By Dr. Geoffrey E. Leber, MD – Follow me on Google+
Pregnancy is an exciting, wonderful time in a woman’s life, but the aftereffects are not always so pleasant. Those nine amazing months, along with the excessive weight gain and subsequent loss they bring, results in stretching and weakening of the abdominal wall. Exercise and diet alone can’t bring those separated abdominal muscles back together, but there is a cosmetic procedure that can help.
What is Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, tightens the abdominal muscles and weakened abdominal wall for a tighter, shapelier midsection. The procedure also effectively removes excess skin, as well as stretch marks, scars and other imperfections that might be present on the skin below the naval. The result is a natural look that makes post-pregnancy patients comfortable in tight-fitting clothing and bathing suits once again.
Dr. Geoffrey Leber performs tummy tucks in his Scottsdale Surgery Center. He uses a technique that ensures full correction of the abdominal wall while mimicking the natural curves of the tummy. The procedure lowers and narrows the waistline, while simulating a natural “six-pack” across the abdomen. The technique also allows for a regular belly button appearance.
Mini Tummy Tucks
A “mini” tummy tuck is also an option for patients who want to tighten their shape with minimal scarring and recovery time. The procedure involves smaller incisions and less suturing of abdominal muscles, for a toned, post-pregnancy look. Mini tummy tucks also do not require repositioning of the belly button, for minimal changes that look completely natural.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leber’s techniques avoid the traditional circular scar around the belly button, allowing patients to even flaunt two-piece bathing suits without worry over the telltale signs of surgery. His ability to achieve natural, beautiful results in abdominoplasty and other surgical procedures has attracted patients from across the country and around the globe.
Who is a Candidate for Abdominoplasty?
The best candidates for abdominoplasty are patients that are of average weight, but have not been able to trim the abdominal region effectively through diet and exercise. Although women can safely get pregnant after a tummy tuck, it is not typically recommended for patients until they are finished having children. The same bodily changes that occurred during a first pregnancy can occur again, even after a procedure has been done.
If you want to say goodbye to a sagging abdominal wall after pregnancy, Dr. Geoffrey Leber and his staff may be able to help. For more information about abdominoplasty in Scottsdale AZ or other options in cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. Leber’s office at (480) 945-5522 or visit our contact page. Follow Dr. Leber on Google+