Is Liposuction the Answer for Post-Pregnancy Fat?

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While the miracle of childbirth is an extraordinary event that should be celebrated, we all know that it puts a woman’s body through an incredible gauntlet. Even after birth, women can feel the effects of pregnancy for years to come. These effects manifest themselves in stretch marks, loose skin, and fat deposits that will not go away, even with great exercise and dietary habits. Liposuction can be a great solution for women suffering physically and mentally from such fat deposits, but it is certainly not right for everyone. This is what you should know about liposuction after pregnancy.

The Benefits

First things first: It is very important to realize that this procedure is not a good fit for everyone. Before making any decisions, you need to consult your doctor and prospective plastic surgeon to ensure that you are a viable candidate. Liposuction today has become so advanced that it effectively removes fat from very localized areas. It has grown into a very safe and gentle procedure that comes with a quick recovery and only rare complications. This is what makes it a good option for select women seeking fat removal after pregnancy. The body endures a lot during pregnancy, and it is important to not put unnecessary and excessive stress on it after the pregnancy concludes.

Potential Drawbacks

A very common result of pregnancy is stretch marks along the abdomen. It is important to avoid performing liposuction on areas adjacent to these stretch marks. The liposuction procedure is one that relies on the elasticity of the skin around the procedure. This ensures that the area will heal well and result in the toned look that liposuction provides to thousands of people every year. Stretch marks often indicate that the elasticity of the skin in the area has been compromised and is not a viable focus area for liposuction. This does not necessarily come with health risks, but you will not be able to enjoy the results that you are imagining in your head, simply because you are not a good candidate for liposuction.

Everybody’s body is different. Liposuction could very well be the right solution for your stubborn fat deposits regardless of if you were formerly pregnant or not. The bottom line is you need to consult a professional before you make any decision about liposuction.  Regardless of if you are a viable candidate or not, there are plenty of solutions for that excess fat.

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