Next to breast augmentation, a tummy tuck is one of the most popular procedures women have after pregnancy, in a bid to get back their pre-pregnancy body. Pregnancy often leaves extra flab around the midsection that is often resistant to spot reduction exercises. Women usually have to choose between liposuction or tummy tuck, to eliminate unwanted belly fat after pregnancy.
A tummy tuck is often included in the mommy makeovers some women optto undergo to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. After pregnancy many women are left with unwanted fat around the abdomen, and some also have a protruding tummy. Consultation with a plastic surgeon will help to determine whether they need to have liposuction or tummy tuck, to remedy these issues.
A tummy tuck is usually recommended for women whose rectus abdominus muscles were stretched during pregnancy. Once separated, these lower abs do not revert to their original position, so surgery is the only way to repair them. A tummy tuck tightens the ab muscles, and also gets rid of unwanted skin.
Women that have love handles, which is another name for the excess fat around the abdomen, can achieve great results with liposuction. The procedure eliminates the fat deposits in the tummy, as well as other areas such as the hips and lower back. Lipo does not tighten the skin, so it is not a good choice for women with lose abdominal skin, or laxity of the abdominal walls.
If you would like specific advice about whether you need liposuction or tummy tuck after pregnancy, then be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.
If you are in the Minneapolis–St Paul area then you can contact Dr. Heather Rocheford at RochefordPlastic Surgery. You can visit their website at http://www.drrocheford.com/.