Should you have Liposuction or Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

Plastic surgery is often the best solution for some women who need help getting their body back after pregnancy. Specific procedures such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, or a tummy tuck, are often requested. Women stuck with pockets of fat in the abdomen after childbirth, can opt to have either liposuction or a tummy tuck after pregnancy to eliminate that extra fat.

Theexcess fat on either side of the tummy is often referred to as ‘love handles,’   and fat in this area can be particularly hard to lose. Since exercising almost never seems to get rid of the fat, liposuction is often recommend, as love handles are very responsive to liposuction.

Liposuction – Liposuction removes fat deposits in key areas such as the tummy, thighs, and upper arms, and also sculpts those areas that are difficult to shape. Liposuction is not done for weight loss, so it is usually recommend for women that are at their ideal weight. If a woman has excess stomach fat and minimal excess skin, liposuction is usually adequate to eliminate the fat.

Tummy Tuck – A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat, and also tightens the abdominal muscles as well. Sometimes when the abdominal muscles are stretched during pregnancy they remain separated, causing the lower abdomen to become distended. In these instances, the plastic surgeon may recommend a tummy tuck.

If you want to know whether to have liposuction or a tummy tuck after pregnancy, then it’s best to consult with your surgeon for a thorough evaluation.  If you are in Irvine CA, then you can contact Song Plastic Surgery at  Dr. Song will meet with you and then recommend the procedure that is best suited to your particular situation.

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