If I have had children can I get back to a bikini body with a tummy tuck? This is a common question that many women ask Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steve Merten, and although the results that you get from a tummy tuck can vary from one person to the next, in many cases you will notice a tummy that is improved in appearance, with tighter and more toned muscles and the elimination of stretched and excess skin and folds that hang down.
Why Does My Stomach Droop and Sag While the Rest of Me is Toned and Tightened Up?
During pregnancy the muscles in your abdomen may separate, leaving a gap that does not close up afterward in some cases. On top of this you may also develop stretched and loose skin, which together can result in a stomach that looks bulgy or that appears to have a pouch. You may find that your stomach tissues droop and hang down when you bend over, and exercise and dieting hasn’t improved this area of your body. In these cases, a tummy tuck, or “abdominoplasty” may help you address these concerns when it is performed by an experienced and highly qualified specialist plastic surgeon, such as Dr Merten.
What are the Risks of a Tummy Tuck?
Having traditional plastic surgery like a tummy tuck is a significant operation, and there are several risks of this procedure that you should be aware of. The risks of an abdominoplasty may include: infections, unfavourable scarring, pain and other medical risks. While most risks and complications with a tummy tuck are minor, and most patients experience few, if any of these problems, the risks need to be considered if you have this type of plastic surgery to get a flat tummy back after having kids. As a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Merten will undertake all measures to minimise these risks, and deal with them promptly and appropriately should they occur.
Is This Type of Plastic Surgery Right for Me?
If you are thinking about having a tummy tuck, then it is important that you understand that plastic surgery does not come with any guarantees, and that every case can be different and have varying outcomes. The first step should be consulting with a specialist plastic surgeon, who has extensive experience with tummy tuck surgery, one who is known for excellent results and who has extensive training in this specialty, such as Dr Merten.
For a large number of women after having a tummy tuck, they are confident enough to again wear a bikini after having children. Your plastic surgeon can tell you what you can realistically expect if you have this procedure so that you can make an informed decision.
If you want to discuss a tummy tuck, or any other cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262 or Contact Us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Steve Merten.