Having a baby changes your life in many dramatic ways. Most of these changes are positive, but one negative change that almost all women experience is the loose skin and extra weight that comes after pregnancy.
After birth, all the skin that was stretched so tight during pregnancy can’t just snap back right away. It often appears like a deflated balloon, which is understandably upsetting. It’s not just the skin that is stretched–the abdominal muscles are also loose from the pregnancy.
Here are some tips and things to keep in mind while you’re trying to get rid of the baby belly.
First off, you’ll want address the problem right away and stick to an exercise program. If you feel guilty about taking time away from your baby to exercise, try not to. You’ll be happier, healthier, and better able to care for your baby if you’re in shape.
Try specific exercises to target the tummy, but always combine these exercises with cardio. Exercises such as these are designed to help with loose stomach muscles.
Second, breastfeeding provides many benefits, one of which is that it might help you lose the baby weight. Since milk is high in calories and fat, you are passing on essential nutrients your child needs while helping banish the baby belly.
Make sure to give yourself plenty of time–it can take a while for these methods to work, often 9 months or more.
Unfortunately, sometimes you just can’t get rid of those last few pounds on your own. If you’re frustrated because nothing’s working, you might consider cosmetic surgery to help reach your goals.
If you think plastic surgery for moms might be the answer to your post-partum problem areas, ask one of our surgeons if considering a tummy tuck or liposuction in New York is appropriate. Our laser lipo experts can provide you with more information about Smartlipo and its fat removal and skin tightening advantages.
This unique procedure is a minimally-invasive liposuction technique that uses gentle lasers to target problem areas and tighten skin. The procedure has minimal downtime so you can get back to spending time with your family.
Call our Smartlipo NYC or Long Island liposuction centers today to set up a consultation.
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.