Getting Back In Shape After Having A Baby

Having a child is definitely one of the happiest moments in the lives of most women, but the entire process of pregnancy brings a number of stresses and difficulties. Aside from those actual nine months of pregnancy, which puts a lot of physical and mental pressure on pregnant women, many women also struggle with the physical aftermath of having children. It’s a simple fact that child bearing is tough on a woman’ body, and in many cases bodies never look the same after having a baby.

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Fortunately, there are a number of common, safe surgical procedures, some of which are detailed on AboutPlasticSurgery.com, which can help women to reconstruct their bodies following pregnancies. I’ve always felt that while we are all beautiful in our own way, if something breaks, fix it, and that includes getting plastic surgery if needed. There is not reason to be really unhappy with how we look if a pregnancy has really been hard on our body.

Here are a few of the typical issues that some women have with their bodies after having children, as well as some of the methods that can help to fix them:

Excess Skin Obviously, pregnant women gain a lot weight over the course of their pregnancies. Because most of this weight can be attributed to the baby itself, and to the body’s natural support of the baby, a large portion of the weight disappears once the baby is born. However, in many cases the pregnancy has caused skin to stretch to account for the extra weight, meaning that there is excess skin once the baby is born.

To get rid of unattractive excess skin, many new mothers look to plastic surgery procedures such as tummy tucks. This procedure and others like it literally remove the extra skin from your body, helping to tighten your appearance in ways that natural weight loss and exercise might not be able to.

Excess Fat In some cases, there is excess fat after having a baby in addition to excess skin. In these cases, because the fat was gained through pregnancy and not through careless eating or a lack of exercise, it can be difficult to lose through natural methods.

In situations like this one, many women turn to liposuction, which quite simply removes excess fat from the body. Some people frown on this procedure as an unnatural weight loss method; however, fat gained from pregnancy can work differently from other fat, in that it can linger and be difficult to get rid of. Liposuction is an answer for many women.

Breast Size/Shape Women are often unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, especially after nursing. The shape or size of a woman’s breasts can drastically change after having a baby. In many cases, the breasts are some of the most directly affected body parts in pregnancies.

The simple answer here for women who truly want to change their breasts back to the way they were before pregnancy is breast augmentation. This does not always mean making breasts bigger; the procedure can also help to reconstruct the shape of the breasts.

There are also other procedures to help improve a woman’s self image after becoming a mom, and there is nothing wrong with learning about plastic surgery procedures that can help you return your body shape to what it was before your pregnancies (or close to it), and make you feel great about yourself again.

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  • Mother Mayhem

    My skin is so stretched from Carrying Sweetums that my body will NEVER be the same. LOL

    (She was 13 lbs 3 1/2 oz. and 24″ long.)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    I agree – whatever makes you feel good about yourself (and you can afford) you should consider.ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    I would love to have a tummy tuck.. and when I’m totally done with having babies and nursing I’m gonna get a breast reduction and probably a lift as well. :)ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    I’m in need of some of this for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

    After three children, I could definitely use some work, but as time goes on, I’m feeling more comfortable about myself.ReplyCancel

  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb

    I have to admit, I am extremely pleased with my body – so far. I’ve had 3 kids in 4 years and my stomach is a bit flabbier but overall I’m ok. Now when I am done nursing, I might want something done to my boobs….maybe….but we’ll see.

    There are certainly some wonderful surgeries out there. But after having 3 c-sections I never ever want to go under the knife again. Recovery is beyond awful (at least it was for me)ReplyCancel