Any mother will tell you that having a child is one of life’s greatest joys. However, in addition to the joy brought on by motherhood, women with babies can experience a few less-than-lovable side effects - sleepless nights, fatigue and a belly bulge that simply won’t disappear. An increasing number of women are turning to plastic surgery to provide the extra push necessary to get their bodies back in pre-baby shape. If you live in the Pittsburgh area and are wondering whether a tummy tuck is right for you, contact Dr. Dennis Hurwitz today.
It’s no secret that a woman’s body changes during pregnancy - so don’t beat yourself up if, even after a lifetime of being in great shape, you suddenly find it impossible to lose the stubborn post-pregnancy belly bulge. It’s not uncommon for women to gain upwards of 40 pounds prior to giving birth. In fact, many women actually experience a condition known as “diastasis recti,” which means that their abdominal muscles actually become separated during pregnancy. The result is a slight abdominal bulge that no amount of crunches can counteract. In cases like these, a tummy tuck performed by a skilled plastic surgeon may be the best method of achieving physical goals that can’t be reached with fitness alone.
As a new parent, it’s understandable that you want to make absolutely sure that having a tummy tuck after pregnancy is safe for both you and your baby. However, the right timing can vary from mother to mother. Some questions to consider are:
When all these factors are considered, many women wait six months to a year before undergoing a tummy tuck procedure. When you consult with your plastic surgeon, he or she will help you create a tummy tuck timeline that fits your unique situation.
If a tummy tuck will help a mother be happier, healthier, and more confident, then the benefits of surgery extend beyond just appearance. To learn more about whether - or when - a tummy tuck is right for you, contact The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery.
“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.*” Jill's Story
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.