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Why is a tummy tuck such a popular procedure? As women, our weight changes naturally throughout our lives. These fluctuations with the additional stretching from pregnancy create sagging skin and a loose abdominal wall. Pregnancy stretches you from the inside out, stretching the core muscles of your “six-pack” and your overlying skin. Even maximal weight loss after pregnancy cannot restore the pre-pregnancy figure you are used to seeing in the mirror for the prior 20 or 30 years. Your husband may be able to wear the same clothes from your wedding day, but nature is working against you in this case! A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, may be the solution.
How is tummy tuck surgery performed?
A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that tightens the loose abdominal wall, smoothens the waistline and contours the belly. This involves a combination of liposuction and directly removing the excess skin and fatty tissue. Picture a bedsheet, full of wrinkles. To straighten this out, you shake it out, lift up the sheet, and pull it tight across all the edges. Similarly during a tummy tuck, Dr. Tannan places the scar in your underwear line, and lifts up your abdominal skin and redrapes it over you. She removes the extra skin, and feathers the contour of your waist with liposuction. Dr. Tannan also repairs the diastasis recti (separation of your abdominal muscles) — by tightening your “six-pack.”
Is tummy tuck surgery right for me?
A tummy tuck will stretch your skin over your underlying abdomen and remove the extra, sagging skin and fat. This is not a weight loss operation. Rather, it is a shaping operation after you have lost all the weight you hope or plan to lose. If you are not planning any future pregnancies and have been at a stable weight for 3-6 months, then a tummy tuck may be right for you!
What is the recovery like after tummy tuck surgery?
Recovery generally involves 6 weeks of low-impact activity to allow all the internal work to heal. You will be able to do more strenuous activity after that initial break. We recommend that young mothers plan to have help (family, friends, or neighbors) during the first couple of weeks while your body is actively adjusting.
How much does a tummy tuck cost?
We put together an infographic below to show you the typical cost of a tummy tuck procedure. More details on tummy tuck cost can be found at our blog post, “How Much Does a Tummy Tuck Cost?”, at https://www.tannanplasticsurgery.com/how-much-does-tummy-tuck-cost/
Check out the Plastic Surgery Cost Calculator for a breakdown of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. each year. This includes tummy tuck, as well as breast augmentation / breast implants, breast reduction, breast revision, rhinoplasty, liposuction, body contouring and more. https://www.tannanplasticsurgery.com/resources/cost-calculator
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