A woman’s body inevitably changes after childbirth. Weight gain, saggy boobs, stretch marks, surgical scar (for those who underwent a C-section), and a stretched vagina (for those who had a vaginal birth) are just some of the things to deal with post-pregnancy. These six simple aesthetic treatments will help you deal with your post baby body and confidence!
1. Weight loss
Difficulty in shedding the pregnancy weight is the number one problem most mums face. Some struggle for as many as two years before they give up because they don’t see result. A quick but healthy weight loss can be achieved via a doctor-monitored hCG programme where you follow a recommended diet and administer hCG injections throughout the treatment period. How does the hCG diet work? You eat about 500 calories each day of specific types of protein (limited to chicken breast, beef, veal, fresh white fish, crab, lobster, or shrimp), certain vegetables, fruits, and grains, according to Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, M.D.’s book Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity, which is the recognised protocol for the diet. It turns out when you only eat 600 low-carb calories per day, you lose a lot of weight.
2. Targeted fat Loss
Even for the mum who manages to lose the extra weight, getting back to her pre-pregnancy figure can still be a challenge. A targeted fat loss treatment such as Coolsculpting can help zap fat in stubborn areas, and is a great option for those who don’t want to go through liposuction. It involves cooling the treated area for an hour to freeze fat, after which, the dead cells get flushed out of the body naturally.
It’s common for mums to be left with deflated breasts after giving birth, especially when you throw weight loss and breastfeeding into the picture. With a non-surgical breast-lift, you don’t even need to take a day off from work, as absorb-able serrated threads are inserted deep into your skin.
To avoid or minimise them, drink plenty of water and slather on body cream or oil during pregnancy. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your stretch marks, consider fractional laser treatment. With repeated sessions, expect to see improved skin appearance.
5.Laser vaginal rejuvenation
The vaginal canal expands after childbirth, and the skin around the area tends to sag, causing discomfort or lack of sensation during intercourse. Also, the muscles that control the bladder may grow weaker due to multiple pregnancies, resulting in involuntary urine release. A laser vaginal rejuvenation may restore your vagina’s appearance, by evening out and tightening the skin tone of the vulva. The pain free treatment is carried out using a probe smaller than the one you see at your gynae’s office.
6. C-section scar treatments
Keloid, an irregular fibrous tissue, may form over your C-section scar. For some, keloid scarring is merely a cosmetic concern, while for others, the thought of accidentally revealing it to others can shake their confidence to the core. Keloids can be fattened with Kenacort injections, and then laser-treated.