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Tummy Tuck after pregnancy in women

October 20, 2017

What is tummy Tuck Surgery after Pregnancy?

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck or Lipoabdominoplasty is the common term being used to improve the shape of tummy area. It is completely different than non-surgical tummy tuck, a 1-3 hour tummy tuck you will see in various ads. Ideally tummy tuck is used for tummy shaping usually after pregnancy. This surgery will address loose hanging belly skin with stretch mark, fat deposits during pregnancy and weak tummy muscles.

What are Effects of Pregnancy on Tummy Shape?

Pregnancy brings lot of changes in your tummy shape and most of them are not reversible. During pregnancy there is lot of fat deposition in tummy area. After pregnancy or multiple pregnancies skin, muscles of tummy or abdominal wall become very loose and weak.Skin expansion during pregnancy lead to skin laxity and lot of stretch marks. Even after many months of recovery after pregnancy skin remains loose. After pregnancy muscles of tummy area especially in midline become very loose and get separated from each other. This gives a weird central bulge which increase on standing. So women have stretch marks, loose hanging skin and unwanted bulges.

Why do women want tummy tuck?

Most common complaint which all moms do is that they are not able to wear slim fit clothes or they hate wearing modern clothes. Some of the women describe that they hate their loose hanging skin of lower tummy .To hide these bulges, they have to wear loose clothes to hide. In some cases excessively hanging skin develop repeated episodes infection on underside specially in summers.

What is the meaning of Tummy Tuck?

Improvement of tummy shape or correction of all ill effects of pregnancy on tummy shape is known as tummy tuck.
Certain non surgical treatments for tummy tuck are Laser, radiofrequency and cryolipo treatments but all of these are not very helpful and don’t give very satisfactory results .

Tummy tuck surgery is also known as Abdominoplasty surgery or Lipoabdominoplasty( when combined with Liposuction)

How is Plastic Surgery Tummy Tuck Or Abdominoplasty Or Lipoabdominoplasty done?

Depending upon the Laxity and excess of skin, Muscles, and amount of fat deposit, your Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon will decide which procedure is suitable for you. Some women gain less weight during pregnancy and they have excess and loose skin and muscle. In these cases abdominoplasty without liposuction will give good results . In this procedure abdominal muscles are made tight and excess, loose hanging skin is removed .
If laxity is associated with excess fat deposit in tummy area, Liposuction with abdominoplasty commonly known as Lipoabdominoplasty is required. Liposuction removes the unwanted fat deposits after breaking the fat cells. This fat is sucked out by machine.

If you need to get good shape toned tummy after pregnancy and want to get rid of excess, hanging skin then Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck surgery is the first choice.

Before after tummy tuck surgery

Who is an ideal candidate?

Ideal candidate for abdominoplasty or lipoabdominoplasty is that who is non smoker, non diabetic and non hypertensive. These problems enhance the morbidity or chances of side effects

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