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Body After Baby: What to Expect

Pregnancy and childbirth are a beautiful time in a woman’s life. However, for many women, in addition to the excitement and anticipation of giving birth, some uncertainty looms around what pregnancy and birth will do to their bodies. This is a very natural concern.

Many new mothers are concerned about getting their body back after pregnancy and whether it will go back to what it was before. Read on for more about solutions to body concerns after pregnancy.

Tummy troubles

As you probably expect, a woman’s stomach goes through a tremendous amount of change during pregnancy. Internally, organs move and shift to make adequate space for a growing baby. As such, muscles in the abdomen are pulled and stretched to the max. This can even cause separation of the right and left abdominal muscles.

Women who gain anywhere from 25 to over 35 pounds can expect to see excess fat and sagging skin after birthing their child. If you have a C-section, you may experience fat that hangs over your scar. Additionally, a post-birth body can display stretched out skin, stretch marks and excess weight.

A tummy tuck can be a viable solution to remove excess skin and fat from the stomach area while also tightening the muscles and restoring contour to the area. As a general rule, a tummy tuck cannot be performed until six months after giving birth.

Breast woes

In addition to changes in the stomach, many women experience breast changes due to weight gain and breast feeding. Many times, breasts can become saggy or experience volume loss after breast feeding. A breast augmentation is an effective way to restore breasts to your pre-pregnancy shape (or even better!).

Through a customized breast augmentation that may include implants and/or a breast lift, Dr. Andrew can help you feel confident in your body again. A consultation can determine which treatment or treatments will garner the best results for you.

Cosmetic solutions that are right for you

As a preferred cosmetic surgeon in metro Detroit, Dr. Andrew Lofman is well known in the area as one of the most experienced plastic surgeons around. Specializing in breast implants in Michigan, along with mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, liposuction and much more, Dr. Andrew has helped countless women (and men!) achieve the bodies of their dreams.

Body image and self-confidence go hand in hand. And being able to restore and rejuvenate your body — and, in turn, increase your confidence level — is a privilege to Dr. Andrew.

If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic treatments and which are right for you, call his office today for your free consultation.

14, November, 2018Dr. Andrew Lofman, FACS

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