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Benefits of Liposuction After Pregnancy

The female body is amazing in its ability to grow and care for a new life. And even though we know you wouldn’t trade the experience of pregnancy or having your baby, you might like to erase the changes pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing make on your body.

If you’ve had a baby and want to get back to your pre-pregnancy figure, board-certified plastic surgeon James J. Chao, MD, at OasisMD in San Diego, Encinitas, and Temecula, California, can help with liposuction, part of our complete mommy makeover services. 

Take a moment to learn more about liposuction and the benefits of having the procedure after your pregnancy! 

Liposuction 101

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction tool to remove body fat from the targeted treatment areas. The procedure is a good choice for you if you’ve lost the weight you gained when pregnant, but still have localized pockets of fat. For many post-pregnancy moms, liposuction helps remove the added padding pregnancy brings to your hips, tummy, back, and buttocks.  

Dr. Chao makes a small incision, then uses a tube-like instrument to loosen the fat targeted for easier removal from the surrounding tissues. He then uses a surgical vacuum or a large syringe to remove the excess body fat. 

After your surgery, you can expect to see some bruising and swelling in the treatment areas. The time it takes for these side effects to resolve varies depending on the area of the body treated and how much fat was removed. Once the swelling is gone, your new, more shapely body will emerge. 

Benefits of liposuction after pregnancy

There’s a reason that liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States — the many benefits it brings! Here’s a look at the top benefits you’ll enjoy when having liposuction after pregnancy.  

A better post-baby body

Even if you’ve lost the weight you gained during your pregnancy, your post-baby body may not look the way it did before your pregnancy. You might have disproportionate fat in different places, like your thighs or belly. 

Because you don’t need to lose weight, however, it can be nearly impossible to eliminate these stubborn pockets of fat. At OasisMD, Dr. Chao uses liposuction to smooth away these areas without the need for extreme dieting or intense exercise. The result? A better body and more time with your baby instead of at the gym.  

Results that last

With liposuction, Dr. Chao is able to permanently remove the fat cells from the treatment areas. Because fat cells can’t regenerate (grow back), your results will stay in place as long as you maintain your body weight.  

If you do gain weight, the fat cells you have remaining in the other areas of your body will expand, so it’s important to commit to maintaining healthy eating habits and regular exercise. It’s also a good idea to wait until your family is complete before undergoing liposuction since subsequent pregnancies usually mean changes in your weight. 

Quick recovery time

You’re a busy mom, and your time is valuable. If you’re worried about how long you’ll have to recover after liposuction, rest assured that advancements in medical technologies and methodologies have resulted in faster recovery times for our patients! 

With liposuction at OasisMD, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities within days instead of weeks. Full recovery usually takes about three to four weeks depending on the extent of your liposuction, but these advances mean you’ll experience less swelling, pain, and bruising than liposuction patients of the past. 

Targeted treatment

It’s almost impossible to target stubborn pockets of fat through exercise alone. That’s because diet and exercise reduce your overall body fat, not fat in specific areas. Dr. Chao can use liposuction to target your post-baby trouble zones and make that stubborn baby fat a thing of the past. 

Boosted self-confidence

If you’ve worked hard to lose the excess weight and regain your body after having a baby, you know there’s nothing more frustrating and disheartening than when the results don’t match your efforts. As a result, many moms notice a dip in their self-esteem and self-confidence. 

After liposuction at OasisMD, you’ll look as good as you feel. Once you’ve had your treatment, you can stop feeling self-conscious about your trouble areas and enjoy a boost to your self-confidence that has you showing off your post-baby body.  

Ready to say goodbye to stubborn pregnancy fat and hello to a more shapely figure? Contact Dr. Chao at OasisMD in San Diego, Temecula, or Encinitas. If you prefer, you can book a consultation online now!

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