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Getting Your Pre-Pregnancy Body Back

Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing are life-changing processes that cause physical and emotional changes to a mother’s body. Triple-board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Gordon Sasaki, MD, FACS, provides a mommy makeover in Pasadena at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, helping you get your pre-pregnancy body back, enhancing your body shape, and boosting your self-esteem.

Postpartum Physical Body Changes

A woman’s body changes a lot after childbirth. Some changes are physical, and others are emotional. These changes are usually caused by the changing hormone levels that help keep your baby healthy during pregnancy.

Some of the changes your body undergoes include:

  •         Weight gain – Weight gain during pregnancy is usually caused by the growing baby’s weight and the retention of extra fluid in the body.  Your breasts might also increase in size due to the formation of breast milk.
  •         Stretching of your skin – The skin stretches during pregnancy to make room for your growing fetus. The stretching of your skin may lead to the formation of stretch marks.
  •         A change in your abdominal musculature

Most of these changes usually go away on their own after some time. However, sometimes they completely alter your body shape, making it difficult to get your pre-pregnancy body back with diet and exercise. At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic, you will be provided with the latest mommy makeover procedures that will help you improve your body shape.

What to Expect During a Mommy Makeover Consultation

During your mommy makeover consultation at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic, Dr. Sasaki usually performs a thorough physical examination to understand the current state of your body. He will discuss with you the ideal treatment to use depending on your aesthetic goals. 

Examples of Mommy Makeover Procedures

The mommy makeover procedures can include surgical and nonsurgical procedures. The common mommy makeover procedures at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center include:

  1. Liposuction

When exercises and diet do not promote weight loss, liposuction is a procedure that helps to get rid of the excess body fat, providing immediate results. CoolSculpting is an aesthetic tool used at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center as a non-invasive body contouring treatment. CoolSculpting works by destroying unwanted body fat in your body. Your body then excretes the unwanted fat as waste over time.

  1. Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy alters your abdominal muscles and stretches your skin. It makes it difficult to bounce back to your pre-pregnancy flat stomach even after exercising and dieting. At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic, a tummy tuck might be recommended.

A tummy tuck is a procedure that helps get rid of excess belly fat and skin. A tummy tuck flattens and defines your abdominal muscles.

  1. Breast Augmentation

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause your breasts to sag. A breast augmentation procedure helps to improve the appearance of your breasts by giving them a lift.

  1. Breast Reduction

After childbirth, your breasts might increase in size as they fill with milk. A breast reduction helps eliminate excess breast tissue, enhancing the shape of your breasts. 

To learn more about mommy makeover procedures, call Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center to schedule a consultation.