As adorable as your new bundle of joy is, like many moms, you might not find your post-baby belly all that cute. The fact is, giving birth can really take its toll on your tummy, from weakened and separated muscles to over-stretched skin to extra post-baby pounds that refuse to budge. Sometimes, you can even diet and exercise like crazy and still have a protruding tummy. It’s enough to make you want to cry just like your baby!
Not to worry, though – your abs don’t have to be lost forever, and motherhood doesn’t have to mean giving up your waistline. You can get your pre-baby belly back with a tummy tuck performed right here at Muskegon Surgical Associates.
Medically known as abdominoplasty, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes 2 -3 hours. Your surgeon will make one, or in some cases, two incisions to repair weakened muscles, tighten the abdominal wall and remove excess fatty tissue beneath the skin. Your skin will then be repositioned and excess removed, stretch marks and all – bonus! It’s possible to also get liposuction at this time for particularly stubborn areas, like those love handles you loathe.
Recovery time varies, but typically ranges from two to four weeks, which means you can pack your bikini for Spring Break after all! The best part? With proper diet and exercise, you can maintain your flatter, firmer abs permanently.
So, don’t give up on getting your figure back – get the toned tummy you want by scheduling a consultation with a MSA plastic surgeon today, to find out more about our tummy tuck procedure. Then we can say congratulations on your new baby…and the new you!