It might not be surprising to you that many mothers in America wish to ‘tighten things up’ after child birth. Abdominal skin and muscles get stretched and droop. Post-pregnancy liposuction and tummy tucks are popular and safe procedures to restore pre-birth body contours.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a combination of cosmetic procedures custom-designed for each woman’s individual needs, potentially including a tummy tuck to deflate the troublesome ‘muffin top,’ liposuction to sculpt affected areas to remove excess skin and fat and restore pre-pregnancy shape. Imperfections that have been bothering you since childbirth can be safely reduced or eliminated, letting you feel at your best once again. Commonly chosen post-pregnancy cosmetic combinations are a tummy tuck with liposuction.
The repair of the abdominal area or ‘tummy tuck’ includes the removal and tightening of stretched abdominal skin, tightening of abdominal muscles and liposuction to improve contours in the area. Tummy tucks repair the weakened abdominal wall and remove excess stretched, loose skin. The procedure also minimizes ‘muffin top’ and stretch marks, common post-pregnancy cosmetic issues. Excess fat is removed to flatten the tummy and the waist can be contoured.
With liposuction, excess body fat is removed from the body for a slimmer figure. Scarring is minimal to almost entirely non-visible. Fat can be removed from numerous parts of the body for a natural, consistent, and slimmer body contour.
Sometimes after childbirth, a sort of apron of excess skin and fat hangs over the abdomen. A pubic lift can rid the area above the pubis of the fat deposits, creating a tighter, rejuvenated appearance. Fat is eliminated by liposuction and excess skin can be lifted above the pubic hair. A pubic lift and pubic liposuction is often performed at the same time as a tummy tuck.
Your post-pregnancy body may dismay you with the appearance of fat deposits in the abdomen, hips and thighs. A cosmetic surgeon can effectively use liposuction to remove resistant hormonal fat and sculpt the area for a more defined appearance.
Woman who have had cesarean deliveries often wish to rid themselves of the depressed scar left by the surgery. Tummy tucks are effective in reducing appearance of C-section scars and scar tissue as well as abdominal stretch marks. Separated and stretched abdominal muscles can also be repaired. Women who have delivered by C-section should usually wait 6-12 months before considering surgery to allow their body to fully recover from pregnancy and the cesarean surgery itself.
Why Combine Procedures?
Post-pregnancy body contouring combines procedures related to pregnancy and childbirth to allow you to schedule just one surgery and recovery time to squeeze into your busy schedule. You can see the transformation right away and may even realize cost savings by combining procedures.
Have More Questions About Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?
Please contact the office of Dr. Randy Robinson to learn more about your options for a liposuction or tummy tuck procedure. All cosmetic consultations are free of charge. It costs you nothing to talk to one of the most respected and practiced cosmetic surgeons in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Robinson will be able to talk to you about your options, costs, safety, and expected results.