Answering Your Most Personal Questions About Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tuck in Harrison

The journey of pregnancy is a fulfilling experience, but it can leave lasting changes to your body that may negatively affect your confidence. Many patients notice their midsection remains flabby long after giving birth, even if regular exercise is a part of their routine. Greenwald Plastic Surgery offers tummy tuck surgery to address the stretched abdominal skin and weakened muscles that you may experience after having children. Below, Dr. Greenwald answers your most personal questions that may come up when thinking about tummy tuck surgery.

Can Tummy Tuck Surgery Help Me Shed Unwanted Weight?

Diet and exercise can help reduce overall weight and improve fitness and can even help you maintain your results after surgery; however, these lifestyle factors are often not enough to improve the midsection after pregnancy. This is when tummy tuck surgery becomes beneficial. The surgery focuses on removing excess stretched skin and tightening the underlying supportive abdominal muscles to enhance the midsection’s appearance. While it should not be used as a weight loss solution, tummy tuck surgery can create a slimmer and more toned waist, which can often give the appearance that you have lost weight.

How Soon After Having a Baby Can I Get a Tummy Tuck?

It is normal to want to improve your appearance as soon after pregnancy as you can. However, after giving birth, it is important to allow your body at least six months to heal before undergoing tummy tuck surgery. You may also need time to adjust to your new lifestyle and the changes that your body has recently undergone. This period ensures that your body is adequately prepared for the procedure and its recovery.

Can I Have More Children After Undergoing a Tummy Tuck?

While this surgery will not affect your ability to get pregnant, future pregnancies can impact the results of a tummy tuck, as the natural strain of pregnancy can cause the abdominal muscles and skin to stretch again. It is essential to reflect on your family planning goals before undergoing this surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Greenwald will provide recommendations and address any questions you may have about the surgery so that you have the necessary information to make an informed decision that aligns with your plans.

Contact Greenwald Plastic Surgery Today

If you are ready to renew your abdominal area and achieve your desired postpartum body, it is time to speak to an expert. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Greenwald to explore how tummy tuck surgery can help you improve your midsection and restore your confidence.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.