Mommy Makeover: Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
- Posted on: May 15 2014
Pregnancy and early motherhood is a time of great change in a woman’s life, both mental and physical. While the experience is one of life’s biggest rewards, the body endures a tremendous amount of stress which can cause unwanted changes. Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck and Liposuction procedures are designed to restore a mother’s body to its pre-pregnancy condition.
Every Mommy Makeover plan is customized to fit each woman’s individual needs. Here’s an overview of the Mommy Makeover Body procedures to help you determine which one is right for you. Your body may also benefit from a combination of the two.
Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, flattens and shapes the abdomen and waist by removing excess skin and tightening muscles. This creates a firmer tummy and more defined waistline.
The results of a tummy tuck will likely diminish if a woman continues to bear children post-procedure, so women planning to give birth again are advised to delay the tummy tuck for long-lasting results.
Women who also have pockets of fat in their abdomen or flanks after pregnancy may benefit from liposuction in addition to, or instead of a tummy tuck.
Mommy Makeover Liposuction
Liposuction is an ideal procedure to remove areas of fat that cannot be flattened by diet and exercise, including the flap of abdominal fat that often follows a C-section surgery.
Liposuction sculpts the body after pregnancy by removing resistant fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks and/or thighs, and contouring the curves of those problem areas.
While there are several liposuction methods used by surgeons, two of the most common are ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). In both types, fluid is injected into the area to be treated, then a tiny incision is made in an inconspicuous area, and a cannula (small tube) breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.
Mommy Makeovers on Long Island
Are you interested in learning more about Mommy Makeover Tummy Tuck or Liposuction procedures? Contact us today! We are located in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York, and can be reached directly at 631.424.6707. We look forward to hearing from you soon!