Did you know that body contouring treatments can be used in order to reverse the effects of pregnancy on the body? Although the surgical approach typically includes a tummy tuck and/or liposuction, our team at The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill in Salem is proud to offer non-surgical body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting®. Of course, we always conduct a comprehensive physical exam and consultation to create a customized procedure and ultimately learn about your specific goals.
How Does Pregnancy Affect the Body?
Pregnancy causes your midsection to get larger. Many women accumulate a lot of extra fat during this time, and it’s oftentimes difficult to get rid of the fat through diet and exercise alone. Body contouring procedures can gently cool down the fat in order to cause the body to eliminate it naturally over a period of time. For additional contouring, our specialist may complement the procedure with other techniques, depending on the situation.
The results of body contouring are near-permanent provided that you maintain a healthy weight and avoid pregnancy in the future. Nonetheless, it does not preclude you from having a safe pregnancy since your abdomen will simply stretch again to accommodate the growing baby.
The Right Time to Consider Body Treatments
A good rule of thumb is to wait at least six months after childbirth or breastfeeding. It is also important that you are at or near your ideal weight and that you have realistic expectations regarding the body contouring treatment and the expected results. For obvious reasons, body contouring is best performed when you’re done having children.