3 Signs You May Need a Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

3 Signs You May Need a Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

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You know that you want to do something about your stomach. After all, you are tired of dealing with a range of postpartum issues that are keeping you from looking and feeling your very best. In this situation, a 
tummy tuck might be the perfect solution. Here are three signs that you may benefit from this popular procedure that is used to achieve a slimmer and more toned waistline.

1. Your Abdominal Muscles are Weak or Separated

Pregnancy puts a lot of strain on your abdominal muscles. It is common to experience weakness in these muscles or muscle separation after they stretch to accommodate your baby. 

Often, abdominal muscle separation causes a visible pooch or bulge in the middle of the belly. It can be distressing to experience this and other symptoms of diastasis recti long after delivery. Fortunately, a tummy tuck often incorporates muscle repair to give you a flatter stomach, improve your core strength, and help with issues such as back pain and urinary incontinence.

2. You Have Sagging Skin and Stretch Marks

Sagging skin has a lot in common with a rubber band that has been stretched too far. It lacks the elasticity it needs to spring back into its original shape. This can be incredibly frustrating.

Fortunately, a tummy tuck removes and tightens excess skin. It can achieve much more dramatic results than any cream or non-surgical treatment. As a bonus, it also helps reduce or remove stretch marks and lower abdominal scars that are located in the treatment area.

3. You Are Struggling to Lose Excess Fat 

A tummy tuck is not a weight loss surgery. However, it can be a great way to eliminate those stubborn pockets of fat that have resisted your best diet and fitness efforts. The tummy tuck procedure can help restore a flatter and smoother contour to your waistline after pregnancy.

Schedule a Free Tummy Tuck Consultation in Ridgefield 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Brucato can help determine if a tummy tuck is the best way to achieve your body goals. Call 203-431-7644 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We gladly welcome patients from Ridgefield, Wilton, Danbury, and other areas in Connecticut.

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