Pregnancy and the years when your child is young are amongst the most magical times in any person’s life and yet there will always come a time when you want to get back into shape and get your figure back.
Before, this was done with routine exercise and yet this never seemed to quite do the trick. There was always a little something left over which could not be toned away, which exercise could not get rid of for us. The recent surge in “yummy mummys” and celebrities who seem to snap back into shape straight away after giving birth have also helped move us towards a place where surgery seems to be the only viable way of getting our pre-pregnancy abs back.
When we are pregnant, or even if we aren’t and are just a little overweight, our skin stretches and, when the weight drops back off us, we lose all the elasticity in our skin. This can lead to sagging and an unflattering look which no amount of exercise will shift. The only real option is a surgical one; have the skin from a previous life and a previous you removed and start a whole new life with a fabulous brand new you. One plastic surgeon from America, Dr. Jeremy Schreiber has spoken out about the trend, saying that:
“When all is said and done, the results are fantastic. You can expect a smooth contour to your abdomen as well as getting back the flat belly that you had before.”
Once the surgery has been performed then you can indeed begin, once you’ve recovered, on an exercise and diet regime to tone yourself but, if you don’t have the surgery first, you may well be wasting your time trying to work on untoneable areas. It is often rumoured in the press that some women undergo caesareans and then tummy-tucks straight after; this, however, is certainly not advised. Another viable, and safe, option for some patients is to have a tummy-lipo; that is a tummy tuck and a liposuction procedure at the same time. This is great for getting contouring and sculpting back into the body and could really help any woman get confidence back after giving birth. It’s not selfish to want your old body back; the happier you are the better equipped you will be to make your children happy!
If you asked any normal person, not plastic surgery readers like you avid readers of this blog, what the most well-known form of plastic surgery was then, after boob-jobs, tummy-tucks would likely be second on that list.
Because of the numbers dreaming of achieving that sought-after, perfect celebrity body, tummy tucks have rocketed in popularity over recent years; there are even rumours that some women have them immediately after having caesareans in order to immediately regain their figure! Clearly the latter is not something which should be condoned but, in normal circumstances, tummy tucks can really change your life. One good example to bring a human-story element to this is Kate Gosselin’s.
If you’ve not come across her before, Gosselin is the star of a controversial U.S series which shows her and her husband’s struggle to bring up their eight children; sextuplets and twins. She has recently been spotted flaunting her abs on the world-famous beaches of North Carolina. The busy mother and reality T.V star famously (well, famously if you’re a fan of the television program) underwent a tummy tuck in 2006 in a last-ditch attempt to get back the figure which being the proud mother of so many children had sadly lost. Famous pictures of her in a black bikini flaunting her post-op body in Bald Head Island (perhaps a place which could do with a hair transplant?) heightened media interest in her and her children and now new images of the success of her surgery is likely to do the same. Perhaps many within the cosmetic and plastic surgery industries will be hoping that many more women, once their children have got a bit older, will be tempted to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back as well. Whilst pregnancy and childbirth are amongst the most magical times of a woman’s life, many women long to get their trim bodies back and often, because of the stretching of the skin which occurs during pregnancy, surgery is the only way to achieve such goals.
It is reported that about 3,300 women had tummy tuck’s in the U.K in just the last year alone and thus it is clear that they are massive business and that it’s a business which is only going to get firmer and healthier as the years go on. Many women, once they’ve raised their children want their bodies and their lives back! Surgery makes this a reality.
Carrying a child and giving birth is probably the most rewarding thing a woman can do in her life. However, once their child has grown up, many women soon find themselves wishing they could get the body back which they once had.
Whilst exercise and healthy eating obviously plays it part, the damage which pregnancy does to our figure and our looks is often irreversible. As well as the obvious area of the stomach, surgeons are now saying the only way to regain pre-pregnancy breasts is to turn to Cosmetic Surgery.
These so-called Mummy Makeovers are becoming more and more popular on both sides of the Atlantic and one Tennessee-based specialist, Dr. Dampier, has spoken out about the changes which can happen to a woman’s breasts just after conception, changes which can carry on right into the breast-feeding period. Apparently, the “saggy” bosom which this causes is not something which can be rectified “with exercise alone”. Dr. Dampier also commented: “During this period, some breasts shrink to their original size, while others remain large. Even those that get smaller tend to become more ptotic – or saggy,”
Many women who have decided that they don’t want to have any more children often decide to undergo cosmetic procedures. Breasts can be reduced or boosted to their original, pre-pregnancy size and scar tissue, caused by pregnancy, can also be treated. Being a mother, or even a grandmother, doesn’t mean you have to be dowdy or frumpy; if you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you haven’t got it, then surgery can give it to you!
The pressure to snap back into shape after giving birth is something which affects celebrities as well as ordinary people. It is now thought that many celebrities undergo a caesarean then have a tummy-tuck almost straight away after so that they can flaunt their way out of hospital in their skinny jeans. It is trends such as this which are causing many women to consider surgery in order to regain the figure they once had before they fell pregnant. Wanting to look fabulous is a good thing but, remember, the most important thing is that you and your child are both healthy and happy. Once you feel ready to take the plunge into surgery then consider all the options carefully; can you have a lengthy recovery when you have a child to look after?
Many people want to try cosmetic surgery but are put off by the fact that they can’t be 100% sure of what the results will be.
This is all set to change with new technology that can show women what the results of their breast augmentation will look like before they go under the knife. This is likely to allay the fears of thousands of women who dream of having the procedure but don’t want to end up looking disfigured or scarred like some of the patients they may read about in the weekly magazines.
The SD imaging allows women to see the likely results, note not the guaranteed results, of the breast augmentation procedure which they will be undergoing. This means that discussions about the desired shape, size or position of the new breasts do not now have to be mere abstracted conjecture; visual images can back up any claims made by the surgeon and reassure each patient, or forewarn them as the case may be, as to what the end result will be.
Since the boom in cosmetic surgery began over two decades ago, breast augmentations and reductions have long been at the top of the treatment ladder; everyone wants the perfect pair. The enduring popularity of the so-called ‘boob job’ is down to the fact that women of all ages and sizes want them. Indeed, as Dr. Tiffany McCormack has pointed out everyone “from young women, who never fully developed to the extent that they wanted, to older mothers who just lost a lot of the breast tissue … after say breast-feeding or pregnancy,” are going under the knife.
This imaging technology is not the only advance in the breast augmentation arena to have been made in recent years. Saline implants have burst onto the scene as a really successful and viable alternative to silicone implants for some women. However, for other, the more old fashioned silicone implants are still more appropriate. But whatever the actual implant, whether you want bigger or smaller breasts, whether you want a lift after pregnancy or whether you want more ascetically pleasing nipples, the new SD imaging system will help women of all ages and sizes see the results of their surgery without a cut being made; it will give them a chance, visually at least, to try before they buy. That should certainly give the industry a lift!