Is Tummy Tuck Key To Mommy Makeover?
Posted on March 1, 2021 by Dr. Carlos Chacon - Mommy Makeover
Few experiences in life are as joyful as bringing a child into the world. But as magical as motherhood is, some mothers feel self-conscious that their bodies do not “bounce back” in an aesthetic sense after having babies. Even with regular exercise and a strict diet, cosmetic battle scars can remain, affecting a mother’s self-image and confidence.
Mommy makeover with Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery restores a woman’s post-partum body to its former glory. One of the common questions Dr. Chacon is asked is whether tummy tuck is key to mommy makeover success. Read on for the answer.
Every Mommy Makeover Is Unique
You probably won’t find the term mommy makeover mentioned in any medical textbooks. By definition, mommy makeover is a catch-all marketing phrase that describes surgical techniques to rejuvenate the body areas most impacted by pregnancy and nursing. This varies from patient to patient, and no two mommy makeovers are exactly alike.
Your mommy makeover will include any combination of procedures that will benefit your individual needs and help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Restoring the Abdomen to Its Pre-Pregnancy Form
With that in mind, most mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck component, because pregnancy takes a major toll on the abdomen. As the baby grows, the abdominal skin and underlying muscles stretch to accommodate a burgeoning belly. Excess fat deposits can develop around the abdomen, too.
Many women discover that after childbirth, the abdomen rarely snaps back to its pre-pregnancy shape. Even after the baby is born, the abdominal skin may look loose, the muscles may remain separated and fat deposits may be difficult to spot tone with diet and exercise.
Give Your Stomach a More Streamlined Look
Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, simultaneously addresses loose muscles, sagging skin and unwanted fat, creating a more attractive abdomen. Through an incision made on the low abdomen, Dr. Chacon repairs the abdominal muscles, removes excess skin and fat and tightens the remaining skin.
If needed, Dr. Chacon can reshape and adjust the belly button to give it a more youthful appearance (technically, the belly button itself does not move, but the skin around it does).
With his training, skill set and experience, Dr. Chacon is the perfect choice to perform your mommy makeover. To request a consultation with him to discuss tummy tuck and other procedures to rejuvenate your appearance, please reach out to Divino Plastic Surgery today. You can reach us by email or by calling (858) 633-7546.