A mommy makeover is a popular cosmetic treatment that combines procedures to help women achieve their aesthetic goals post-pregnancy. For many, the tummy is the main area of focus in a mommy makeover. The tummy area typically loses definition and may appear softer after childbirth.
During pregnancy, the skin and muscles in the abdominal area stretch out to make room for the growing fetus. This can lead to stretch marks, loose or sagging skin, and weakened abdominal muscles. For some women, these effects of pregnancy stick around for long after childbirth. In this scenario, a mommy makeover can help you get back the flat, defined stomach that you had prior to pregnancy.
There are multiple ways to re-sculpt the tummy for a leaner, more toned physique with a mommy makeover. Four main ways for abdominal toning in a mommy makeover include:
A mini tuck, or mini-abdominoplasty, is a way for women to achieve a slimmer midsection, minus the expense, scarring, and recovery period of a full tummy tuck. It mainly targets sagging or excess skin in the lower stomach region, making it a good choice for some patients undergoing a mommy makeover.
In the mini tuck procedure, stretch marks can be removed along with sagging skin. This makes it an excellent way for many women to restore the look of their tummies after giving birth.
Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to remove extra skin and fat around the midsection. If a mini tuck isn’t sufficient to achieve a patient’s desired look, a full tummy tuck may be the right choice.
A tummy tuck may also be called an abdominoplasty. In this procedure, excess skin and fat are removed while the abdominal muscles are tightened. The belly button is then moved back to a natural position, leaving the stomach flatter and smoother than before.
In liposuction treatment, a cannula (hollow tube) is used in combination with a high-powered vacuum to remove fat from the treatment area with suction. The cannula is placed underneath the skip to directly target the excess fat.
Liposuction can be highly effective to remove excess fat from the tummy region after pregnancy. As part of a mommy makeover, liposuction can help you achieve a leaner, more defined physique after childbirth.
Renuvion is an advanced cosmetic treatment that uses plasma to contract bodily tissue. Along with liposuction, Renuvion can sculpt the abdomen, leaving the tummy tighter and more defined than before. This cosmetic treatment also improves elasticity in the skin, which can be especially helpful for women post-pregnancy.
To learn more about sculpting the abdomen as part of a mommy makeover procedure, contact Watt Plastic Surgery today.