A new baby brings joy and life not only to you, but to your whole family. Although becoming a mother is a fulfilling experience, you may feel self-conscious about the effects that pregnancy had on your body. During pregnancy, your stomach muscles often separate and skin stretches, this causes loose and sagging skin, stretch marks, and excess fat that cannot be repaired without surgical intervention.
The perfect way to counteract the physical changes that pregnancy brings is by having a "Mommy Makeover," which is a combination of a tummy tuck, liposuction, and usually a breast augmentation or a breast augmentation with a lift. A tummy tuck is primarily designed to address the effects of pregnancy that cannot be reversed through diet and exercise. If you are considering a tummy tuck, it is important to carefully prepare and to follow your doctor's instructions for a successful recovery. Come to Beverly Hills in California and consult Dr Brian Evans a Board-certified plastic surgeon.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure that can restore a toned stomach by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin. During a tummy tuck procedure, the surgeon manually tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall and sutures them into place. Excess skin is then removed from the patient's abdomen to create a firmer, flatter midsection. The abdominoplasty procedure can be customized to your specific goals and can be combined with liposuction and breast augmentation, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Planning Your Tummy Tuck
Your current health and lifestyle, the areas of your body you want to target, and how a post-pregnancy tummy tuck will affect your family life are all factors that you will want to consider before undergoing a "mommy makeover." It is important to be at a stable weight before having tummy tuck surgery. However, if you have excess skin after your pregnancy, a tummy tuck is often the only way to get rid of loose overhanging skin.
Recovering From a Tummy Tuck
If you undergo a tummy tuck you can anticipate approximately 7-10 days off of work. During this time, you should not do any strenuous exercise. It is imperative that you follow the post-surgery instructions that you receive from your physician regarding how much weight you are able to lift, how often you should get out of bed, how long you should wear your compression garment, and how to care for your incision.
Complications from a Tummy Tuck
There are risks associated with any surgical procedure, but serious complications are rare with a tummy tuck. Common risks associated with any surgery include blood clots, infections, and slow healing. One of the most important things you can do to reduce the risk of complications is to avoid smoking and being around second-hand smoke. Exposure to cigarettes decreases the size of your blood vessels and constricts the amount of circulation and oxygen available in your blood to your incisions.
If you are considering a tummy tuck, Dr Brian Evans of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is a rare and uniquely qualified plastic surgeon whose private medical practice has been divided between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the care of the burn-injured patient.
Patients who choose Brian Evans Plastic Surgery Hosptial & Medical center center for their tummy tuck surgery can expect dramatic and life-changing results. Contact our plastic surgery center 818-665-3585 in West Hills Hosptial & Medical center today for further information about tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) procedures.
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