A tummy tuck is a body contouring procedure that will improve abdominal contour by removing excess fat and skin. One of the most common indications for a tummy tuck in women is loose, stretched out skin and weak muscle communication after pregnancy. This is caused by the separation of the central abdominal muscles at the midline and stretching of the skin as a result of abdominal expansion during pregnancy. Depending on skin type and elasticity, the skin may return to normal after pregnancy or it may remain stretched out and loose. Additionally, the muscles may return to their normal position at the midline or they may remain separated. When this is the case, plastic surgery is the only option to remove the excess skin and bring the abdominal muscles back to their proper position at the midline. Because of this, those considering a tummy tuck should consider waiting until after pregnancy in order to obtain the best outcome.
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