Impact of pregnancy varies from woman to woman.
can dramatically impact the appearance of a womens abdomen.The vast majority of patients develop
redundant skin, excess fat, stretch marks and weakened abdominal muscles
following this event.
But this isn’t inevitable, there are
patients who bounce back nicely after pregnancy.This is especially true after the first
pregnancy.With multiple pregnancies
this appears to be far less likely, but we still occasionally see patients who
have minimal changes following pregnancy.
A variety of factors may contribute
to this phenomena including genetics, good skin tone, healthy lifestyle, and
It’s impossible to predict how any
women will respond to pregnancy.For
this reason, it’s important to follow your obstetricians directions especially
regarding weight management.
patients will experience changes in their abdomens following pregnancy, but
when these steps are taken the odds of returning to your pre-pregnancy form are
Loose skin and muscle laxity after pregnancy
Whether or not you have undesirable abdominal contouring issues after pregnancy depends mostly on your genetic makeup. Many women have almost unchanged abdominal contours after many pregnancies. They are blessed with good genes. Skin laxity as result of pregnancy and be lessened by keeping within the recommended weight gain provided by your gynecologist. Is also helpful to keep well hydrated and to maintain a healthy diet. It is not possible to get a tummy tuck with no scars.
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Wrinkled abdomen after pregnancy
I have had this question myself.
First, to answer your question, it is not inevitable, but you must be blessed with good genes to avoid these problems after pregnancy.
Remember, the most important thing is to be healthy throughout your pregnancy and take vitamins, supplements, and good nutrition in accordance with your gynecologst and obstetrician's recommendations.
Now, having said that, consider during the last weeks of pregnancy the fetus can gain half a pound per week. Therefore, a child that is delayed or late can be considerably larger than if delivered early.This can aggravate and add to the damage of the abdominal wall stretching the skin and muscles apart.
Furthermore, if you pay closer attention to the media, it appears that many stars have their children delivered via C-section. Why? I am not sure, but to me it seems as if it is disproportionately higher than the general public. It is my feeling that this is being done to control the situation and to minimize late delivery (larger children), which may be subject to greater rates of birth trauma.
Do you remember the photos of Britney Spears C-section? Go ahead and Google it. But if you look at Britney in her current videos, you rarely see the scar and she has a phenomenal belly. I believe the early C-section is in large part responsible for this. Airbrushing doesn't hurt either and this can be deceptive. If you think about all the tattoos Angelina Jolie has in her public persona, you rarely see them in her movies. So the cinematographers do an excellent job of concealing tattoos and scars as well. Don't always believe your eyes when it comes to Adobe Photoshop.
In general, remaining fit and within the dietary guidelines of your obstetrician, avoiding excessive weight gain during pregnancy, combined with the blessing of good genes and skin elasticity, and an uncomplicated pregnancy are all factors that help to minimize the potential for stretch marks, loose muscles, and localized fat that is seen after pregnancy. However, even in the best of all circumstances, these do not guarantee a wrinkle free belly, so try not to beat yourself up over it. Que sera sera.
Loose skin after tummy tuck
Generally weight gain more than 30 pounds will result in some loose skin. There is always a scar with a tummy tuck but they are positioned low at or under the bikini line so it is less visible,
Generally creams and exercise do not remove loose skin. Non-surgical modalities are available however not very effective since they do not remove loose skin and only provide some tightening. Most often, patients need skin removal after significant weight loss or pregnancy. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi.
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Loose skin and weakened muscles after pregnancy
It's not 100% guaranteed that a woman will be left with loose skin, excess fat and separated muscles after pregnancy. Those who don't tend to have better skin quality. Having a child while you're younger can also help. You can improve your chances by leading a healthy lifestyle which includes a balanced diet, exercise regimen and good lifestyle habits.
Are loose skin and flabby separated muscle inevitable after pregnancy?
Luck and good genes control much of our lives. Why is it that some people do great on exams without studying while others are natural born athletes? Why are some people extremely attractive while others are not? It appears to be random and unfair.
Commonly, in pregnancy, a uterus enlarges from the size of a lime to that of a large watermelon. To allow such growth the midline six pack Rectus muscles must stretch, split and move to the sides and the skin must stretch out. After pregnancy the muscle return to the center but are NOT together; there is a permanent separation between them (Diastasis) that cannot be repaired "naturally, organically" or by any of the 1000's of bogus aids promoted in the backs of women's magazines.
While exercise will be more beneficial that not exercising, exercising cannot physically bring and keep these stretched out and separated muscles together. This can only be done with a well-done Tummy Tuck.
Finally as regards those whose livelihood depends on their continued presence on newspaper and magazines, they are human and scar just like you.
Loose skin and muscle after pregnancy depends on your own skin quality
Although it is common for women to experience loose skin and muscle after a pregnancy, not all women do. The reason is the woman's own genetic makeup. Some women will unfortunately experience a great deal of stretch marks and skin damage after a pregnancy. Other women, can show almost no signs of the expansion of their skin.
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First, there is a genetic component to the way the abdomen appears after pregnancy. Second if you work out regularly and have good abdominal tone than more than likely you will bounce back better. Third, if you gain a moderate amount of weight like 30 lbs and not 50-80, you probably will look better.
Pregnancy and childbirth cause permanent changes to the abdomen - Tummy tuck correction
Most women have permanent changes to their bodies after pregnancy.
These changes can include:
Loose lower abdominal skin
"Rectus diastasis" - separation of the rectus abdominis muscles
Loss of abdominal muscle tone
Excess fat in the abdomen and flanks
Multiple pregnancies and having twins or multiple babies born at one time can magnify the effects of pregnancy on the abdomen.
Although some women are blessed with genetics that enable their bodies to bounce back quickly after pregnancy, most moms have at least some of these changes after having children.
There is really no good way to prevent these natural changes of pregnancy. Topical "lotions and potions" do not work, unfortunately.
Maintaining physical fitness, a healthy weight before and during pregnancy, and good muscle tone can all promote speedy recovery from pregnancy but are not a guarantee that your abdomen won't change after you are a Mom.
For Moms who have finished having children and are at least 6 months out from their last birth, a tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty") can help to correct excess abdominal skin, permanently remove stretch marks, tighten muscle tone and recreate the firm, toned abdomen most women would love to show off!
Get physically fit and do as much as you can to achieve your personal goals regarding your weight and muscle tone before considering any surgery.
You should be in optimal shape both physically and mentally/emotionally, with support from your partner if you are going to undergo any procedure.
Visit a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with a great deal of experience in "mommy makeovers" for evaluation of whether you are a candidate for surgery.