Tummy Tuck Surgery after Kids
Tummy Tuck surgery is a popular after having kids
As a patient coordinator for Dr. Alexander for the past 18 years, I’ve talked to many women who tell me they still look pregnant after having their kids. It’s frustrating to work out, diet, stay active and still have a tummy area that won’t flatten no matter how much effort is put in. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery helps women put their tummies back to pre-baby condition.
Am I good candidate for a tummy tuck?
The best candidates for tummy contouring are women who are at a stable weight, plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward and not planning on any more children. If your skin has been stretched with pregnancy or weight changes, if your muscles are distended and loose or you have areas of fatty tissue that won’t go away with diet and exercise, you may be a great candidate for the surgery.
What’s helped by a tummy tuck?
During surgery, Dr. Alexander addresses those areas most affected after pregnancies or significant weight changes. Dr. Alexander tightens upper and lower abdominal muscles to create an internal “girdle” effect, removes excess, loose or hanging skin to create a flatter tummy contour and also removes stubborn areas of fatty tissue as part of the tummy tuck or with liposuction during the time of a tummy tuck surgery. However, the best result of any tummy tuck is that the “pooch”, which can be mistaken for a pregnant tummy, is gone.
There are different kinds of tummy tuck surgeries to address the specific need of each patient. From a mini to an extended, Dr. Alexander personalizes your surgical plan to address your needs.
Don’t wait to put your tummy back where it belongs. If your youngest is already in school (or even older) and you feel your tummy still looks pregnant, call us. We can help!