A procedure that is great for women who have had children and want a smoother, firmer abdomen is a tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck procedure involves removing excess skin and fat, as well as tightening the abdominal muscles that have separated due to pregnancy. Many women who are ready for a body transformation can benefit from a mommy makeover! A mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck as well as breast surgery, and sometimes liposuction if needed. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for an examination to determine which procedures would be best to help you achieve your goals! Good luck with your research!
Which procedure would be best to get rid of my mummy pooch and stretch marks? (Photo)
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Tummy Tuck and / or Liposuction to address your concerns
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Full tummy tuck to get rid of mummy pooch
Thank you for your question.
I think you would be a good candidate for a Brazilian lipoabdominoplasty. This procedure is the combination of liposuction and a traditional tummy tuck. During a tummy tuck I tighten the diastasis rectus muscle which brings in the waist then I cut out the excess skin to achieve overall, a smaller waist with a nice flat abdomen and a thin scar hidden below the bikini line. With the use of topical scar creams or lasers, this can further diminish the scar line to make it less visible. Then the use of liposuction will help remove any excess fat deposits along with creating a nice, smooth silhouette. I hope this helps!
Good luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Hello and thank you for your question. I think that you would be an ideal candidate for a full abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck). From your picture it looks as though you may have a C-section scar which would be removed with your abdominoplasty. The incision would fall below your underwear or bikini line, so it would not be visible. An abdominoplasty will remove most, if not all, of your stretch marks and also remove excess skin on your abdomen giving it a tighter, firmer look. Good luck!
The post-pregnancy pooch
Which procedure would be best to get rid of my mummy pooch and stretch marks?
Generally speaking, the “ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her, is capable of arranging enough recovery time, does not smoke and who has reached a long-term stable weight.
When the time is right, seek consultation with well experienced board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. It will be important to educate yourself about the potential risks/complications associated with surgery and have a good idea of realistic expectations. I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.