A mommy makeover with a tummy tuck treatment helps women in Beverly Hills, CA get their shapely bodies back
Are you struggling with belly bulges from having a baby or from sudden weight loss? Do you have that little pouch you just cannot seem to get rid of with traditional diet and exercise? Whether you recently had a baby, or your children are older, every woman deserves to feel good about her body. A mommy makeover with a tummy tuck helps you get your body back and get into your pre-pregnancy clothes. In Beverly Hills, Dr. Dennis Dass explains a tummy tuck treatment as part of a mommy makeover. The goal is to help you achieve the look you desire.
Purpose and process for a mommy makeover
Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood take a physical toll on the body. A mommy makeover consists of an individualized treatment plan that often includes a tummy tuck. The goal of a mommy makeover is to lift, tighten, and reshape the body.
Weight gain during pregnancy causes the skin to stretch to accommodate the baby’s growth. The weight loss following childbirth and recovery is faster than the original gain. The skin often is not prepared to bounce back as quickly. The skin’s elasticity is not the same and it may not revert to its original form. For some women, the abdominal muscles are also weakened or separated during the process. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove the excess skin and fat while pulling the skin tight and restoring the muscles. It is different from liposuction, but the two can be performed together for optimal results.
Additional procedures may include the following:
- Breast lift with or without implants can improve your body shape.
- Fat reduction procedures such as liposuction may help remove some of the excess fat for a trimmer waist.
- Non-surgical treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, and more make you feel confident in your appearance
As with any cosmetic procedure, a consultation is required first. This allows the doctor to assess the patient’s medical history, problem areas, and expectations to determine the appropriate treatment plan. If you just had a baby, it is best to wait at least six months after childbirth or breastfeeding to allow the body to begin healing on its own. This allows the doctor to determine your body type and to give you realistic expectations for your results.
Tummy tuck with a mommy makeover
Tummy tuck surgeries may be performed after pregnancy or weight loss. Whether you delivered one child or had multiple births, your skin and body change after childbirth. It is difficult to regain the toned, pre-pregnancy body. An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is performed to remove excess skin and fat while tightening the skin along the abdominal wall. In many cases, the weakened or separated abdominal muscles are restored as well. Depending on your individual needs, a full tummy tuck or a mini tuck may be performed. A mini tuck is performed when only the area below the belly button needs to be tightened.
As with any procedure, you need to have a realistic expectation about your procedure and your anticipated outcome.
- Procedure – A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. The skin and fatty tissue are lifted off the abdominal wall. The muscles are repaired. The skin is pulled tight and the excess is removed. The belly button remains in the same position but is now surrounded by tighter skin
- Recovery – Following surgery, a compression garment is worn to minimize swelling and to support the abdomen. A drain may be placed under the skin to collect excess fluid or blood. Restrictions may be placed on your movement or exercise plans. The downtime allows you to recover faster.
- Results – Initial side effects may include discomfort, bruising, swelling, and numbness. The effects will subside as the body heals. A scar will also be present at first. Over time, the scar will fade so you can enjoy your firmer, flatter stomach.
- Cost – The cost of your procedure may include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, a facility fee, and possible pre-surgical medical testing.