Many women gain up to 35 pounds during pregnancy and this extra body fat can be distributed in common problem areas including the buttocks, thighs and stomach. While some women are able to get the baby weight off fairly quickly after the baby, others struggle with losing those pounds with diet and exercise alone. Weight loss experts recommend a healthy diet and a consistent exercise regimen to get the extra weight off, but some moms can also benefit from a little help from their local plastic surgeon.
Liposuction continues to be a part of the “mommy makeover” package where women undergo several procedures at once to restore their pre-baby figure. Liposuction can remove the fat cells permanently and some techniques work by smoothing out sculpting the skin tissues to create tight and taut skin, and a more natural appearance. If you’ve tried diet and exercise, but find that you are still carrying some extra baby weight, going under the knife may be your best bet for achieving your ideal look and shape.
Some of the latest liposuction techniques including VASER lipo and SmartLipo use various technologies to “melt” the fat before it’s extracted, which makes it much easier for the surgeon to remove small pockets of fat and leave the tissues looking firm, tight and toned after the healing process is over. These innovative techniques promise less downtime than traditional procedures, and can also cause minimal scarring and pain.
For many women, a liposuction procedure is the most effective way to get rid of inches and lose body fat that doesn’t seem to be responding to diet and exercise alone. Losing the excess weight after the baby can be much easier with the help of a plastic surgeon, but the new mom still needs to commit to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating properly to stabilize their weight.
Talk to a mommy makeover specialist in your area to find out if you would be a good candidate for the liposuction procedure.