While having a child is one of the most beautiful experiences any woman would love to go through in her life, it has its implications. Pregnancy can take a toll on your body, affecting your breasts, tummy, and overall body shape.

The word ‘frustration’ is not enough to describe the feeling when you do everything right in terms of diet and exercise to get your body in shape, but fail miserably! While a healthy regimen that includes exercise and diet must be maintained all your life, you might want to consider a mommy makeover to get back in shape quickly. The most essential part of this surgery is a tummy tuck, because it helps to completely transform your abdominal contours.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Plastic surgeons have coined the word ‘Mommy Makeover’ to address a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues. Many of these issues are dealt with in a single-session surgery. More than one surgery might be required to address multiple issues. The makeover may be composed of the following procedures:

Breast Enhancement that includes Lift and Augmentation
Tummy Tuck
Fat Removal with Liposuction

Other treatments that are part of this makeover include cellulite treatments, skin tighteners, and stretch mark removal.

Why is Tummy Tuck an Integral Part of the Mommy Makeover?

A tummy tuck is an essential part of any Mommy Makeover because it is the stomach that’s affected the most by pregnancy. Since the skin around your stomach stretches during the nine-month period to accommodate your growing baby, you might notice a lot of sagging skin soon after your baby comes out.

When you realize that this skin cannot be returned to its original, tight position with exercise and diet, a tummy tuck surgery might be your best shot at achieving your goal of a perfectly flat stomach.

The Tummy Tuck Procedure

A tummy tuck will help restore firmness to the stomach by getting rid of loose skin. It is a major surgery and the procedure involves an incision near the pubic area. Your surgeon will tighten up the muscles through this incision and remove the excess skin.

Liposuction might be required to remove the small pockets of fat. Some surgeons prefer to make the muscles very tight so that the stomach holds on to that new shape for a long time.

Types of Tummy Tuck Techniques

The type of tummy tuck required for your body will be determined by your plastic surgeon. The various types of tummy tucks include:

Traditional Tummy Tuck, also known as Full Abdominoplasty
Mini Tummy Tuck, also called Short Scar or Small Incision Abdominoplasty
Extended Tummy Tuck or Belt Lipectomy
Reverse Tummy Tuck where an incision is made from the breast bone to the stomach.

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A mommy makeover, is the perfect solution for women who want to address the main issues associated with post-pregnancy body changes – breasts and tummy. Hence, a tummy tuck is extremely important. In fact, it is safe to say that a mommy makeover is incomplete without a tummy tuck!

If you’d like to learn more about the surgery and the benefits it can provide you, contact Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to schedule your appointment today!