Pregnancy changes a woman’s body. No wonder why so many pregnant women want to get a tummy tuck as soon as they deliver! As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in tummy tuck or abdominoplasty I frequently get asked by women if they can regain their old figure after going through pregnancy. The answer is YES.
The rapid enlargement of the abdomen during pregnancy stretches the skin of the tummy, hips, and thighs. Therefore, it produces stretch marks on the tummy, hip, and thighs. This process also stretches the abdominal muscles and weakens abdominal wall. That is why women cannot regain their original figure despite diet or exercise. No matter how many sit-ups you do the muscles cannot get as tight as before!
Abdominoplasty tightens the abdominal muscles, removes the excess hanging skin folds and stretch marks; rejuvenates the belly button; and even at times, tones the upper thighs and buttocks. The High Tension Abdominoplasty™ performed by Dr. Younai accomplishes all of this, and more. It combines liposuction, tummy tuck, and to some extent body lift, to shape and form a women’s torso to that of an hourglass.
The term “Mommy Makeover” refers to the combination of a tummy tuck with breast augmentation and/or breast lift; in order to reverse the effects of pregnancy on the tummy, while also rejuvenating the breasts. A woman’s breast enlarges with pregnancy, but afterwards it shrinks and actually looses fullness as compared to its pre-pregnancy volume. In addition, the rapid enlargement and then regression of the breasts during this period makes them sag. Most women choose to augment the lost volume of their breasts with a breast implant, as well as to lift them with a Mastopexy after their pregnancy. While tummy tuck and breast lift surgery can be combines safely in most women, the recovery becomes much lengthier. Therefore, if you are considering a Mommy Makeover, please make sure that you have adequate help and support during your 3-4 weeks of recovery.
You can do gentle walking in two weeks, and increase your pace to jogging by 4 weeks. Do not lift anything heavier than a bag of groceries for at least three months. You should not do any sit-ups for at least three months but you can have sex in 3 weeks!
To learn more about Tummy tuck after pregnancy or C-section visit California Center for Plastic Surgery. Here you can also view many before-and-after pictures of tummy tucks and learn about tummy tuck techniques, risks, and expected recovery course.
Dr. Younai is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of body contouring. He is expert in High tension Abdominoplasty, large-volume Liposuction, Body Lift, Thigh Lift, Arm Tuck or Brachioplasty, Breast Reduction, and Breast Lift surgery. During your consultation Dr. Younai will examine you and review pros and cons of each procedure, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures and high resolution images of abdominoplasty available in our photo gallery.
Our center also includes the Regency Surgery Center which is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery facility certified by Medicare and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc., (AAAASF).
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