What Pregnancy Does to a Woman’s Stomach

What Pregnancy Does to a Woman’s Stomach

Though pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life, most moms would agree that it can wreak havoc on the body. From weight gain to stretch marks to ever-expanding bellies, truth be told, pregnancy can leave a lasting impression on your body.

So just what happens to a woman’s stomach during pregnancy? And is there any way to get your body back afterward? Read on to learn more.

Bellies take a beating during pregnancy

Not only do a woman’s internal organs shift during pregnancy to make room for a baby, the abdominal muscles change extensively as they are stretched in all directions. During the first trimester, in addition to your growing bump, you may notice a ridge from your breast that runs down your stomach — known as the diastasis recti — separating the right and left sides of your abdominal muscles. This typically heals after giving birth, however, safe exercise before, during and after birth can help the healing process and reduce this gap.

Additionally, women who are of average weight tend to gain 25-35 pounds during pregnancy, which can lead to excess fat and skin long after giving birth. And women who give birth via C-section are susceptible to fat that hangs over their surgical scar. Many new mothers also find that pregnancy leaves them with stubborn areas of fat around their waist and even on their thighs and arms.

Is a Mommy Makeover in metro Detroit right for you?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures like tummy tucks, liposuction and breast augmentation are some of the most common procedures being performed today. These treatments are all elements of a Mommy Makeover.

A Mommy Makeover addresses the undesirable effects of pregnancy on women’s bodies that are, oftentimes, resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Andrew Lofman customizes his patients’ Mommy Makeover procedures to address their individual concerns. Many times, a Mommy Makeover targets the abdomen and breasts, as well as loose skin and stretchmarks.

With Dr. Andrew Lofman, the treatments during a Mommy Makeover restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape, including tightening skin, making breasts firmer and rounder, as well as a reduction of fat. We do this through a combination of breast augmentation/lift, liposuction, tummy tuck and other non-invasive procedures.

Put your belly back where it belongs

If you are eager to get your pre-pregnancy stomach back, a mommy makeover with Dr. Andrew Lofman may be right for you. He is a leading provider of the Mommy Makeover in southeast Michigan and has helped countless women just like you achieve their body goals and regain their confidence.

Dr. Andrew Lofman brings a wide array of accolades to his practice, including impressive education and rigorous training. Equally important, Dr. Andrew Lofman understands the unique concerns of women and treats each patient with kindness and compassion. If you are interested in meeting with him one-on-one to discuss your options, please contact us for a consultation.