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Get Your Abs Back With Tummy Tuck

Feb 25, 2008
A child brings so much joy to the family. New moms however have to accept the additional mass of flesh which gets attached to their body. Yes, I am talking about their body fat. The weight gained during pregnancy is not easy to lose. The stomach happens to be the most difficult part to lose weight. Even if you have been careful and have been doing situps regularly, your stomach does not seem to return to that firm flat structure you once had before. The muscles around the tummy begin to sag. One effective way to get back your shape is by surgery.

Abdominoplasty, medically as it is called, is the process where the surgeon removes the excess skin around the stomach and the waist resulting in flat tighter skin and a smaller waist.

This surgery is especially required for women who have had multiple pregnancies where the skin has been stretched more than once. They end up having
tough fat deposits, not easily dissolvable in their abdomen
stretch marks on their lower abdomen
loose skin
Those with lower fat deposits in their lower abdomen also have the option of opting for mini tummy tuck or partial abdominoplasty.

Things To Consider

You need to plan on weight loss before you go for a tummy tuck as this process does not help you lose weight. It only tightens your muscles giving your skin a toned look

If you plan to have children in future, you cannot go for this surgery. It is best suited for those who have opted for family planning.

The best way to lose weight is through exercise and diet. It is possible to lose some weight around your tummy but exercise does not get you a flat tummy. The skin stretches even more if you have had multiple pregnancies. You thus are left with no choice but to seek professional help for regaining your perfect abs.

Visit Your Doctor

Always be honest about what you want when you see your doctor. Your doctor can recommend a mini tummy tuck if he feels that the fat is only concentrated around the lower abdomen. The other fat removal surgery is liposuction. Liposuction helps in removal of the fatty tissue. If your fat is concentrated in the upper area, tummy tuck will not help. It is best done with liposuction. Too much of anything is bad. Liposuction can affect blood circulation.

After Tummy Tuck

One can experience pain, swelling, numbness as there will be bandages and drains inserted around your tummy. Swelling will take about 5 to 6 weeks to subside. Numbness can take several months to vanish. The drains will be removed after a few weeks. You are advised to take sponge baths only. Bandages will be removed after a few days. You will be required to walk to improve blood flow and also take on light house work.

Dont exert yourself to very physically demanding work. You can be back to your regular work in a few days time if you follow the given advice. Things can resume to normalcy after a month or so.

Your scars however will get healed only in a years time.
About the Author
New moms look at the weight gained during pregnancy with disdain. Some go in for quick repair through surgery like tummy tuck . It is still advisable to depend on a healthy diet and exercise for effective weight loss after pregnancy.
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