Postnatal Care Tips for New Moms After Child Birth

Body surgeries like tummy tucks, breast lifts or augmentations, and liposuction are at the forefront of aesthetic medicine and many of these Postnatal procedures are increasingly being opted for by new moms—as reported by the American Society for Plastic Surgery.

Research published in the journal, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery indicates that the two areas new moms target the most when it comes to plastic surgery are the abdomen and breasts.

Doctors usually advise that women avoid having these and other treatments (including non-surgical ones) until at least six months after giving birth. While some treatments are centered on improving aesthetics, others (including vaginal tightening) also help to restore function. Read on to discover trending treatments for this client base.

Mommy Makeovers

Mommy Makeovers
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Mommy makeovers vary vastly from patient to patient and very much depends on the areas they are targeting. Some women find that areas like the breasts and tummy area could do with firming up, and they choose surgery as an efficient way to achieve this goal.

A typical mommy makeover involves both breast lift or breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck. Sometimes, however, women opt for abdominal surgery because they develop diastasis recti after surgery.

The latter occurs when the two large parallel groups of muscles in the middle of the abdomen stay separated after birth. This can cause a bulge between the separated muscles groups.

Feminine Intimate Surgery

Feminine Intimate Surgery
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Vaginoplasty is a general term used to describe surgery that targets the labia, vulva, cervix, clitoris, vulva, and other tissues in the genital area, with a view to improving appearance and function. Some women opt for vaginal tightening, since vaginal delivery can result in vaginal laxity. If this is a concern for you, see your plastic surgeon.

In mild cases of vaginal laxity, they may recommend a minimally invasive laser treatment instead. This treatment tightens the vaginal area by stimulating production of the skin’s basic building blocks—collagen and elastin.

Nanofractional Radiofrequency and Dermapen for Stretch Marks

Dermapen for Stretch Marks Postnatal
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Often, treatments are combined to target problems like stretch marks. Nanofractional radiofrequency reduces the appearance of stretch marks by causing “micro-trauma” beneath the surface of the skin. This prompts skin to begin its natural healing process, thus resulting in a rejuvenated appearance.

Dermpalen, meanwhile, is a microneedling treatment that uses tiny needles to create microscopic punctures in the outer and inner layers of skin. This also promotes collagen and other elastic fibers to regenerate.

CoolSculpting / Fat Freezing

Fat Freezing Postnatal
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Sometimes, despite exercising and following a healthy nutritional regimen, women may find that it is seemingly impossible to get rid of unwanted fat in specific areas such as the tummy. However, they may not wish to go under the knife.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that involves using a cooling apparatus to “freeze” fat cells in target areas along the body. These cells are then eliminated over a matter of weeks through the urine.

Mommy makeovers are growing in popularity in this Instagram-focused age. Trending treatments include mommy makeovers, and feminine intimate surgery. There are also a host of non-surgical treatments to choose from, including nanofractional radiofrequency, microneedling, and fat freezing.