Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences that most women wouldn’t trade for anything. Very little compares to the joy of bringing a child into the world and nourishing a baby in his or her infancy. However, despite the magic and wonder of bearing children, many mothers express disappointment with the physical changes their bodies go through during the journey.
It’s important for mothers to know that they have options for plastic surgery after pregnancy. Working with a trusted plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rob Kessler can restore or improve upon a mother’s pre-baby body, addressing her specific areas of concern.
Despite eating healthy, balanced meals and working out regularly, many mothers are dismayed to find that they still have excess fat and skin left over after pregnancy. What has usually happened is that the muscles and skin have stretched during pregnancy to accommodate a growing baby, and they fail to retract after delivery. Weight gain during pregnancy can compound the problem.
Abdominoplasty comprehensively addresses these issues. During the procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened and stitched back into place, excess fat deposits are removed and excess skin is excised. After healing, the abdomen looks flat, firm and lean. Depending on the case, surgery may also improve the appearance of stretch marks after pregnancy.
The abdomen is not always the only area of the body that gains weight during pregnancy. The hips, thighs, buttocks and arms can become heavier and more difficult to tone after the baby is delivered. Liposuction is a safe, effective way to permanently remove the unwanted fat and restore a sculpted shape to the treatment area.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect women’s breasts in different ways. In many cases, the breasts grow during pregnancy and shrink after nursing, leaving behind extra skin and a flat, saggy shape. Breast lift is the most effective way to correct sagginess and restore the breasts to a perkier, more youthful position on the chest wall. If desired, implants can be placed to enlarge breasts that look deflated.
On the other hand, some women’s breasts enlarge during pregnancy and never shrink back to their pre-pregnancy size. In this scenario, breast reduction can be performed to restore oversized breasts to a more pleasing shape and size.
Contact Dr. Rob Kessler
If you are interested in restoring or improving your pre-baby physique, Dr. Kessler would be happy to meet you and discuss your options in more detail. To schedule a personal consultation with the Newport Beach plastic surgeon, please call 949.644.6544 or email our practice today.