While pregnancy can be a life changing and rewarding experience, it can also stretch your abdomen to the point where you have loose, sagging skin remaining after childbirth. A tummy tuck can restore your pre-baby contours and create a trimmer, more toned abdomen.
A Tummy Tuck Can Help When Other Alternatives Have Failed
If your abdomen does not respond to diet and exercise, our surgeons can help you determine whether a tummy tuck will fit your cosmetic needs. A tummy tuck is a popular option after pregnancy and involves using liposuction to remove excess fat from your abdominal area. Excess skin will be removed as well, and the underlying muscles will be tightened. The result will be a toned and flatter abdomen, enhancing your body where other methods have failed.
Expect an Outpatient Procedure
In most cases, a tummy tuck is performed on an outpatient basis. You can expect an incision that begins in the pubic area and then progresses toward the hips. Scarring is minimal, and care is taken to ensure that clothing will cover any surgical lines. An anesthetic will be used during the procedure for your comfort.
After the procedure, you will be prescribed medication to relieve any discomfort. You should have someone drive you to and from the procedure and stay with you for 24 hours afterward in case of complications. Be sure to follow your surgeon’s instructions concerning the care of your incisions and activity restrictions to avoid delays in your recovery.
Are You a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
If you are healthy and have no underlying medical issues that could cause complications, you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. If you plan on more children in the future, you may want to wait to have your procedure.
A tummy tuck is not an alternative for weight loss. It only addresses the abdominal area, and will most effectively benefit individuals who are already near their target weight. After your tummy tuck, you will need to take care with your diet and remain active to maintain your results.
Discuss the Details with Us
The choice to undergo plastic or cosmetic surgery is an intensely personal decision. At Georgia Plastic Surgery, our staff is here to answer any questions you may have and we can help determine if a tummy tuck is right for you. Contact Georgia Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.