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Case #2458

Posted May 11, 2016 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


shutterstock_269014046If you are like most women who have had children, you probably lament how pregnancy has affected your body. One area, in particular, that may be suffering after pregnancy is your abdomen. A tummy tuck can eliminate the excess fat, stretched skin, stretch marks, and weak stomach muscles after pregnancy and restore a smooth, firm tummy.

Eliminate Stretched Abdominal Skin

Once stretched, your skin does not necessarily regain its former elasticity and strength. This is why mothers and those who have lost massive amounts of weight are often left with sagging, stretched-out stomach skin. The tummy tuck procedure removes this hanging abdominal skin to flatten the stomach after pregnancy.

Get Rid of Stretch Marks

The stretching of your abdomen as a baby grows within your body occurs rapidly over the nine months of pregnancy. Due to the speed at which your skin is forced to stretch, it is no wonder that a mother’s abdomen is often riddled with stretch marks. When excess skin is removed during the tummy tuck procedure, many of your stretch marks will be removed along with it.

Remove Unwanted Fat

Stubborn belly fat is common even without pregnancy, and it is even more common after pregnancy. When exercise and dieting fail to eliminate unwanted lower belly fat, a tummy tuck can remove this localized fat. Liposuction and surgical excision may both be utilized to rid the waistline of unsightly pockets of fat and create a smoother and flatter abdomen.

Tighten Weak Stomach Muscles

Diastasis recti is a common pregnancy-related condition in which the muscles of the abdominal wall separate and become flaccid. This condition creates the appearance of a looser stomach and can make you continue to look pregnant for long after the birth of your child. Tummy tuck surgery tightens the stomach wall to improve your core strength and create a firmer, tighter waist.

The tummy tuck procedure can help women whose abdomens have become stretched out, weak, and flaccid after pregnancy. If your tummy is a bit worse for the wear after pregnancy and you are interested in experiencing the benefits of tummy tuck surgery, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jack or Dr. Oliver. Call us at (205) 298-8660 or complete our online contact form, and we will help you book your appointment today.