Angie’s Secret Tummy Tuck!
Star Magazine, October 10, 2008
Dr. Copeland explains why a tummy tuck is the best way to get rid of stretch marks.
Angelina decided to take care of the problem—right away! She got the tummy tuck when she was at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France, after her twins were born on July 12.
While Brad, 44, was concerned about the procedure, Angie went ahead with it anyway. “Brad told her she was perfect and didn’t need it, but Angie was determined,” the insider continues. “She had it done right after the birth and recovered in the hospital for a few days. Then she spent the next two months healing at home.”
New York plastic surgeon Michelle Copeland, M.D., tells Star that the tummy tuck was the best way for Angie to get rid of unsightly stretch marks. “Since being pregnant can cause permanent bulging of the tummy and stretch marks, it is not uncommon for women to want to correct this,” explains the doctor, who hasn’t treated Angie. “The excess skin is what women worry over in terms of appearance, so we just get rid of that."