Are you one of those women who once had a flat stomach? Aging and gravity may have taken their toll, or perhaps you recently had a baby. Don’t despair; you can once again have a beautiful belly with a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty.
First, stop blaming yourself. No amount of dieting or hours at the gym will get your stomach in the same shape it was in before pregnancy. That’s because pregnancy stretches abdominal muscles, and skin, to the max in order to make room for your growing baby. The result – a pouch that won’t go away, and for some women, unsightly stretch marks. Multiple pregnancies may aggravate both conditions.
A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and can also restore weakened muscles that naturally separate with pregnancy. The procedure makes your stomach appear firmer and smoother. Once again, or for the first time ever, you’ll have awesome abs!
If you’d like to have more children, you may want to hold off on a tummy tuck for now. Another pregnancy will once again stretch your muscles and skin, reversing the effects of your surgery. Also, it’s advised you wait one year after having a baby prior to undergoing a tummy tuck. Your body needs time to recover. If you’re breastfeeding, you should wait until you stop.
Pregnancy is not the only reason women decide to undergo abdominoplasty. In fact, men can get this plastic surgery done too. Other reasons to get a tummy tuck include major weight loss and aging. After losing a lot of weight, you may be left with extra skin and stubborn fat, which can be fixed with this cosmetic procedure. Also, as you age, skin loses its elasticity and sags. Regardless of how much you exercise, genetics plays a major role on how your body will react with age. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can also correct sagginess and make you look years younger!