I Don't Like My Post-Baby Body: Can You Help?

I Don't Like My Post-Baby Body: Can You Help?

You love being a mom, but you don’t love the new body that has replaced your pre-baby body. Your breasts sag and have lost their sexual allure. That’s not the only place you have sagging, droopy skin. Your abdomen looks like it has two levels where the skin folds into an overhang. Perhaps your buttocks or thighs are sagging, too. 

Board-certified Dr. Jack Hensel, Jr. with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center can help restore your pre-pregnancy look after having children. He recommends a mommy makeover where you can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, and have two or more cosmetic procedures together, saving you time and money. 

You don’t have to live in a body that has prematurely aged as a result of childbirth. Modern medical technology enables you to look as good as you feel. Following are just some of the options that could be included in a mommy makeover. Dr. Hensel, Jr. reviews your medical history and overall health and makes recommendations based on those factors and your goals. 

Breast augmentation or breast reduction

About one-third of women have smaller breasts after childbirth and breastfeeding, while about another third have larger breasts. If your breasts were small to begin with, you may be dissatisfied with their size now. If they were large, they may be unwieldy and even cause back pain because of their size. Dr. Hensel, Jr. can perform breast augmentation, increasing the size of small breasts, or a breast reduction, reducing their size for more comfort. 

Breast lift

A breast lift can be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation or breast reduction. After childbirth and breastfeeding, your breasts may sag and droop. They’ve lost their pre-pregnancy perky appearance. A breast lift helps restore your breasts to their original appearance and can help enhance your feeling about yourself as an attractive woman. 

Liposuction 

Liposuction removes unwanted fat deposits you haven’t been able to shed even though you may be back to a normal or almost normal weight. Is liposuction permanent? The fat cells  removed during the procedure will not come back. However, if you gain weight, other fat cells will expand in that general area. 

Liposuction can be successfully performed on the following body areas: hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck. 

Tummy tuck

If your abdomen not only has excess post-pregnancy fat but also has sagging, droopy skin, you want a solution that tightens the skin as well as removes the excess fat. In that case, Dr. Hensel, Jr. recommends a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty.  During the procedure, he tightens the muscles that were weakened or pulled apart during your pregnancy to create a smoother, firmer abdomen. 

Venus Freeze skin tightening 

After childbirth, you may find loose skin in different places on your body. Dr. Hensel, Jr. can tighten and firm the skin under your arms, around your waist, or other areas with a non-surgical radiofrequency VenusFreeze skin tightening procedure. The heat from the radiofrequency energy stimulates the production of fresh collagen and elastin, key skin proteins that keep your skin smooth and supple. 

Call or book an appointment online with Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center today for a post-baby body consultation. See how modern medical technology can help you look your best. 

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