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Liposuction After Pregnancy: Everything A New Mom Needs To Know
May 24, 2020

Liposuction after pregnancy

Having a baby can be extremely difficult for a woman’s body. Stretched out skin, varicose veins, and an increase in fat deposits that were not previously there can make a woman feel like her body is no longer her own. While some women are lucky enough to snap back to their pre-pregnancy bodies, this is certainly not an experience that most women share.

Fortunately, modern liposuction techniques have made it so that no woman has to suffer from a post-pregnancy body. With liposuction, you can return your body to its pre-pregnancy condition while still being the mother that you always wanted to be. Read on to learn of several factors that can affect how soon you can have liposuction after pregnancy.

Liposuction Removes Fat Quickly

Pregnancy causes bodies to obtain a buildup of stubborn fat deposits in the stomach, breasts, and legs. Often, diet and exercise are not enough to tame these newly found fat deposits, and many women find themselves unable to return their bodies to the state that they once were in before being pregnant. If this statement sounds familiar, liposuction may be the answer for you. Safe, minimally-invasive, and extremely effective, liposuction can help to contour your abdomen and eliminate stubborn fat that won’t go away.

Regardless of if you are experiencing weight gain in your arms, stomach, legs, love handles, or face, liposuction can help you get back to how you once looked before having a baby.

Treatment Is Safer Than Ever Before

The most common concern new mothers have when looking into liposuction is whether the treatment is safe. After all, no new mom wants to put themselves in danger, particularly with a newborn child who depends on them. More modern liposuction methods have made the technique safer than ever before by using only local anesthetic and eliminates the need for being put to sleep. These new liposuction techniques completely remove the risk that general anesthetic can bring, and no longer do patients need to worry about having an adverse reaction to anesthetic when having liposuction performed.

The Type of Birth You Had Makes a Difference

For most women, a complication for a vaginal birth takes less time to recover from then a cesarean. You will need to be entirely healed and recovered from giving birth before considering liposuction. This time-frame can look different for each patient, and our providers can discuss the treatment timeline with you during your consultation appointment.

 Your Recovery Should Be Taken Into Consideration

Because liposuction techniques have improved in the past few years, you no longer have to worry about leaving children on their own while recovering from invasive surgery. In fact, most will be back on your feet in less than 48 hours after having liposuction. Most patients only experienced some minor discomfort and soreness directly after the procedure has been complete. You may also be asked to wear a compression garment, but you should experience no effects that will take you away from being a new parent.

Don’t Be Too Quick To Judge Your Postpartum Body

Everybody loses post-baby weight at a different rate. Remember not to be too quick to judge your postpartum body, and don’t compare your weight-loss journey to others. Allow yourself the time to heal and normalize, both physically and mentally, before making decisions regarding plastic surgery. Talk to your provider about other factors, such as breastfeeding and family planning, that may affect how soon you can schedule liposuction after pregnancy. Some women choose to wait until they are finished having children before undergoing liposuction. Only you and your provider can make the best decision for you and your body.

Venus Legacy May Be A Better Option

Your post-pregnancy body may benefit the most from combining different procedures to give you the desired results. Combining liposuction with Venus Legacy can help to tighten loose skin and can be an exceptional post-pregnancy option for many women struggling with their postpartum body. This non-invasive treatment offers minimal discomfort, no downtime, and procedure times vary from 20 to 40 minutes.

It is essential to know the facts before having any cosmetic procedure performed. Hinsdale Vein & Laser is here to help you make the best decision for your body and goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment to determine which treatment option is best for you.

*Please note that there is a nonrefundable $100 deposit required for liposuction consultations. This will be applied to the procedure cost.