Body Changes After Childbirth
Pregnancy and motherhood are lovely, life-changing events to be celebrated. However, several women often feel that after they’ve given birth, they have lost their flat stomachs forever. Some long-lasting and unwanted effects of pregnancy are often fat accumulation, weight gain, bulging or stretched abdomen and excessive and loose skin.
One more issue that can develop after women have given birth is that the lining of their abdominal muscles can rip and cause the abdomen to bulge. Many moms are disappointed with all of the changes that follow pregnancy.
The first thing to do is to get rid of that extra weight through sensible diet and exercise, however, sometimes these measures can only go as far as restoring form when the skin and supportive structures of the body have been permanently changed. Despite all of your best efforts, your stomach, waistline and breasts may not entirely recover after you’ve given birth.
Types of Abdominoplasty
Both men and women who have abdominal fat and skin that is loose can benefit from an abdominoplasty. An abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes wrinkles and tightens the skin over the abdomen. Sometimes this condition is inherited while in other cases; significant weight loss or pregnancy may cause abdominal skin to become saggy.
Full Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The full abdominoplasty consists of two scars: one incision around the belly button and one from hip-to-hip. During the procedure, the muscles will be tightened, and normally, all of the skin between the belly button and pubic area is removed. This surgery gets rid of vast amounts of excess fat and skin with complete tightening of the deep layers.
With a full tummy tuck, the differences are often profound as typical weight loss is around seven pounds with an instant reduction of several inches in the waist. If you have skin that hangs or have loose skin over your belly button, this surgery may be exactly what you need. For more information on tummy tuck procedures, visit the best plastic surgeon in Sydney – Dr Peter Laniewski.
The length of the scar can vary from anything from a short C-section type of scar to a longer hip-to-hip scar. A mini abdominoplasty eliminates fat and tightens the lower abdomen with minimal to no tightening of the skin above the belly button. This procedure can be combined with liposuction, and the surgery takes approximately one hour.
Muscle Tightening Only
A muscle tightening procedure is perfect for women who have no fat, good skin tone but have loosened muscles after they’ve had a baby. The incision can be a short one, but the more skin tightening you need, the longer the scar will have to be.