Top 4 Most Common Post-Pregnancy Surgeries
By Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists, on July 24, 2013
Having a baby changes everything, and we are not just talking about our life schedule. It should come as no surprise to anyone that having another human growing and feeding inside you for nine months will leave your body looking a little different than it did before you got pregnant. Many women may find themselves uncomfortable or unhappy with their post-pregnancy body and want to get their old body back. Post-pregnancy surgeries are becoming increasingly common, restoring women to the way they looked a year ago. Following are five of the most common post-pregnancy surgeries coupled with reasons a woman might choose them.
- Liposuction: Most women will lose that extra pregnancy fat on their own, but if it has been six months and that excess just will not go away, liposuction is a viable alternative to get yourself looking better. Like many post-pregnancy surgeries, it is not recommended if you are breast-feeding your child, but it can work wonders in getting you to feel like your old self again.
- Breast Lift: During pregnancy, everything gets stretched out a little bit, and you may find after the baby’s been born that your breasts no longer sit quite the way you would like. Cosmetic surgeries like breast lifts are a simple way to give yourself the shape you want. They are often performed along with the next item on our list.
- Breast Augmentation: During pregnancy, a woman’s breasts will grow along with the rest of her, but the resulting post-pregnancy deflation can leave them looking less than wonderful. For some women, their breasts may even deflate to a smaller size than they were before, making them the perfect candidate for some post-pregnancy breast augmentation.
- Tummy Tuck: This may go hand in hand with the other weight-loss options. As the baby grew and your belly stretched, your skin stretched along with it, and even after the weight is gone, you may find yourself with loose, stretched skin surrounding your belly – not appealing! A tummy tuck helps to remove that excess skin and keep you looking and feeling great.