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Restorative Tummy Tuck Surgery

Post Pregnancy Tummy Symptoms & Solutions In Minneapolis

It goes without saying that the abdominal area of a woman’s body is probably the most affected area after childbirth. Many women seek to have their middle sections tightened with tummy surgery following pregnancy. Minneapolis area cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bashioum, offers post-pregnancy mom’s solutions for physical changes with Mommy Makeover surgery, which will help to restore the body.

Pregnancy is not the only reason why women seek to have tummy tuck surgery, general weight fluctuations also contribute to excess belly fat which is commonly accompanied by stretch marks, loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone.

  • Symptom: Muffin Top caused by excess skin and belly fat, which leads to stretched belly skin, stretch marks, umbilical or belly button protrusion.
  • Solution: Tummy tuck surgery addresses the symptoms that are unable to be remedied through diet and exercise alone. Tummy tucks are designed to correct stretched or saggy belly skin, protruding tummy and include belly button repair.

How Does a Tummy Tuck Correct These Problems?

A tummy tuck is designed to correct physical changes following pregnancy or general weight gain and loss. Extra skin and fat are removed while the underlying  muscles are repositioned above and below the belly button.  Hernias can also be repaired at this time.  While this surgery does leave scars, position makes them less noticeable. There is a scar at the lower portion of the abdomen, where the extra skin and fat are removed.   If a large amount of skin is removed, a scar around the belly button may be necessary. Dr. Bashioum can also reposition the belly button to a more natural position.

Surgical Scaring

Of course, the placement of these scars is critical.   Dr. Bashioum designs the scars so they can be easily covered by the smallest bathing suit a patient wants to wear.   A “W” shaped scar at the level of the pubic hair and near the groin is best for this.  To design an easily covered scar, planning requires marking the location of the bathing suit bottom, prior to surgery.

Traditionally drains have been used as part of the after-care of a tummy tuck. Recent changes in the dissection  technique, along with the judicious use of liposuction around the belly button have reduced their need.   Dr. Bashioum does not  routinely use drains at this time.

Since no diet or exercise is able to fix excess skin, or the separated abdominal muscles, patients are often discouraged when not achieving results on their own.  Some of the happiest patients are our tummy tuck patients, due to the fact that surgery is the most effective way to address these specific problems. Research has shown that when you look and feel good about yourself, you are often more confident!

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Appointment With Dr. Bashioum

If you would like to learn more about how a Mommy Makeover tummy tuck can help to restore your body, please contact us at our Wayzata, MN office. One of our team members will work with you to schedule your complimentary consultation.

We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!

  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
BASHIOUM COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER 445 Lake Street, Suite 210 Wayzata, MN 55391 877-647-6882

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