How Having Children Changes Your Body

Learn how having children changes your body and what you can do to rejuvenate your look to regain a sense of confidence and normalcy.

Changes in your breasts

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts get extra perky. But once you give birth and your baby moves on to formula or solids, your breasts may actually deflate. The weight you gained and the increased size that facilitated milk production resulted in stretched out skin. When you lose the fat under the skin, your breast tissue may droop and sag.

Women can drop up to a cup size after pregnancy, and the more children you have, the more devastating the results. You don’t have to live with this change in your breast volume and size, however. Consult with Dr. Ku about breast augmentation and lifts, so you look and feel better.

Changes in your vagina

Giving birth stretches the tissue around the vagina, which can lead to diminished sensation during intimacy. The reduced satisfaction can change your relationship with your partner. Having multiple children, especially large babies, can make the stretching even more excessive.

You don’t have to accept this change as a natural consequence of choosing to have children. At Precision Plastic Surgery, you can receive ThermiVa treatment, which uses controlled radiofrequency energy to heat your vaginal tissue and prompt natural regeneration of new, firmer tissue. Happy side effects include improved sexual sensation and possibly fewer incidences of urinary incontinence, too.  

Changes in where you store fat

Weight gain is inevitable, and healthy, during pregnancy. But, after you’ve given birth, much of that fat can be hard to lose, especially with traditional diet and exercise strategies.

Fat accumulates in areas it never has before, especially around your belly and thighs. You may even reach your goal “weight,” but still have areas that bulge in unpleasant ways. The only recourse to shrink these pockets is often liposuction, which targets fat in specific areas to contour your physique.

Changes in your skin

When you gain a significant amount of weight during pregnancy, your skin stretches. Even if you manage to lose the weight you gained, your skin may remain loose and saggy, so you don’t have the tight, slim look that you had before you were pregnant.

A tummy tuck can be a perfect solution for women who have extra loose skin and stretch marks in the abdominal region as a result of pregnancy. Lifts in other areas, such as your thighs and back, are also available to contour your frame.

If you want your body back, consult with the team at Precision Plastic Surgery. In addition to one-off services, you can opt for a total Mommy Makeover that combines liposuction, a tummy tuck, and breast enhancement to reverse many of the changes that came with childbirth. Pursuing this option after you’ve completed having your family is your best course of action , so the new you stays intact!

Call the office today to set up an appointment and learn how you can reverse your mommy body.

Dr. Joseph Ku

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