Tips For A Successful Liposuction After Pregnancy

Posted on: 7 August 2016


If you have recently given birth, you are likely to be proud of what your body can do, but you might be a little upset by the way it now looks. Even if you were fortunate enough to enjoy a reasonably comfortable pregnancy and lose the baby weight without too much effort, you can easily be suffering from the results of overly stretched skin or a bit of stubborn abdominal fat. In that instance, it is a good idea to speak with your physician or a cosmetic surgeon about the possibility of undergoing liposuction. The following tips will help you to understand how and when liposuction can benefit you.

Make Sure You Are At A Healthy Weight For Your Surgery

It is important to note that even though liposuction works to removes fat from your body, it is not a miracle cure for severely overweight individuals. For instance, it is only recommended in most cases for people who are within about 30% of their ideal body weight.

Essentially, you are most likely to benefit from lipo in areas that have not responded as well as you hope from an otherwise effective, appropriate diet and exercise plan. While it can remove away a bit of stubborn fat and stretched skin, it should not be used in lieu of a healthy lifestyle and body.

It Is Better To Choose Liposuction After Your Family Is Complete

Whether you have had your first child or your tenth, you should be sure that you do not intend to get pregnant again before undergoing liposuction. One reason for that is because it is common for the same areas to develop fat pockets, even after that type of cosmetic procedure. That means that if you become pregnant again, you will be prone to carrying that fat in the same areas.

Therefore, it is a good idea to maintain a healthy weight and diet after your liposuction and avoid having more children. Otherwise, you could very well find yourself in the physician's office again, a few months after giving birth. While liposuction is considered to be a safe procedure and is frequently provided in a medical office as an outpatient procedure, it is still not an experience that most people want to experience frequently.

In conclusion, pregnancy can be a beautiful experience...but it does not always leave your body in pristine condition. If the stretched skin or a bit of unattractive fat around your abdomen is bothering you, it is a good idea to speak with a provider like Westlake Cosmetic and Medical Group, Inc. about the information listed above.