Pregnancy affects every woman’s body differently, but there is no doubt that it can leave lasting effects. While diet and exercise can often help you return to your pre-pregnancy body weight, it isn’t always enough to restore your waistline and pre-pregnancy curves. To address abdominal changes, a tummy tuck is often your best option, but is it all you really need to reach your goals? Are you better choosing a tummy tuck or mommy makeover? The answer depends on your individual needs.
When a Tummy Tuck is the Only Procedure You Need
If you have had children or experienced significant weight loss, chances are you have weakened stomach muscles, excess fat and excess skin around your middle. A tummy tuck procedure targets these concerns, helping to tighten and strengthen abdominal muscles and remove excess fat and sagging skin. If you do not have any additional concerns, a tummy tuck is often enough to address the abdominal concerns you may face, giving you back your waistline and a toned appearance.
When to Consider a Mommy Makeover
A tummy tuck will address your abdominal concerns while a mommy makeover can help target changes in the abdomen, breasts and more, giving you full body contouring.
While pregnancy does affect the tummy, it is not the only area of the body that experiences changes. Many women experience sagging breasts after pregnancy and breast feeding while others may experience an accumulation of fat on the hips. In these cases, breast augmentation, breast lifts or liposuction are additional procedures that can help to address those concerns. With a mommy makeover, your surgeon combines these procedures into one surgery, allowing you to achieve your contouring goals with one single recovery period.
If you are considering a tummy tuck or mommy makeover but have questions as to which one is best for you and how they can help you achieve your goals, Dr. Scot Martin is here to help. Contact us online or call the office today at (575) 521-7111 to schedule a consultation.