Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy
May 31, 2016
Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy as it adapts to a new life growing inside of you. Many of these changes impact your stomach region:
- Abdominal muscles get stretched
- Excess skin and fat often remain after childbirth
- Stretch marks develop
For many women, these issues can be difficult to reverse through exercise alone. Fortunately, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir can perform a tummy tuck to tighten abdominal muscles, remove excess fat and skin, and eliminate stretch marks in order to help you restore the toned, sculpted waistline you enjoyed prior to pregnancy. This is one of the most effective ways to reverse the impact pregnancy has on your abdominal region.
It is important to understand that while a tummy tuck will not prevent you from having additional children or impact future pregnancies, it is best to hold off on the procedure until you are all done having children. Future pregnancies can adversely impact your results and increase the likelihood that you will need a revision procedure down the road. For this reason, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir always recommend waiting to have a tummy tuck if you are planning on becoming pregnant again.
In addition, it is best to wait at least six months after giving birth before moving forward with your tummy tuck since it takes about this long for your uterus to shrink and your body to recover from the impact of pregnancy. After about six months, you will most likely have regained as much of your pre-pregnancy form as you will.
Please contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call602-513-8133 today to schedule your tummy tuck consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Arizona. We are accustomed to caring for patients who travel from out of the area as well.