Posted on 28 Mar 2017
YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR A TUMMY TUCK OR A MOMMY MAKEOVER IF, OVER TIME, YOU HAVE DEVELOPED UNATTRACTIVE BELLY FAT THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY. THIS COULD BE AS A RESULT OF EITHER PREGNANCY OR WEIGHT GAIN.ALTERNATELY KNOWN AS AN ABDOMINOPLASTY, A TUMMY TUCK WILL REMOVE EXCESS SKIN AND FAT FROM YOUR ABDOMINAL AREAS AND TIGHTEN UP LOOSE MUSCLES. IF YOU THINK THAT A TUMMY TUCK MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU, HERE ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS THAT MAY HELP YOU REACH YOUR DECISION.
The good news is that a particular weight is not necessary to have a tummy tuck or mommy makeover procedure. What is needed is that you are: physically healthy and at a stable weight; do not smoke, and have realistic body expectations. Like any cosmetic surgery, a tummy tuck should be done for you and you alone.
A tummy tuck will not correct your stretch marks, but if they are located in the areas where excess skin is removed, they will either be eliminated or significantly improved.
Anywhere an incision will result in scarring, but the incision takes 12-18 months to mature. The incision usually is well hidden at your bikini line. If you’ve had a cesarean section in the past, often it is incorporated into the new scars from your tummy tuck.
Having a tummy tuck does not mean you will never gain weight again. If you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, the excess weight can potentially creep back onto your frame. The weight gain will be distributed differently, but having a tummy tuck is in no way a weight loss procedure.
Obviously, this would be by far the best choice. Waiting until your family is complete makes the most sense both physically and financially. And your baseline body weight should be back to normal.
If you are considering a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, Dr. Neaman will gladly answer any and all questions you may have. Dr. Neaman and his staff realize this is a big decision for anyone and want you to feel comfortable and excited about your procedure. Call our offices today at (844) 338-5445 for your surgical consultation.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.