Makeover for Mommy: Have a Tummy Tuck Surgery
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your belly after pregnancy? Are diets and exercise not enough to get rid of it? Want to have that slimmer and firmer waistline again? Then try to consider having a Tummy tuck Surgery!
Being a mother really brings great joy for most of us. Unfortunate after giving birth, comes the unwanted fat deposits and the protruding belly. Because of great stress on the belly during pregnancy, it’s no wonder that the size and shape of a mother’s stomach changes over time. If you’re a mother, you’ll know that your body changes after giving birth in a way that diet and exercise can’t bring it back to normal again.
When your belly’s skin and muscle have been stretch out by pregnancy, no matter how hard you’ve exercised to bring back its shape, even though it’s been already quite some time since you’ve given birth, often times it doesn’t return to its former appearance. The best way to solve this problem is through Tummy Tuck Surgery. Provided that your surgeon agreed that you are a good candidate for it.
What is Tummy Tuck?
Tummy Tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess fats and skin, tightening the abdominal muscles and creating a firmer and slimmer waistline. Also known as Abdominoplasty, most mothers used this surgery to remove their belly button deformities, skin laxity, belly fats and stretch marks. It permanently restores stomach firmness and removes loose skin since stomach skin and muscle are stretched out beyond their ability to flatten again during pregnancy.
Candidates for Tummy Tuck
The best candidates for this procedure are men and women in good health and mothers who are unhappy to the appearance of their abdomen. Though this is effective for moms after having multiple pregnancies, women who are considering having future pregnancy should post-pone the procedure. Pregnancies can decrease the procedures’ effectiveness and longevity.
People who were once obese and are still having loose skins and excess fat deposits on their bellies are also good candidates for this procedure. It should only be take note that this procedure is not recommended for the treatment of obesity and for people who are planning to use this as a way to lose weight.
It is generally performed under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. Usually it can take one to five hours to finish. During the procedure, an incision is made at the pubic bone portion through which the surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles and pull the remaining skin downwards. Some surgeon will make sure that muscles are as tight as possible so that the stomach will maintain its new shape as long as possible.
Mothers who have Cesarean section are in advantage. Your surgeon can use that section for this procedure or he can also remove it during the procedure so that you will have only one scar.
Your surgeon will give instructions on what to do for faster recovery. Usually, ten days after the surgery, you will be able to comfortably do light activities. You must not do any vigorous work for six weeks. This may lengthen the healing process of the wound.
You can usually return to work about four weeks after the operation. It will take about six weeks to fully recover from the surgery. But this depends upon the individual’s ability to follow the advice of the surgeon. Your surgeon may advice you to wear a support garment for up to six weeks after the surgery to protect the healing wound.
Minimal pain and swelling will occur days after the surgery. Your doctor will prescribe you medicine for these. You may also experience some soreness, tiredness and numbness during that time. The procedure leaves a scar. Your surgeon might recommend some ointments and creams when you are already healed for the scar to fade.
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