appearance of their abdominal area and help restore the shape that these women had before their pregnancy.
Abdominoplasty is an appealing choice for women who never had a weight problem until pregnancy. This is because the procedure is not meant to eliminate lots of fat, but to get rid of any stubborn flab that may remain after having children.
Many women who have had children may also want to remove excess skin. Sometimes the small pouch that remains after pregnancy is not made up of flab, but extra skin that has been stretched out. This excess skin tends to just hang there after pregnancy. This problem is especially prevalent in older women because the elasticity of the epidermis descreases as you age, which means that it will not restore itself very quickly. In some cases, it can stick around for years, and no amount of working out will help since it is not flab but skin. If this is your issue, consider a tummy tuck.
Some women may be embarrassed by stretch marks or scars from a c-section. Wearing the latest bathing suits in the summer is not an option for many women after having children because they may want to hide their scars. A tummy tuck can remove these scars since the skin is pulled away from the muscle and then either folded under or removed.
A tummy tuck can permanently eliminate some scars. However, this depends on on where the scares are located. If you have scars on your upper abdomen, a tummy tuck will not get rid of them. Scarring on the lower abdomen can usually be eliminated by a tummy tuck.
A mini tummy tuck is a good solution for many younger, active women with children, because it affects only the lower abdomen, which tends to be resistant to toning. A mini tummy tuck makes a smaller incision, a shorter scar, faster surgery and shorter recovery time than a standard tummy tuck, so these young active moms can get back to their busy lives as quickly as possible.
For more information and to schedule your tummy tuck, visit Dr. Wali’s website www.plasticsurgerysocal.com.