If you are considering a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, it’s likely because you have excess skin and fat on your stomach that you would look better without. And as far as getting a flat, toned stomach with tighter skin goes, the tummy tuck is probably the best option for most patients. However, this is not the only way that you can benefit from a tummy tuck surgery.
Abdominoplasty can be used to fix several issues that can occur following pregnancy:
- Ventral hernias can be treated by tightening tissue along the abdominal wall.
- Sway back can be treated by tightening the stomach muscles, allowing the back to gain strength.
- Stress urinary incontinence can be treated by removing excess tissue that allowed the bladder to stretch.
Tummy tucks have long been popular among women looking to rehabilitate their bodies after pregnancy, and can be combined with breast surgery and liposuction for a mommy makeover. What’s not as well known is that many mothers use the surgery each year to rid themselves of physiological conditions that can persist after pregnancy.
In some cases, abdominoplasty can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks, though you will want to ask Dr. Harrell about whether this is realistic in your case.
Whatever your pregnancy is like, it does require a natural recovery process, and your body will most likely not feel the same for a few months. However, if your healing process is complete and your stomach is still not feeling the same, a tummy tuck from Dr. Jon Harrell may be the right option for you.
To find out whether you would benefit from Dr. Harrell’s tummy tuck surgery, contact the Weston Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery Center for a free initial consultation. We can be reached at (954) 526-0066 or through this website, and serve patients in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.