The Doctors TV Show spoke about Tummy Tucks or Mommy Tucks on their segment called How To Shape Up Your Health. Jill Herzig, editor-in-chief of Redbook Magazine, said that when they polled readers to ask how many of them would get a Mommy Tuck or Tummy Tuck if money were not an issue, almost 70% said they would do it. But when they were told about the complications and downtime, 26% of them changed their mind. Here is what Dr Andrew Ordon and Dr Lisa Masterson had to say about Tummy Tucks and Mommy Tucks:
The Drs: Tummy Tuck
Dr Andrew Ordon said that when you do a Tummy Tuck, you make an incision in the bikini line, so the scar will be hidden by your panties or bikini bottoms. It is basically an expanded C-Section incision where you bi-sect the tissue up to the rib cage or sternum. At this point, Dr Drew Ordon said they fix the muscles that got pulled apart during pregnancy, because no matter how many situps you do, you cannot bring the two sides of the muscles back together without sewing them in surgery. Then the doctor pulls down the excess skin and trims it, bringing the belly button up to the right place. Dr Ordon did say this is a pretty major operation and will take weeks to fully recover.
The Drs: Mommy Tuck
Dr Lisa Masterson said that patients ask her all the time about getting a Mommy Tuck or Tummy Tuck after having their baby, and if you are young and have gained too much weight so that you now have skin hanging down and your breasts have stretched out to the floor, it can really ruin your self esteem. So these surgeries really can change your life and improve your self image. Dr Andrew Ordon said that it is crucial that you know that the surgeon has done lots of Tummy Tucks and has privileges at a hospital to do them.