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After having a baby can you get a flat stomach again without a tummy tuck?
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
There are many variables involved when it comes to the appearance of the abdominal wall women will “achieve” after pregnancy.
Generally, it is possible to achieve a flat abdominal wall without surgery for some patients; for others, despite best efforts, issues such as abdominal wall laxity and/or loss of skin elasticity, do not allow for ideal aesthetics without tummy tuck surgery.

In brief: Possibly
There are many variables involved when it comes to the appearance of the abdominal wall women will “achieve” after pregnancy.
Generally, it is possible to achieve a flat abdominal wall without surgery for some patients; for others, despite best efforts, issues such as abdominal wall laxity and/or loss of skin elasticity, do not allow for ideal aesthetics without tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Yes and I have seen this.
However there is no sure fire method to assure this possibility as there certainly is a large genetic component which effects skin elasticity and striae formation as well as development of a diastase. The weight gain during pregnancy and size of the child may also have an effect. Exercise during pregnancy and return to core strengthening regimens have been suggested.

In brief: Possible
Yes and I have seen this.
However there is no sure fire method to assure this possibility as there certainly is a large genetic component which effects skin elasticity and striae formation as well as development of a diastase. The weight gain during pregnancy and size of the child may also have an effect. Exercise during pregnancy and return to core strengthening regimens have been suggested.
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is very important that you begin the process prior to pregnancy if possible.
Eating high protein, moderate carb, low fat diet with prenatal care...Coupled with quality abdominal exercises to maintain maximal tone is critical. Early return to isolation exercises for tummy will greatly improve the return to pre-pregnancy tone and contours. Takes work, but worth it.

In brief: Yes
It is very important that you begin the process prior to pregnancy if possible.
Eating high protein, moderate carb, low fat diet with prenatal care...Coupled with quality abdominal exercises to maintain maximal tone is critical. Early return to isolation exercises for tummy will greatly improve the return to pre-pregnancy tone and contours. Takes work, but worth it.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Frederick Coville
flat stomach yes, getting rid of extra or lax skin, probably not
Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Sure....
Some women are able to do this.
Not every woman will come to have a tummy tuck.

In brief: Sure....
Some women are able to do this.
Not every woman will come to have a tummy tuck.
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Get back in shape
It is possible to get your shape back after a baby.
Breastfeeding, regular diet and exercise will help. Good core work outs will help you regain your shape. However, it may take longer if you are older and this is not your first child.

In brief: Get back in shape
It is possible to get your shape back after a baby.
Breastfeeding, regular diet and exercise will help. Good core work outs will help you regain your shape. However, it may take longer if you are older and this is not your first child.
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Dr. Allison Urrutia
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