When you are pregnant, your abdominal muscles gradually become looser and weaker, separating to accommodate the growing baby. Additionally, the skin in your tummy area stretches, and your body stores fat deposits to provide nutrition to your growing baby. After pregnancy, most women try to reverse these changes by undergoing a rigorous diet and exercise routine.
Unfortunately, even the best physical healthcare routine is often not enough to restore your body’s pre-pregnancy appearance. Loose, hanging skin can remain in the stomach area, and your weakened abdominal muscles may also contribute to poor tone. For these reasons and more, many women choose to undergo a tummy tuck after pregnancy.
After pregnancy, a tummy tuck can help you:
- Eliminate excess skin
- Tighten remaining skin
- Tighten loose abdominal muscles
- Restore more proportionate belly contours
Dr. Rifai has over 25 years of experience providing patients with excellent tummy tuck results. Your procedure will be customized to meet your unique needs and personal goals. Some patients choose to combine their tummy tuck with another procedure – such as liposuction and/or breast augmentation – as part of a full mommy makeover.
If you are planning on getting pregnant again in the future, it’s best to wait until you are completely finished having children before undergoing a tummy tuck. Otherwise, you risk stretching out your abdominal skin and muscles again, which would undo the results of your procedure.
If you have further questions about tummy tuck surgery and pregnancy, please contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & today or call (248) 723-9370 to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Detroit, Southfield, Port Huron, and Jackson, Michigan.
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