Having a baby changes almost everything. This includes your physical appearance. One of the areas that pregnancy and childbirth affect the most is the abdomen.
How does having a baby change the shape of your tummy?
- Abdominal muscles separate, meaning that no matter how many crunches you do, they’ve lost the ability to retighten on their own.
- Skin on the abdomen stretches to accommodate a growing baby during pregnancy. After the baby is born and your abdomen has gone back to normal, the skin won’t necessarily be elastic enough to retract and become firm and smooth again. Instead, it can be loose, droopy, and sagging.
- Residual pockets of fat around the midsection may develop throughout motherhood – from pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and more. Unfortunately, many women find that these fat deposits are resistant to diet and exercise.
How can you reshape your body after you’ve had children? With a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers combine body contouring, breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation, and med spa services to provide comprehensive improvement specific to the needs of moms. For the abdominal area, one of the most effective mommy makeover procedures is the tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck procedure will mend weakened abdominal muscles, as well as remove excess skin and fat.
After their mommy makeovers, many of our patients can’t believe how thrilled they are with their results. They report increased self-confidence and only wish they’d had the procedure sooner.