Motherhood changes the body in ways that may be resistant to diet and exercise. Pregnancy and nursing can also alter breast shape, symmetry, and volume, further contributing to an overall loose, saggy, and undefined appearance. If you have found your body altered in ways you are uncomfortable with after having children, Chandler plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey can help. Call us at 480-767-7700 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
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Pregnancy can have a tremendous impact on the strength and tone of abdominal muscles. Even women who are athletic and continue to exercise throughout pregnancy may experience a separation of abdominal muscles as the uterus expands. In fact nearly 70% of women experience abdominal separation during pregnancy – and no amount of core strengthening exercises will be fully effective at reconnecting these muscles after the baby is born.
During pregnancy, it is not uncommon for your body to accumulate fat in the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Depending on weight gain during your pregnancy, you may also accumulate fat in the back, arms, neck and face.
Following pregnancy, much of this weight can be removed through a regular exercise routine and a healthy diet, but many women find that stubborn deposits of fat will not respond to these methods.
For many women in and around Mesa, breast augmentation alone can produce the desired results. However, every woman has different needs, and no single procedure is ideal to address each of these concerns, which is why board-certified breast surgeon Dr. John Corey may discuss other procedures in addition to breast augmentation during your initial consultation.
If diet and exercise have not helped you achieve the toned, flat stomach you desire, you may want to consider a tummy tuck. Tummy tucks are performed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal region and tighten loose muscles. In many cases, the results are very dramatic.
In general, ideal candidates for a tummy tuck: