Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and staff are located in Scottsdale, AZ offering plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as skin care treatments.

How Pregnancy Changes Your Body and How You Can Get It Back

It’s no secret that a woman’s body after childbirth is considerably different from her pre-pregnancy body. Some of the changes caused by pregnancy will resolve over time, while others need the help of plastic surgery. After giving birth, it’s recommended that you take your time with the healing process before working on getting your pre-pregnancy body back. Even after losing the weight, women often wait at least six months to a year before consulting a plastic surgeon about their mommy makeover options.

Bulging Tummy

It’s often thought that after childbirth, the tummy area will drastically shrink on its own. After all, it’s no longer carrying the weight of a child. But it can take a while for the uterus to fully shrink after childbirth. Long after the healing process from childbirth is complete, women may still have problems losing weight and toning muscles in the abdominal area. Pregnancy stretches the abdominal muscles beyond the capacity of exercises to fix, which is why plastic surgery is needed. When you get your weight back to within a normal range for you, consider talking to a plastic surgeon about having a tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal muscles, remove the excess fat and skin, and restore your sleek silhouette.

Drooping Breasts

Women who breastfeed tend to notice that their breasts take on a fuller appearance. However, this enlargement doesn’t last beyond the breastfeeding period. After weaning your baby, you’ll likely notice that your breasts begin sag and look droopy. If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of drooping breasts, consider talking to a cosmetic surgeon about having a breast lift.

Smaller Cup Size

Along with sagging, many women express dissatisfaction with the loss of volume in the breasts. After childbirth, the breasts can add more than a cup size of extra volume, but this doesn’t last. Many women decide to have breast augmentation along with a breast lift to restore the lost volume.

At Oasis Plastic Surgery, women will find sensitive care designed especially for them. Our plastic surgeon in Phoenix takes a personalized approach toward mommy makeover procedures and can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body. To request a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Geoghegan, call our office at (480) 264-6428.


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