Important Facts About Tummy Tuck Every Mom Should Know About

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After pregnancy and childbirth, your body may have undergone some changes. Many women find that they have stretch marks and pockets of fat that just won’t go away with diet and regular exercise and they turn to a plastic surgery center for a tummy tuck procedure. This is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures as it’s effective at helping women address common aesthetic body concerns after becoming a mother. Every new mom deserves the confidence that comes from waking up every day feeling and looking their best.

Whether you’ve recently had children or are a long-time mother who is looking to improve the appearance of your body, there are a few facts you should know when considering a tummy tuck.


Stretch Marks and Loose Skin Begone

Your body has recently gone through a substantial amount of stress and changes. Stretch marks often appear along the stomach as skin loses elasticity. This loss of elasticity can also result in looseness or drooping of the skin after your child is born. While these concerns are completely normal for mothers, a customized tummy tuck can help address these issues to provide you with a firm, contoured stomach. Not only that but if you have excessive stretch marks on your lower abdomen, a tummy tuck will eliminate them completely as your body is sculpted and firmed.


Diet and Exercise Can’t Fix It All

People who haven’t experienced pregnancy and childbirth may think that simple diet and exercise can eliminate all of the problem areas that women face. This simply isn’t true. Your body has gone through so many changes, that diet and exercise may not be able to solve all of your issues. While diet and exercise do have many health benefits and can help you stay thin and fit, sagging skin and outstretched muscles can persist despite a healthy lifestyle.

A tummy tuck can help control any problem areas that diet and exercise cannot. The procedure not only removes excess skin to reduce sagging, but it also tightens the abdominals muscles to create a strong foundation and reduce a protruding belly. In some cases, mommies may opt for the complete mommy makeover to combine other types of surgeries that can address the stubborn fat.


You Can’t Have a Tummy Tuck Immediately After Giving Birth

After childbirth, it’s best to let your body rest and go back to normalcy. Your muscles are not strong enough to handle plastic surgery and it simply isn’t safe. Start with diet and exercise as your body heals so that you can naturally remove any excess fat on your own. Then, if you realize you still would like some improvements to your body, consider a tummy tuck to help with loose and sagging skin and stubborn fat that just won’t go away no matter how hard you workout.

A tummy tuck will give you that firmer, contoured body that will enhance your appearance after becoming a new mom. Looking and feeling your best will help improve your image so that you can start each day with the confidence every new mom needs.


Dr. Brian Reagan

Renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan underwent his surgical training at Cornell Medical College/The New York Hospital. He conducted the award-winning NIH-funded research in the science of wound healing and trained with experts in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, and body contouring. 

Committed to giving back to the community, he is a Board Member and surgeon for a nonprofit that provides free surgery for children and young adults with congenital and acquired deformities. He has donated over 200 procedures and was awarded the “Health Hero Award” by the Combined Health Agencies of San Diego for his work. 

Dr. Reagan recently joined the board of The Burn Institute, a nonprofit committed to supporting the UCSD Burn Center, burn survivors and their families and works with Scripps, a private, nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego.

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