Liposuction After Childbirth
You’ve spent the last nine months growing a child inside your body. You’ve brought that baby into the world in one of two ways. Your journey and your delivery experience are unique to you, and how you choose to recover afterwards is also a very personal choice. But it is a choice you have the freedom to make, thanks to the many options available within the cosmetic surgery arena.
Pregnancy and childbirth take their toll on the body. The abdominal muscles and skin need to stretch in order to accommodate a growing baby. These rarely return to pre-pregnancy condition; therefore, many women choose to undergo liposuction or a tummy tuck, or both. For many women it’s a way of regaining body confidence, and why not?
There’s a lot to think about if you want to go down this route; how long should I wait to have liposuction after pregnancy? What is a tummy tuck? Can I have a tummy tuck before and after having a baby? Can I have a tummy tuck after a c-section? We aim to answer all of your questions here, and you will be equipped with all the knowledge you need to take the next step.
Liposuction After Pregnancy – How Long To Wait
How long you wait to have liposuction following pregnancy will vary from woman to woman, and from clinic to clinic. Most surgeons recommend you wait until one year after giving birth, some suggest six to nine months, others will consider it appropriate from as little as three to four months. Your surgeon will base their decision on your personal lifestyle and circumstances. Your body will need to fully heal and settle, and this may take longer for some women. You will also need to consider having appropriate help available to allow for a comfortable recovery. If you have a young baby to take care of, you will need extra support during the recovery process. Of course, the type of birth you experience will also determine which procedure is best for you and when you should go ahead with it. For example, if you had a c-section then the time your body takes to recover from giving birth will be longer. Deciding whether to have a tummy tuck before or after pregnancy is entirely up to you. You may choose to wait until you have completed your family before undergoing any procedure, although it is still successful for women who go on to have more children following the surgery. If you speak to the team at Enhance Medical Group, they will be happy to discuss your personal situation and advise you accordingly.
Deciding whether to have a tummy tuck before or after pregnancy is an important consideration. Taking time to do your research and making sure you are equipped with as much information as possible is advised. So, what is a tummy tuck? What does it involve?
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is often carried out in conjunction with liposuction. Both liposuction and the tummy tuck procedure are treatments that can be carried out independently, but results are even better when the two are combined. Liposuction after pregnancy is a very sought-after procedure, but this only really touches the surface. It is a procedure designed to remove excess fat that you have not been able to shift through diet and exercise alone. However, it will not be able to tighten and shape sagging, excess skin. To maintain these results, it is advised to wait until after you have completed your family before going ahead with liposuction. Although it is harder to regain fat in the treated areas, pregnancy is still likely to alter the fat distribution in your body elsewhere. In order to deal with the core of the problem the muscle, tissue and skin need to be tightened. Liposuction after the tummy tuck is a great way to provide the smooth contour on the surface that will complement the work carried out beneath.
Should you choose to have a tummy tuck prior to a pregnancy, you can rest assured that there are no risk factors associated with the development of the baby. Some women report that their stomach feels tighter with a pregnancy after a tummy tuck, but there is no impact on the baby from this. The main concern from women in this position is the negative effect pregnancy may have on their previous surgery. Whilst it is possible to have additional surgery after a pregnancy, it’s still advised by most surgeons to wait until after you have had all your children.
Can I Have A Tummy Tuck After A C-Section?
If you are thinking ”Can I have a tummy tuck after a c-section,” you will no doubt have additional questions about the procedure. After a c-section your body needs ample time to recover from major surgery. You may be nursing the baby too, and this requires you to be in good physical condition. Although there are some surgeons who will carry out a tummy tuck during a c-section, most agree that it is much better to wait until the body has fully recovered from one surgical procedure before embarking upon another. The surgeon may also have difficulty gauging the appropriate amount of skin to remove, as it will have stretched considerably during pregnancy.
Tummy Tuck Before And After
Pregnancy and childbirth impact the body and mind in many ways. Regaining your shape and self-confidence is important if you want to be in the best condition to raise your baby. For some, this comes naturally and no additional help is required. For others a tummy tuck and/or liposuction will give you the extra boost you need to feel like ‘you’ again. There’s no right or wrong here – a tummy tuck before and after pregnancy is perfectly acceptable, you just need to find the best approach for you. Speak to someone at Enhance Medical Group if you have any queries. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field and will be able to suggest the best route for you to take.