Tummy tucks are, without a doubt, one of the most popular procedures that new mothers request, and for good reason. New moms are often shocked at how their skin sags, how the shape of their bodies changed after a baby, and it can be overwhelming to see the drastic, often unsightly changes that take place during and after baby. In many cases, new moms are thrilled with their baby, but can’t stand to look in the mirror because of the flabbiness of their once-toned tummy.
The emotional impact of seeing those dramatic body changes can be great, and it’s one of the reasons why so many new moms scramble for gym passes and request information on special diets that are tailored to their needs. While diet and exercise can provide results for most moms, the truth of the matter is that many new moms still end up being frustrated by their tummies. It’s not uncommon for diet and exercise to be somewhat useless against stubborn fat from life as a new mom, nor is it uncommon for moms to have excess skin. When this happens, a tummy tuck is often the best way to get your pre-baby body back.
Though many new moms want a tummy tuck as soon as possible, tummy tucks are often most effective to women who have these characteristics.
- They are close to their ideal weight. Tummy tucks can be done on women who are overweight, but that doesn’t mean it will look good. Being close to your ideal weight means that you will get a more natural and also more striking look.
- You’re done having kids. This isn’t mandatory, but generally, if you have a tummy tuck then have yet another child, you’ll end up having to get a 2nd This in itself is not a bad thing as much as it is an inconvenience to the mom.
- You have already tried “old school” weight loss techniques. Plastic surgery is still expensive and a risky endeavor. Make sure that you have tried to lose weight the old fashioned way. A tummy tuck is still no replacement for exercise.
A quick consultation with a good doctor and the right surgeon will be able to tell you whether or not a tummy tuck will be the best choice for you. If you are a good candidate for a tuck, you’ll then have to see whether an invasive tummy tuck or a body contouring procedure would be better. Either way, having the right procedure done will result in you being able to flaunt a taut tummy without having to feel embarrassed or afraid anymore.
Unsurprisingly, spring is the most common season when tummy tuck consultations are scheduled – and understandably so. With summer and the warmer months of spring just around the corner, it’s absolutely crucial to ensure that you get your tummy tuck before it’s time to bare your midriff. Most tummy tucks need to be scheduled weeks or even months in advance, which is why it’s so important to call a licensed plastic surgeon as soon as possible.
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