“The physical changes brought about by pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body image and, correspondingly, her self-esteem. One often hears about celebrities giving birth and losing weight seemingly at the drop of a hat, which could all too easily lead to an overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. Fortunately, new moms can take advantage of a cosmetic procedure that can take inches off the belly, improve the appearance of stretch marks, and reveal a slimmer silhouette: abdominoplasty, more popularly known as a tummy tuck in Baltimore.
Put simply, this procedure entails the surgical removal of excess fat and skin as well as the tightening of the abdominal wall. This contouring technique goes beyond mere vanity as it also has a number of health benefits. For instance, a Swiss study notes that people who underwent abdominoplasty after considerable weight loss often keep excess weight off more successfully than those who do did not.