Once skin and muscle have been stretched from pregnancy, they often will not return to their pre-pregnancy form, despite diet and exercise. The Mommy Makeover tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty, is ideal for women with pouching abdomens and hanging skin. In this procedure, the skin and muscle from rib cage down to the pelvic area is tightened and the belly button is secured in a new position.
A tummy tuck takes a few hours, and you can generally begin to return to your normal routine in about two weeks. For those who aren’t ready for surgery there are also non-surgical options, such as Thermage® and ZERONA®, to tighten and lift skin without the need for incisions and stimulate your body to make healthier collagen. Fast and easy, both of these procedures are virtually pain-free and require no downtime from normal activities.
Mommy makeover testimonial
“From my initial consultation with Dr. Copeland I loved her, she was open, honest, listened to my concerns and understood what I wanted and answered all my questions. Her and the staff ( Jane and Stephanie) were extremely helpful and very attentive to my needs. Dr. Copeland did an outstanding job on me and I absolutely love the results.”