During your pregnancy, you expect that your stomach will expand and weight gain will occur, so you are not too concerned with how your stomach looks. It’s after you have had your child that you begin to work on restoring the flat appearance of your tummy.

This can be a difficult thing to accomplish for some women due to a condition known as diastasis recti. Pregnancy places a lot of strain on the abdominal muscles. In some cases, this strain will cause the abdominal muscles to separate, which will create a noticeable stomach bulge.

The abdominal muscles can be tightened by receiving a tummy tuck. The procedure will tightly pull the abdominal muscles closer together to create a flat surface. Excess skin and fat will also be removed so that your stomach has a toned and smooth appearance.

If you are struggling with the appearance of your stomach after pregnancy, contact Central Ohio Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Lichten will restore the natural appearance of your stomach.