Mommy Makeover Austin Tummy Tuck 360™
Your Body Does Everything for You. It Deserves Your Love.
But are you hating your body after pregnancy? Has everyone told you to just go to the gym? Have you tried dieting, spent countless hours at the gym doing hundreds of crunches and planks, but you can’t seem to have an effect on how your abdomen looks? You aren’t alone because here are the 2 frustrations we hear all the time.
“My abdomen won’t get any tighter no matter what I do.”
Reason: When you were pregnant and your belly was growing, the tough connective tissue between your muscles, called the fascia, stretched. This is called rectus diastasis. When you do your core work, you strengthen the muscles on either side of the fascia, but there’s nothing you can do to tighten the fascia. The only thing that will correct it is surgical repair.
“My more fat I lose in my lower abdomen, the worse it looks.”
Reason: The fascia between your muscles isn’t the only thing that stretched. In order to accommodate your growing bundle of joy, your skin became overextended and stressed to bear the extra weight. Stretch marks may have appeared when the dermis was actually torn. As you lose the fat, your damaged skin cannot recoil. The result – loose, crepey skin. Just like in the breasts, the deflated area looks worse than when it was volumized, in this case, with extra fat before you lost the weight.
Diet and exercise should always be the first place you start. The healthier you are, the faster you will recover from surgery. But stop being so hard on yourself, many of the abdominal changes from pregnancy cannot be fixed at the gym.