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Will a tummy tuck get me back my pre-baby body?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016, 1:40 pm

For many women, there comes a time after having their children when they lose the lightness of tone with which they refer to their ‘mum tum’. Once a mildly irritating yet inevitable consequence of child bearing, it has become a source of dismay and a ‘hang up’ that is difficult to dismiss. Photos in the media of new celeb mums who seem to have got rid of their post-baby bulge already can’t help. When women who are feeling this way attend Mr Maisam Fazel’s Essex mummy makeover clinic, a key question asked is: can a tummy tuck restore what has been lost?

What can a tummy tuck achieve?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is an increasingly popular and relatively straightforward procedure, producing attractive and natural-looking results for those at or near their ideal weight. This last bit is important as while it is possible to have simultaneous liposuction to create new, trimmer contours, an abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure. By repositioning and tightening up the abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck can get rid of the bulge that was created by muscle separation during pregnancy. Furthermore, it can remove the excess fat that stubbornly refuses to shift, and also the excess, stretched skin; the skin is pulled taut over the abdomen, leaving a neater, more youthful and toned appearance.

Be realistic in your expectations

In the right hands, a tummy tuck can deliver fantastic results, tackling those problem areas of bulge and excess skin and, in so doing, transforming your silhouette. During your Essex tummy tuck consultation, however, Mr Maisam Fazel will caution you against unrealistic expectations but give you a clear idea of what improvements you can expect. Those patients who understand the limitations of surgery tend to be much more satisfied with the outcome.

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