It is not uncommon for women to feel dissatisfied with the changes their body undergoes as a result of pregnancy. While some physical changes can feel exciting during pregnancy itself, mothers often hope for their reversal once the pregnancy has come to an end. That’s why many women elect to have a tummy tuck either alone or as part of a mommy makeover to recover their pre-pregnancy waistline.
Why the Post-Pregnancy Paunch Is So Common
The post-pregnancy paunch isn’t necessarily a sign of unhealthy eating or lifestyle during pregnancy. Oftentimes, fatty tissue resulting from the added weight of pregnancy can remain after childbirth, while separated abdominal muscles can make your midsection appear thicker. Finally, the stomach skin may not regain its pre-pregnancy shape after being stretched out to carry the child. The combination of these factors makes the post-pregnancy paunch nearly ubiquitous among mothers.
Why a Tummy Tuck Can Help
While a healthy diet and regular exercise can help mothers reach their goal weight before body contouring, lifestyle alone cannot repair loose abdominal muscles or tighten sagging skin. A tummy tuck can tighten and tone abdominal muscles to create a younger and fitter midsection, while simultaneously removing excess fatty tissue lingering from the days of eating for two.
Finally, tightening the abdominal skin creates a more streamlined figure, allowing mothers to feel confident about their midsection even after undergoing multiple pregnancies. While there may be other options for shedding pregnancy weight, there are no alternatives to a tummy tuck when it comes to comprehensively contouring the midsection.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.