Stomach Tightening for Muscle Bulges
For many women, excess skin is not the only abdominal change they experience after pregnancy. It’s not uncommon for the stomach muscles to separate when holding an expanding uterus. Often those muscles fail to reconnect after childbirth, even with endless sit–ups.This condition can only be repaired with surgery and is sometimes covered by health insurance. Women having difficulty regaining their pre–pregnancy weight can benefit from the immediate and dramatic improvement a lipectomy can make on their figures. It frequently provides the emotional boost they need to commit to a healthy dieting and exercise regimen.
Spot Fat Reduction (Liposuction)
Now the most commonly–requested cosmetic surgery procedure, liposuction can especially benefit women after pregnancy. A slower metabolism, less time to exercise, whatever the reason, some new mothers complain they just cannot lose fat in certain spots like the thighs, buttocks and upper arms. Your plastic surgeon can re–sculpt the body, removing fat deposits that contribute to flabby underarms or bulges in the thighs.Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, and for small areas, can be done under local anesthetic. It is not appropriate for large fat deposits or for women who are generally overweight. However, it can be the impetus to encourage a healthy weight loss. When larger amounts of fat are involved and in special cases ultrasonic liposuction is needed.
During a normal vaginal delivery, many women tear or otherwise damage the labia (the opening to the vagina). A labioplasty can repair this damage, helping a woman heal faster from such injuries. Your plastic surgeon may perform this outpatient procedure under local or general anesthetic. Recovery takes only a few days.
Changes in skin pigmentation
Changes in skin pigmentation, called chloasma, are common on the face during pregnancy. Some studies suggest that up to three in four women may develop these changes which are characterized by a blotchy brown increase in pigment. If the pigment is in the epidermis it is often helped by bleaching agents such as hydroquinone.
Deciding What’s Right for You
Just as having a baby takes careful planning and lots of thought, having a cosmetic procedure should be carefully considered. Women today have many options that won’t disrupt their busy lifestyles or compromise their privacy.