Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing time in your life, a new baby is magical, and life will never quite be the same.
We get a high proportion of enquiries from mothers, mainly those looking to regain their body after having one or more babies.
One of the reasons we see ladies who have had a baby, is the impact pregnancy has on your body, particularly the stomach and lower abdomen area. Growing a life in such a small space, naturally will result in expanding stretch and lower sagging and in some cases stretch marks too.
This effects ladies of all shape and size, with all different skin texture and it is very difficult to stop, and often they find that diet and exercise alone are simply not going to get rid of the excess skin, or sagging pouch that is left.
A tummy tuck can help, it is designed to tighten the ab muscles and remove excess skin and stretch marks. The specialist surgeon will also look to contour and shape your stomach, resulting in a tighter, more even appearance. The scar from tummy tuck surgery is often made along the same line as your caesarean scar, so there is only one, low scar. This scar is easily hidden by your underwear and or bikini/bathing suit.
We ask that you wait some time before booking in for tummy tuck surgery, following the birth of your baby, to allow your body time to heal and for the skin which will have torn and stretched to relax and if you are breast feeding, even longer than that. We suggest around 6 months after you stop feeding. It is important to note that you will need time and help following your surgery, and lifting your new baby puts strain on your tummy muscles and can cause issues with recovery.
It is also advised that you establish a good routine with your baby, taking the time to bond and feed, without the pressure or pain of surgery recovery. Movement and pre pregnancy weight is an advantage, to aid in strength and good recovery.
Procedure Time – 3-4 hours
Overnight Stay – 1 – 2 nights
Recovery Time – 6 – 12 months
Meet with our specialist skin surgeon and learn more about how abdominoplasty can restore your confidence.
During your complimentary consultation, the surgeon will discuss all of your options with you, and create a plan that is tailored to you and your desires.
There has never been a better time to feel good.