FAQs About After Baby Tummy Tucks

by / Tuesday, 15 March 2016 / Published in Blog, Tummy Tuck Archives

Having a baby is the best thing in the world— not only are you bringing a new life into the world but your family is growing as well. However, although it may be emotionally joyous, pregnancy can wreak havoc on your once perfectly slim body— causing you to feel more like a marshmallow and less like a human. If you have recently had a baby or are done having babies, it might be time to consider having a tummy tuck. Read on to learn more.

What is a tummy tuck?

tummy tuck at swamy clinic in kona hawaii A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which the muscles around the abdominal wall will be tightened in order to give you back a smoother and tighter looking abdomen. The surgery itself involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen in order to tighten both the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall.

What is recovery like?

Now that you have a little one— or several— the first thing you are likely thinking about is what is recovery like. In order to minimize any sort of tearing of your abdominal wall or the incision site itself, it is recommended that patients rest in bed for about a week after surgery. Although it may be a lot to imagine someone else helping take care of your kids, remember that the rest required from your surgery will help to prevent against any sort of complications down the road.

Can I have babies after a tummy tuck?

Yes, you can absolutely have more babies after you have had a tummy tuck. However, because much of the benefits of the procedure— abdominal tightening and fat removal— will be reversed during a pregnancy, it is recommended that patients wait until they are done having kids to have a tummy tuck.

Getting a tummy tuck is one of the best ways to get your pre-mommy body back. To learn more about tummy tucks or a mommy makeover, contact Swamy Clinic today!