Tuesday, November 19, 2013

the post pregnancy pooch

Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body. The appearance of the post-pregnancy pooch- no matter how much exercise you try or weight you lose, often remains. For many women, a tummy tuck that Dr. Jack Peterson combines with liposuction of the abdomen may offer a solution.

What is a tummy tuck?

During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles stretch to allow for expansion of the uterus. This can cause the abdominal muscles to separate completely in a condition called diastasis recti, which can be permanent. For some women, a tummy tuck will be needed to repair permanent muscle separation and laxity.
Along with the stretching of skin comes stretch marks- another tell tale sign of pregnancy and/or weight gain. A tummy tuck also removes excess skin and tissue for a smoother, firmer look. Adding liposuction allows Dr. Peterson to add abdominal sculpting along with the removal of excess skin and correction of muscle separation repair to provide a solution for the post pregnancy pooch.