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3 Ways a Tummy Tuck Can Improve Your Post-Pregnancy Stomach

Kramer, MM - ImagePost-pregnancy, it is common for women to be displeased and even frustrated with their now-altered figure. Nowhere is this truer than their tummies. Finding their abdominal muscles weakened and a bounty of loose and sagging skin, a taut tummy is hard to achieve. In hopes of regaining the flat, firm stomach they once had, many mothers opt to have a tummy tuck as part of their Mommy Makeover. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, targets and improves a weak and drooping tummy.

A tummy tuck corrects the three main causes behind a post-pregnancy pooch:

Tightens Abdominal Muscles

Making room for baby, your abdominal muscles stretch throughout your pregnancy. Commonly, pregnancy can lead to diastasis recti, which is where the outermost abdominal muscles separate from the abdominal wall. Even after giving birth, these muscles can remain lax and loose—creating the appearance of a swollen belly. During your tummy tuck, Dr. Kramer works to correct and restore separated muscles and underlying tissues in order to create a tighter abdominal area. Not only aesthetically more pleasing, a tummy tuck re-strengthens the abdominal wall.

Removes Belly Fat

Did you know that it is normal for women to gain upwards of 40 pounds throughout their nine-month pregnancy? It is understandable that that losing your “baby fat” can be difficult. Specializing in body contouring, Dr. Kramer expertly utilizes liposuction in conjunction with your tummy tuck to shape and contour a more feminine silhouette.

Removes Excess Skin

Just as your muscles stretch during pregnancy, so must your skin. As the skin stretches, it loses its natural elasticity and is unable to spring back into place—this is especially true if your body has undergone multiple pregnancies. Pulling the skin taut, Dr. Kramer will trim away any excess skin. As an added benefit, stretch marks can often be removed provided that they are located on the portion of the skin that is to be trimmed away. A tummy tuck, whether part of a Mommy Makeover or not, is a great way to restore your figure. Schedule a consultation to learn how a tummy tuck can improve your pregnancy paunch.