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Can I Get a Flat Stomach After Having Children?

Woman standing in a peach-colored outfit with her midriff exposed. The background is sunny with a potted plant on a table.After giving birth, many mothers notice that their stomach looks much different – and these changes aren’t always welcome. Although motherhood is a beautiful time, aesthetic issues such as isolated fat buildups, stretched muscles, and excess abdominal skin can be highly frustrating. What’s worse, these concerns are often very stubborn, and sometimes fail to respond even to intensive exercise and a healthy diet.

Dr. Richard Zeff understands that many of these moms need a more advanced treatment to achieve the flat stomach they desire. For this reason, mothers can be good candidates for tummy tuck surgery. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is designed to address excess skin and stretched muscles in the belly. The surgery involves tightening loose muscles, trimming and excising skin, and reducing the appearance of blemishes like stretch marks. Especially when the procedure is performed by an experienced tummy tuck surgeon like Dr. Zeff, the result is often a much firmer, more toned-looking abdomen.

Because a tummy tuck by Dr. Zeff can produce such a dramatic effect, abdominoplasty is a popular addition to the mommy makeover. A mommy makeover combines at least two or three procedures for a comprehensive enhancement of the physique, and as many mothers want to contour their post-childbirth belly, a tummy tuck can be a wonderful treatment to include. Dr. Zeff customizes each mommy makeover to meet the unique aesthetic goals of the patient, often including procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and/or breast lift surgery to achieve a firm, sculpted, youthful figure.

For more information about tummy tuck or other surgical procedures that can help you restore your pre-pregnancy stomach, contact our practice today!