When to Add a Tummy Tuck to a Mommy Makeover

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While the experience of having a child is unlike anything else in the world, many women will notice countless physical changes to their body that they are unhappy with. A “mommy makeover” is designed to help moms get back to their pre-baby body with a series of complementary procedures.

One of the most popular procedures that patients ask for during a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and all mothers should take a close look at this surgical option to see if it will help them meet their own aesthetic goals.

Enjoying a Mommy Makeover

There are quite a few things going on inside a mother's body during a pregnancy. In addition to the obvious signs such as a growing belly, a woman's hormones will begin to change and she could see cosmetic issues develop throughout her body.

A mommy makeover is a comprehensive approach to helping mothers get back their pre-baby bodies with a number of surgeries. Depending on how many areas the mother would like treated, these procedures can all take place at once or be carried out over the course of a few months. 

The Ideal Candidate

Some of the most popular procedures that take place during a mommy makeover include tummy tucks, breast lifts, breast augmentations, and liposuction. Modern cosmetic surgeries are incredibly safe and effective, but there are some issues that mothers will have to consider. Most importantly, the ideal candidate for a mommy makeover should be done having children. 

Should I Include a Tummy Tuck?

A patient will always notice major cosmetic issues any time that they rapidly lose weight, and this includes birthing a child. A healthy diet and exercise will help mothers lose some of the weight, but many find it impossible to tone the skin around their abdomen, burn pockets of fat on their stomach, and hide stretch marks. If you have been struggling with any of these cosmetic issues and are ready to reinvent your appearance, then a tummy tuck may be right for you.

The Tummy Tuck Process

A tummy tuck is generally carried out to remove loose skin, tighten the abdominal muscles, and remove pockets of fat. This procedure begins with the patient being administered general anesthesia before a small incision is made near their bikini line. The doctor will then begin to mold and contour the stomach so that it appears as flat, toned, and muscular as possible.

Tummy tucks can take one to two hours to complete and most patients may need to stay in the hospital for at least one night.

If it’s your goal to enjoy a flat and toned stomach, you may be a candidate for a mommy makeover. Contact the office of Dr. Warnock today to schedule a consultation. We will then be able to evaluate your situation and provide a treatment plan that aligns with your cosmetic goals.