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How Long Should You Wait To Have A Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy?

First and foremost, congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Pregnancy and motherhood are two of the most amazing and rewarding experiences for a woman. But now as you settle into your role as a mother and are finally getting over the pregnancy phase, you are probably trying to restore your pre-pregnancy body with dieting and intense exercise.

Aside from these traditional methods to a better body, another option you have likely come across while working towards your pre-pregnancy figure is a Toronto tummy tuck. It is a very popular plastic surgery, especially amongst mothers, because it removes the stubborn, loose skin and potentially stretch marks, while strengthening abdominal muscles that are weakened during the nine months of growing a child. A tummy tuck is the only solution that can truly help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure (and with improvements!).

If you are looking into a Toronto tummy tuck after giving birth, you are likely wondering when it is an appropriate time for it. There are some women who would like a tummy tuck almost immediately following childbirth. However, that may not be the best idea as your hormones are still out of balance from pregnancy and that affects skin elasticity and bleeding.

Experienced and board-certified plastic surgery professionals with specialty in tummy tucks at Edelstein Cosmetic recommend waiting six-months post-pregnancy or six-months after breast-feeding for a tummy tuck. This buffer time allows your body to recover from the pregnancy and birthing experience, your hormones will return to normal levels and your weight will be near its ideal for you. However, do keep in mind that the six-months period is an average. Every woman’s body is different and may require more or less time before it is ready for a tummy tuck surgery.

A Toronto tummy tuck is worth the wait and preparation after pregnancy because it offers many benefits. It is extremely effective in removing the stubborn, loose skin and fat that doesn’t disappear despite all the exercise and dieting. The final outcome of the surgery is a smoother, flatter and firmer tummy. A tummy tuck also corrects the weakened and separated abdominal muscles caused by the expansion of your uterus as your baby grows.

After months of wearing maternity clothing, a tummy tuck procedure will give you a body contour that allows you to wear fitted clothing once again. There is no longer a need to be self-conscious because you can feel good about your physique. This surgical procedure may create a scar, but it smooths out skin and gets rid of the appearance of stretch marks and/or scars from a caesarean section birth.

Now before getting super excited about a Toronto tummy tuck because it will make all your post-pregnancy body dreams come true, it is important to consider future pregnancies. This is a procedure that is recommended for those who are no longer planning to expand their families since a pregnancy can reverse its effects. If you are unsure about the future, it is best advised to wait and then decide when you are more certain.

When you feel that you are ready for a Toronto tummy tuck after welcoming your bundle of joy, we would love to have you visit our clinic for a personal consultation and individualized treatment plan.

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Before undergoing any Plastic Surgery Canada procedure, consult an experienced and reputable Plastic Surgeon. Book your consultation at our plastic surgery clinic in Toronto by calling (416) 256-4194 or by clicking here.

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