Life changes after children. Your priorities are different, you see the world through new eyes and everything is a potential hazard that you need to help your children navigate.
Also different? Your body.
The vast majority of mothers experience notable changes in their bodies post-baby, including looser abdominal muscles and muscle separation, loose skin and excess fat. And for most of these women, these changes get better with time but never go away fully.
If you are unhappy with your post-pregnancy tummy bulge, it’s possible a tummy tuck is the solution you need to get your confidence back.
Eliminate Excess Skin
If you are unhappy with your new mommy body, a tummy tuck might help you feel better about your appearance.
Some mothers get back to their pre-pregnancy weight with just a little work but find that their body doesn’t feel as firm as it used to. This sudden softness typically is due to excess skin that was stretched out during pregnancy. If you notice “fat” rolls when sitting or find you can pinch a lot of skin on your abdomen, a tummy tuck with skin removal will help.
Treat Diastasis Recti
With this condition, the abdominal muscles are spread apart due to overstretching of the linea alba. This makes them weaker, causes the abdomen to look distended, even when there isn’t any excess fat. While some women can correct this with targeted exercises, for many, the only solution is a tummy tuck.
Remove Excess Fat
Once you have a baby, the body tends to want to hold on to excess fat, especially in the abdominal region. With a tummy tuck, liposuction is used to eliminate stubborn fat cells that don’t respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Are you interested in a tummy tuck after pregnancy as a way to reclaim your body? Dr. Castellano can help. Call the office at 813-872-6093 or use our contact form to schedule your consultation.