Pregnancy can have a lasting impact on your figure, and one of the most common body woes among women who have undergone pregnancy is their pudgy abdomen. Because pregnancy nearly always involves some amount of weight gain, lingering fatty tissue or baggy skin can affect the appearance of your midsection long after you’ve completed your family. Here are three popular waist-slimming options to help you regain your pre-pregnancy waistline.
1. Full Tummy Tuck
One of the most common post-pregnancy procedures, a tummy tuck can resolve skin laxity in the upper and lower abdomen, remove excess fatty tissue and tighten separated abdominal muscles. If you find that sagging abdominal skin or diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles) prevent you from feeling confident about your appearance, you may benefit from the results of a full tummy tuck for tightening and toning your midsection.
2. Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is a similar procedure to a full tummy tuck, but designed for patients with minimal contouring needs. Skin laxity that is focused below the belly button and loose lower abdominal muscles can be improved with this mini procedure for a fitter stomach with more visible muscle tone.
Both traditional liposuction and Smartlipo™ are procedures for reducing subcutaneous fat. If pregnancy has resulted in persistent fatty areas around your belly, you may find that liposuction is the right approach for helping you regain your pre-baby look.
As opposed to traditional liposuction, which suctions fat cells from your body after breaking them apart with tumescent fluid, Smartlipo™ breaks apart fat cells using laser-assisted technology. Your body contouring surgeon can help you decide on the best lipo technique for your needs.