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A woman’s body goes through significant changes during pregnancy. This includes rapid weight gain, breast enlargement and sudden decrease due to milk production, and the expanding abdominal skin as the stomach makes room to accommodate the growing baby.
Getting back to shape with just diet and exercise only can be a major challenge. For this reason, many women consider having post-pregnancy plastic surgery to restore their pre-baby bodies.
The modern and specialized aspects of current body contouring techniques make it easier and faster for women to look and feel their best post-pregnancy.
Read on to learn more about the cosmetic procedures that are most effective for rehabilitating the areas most affected by pregnancy.
Pregnancy results in the expansion of the abdominal skin. It can also cause the abdominal muscles to stretch and separate, which never return to their original position.
A tummy tuck sufficiently removes excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles in the belly area to create a toned, defined midsection.
Following pregnancy, many women notice that their breasts lose volume and simultaneously turn for the southern border. This change is even more noticeable after breastfeeding.
A breast augmentation can effectively restore breasts to their former size and volume, while a breast lift elevates sagging breasts to give them a perkier, more youthful-looking appearance. Both procedures can be combined to provide a more transformative effect.
Alternatively, pregnancy can cause an increase in breast size that doesn’t revert. For women who may have already been considering a smaller bust, breast reduction allows them to achieve this while increasing physical comfort (if their large breasts contribute to back, neck, shoulder, or chest pain).
Body contouring through liposuction effectively eliminates stubborn pockets of fat to create a streamlined physique. As an incredibly versatile procedure, patients can target different areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, etc.
Liposuction can also be combined with fat transfer, which uses the removed fat to augment other body areas, such as the breasts, buttocks, or face. This allows for natural-looking and feeling results without needing implants. Note: Fat transfer breast augmentation cannot match the size increase of implants.
Mommy Makeover surgery can be especially effective in providing solutions for new mothers’ unique cosmetic issues. It incorporates multiple breasts and/or body contouring procedures to help women regain confidence and a positive body image.
As a highly customizable procedure, a Mommy Makeover allows you to combine breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction, depending on your individual needs.
While we understand that many mothers may be eager to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies, it is important to let the body naturally heal from childbirth before considering any of the procedures.
Are you considering plastic surgery after having kids? Are you unsure about the types of results you can anticipate? If so, check out our plastic surgery before and after photo gallery to see how Dr. Pearce has helped his previous patients get the physiques they desire.
As a mother, we know you would do anything for your baby. You also deserve to feel and look beautiful when the right time comes.
At Pearce Plastic Surgery, we help many mothers reclaim their body confidence with innovative post-pregnancy plastic surgery options. We invite you to contact us at (512) 764-9076 or fill our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pearce and discuss your options.