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Childbirth is one of the great acts bestowed upon women. The act of carrying and ultimately delivering life into this world is one of the great acts that differentiates us as women. And it is for this reason that a mother will always be a mother. However, let’s be honest about it, pregnancy is not easy and it does take its toll physically.
This can affect our self-esteem and even our married life. It can be difficult psychologically for a man to picture his wife intimately after witnessing a birth. Plus when your body is no longer what it was, it makes the task of re-establishing intimacy that much more difficult.
Thankfully, we live in a world where improving one’s physical appearance is no longer deemed narcissistic or shallow. Everybody wants to look good and plastic surgery is considered a viable option to get your body back after birth.
Following are some of the more popular plastic surgery procedures following childbirth:
There are many reasons to breastfeed your baby despite all of the common breastfeeding problems mothers can experience. Many women consider breastfeeding the highlight of their motherhood. It’s the intimate time with your baby where you nurture and provide them with great nutrition. However, after your stint of breastfeeding, you may want to consider a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation (natural or surgical); as the need or want dictates.
Women often define themselves by their breasts. This is because it’s usually one of the more prominent differentiating features between the sexes. Plastic surgery is your opportunity to have the breasts you’ve always wanted.
Sometimes it seems as though no matter how much you diet or exercise, your body simply will not return to its pre-birth shape. All of the Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem meals you’ve been eating are showing no impact. This is often because the distribution of fat has changed and the fat is diet-resistant.
Given that you have exhausted all possible methods of returning to your previous self, albeit unsuccessfully, liposuction may be a viable alternative. It can help you remove the stubborn fat and help re-sculpt your body.
Removal of Scars and Stretch Marks
Scars and stretch marks are often part and parcel of giving birth. While they are a small price to pay, that doesn’t mean that they have to be a permanent reminder.
Lasers can be used to stimulate collagen growth as well as minimize the look of scars and stretch marks. Another alternative is the wearing of silicon sheets to reduce the impact of scarring.
Tightening Up Your Tummy (Abdominoplasty)
It is not surprising that after 9 months of being stretched to and fro that your tummy may not return to its original, flat shape. Sometimes it takes the help of a skilled plastic surgeon to achieve this with a procedure called a tummy tuck.
A tummy tuck involves the surgical removal of excess skin and fat. They will also tighten the abdominal muscles so that your tummy regains its former taut appearance. Bonus!
Have you been trying the latest wrinkle creams out there with no hard results? Pregnancy wreaks havoc on your hormones that may affect your skin resulting in acne scarring, wrinkles, and general damage. Plastic surgeons have a range of solutions at their disposal to restore your skin to its former, glowing self.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.