Abdominoplasty is the hottest rage in plastic surgery right now. Mommies no longer have to just deal with the sagging abdominal skin that won’t shrink no matter how much working out they do. There are limits to recovering from pregnancy and most women do have some sagging skin on the abdomen. Many women are now taking advantage of Abdominoplasty to return their tummy back to what it once was.
Not Just for Mommies
Abdominoplasty removes that excess skin that is left over from the belly stretching, like it does in pregnancy. But, losing a large amount of weight also does the same thing to the abdomen. Exercise will shrink up most of it, but there is still a little bit left over that won’t shrink. If you’ve lost a great deal of weight, you might benefit from this tummy tuck even though you’re not having a Mommy Makeover.
When you have this procedure, a cut is made just above where there is pubic hair. This incision is not normally seen when you’re wearing your bikini later. The gap that is between the rectus abdominis muscles is narrowed to close that midline gap and the abdominal wall is tightened by using sutures. The entire operation usually takes about three to four hours. A patient can usually return to work and do light activities after 10-14 days of recovery.
Where to Find out More
Dr. Barry Press is a specialist and board certified plastic surgeon that performs abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). If you’re interested in finding out more about this Mommy Makeover procedure to see if it is right for you, give Dr. Press’s office a call to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Press will take all the time you need in answering all of your questions and he’ll explain the procedure in great detail.