SmartLipo or Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy?

Serving San Diego, Oceanside, Carlsbad, & Nearby Areas of Southern California

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If you have recently given birth, you must have noticed that your belly is simply not the same. In fact, you may even consider a treatment that will help restore the contour of your belly to per-pregnancy shape and look. And while you do your research, you will notice that some women opt for SmartLipo while others get a tummy tuck. This can lead to a dilemma as to which treatment option is best for you. So let us help you shed some light on the matter.

belly skinIf you are in your 30s and you just had your first baby, you are most likely ok with just SmartLipo treatment. That is if you have not been overweight before pregnancy and you have managed to lose most of the baby fat within six months to a year of giving birth. A Smart Lipo treatment in San Diego will benefit you in that it will reduce any excess fat and flatten your belly. It will also do some skin tightening over time.

A tummy tuck, on the other hand, is reserved for those patients who have a moderate to severe amount of lose belly skin after pregnancy. During a tummy tuck, the excess skin is simply removed all together. Tummy tuck required an actual surgery and significant downtime as well as recovery time. The benefits of a tummy tuck can be great, if you are willing to go through the procedure and continue recovery months after the operation.

The best way to learn which treatment is most appropriate for you is to see a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in body contouring. The surgeon will be able to access your unique body contour, your body shape and problem areas. As you know, everyone is different, therefore, everyone will require a different treatment.

So stop over thinking and trying to determine what yo need on your own. Talk to an expert of a few, and then make an educated decision. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tirgari, we offer office locations in San Diego and Carlsbad. In fact, Dr. Tirgari is recognized as the leading San Diego liposuction surgeon and has successfully treated countless post-pregnancy patients.