Having a baby changes your life, and your body.
I know the feeling: you look in the mirror, turn sideways, and suck it in, but that loose skin and lower belly pooch won’t completely go away. Here’s the good news: you can get rid of that saggy skin and feel great in your jeans again!
Before I explain how to fix that saggy stomach, let’s explore what causes the sag:
- Skin stretches with pregnancy and weight gain. After the baby is born that excess skin will shrink up quite a bit, but often not all the way.
- Your rectus muscles (that form a 6-pack) stretch apart to accommodate the baby. Just like your skin, the muscles don’t necessarily bounce back to normal.
To get that flat stomach back (and regain your self confidence!), you need to remove the extra skin and tighten the stretched muscles. And that means surgery. No amount or combination of exercise will accomplish what a tummy tuck can.
And here’s the great news: the results are permanent! If you stay at a stable weight, your flat stomach (and increased confidence) will be around for a long, long time.
Dr. Greer is a plastic surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio. Her passion is helping moms regain their confidence by getting rid of sagginess, wrinkles, and stubborn fat using surgery, laser, Botox and fillers. Check out her website for more information, or to download a FREE copy of “The Busy Mom’s Guide to Plastic Surgery.“