A tummy tuck is one of the most effective ways to restore a firm and attractive look to your midsection. With a tummy tuck, Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Harrell can eliminate stubborn deposits of excess fat, tighten abdominal muscles, and remove loose skin to help significantly slim and tone your profile.
A tummy tuck is an ideal post-pregnancy procedure and is often included in a mommy makeover to help undo the effects carrying a child can have on your stomach. However, if you plan on having more children, Dr. Harrell may recommend you wait to undergo a tummy tuck as factors such as pregnancy and weight gain may necessitate a repeat procedure.
Tummy Tuck before Pregnancy
To accommodate a growing baby, your abdominal muscles will need to stretch. This, in turn, will stretch the skin in your abdominal area. To provide your baby with essential nutrients, your body will also begin to accumulate and store fat, much of which is deposited in your midsection. All of these things will undo what has been accomplished with your tummy tuck.
While a tummy tuck will not prevent or interfere with successfully carrying a baby, pregnancy will almost certainly reverse what was achieved with your initial procedure. During your Fort Lauderdale tummy tuck consultation with Dr. Harrell, be honest about your future plans so he can help you determine the best time for this and other body sculpting procedures.
If you are considering a tummy tuck in or around Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation or Davie, Florida, please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Harrell today.