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How Do I Get Rid of My Belly “Pooch” After Pregnancy?

After having children, some mothers notice they have loose skin and/or stubborn fat on their lower abdomen, sometimes referred to as a belly “pooch.” This is frequently due to the abdominal muscles becoming separated or torn during pregnancy, resulting in a condition called diastasis recti. While many mothers attempt to restore their pre-pregnancy figure through diet and exercise, those with diastasis recti will likely see little to no change over time. In fact, some women may even find that certain exercises ultimately cause the symptoms of diastasis recti to worsen. Thankfully, abdominoplasty can repair diastasis recti and the resulting pooch, and any loose skin and fat can be removed through surgery, as well.

For many women, a mommy makeover can be a helpful way to restore or repair any physical changes that have occurred as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. In addition to abdominoplasty and liposuction, mothers can work with Dr. Thomas Lintner to select a customized combination of procedures that can help them achieve their aesthetic goals, such as a breast lift with or without implants to restore breast position and volume.

If you are frustrated with a belly pooch that seems resistant to your healthy lifestyle, or have other concerns about the physical changes you have noticed since having children, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lintner.