Losing weight post pregnancy is often a challenge for some women, especially in the abdominal region. As a result, many of them choose to have a tummy tuck after pregnancy. In order to create the maximum contours in the abdominal region, a tummy tuck is often done with liposuction.
Tummy tuck after pregnancy
During pregnancy the abdominal walls often stretch, but unfortunately no amount of exercise and dieting can get them to snap back into shape. A tummy tuck can give women back that that taut tummy as it removes excess fat, and tightens the stomach muscles. Women are generally advised to wait at least 6 months after surgery, before considering a tummy tuck.
The incision for the tummy tuck is generally made above the pubic area, and below the navel. After this the skin flap is pulled back, so that the fat can be removed, and the ab muscles tightened.
Because a tummy tuck is such an intense procedure, recovery takes a long time. With some other cosmetic procedures you can be back on your feet in a day or two, but it can take up to 2 weeks before you are able to resume regular activities after a tummy tuck.
After surgery, a drainage tube may be inserted in the groin area to collect any fluid or blood that accumulates in the abdomen. Patients will experience some pain, but medication will be prescribed to ease the discomfort.
Dr. Kyle Song and Dr. David Dorfman are the Orange County, CA and are trusted surgeons who perform many of these procedures each year. If you are interested in having a tummy tuck done, then you can contact them for more information. Women who intend to have more children within a few years are advised not to have a tummy tuck, until they are finished childbearing.