Pregnancy is a fantastic time for most women. For 9 months your body is hard at work creating an entirely new person. After all that work, it’s no wonder that your body goes through some changes. Some of these, like breast size, are temporary. But, others can be more difficult to get rid of. That might be where cosmetic surgery comes in. Today we’re going to look at some of the ways your body can change after pregnancy and the ways cosmetic procedures can help you get you back to your pre-baby body.
The growing baby bump, and feeling the tiny life growing inside of it, can be one of the most magical things about pregnancy. However, once that life is in your arms and no longer in your stomach, that baby bump doesn’t always disappear. Many women have a larger or sagging stomach even months after giving birth. The excess skin or fat can be tough to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. Not to mention, after giving birth, many women are, understandably, too exhausted to focus on their appearance. When that happens, body contouring procedures can help. If you think you would be able to undergo surgery safely and can take some time off to rest, liposuction may be an excellent and useful option. If, however, you’re not able to take a significant amount of time off from your daily activities but still need to tighten excess skin, minimally invasive BodyTite could be the perfect alternative. Whichever option you choose, just know that giving birth doesn’t necessarily condemn you to a large stomach or excess skin for months or years afterward. When you give birth, you do something miraculous. You deserve to have a body that reflects that.
Another common change that comes with pregnancy is the chest. It’s expected that, as the baby grows in your stomach, your breasts will begin to fill with milk in anticipation. What’s slightly less well known is that, when you’ve finished breastfeeding, your breasts do not always return to normal. Often, women notice significant sagging in their breasts even after their breastfeeding days are over. When you’ve had so much extra weight in your breasts for the baby, it’s understandable that gravity will take its toll. As natural as it is, it doesn’t make the change any more bearable for a lot of women. When it comes to the breasts, exercise and diet can do very little. A separate procedure is often needed to keep the breasts from sagging. A breast lift can help to give women more support in breasts that sag due to age, breastfeeding or both. The great thing about this surgery is, if you’re also worried about the volume of your breasts, it can be combined with a breast augmentation or reduction.
We’ve talked about the breasts changing during and after pregnancy. These changes don’t just include the support level of the chest, they also include the size. As with many other changes involved in pregnancy, it’s not necessarily guaranteed that your breasts will return to their natural size and shape after you’re done breastfeeding. While some women are pleased with a larger cup size, it can cause problems for others. Larger breasts mean increased stress on the back and chest area. This can become very uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous for women who already have back problems. Some women attempt to correct this issue with special supportive bras or simple diet and exercise. We already know that diet and exercise can do very little when it comes to sculpting the chest area. While supportive bras are a potential short term solution, they become expensive and challenging in the long run. If you’re looking to reduce your post-baby breasts, the best option is a breast reduction surgery. This surgery will allow you to return to your pre-baby cup size or any other size you are comfortable with.
If all three of these symptoms sound familiar, you may want to save money by looking into our mommy makeovers. Whether you choose to shape your body by natural means or through cosmetic surgery, just know that you’re not alone. Most mothers go through one or more of these changes. There are as many different ways of regaining your confidence as there are unique women in the world.