December 6, 2017
New York Tummy Tucks And The ‘Mom Belly’
Many times, the end of pregnancy does not mean the end of the weight gain, especially if the mother has diastasis recti, a rather common pregnancy-related condition in which the abdominal muscles separate from the abdominal wall.
For many new moms, intense workout regimens and strict diets are not really an option. In DR cases, these methods probably will not work anyway, because she has a medical condition that a doctor must address. These patients have large bulges in the middle of their bellies, hence the nickname “mom belly.” Such bulges are more than just unsightly. In many cases, they interfere with many daily activities, as moms find it hard to bend or stoop, especially for any prolonged period of time. DR is also commonly associated with umbilical hernias and other serious complications.
Diastasis recti generally occurs in women over 35 who have had at least one prior pregnancy and/or give birth to LGA (large for gestational age) babies (a/k/a big babies).
How a Tummy Tuck Treats DR
During an abdominoplasty, double Board Certified Dr. Michael Fiorillo not only removes excess fat and skin, but also tightens abdominal muscles, effectively eliminating both the symptom and the cause. After the procedure, many patients report a feeling like wearing a natural corset. Complete recovery time is usually between four and six weeks, and most women are able to move around almost normally in much less time than that.
As a bonus, because of the hernia issue, many health insurance companies cover at least part of the cost of DR revision procedures like New York tummy tucks.
Other Mommy Makeover Services
A standalone tummy tuck often produces eye-popping results, but when combined with other Mommy Makeover procedures, the outcome can be even more amazing. Dr. Fiorillo routinely performs these procedures from his clinics in New York and New Jersey. Some of the more popular ones include:
- Breast Augmentation: Dr. Fiorillo uses cutting-edge Gummy Bear dense silicone gel implants. These implants have a much more natural shape, are more long-lasting, and are safer than saline or other silicone implants.
- Breast Reduction/Breast Lift: With just a few simple incisions, Dr. Fiorillo can remove excess tissue and significantly reshape your breasts, giving moms a healthier and perkier bustline.
- Liposuction: Whereas a New York tummy tuck focuses on the areas around the naval, liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body where there in excess fat, such as the buttocks, thighs, or obliques.
In order to supplement these surgical procedures, we offer a complete line of medspa products that help keep new moms looking their best.
To reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, schedule your initial consultation by going online or calling 866-537-0954. Both personal and Skype consultations are available.