Pregnancy can be an exciting and beautiful experience. While you are ecstatic to bring your bundle of joy into the world, you may notice that the pregnancy process has taken a toll on your figure. If you are looking to restore your tummy to its pre-baby contour, a tummy tuck in Brandon can help.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure done to flatten and tighten the abdomen. During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles can stretch and weaken, or even separate, causing a protruding belly. Excess skin and fat deposits can also stick around after pregnancy. A Tummy tuck tightens abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat for a more tones abdominal appearance.
What to Expect
A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia and is often an out-patient procedure. An incision will be made horizontally between the hipbones, and a second incision may be needed around the navel. Upper abdominal skin is pulled down, excess skin and fat removed, and then the incisions are sutured closed.
During recovery, a compression garment should be worn to suppress swelling and support the new abdominal contours. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks to ensure optimal healing. Following Dr. Shienbaum’s post-surgery instructions can help to ensure a safe and quick recovery.
If you are interested in achieving a flatter abdominal profile, contact our office today to schedule a tummy tuck consultation.
Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shienbaum has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Brazilian Butt Lift, and the Mommy Makeover. He serves patients in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Riverview, Lakeland, and Brandon, Florida. For more information about breast augmentation, please visit brandonplasticsurgery.com.