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Posted October 12, 2013 in Home, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Mommies and Tummy Tucks fit like hand and glove. I am not saying that men don’t have abdominoplasty, but they don’t have as many. There are two reasons for this. The most obvious is that men don’t get pregnant, the second is that men and women store abdominal fat differently.

Tummy Tucks After Pregnancy

Tummy Tuck after pregnancy

Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos: After pregnancy the abdominal skin and muscles can remain stretched out of shape. Abdominoplasty fixes it.

Pregnancy can take a toll on your belly. The muscles get stretched out of shape, and can separate down the middle. This separation is called diastasis. The combination allows the abdominal contents to push forward, maintaining a pregnant appearance. If loose skin and fat are also present, the muscle laxity exaggerates the problem. The Abdominoplasty reverses the process. It tightens the abdominal muscles, restoring a flatter foundation, and removes the excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen. The result is a smooth, firm belly, that belies the fact that you have had children, and enhances the fit of your clothing.

Abdominoplasty Before and After Pictures

Abdominoplasty After Babies

Abdominoplasty Before and After Pictures: Before Tummy Tuck on the left, the before belly looks like baby is still in there. After Tummy Tuck, the belly is flat. The faded scar, seen on the right, is low enough to hide below the belt line.

Abdominoplasty After Weight Loss

Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss

Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures – Another common reason for Abdominoplasty is to smooth the belly after weight loss. Here the skin is easily hidden.

Another common precursor to Tummy Tuck is weight loss. This is true for both women and men. Since men tend to store fat inside the abdomen, the same stretching can occur with weight gain as with pregnancy. When the weight is lost, the abdomen may remain loose. Women, on the other hand, store more fat in front of the muscle. While this spares the muscle stretching, it still stretches the skin. Abdominoplasty can remove the lower abdominal fat when it is in front of the muscle, giving women and advantage.

Tummy Tuck Before and After Pictures

Tummy Tuck Early Scar

Abdominoplasty Before and After Pictures – Before the Tummy Tuck the abdomen is full and loose skin folds over the belly button and lower belly. After the Tummy Tuck, the abdomen is flat and the skin is tight. The placement of this early scar is seen on the right. The red color is present for a few months and then fades.

Abdominoplasty is often combined with Liposuction to reduce the love handles and keep the trunk proportionally slim all the way around. Liposuction can reduce a muffin top when the skin is tight, without the need for a tummy tuck scar.

More Tummy Tuck Frequently Asked Questions

I had the opportunity to talk about Tummy Tucks on KRON4’s Body Beautiful with host Janelle Marie. In fact, we talked so much, there was not time for the Abdominoplasty Before and After Pictures shown above. I will post a link to the Tummy Tuck Video next week, and include some exciting information about a new FDA approved product that is clinically proven to help fade tummy tuck scars faster.