As almost any mother knows, pregnancy can cause rapid changes, resulting in excess loose skin, stretched abdominal muscles, and pockets of excess fat that just don’t seem to respond to normal diet changes and exercise. For many women, body contouring procedures are the answer to reclaiming their pre-pregnancy curves and achieving the results they want. Whether you choose a single procedure or plan for a mommy makeover, you have many post-pregnancy options.
If, despite losing all your pre-pregnancy weight, you are still finding areas of stubborn fat, you are not alone. During pregnancy, increases in fat mass are normal and help to ensure fetal development. However, these fat cells also undergo remodeling and reorganizing which leads to increased fat cell size. After pregnancy, the fat cells don’t necessarily return to normal, resulting in pockets of stubborn fat. Liposuction is a procedure that utilizes a specialized tool to remove these stubborn fat cells, allowing Dr. Kobenia to create the body contours you desire.
2. Tummy Tuck
During pregnancy, tissue and muscle in the body stretches and expands in order to accommodate a growing baby. Afterward, many women experience excess or loose skin, unsightly stretch marks, and a separation of abdominal muscle, often highlighting a vertical line in the abdominal region where the rectus abdominis muscle has separated. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure designed to address and remove loose or excess skin, while also pulling and tightening the abdominal muscles to deliver a smooth, flat tummy area.
3. Breast Enhancement
Breasts undergo significant changes during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. It is not uncommon to go up one or more cup sizes during pregnancy only to see another significant increase as milk-producing glands expand for breastfeeding. And after pregnancy, you may also experience a loss in breast shape and firmness, often resulting in breast size reduction, a deflated appearance, or significant sagging of the breasts.
You may find that the larger breast size you had while pregnant is something you want to maintain, making breast implants a great choice. If pregnancy and breast feeding led to increased sagging and a loss of volume, a breast augmentation with a breast lift may be necessary to restore breast perkiness and your pre-pregnancy contours.
4. Mommy Makeover
If pregnancy and childbirth significantly affected many areas of your body, a mommy makeover procedure can be performed to address your breasts, tummy, and excess fat pockets all at once, with only one recovery period. Combining these procedures allows Dr. Kobenia to create a comprehensive body contouring plan, often achieving better results than if the procedures were performed alone. In addition, you can include other procedures, such as arm or thigh lifts and vaginal rejuvenation to your mommy makeover.
If you are a new mom and working to get back your pre-pregnancy curves, call 612-930-1111 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kobienia today and see what procedures will best help you achieve your goals.