The New You Awaits
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The New You Awaits
Becoming a parent means great joy but also making some sacrifices, an inescapable fact of life. However, given today’s advances in cosmetic surgery, your figure doesn’t have to be one of those sacrifices. Among the most common changes a woman sees after giving birth is a tummy bulge that will not be budged by any amount of diet and exercise. For a woman who has worked hard to lose her pregnancy weight, this can be a very frustrating problem. Typically, it isn’t a weight problem at all, but a loosening of the abdominal muscles and skin due to stretching during pregnancy, issues that tummy tucks can correct.
Many women who have given birth find that they are left with a belly bulge, even after diet and exercise have restored them to their pre-pregnancy weight. Many assume that post-baby fat deposits are the problem, but often, it is a more complicated issue. The abdominal wall, made up of muscles and connective tissues, is stretched during pregnancy, as is the abdominal skin.
For some lucky women, the abdomen becomes tight and toned again on its own with healing. However, for many women, muscles, connective tissue, and abdominal skin do not return to their pre-pregnancy condition as readily. Women who have large babies or have had several pregnancies often experience more extensive weakening or stretching, producing a bulge that cannot be vanquished with diet and exercise. Fortunately, with a tummy tuck, the damage can be repaired, giving women with this problem the means to restore their pre-pregnancy figures.
How Does a Tummy Tuck Help?
A tummy tuck procedure, or abdominoplasty, is designed to firm and slim the abdominal area by correcting the underlying problems that are creating that stubborn bulge. Excess skin is removed, and if necessary, fat beneath the skin can be reduced and the muscles of the abdominal wall can be tightened, restoring a firmer, flatter and more youthful contour. Additionally, if there are stretch marks or scarring from a C-section present, these can often be removed or minimized.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Tummy Tucks?
People who in good general health and are at or near their ideal body-weight, yet have a protruding abdomen due to loose skin or weakened abdominal muscles, are the best candidates for tummy tuck surgery. Individuals who are still working towards their weight-loss goals or have significant deposits of fat in the abdominal region may be better served by a two-step approach, having liposuction done first, then proceeding with abdominoplasty after a healing period of several months.
To be a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery, a woman should be in good overall health and at or near her ideal body weight. It is best if women wait to have the procedure done until after they have finished having children since further pregnancies can undo improvements accomplished by the surgery. The procedure generally takes three to four hours and is done under general anesthesia. Recovery time is about four to six weeks for the average patient and some activity limitations will be imposed during that time. However, once that period is over, patients are typically very pleased with the results, able to feel like themselves again with the return of that slim, trim waistline that disappeared with pregnancy.
Patient who underwent substantial weight loss
Today’s society is more aware of the importance of health and fitness today than ever before, inspiring a great many people to work towards a healthy body weight. For many people, this means taking off a significant amount of weight, a goal that can take months or even years of hard work and unwavering determination to achieve.
Losing a substantial amount of weight requires an extraordinary level of commitment, determination, and hard work. Success requires more than just counting calories and skipping dessert. People who lose a great deal of weight and keep it off have typically made significant, long-term lifestyle changes in terms of both dietary habits and activity levels, working steadfastly towards their health and fitness goals each and every day. Unfortunately, many people who lose a lot of weight find that the skin in the abdominal region, stretched by that previous weight gain, hasn’t snapped back, leaving areas of loose, sagging skin that spoils that slim, trim waistline they’ve been working so hard to achieve. This sort of situation is exactly why tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty procedure, was developed.
So if you’ve been working hard to change your life and your figure, but those lost pounds haven’t helped you find that slim, trim waistline you’ve been looking for, don’t get discouraged. Once you’ve toned and tightened as much as you can with diet and exercise, a tummy tuck can give you just the nudge you need to clear that last, stubborn hurdle that stands between you and a figure that reflects the hard work you’ve put into reaching your fitness goals. The result is a tighter, slimmer waistline and a flat, youthful tummy.
At Peninsula Plastic Surgery, we offer tummy tucks solutions in the LA area, get in touch today at 310-326-3636 for a free cosmetic consultation.