Post pregnancy reshaping
If you have less confidence in the good looks of your body after pregnancy, there is help in aesthetic procedures that can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape.
During and after pregnancy, the body goes through many changes, which, while they are extremely useful to the baby, will alter the shape of the woman’s body forever. Some of these changes are not reversible, and it can take a while for the woman to adjust to the way she looks. Thankfully, there are some procedures that can work on the excess fat gained during pregnancy, and even improve the shape of the belly. Some of the procedures are as follows:
Post-pregnancy tummy tuck
This is the usual tummy tuck that is performed at a safe time after child birth so that excess skin and fat can be removed. The lower abdomen becomes loose after all the stretching of a full-term pregnancy, so it needs to be tightened. The muscles of the abdominal wall are put back in place after the excess skin is removed. This also removes some of the stretch marks on the skin.
This is a procedure performed when there is a lot of fat retained after pregnancy. After about 6 months after child birth, if the mother can make time to be away from her child for the duration of the procedure, liposuction is performed to drain off excess fat. It is a safe procedure that can be performed on a healthy mother with little or no side effects. Also, the procedure itself takes less time than it used to in the past.
Post-pregnancy vaginal rejuvenation
This is mostly required in the case of women who have given birth vaginally. Childbirth produces intense contractions to push the baby out, and the passing of the baby through the birth canal (especially the head and shoulders) can result in stretching of the vagina. A surgical procedure to tighten the walls of the vagina, can give better sexual pleasure after the event of childbirth. This is sometimes known as ‘the husband stitch’.
Stretch marks management
One of the most irritating side effects of pregnancy is the stretch marks that creep up everywhere and stay on forever. Women have always tried to treat the presence of stretch marks one way or another and may have succeeded in making them fade a bit here and there, but the only sure-shot solution is minimally-invasive intervention. Laser treatment can be used to regrow skin in the stretched and torn off parts, and the improvements can be seen after about 3-6 months. Even so, only shallow stretch marks and scars can be treated by this method.