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Body Contouring After Pregnancy and Childbirth

Posted February 14, 2020 in Body Contouring

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Having a baby is a life-changing experience that gives you one of the most precious gifts in the world. 

Unfortunately, this gift often comes at a high price for your body. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your body goes through significant changes, many of which can linger for years after childbirth.Mommy Makeover surgery restores a woman's physique with plastic surgery.

What Is Body Contouring?

Luckily, if today’s modern mother finds herself wanting to get her old body back, she has several options. Body contouring procedures are different plastic surgery practices that help women revert to their pre-pregnancy bodies.

Some of the most popular body contouring procedures are tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, and breast enhancement surgery, all of which can help women achieve the body shape they desire.

When combined, these surgical procedures are known as a Mommy Makeover.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that breaks up fat cells and removes excess fat from specific areas of the body. After pregnancy, a woman may have trouble losing excess fat from her abdomen, arms, legs, or butt. 

Liposuction is the solution to gain back your confidence and your body pre-baby.

What Is a Tummy Tuck?

After carrying a baby around for nine months, your stomach will likely not look the same post-labor. A tummy tuck is a standard procedure that many women choose after giving birth.

 A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the stomach area. Women may choose this procedure over liposuction if there is loose skin to remove.

What Is BodyTite™?

While some patients require a tummy tuck to address excess skin on the abdomen, others do not require such an invasive procedure. BodyTite™ is a minimally invasive treatment that offers skin tightening and body sculpting. Using radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL™), this treatment offers contouring and tightening of the abdomen as well as the hips, thighs, buttocks, and arms.

While the tightening provided with BodyTite™ cannot match a tummy tuck, it is a viable alternative for patients with a lesser degree of laxity. And, unlike skin removal surgery, this treatment results in no scarring or extended recovery periods. 

What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

If you did not have a C-section, you might want to consider labiaplasty (a.k.a. vaginal rejuvenation). Many women worry that, after giving birth, their vaginas are not as tight as before, making sex less pleasurable for themselves or their partners. 

Eliminate this fear and take back control of your sexual confidence with vaginal rejuvenation. This cosmetic procedure reduces and reshapes the inner labia without interfering with the clitoris.

What is Breast Enhancement Surgery?

Having a child can have a severe impact on your breasts. Your breasts can deflate after expanding rapidly during pregnancy, or they can lose elasticity during breastfeeding

You should not have to live with breasts that you are not confident with. A simple breast augmentation surgery or breast lift can have you looking like you did—or better—than before the baby.

Interested In Learning More?

Dr. Thomas Taylor of Taylor Plastic Surgery Center offers all types of body contouring procedures for mothers. Clients can come in for a consultation and see their potential results with impressive Crisalix 3D Technology. 

Book your consultation today by calling (626) 577-7730 or filling out our online contact form.

Thomas S. Taylor, MD, FACS

The Aesthetic Society American Society of Plastic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery ABMS MOC American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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