Pregnancy is rewarding, yet it takes a toll on a woman’s body. For many women, weight gain, loose abdominal skin, and changes in their breasts are inevitable. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle of exercising regularly and eating nutritious foods is ideal, although it doesn’t always correct these unfavorable changes in the body. But for some, these lifestyle changes aren’t enough to get their pre-baby body back. Stretched abdominal muscles and sagging breasts aren’t something that exercising will correct. So today on the blog, a top-rated plastic surgeon Dr. Aviva Preminger shares five ways to get your body back after pregnancy.
Liposuction after pregnancy is a popular choice if you battle a little belly bulge or exercise-resistant fat around your mid-section. Liposuction safely and effectively removes stubborn fat deposits. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and results may be evident after 8-12 weeks when swelling resolves. Candidates for liposuction should be within 10% of their goal weight. Liposuction helps regain a smooth contour of your midsection. However, it does not tighten loose abdominal muscles or skin. A tummy tuck would be better suited for those results.
For some patients, liposuction isn’t enough to help them regain their body confidence. A tummy tuck focuses on tightening the abdominal muscles and removes loose or sagging skin around the midsection. Depending on your needs, you may qualify for a full or mini tummy tuck. Incisions are made in an inconspicuous location so that you can sport a bikini without anyone noticing any scars. When you get a tummy tuck after pregnancy, you should expect to see results in about 8-12 weeks. If you’re planning on getting a tummy tuck, you should not plan on getting pregnant again so that you can maintain your results longer.
Pregnancy doesn’t only affect the abdominal area, but the breasts too. Whether you breastfed your baby or not, hormone fluctuations and pregnancy can cause breasts to become deflated and sag. Or maybe your breasts never were the size you wanted them to be. In that case, many women choose to enhance the size and shape of their breasts by getting breast implants. Saline or silicone are the two most popular breast implant options. However, our Manhattan breast surgeon, Dr. Preminger, also offers Gummy Bear and Idea implants. Gummy Bear implants consist of a cohesive gel that provides the most natural feel and is available in a teardrop shape. If you prefer the look of traditional silicone implants yet desire the safety of saline, you might want to consider the Ideal Implant, which is silicone-based but looks like silicone. Not sure which breast implant option is right for you? Schedule a consultation with a breast surgeon in NYC, Dr. Preminger.
Aging, dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can cause breasts to sag or droop. While implants enhance the size and shape of breasts, they do not correct loose, sagging breasts. A breast lift, however, is suitable to correct these changes. A breast lift may be right for you if your nipples are downward-facing, uneven or if your breasts have lost that youthful perkiness. Often, a breast lift may be paired with implants to achieve the best results.
A mommy makeover may be the best option if you would like multiple areas treated. Some women opt for a mommy makeover so that they can combine their recovery instead of spreading out multiple procedures over time. Mommy makeovers often consist of liposuction, a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and a breast lift all at the same time. The benefits of a mommy makeover are that you can have your pre-pregnancy body back all at once, after your recovery. Results should last for years as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and have no more pregnancies.
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Dr. Preminger is a mom herself, and so she understands the changes a woman goes through during pregnancy. She is sensitive to a woman’s desire to feel confident yet understands the demands of motherhood. If you’ve thought about getting a mommy makeover in Manhattan or want to learn more about enhancing your breasts after breastfeeding, contact Preminger Plastic Surgery at (212) 706-1900 to schedule your consultation with one of NYC’s leading plastic surgeons.