Can I Get a Flat Stomach After Having Kids?

Life after pregnancy can be a magical time. Experiencing motherhood with your child will keep your plate full and the last thing you want to be worried about are body insecurities. Many women deal with extra loose skin and overstretched abdominal muscles after having kids, leaving an unwanted bulge in the belly area.   

Dieting and exercise can only be so effective, and that’s where Dr. John Ayala, a board-certified plastic surgeon, comes in. At his San Antonio office, Dr. Ayala and his team offer different approaches to reclaiming your pre-pregnancy body. Two procedures meant to target abdominal fat and skin, tummy tuck and liposuction, can be utilized individually or combined to achieve a flatter look in the midsection.  

Tummy Tuck 

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, addresses common cosmetic concerns and is designed to achieve a leaner appearance and profile. The procedure achieves a firmer, tighter abdominal contour by targeting excess skin and overly stretched abdominal muscles. Frequently incorporated into our Mommy Makeover treatment plan, tummy tucks aim to restore your pre-baby body. 


Liposuction is another popular cosmetic procedure and works to smooth areas of stubborn, excess fat on virtually any region of the body. Additionally, it can improve your body contour and remove fat in areas that are prone to fatty tissue buildup. The difference between this treatment and a tummy tuck is that liposuction addresses excess fat, while an abdominoplasty primarily targets excess skin and overstretched muscles. 

For more information about which procedure is right for you, contact Ayala Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.