Three Post-Childbirth Abdominal Problems — One Effective Solution
The abdominal area takes the majority of the physical toll during pregnancy and childbirth. Here are the most common abdominal concerns for women following childbirth:
Stretch marks can be attributed to two main factors – the surge of hormones that causes hyperpigmentation and the growing baby that rapidly stretches the abdominal skin. The sudden expansion makes it difficult for the collagen fibers in the skin to regenerate creating the appearance of cracks. The degree or extent of stretch marks may be influenced by genetics and the elasticity of your skin pre-pregnancy.
Loose abdominal skin
If you’re lucky, the overly stretched abdominal skin may return to its original state after childbirth. However, this isn’t the case for most women as they often end up with loose skin and separated or weakened abdominal muscles.
Abdominal pooch, bulges, or rolls
Weight gain during pregnancy and childbirth may result in the unsightly appearance of love handles, muffin top, and back rolls. These extra pockets of fat may be resistant to diet and exercise, requiring the intervention of cosmetic surgery.
The aforementioned post-childbirth problems can be remedied with a single treatment – the tummy tuck. Also known as abdominoplasty, this body contouring procedure aims to improve the appearance of the abdomen following pregnancy and make it appear naturally flatter and well-toned.
A thorough physical examination and an in-depth discussion of your goals and expectations are one of the initial steps to take when thinking about having a post-childbirth tummy tuck. Call us at 713.234.6244 to schedule your tummy tuck consultation. We look forward to your visit!