Pregnancy can be one of the most magical times in a woman’s life, but it is no secret that it can take its toll on your body. Once the baby comes, you may feel as though you have never been more blessed. This is a time of great joy, but it is completely normal to feel some frustration from the effects pregnancy and childbirth have had on your body. If you are feeling insecure and craving the contours of your pre-pregnancy form, there are some options in the Mount Pleasant area for you to consider.
Liposuction involves the removal of body fat from specific areas using targeted suction. It is a great solution for someone who is struggling to lose those last few pregnancy pounds. Using tumescent liposuction, Dr. Widenhouse injects the abdomen with a solution that will loosen the fat cells and numb the area. A hollow needle is then inserted and suction is utilized to remove the fat.
Recovery time for liposuction is relatively short, allowing a patient to return to work within one to two weeks, depending on the breadth of their treatment.
A tummy tuck is ideal if you have managed to shed the majority of your pregnancy weight but have been left with loose, sagging skin around your abdomen. Dr. Widenhouse is able to remove and tighten excess skin, reshaping your midsection to achieve a tighter, smoother silhouette.
Patients are usually able to return to their normal activities two to three weeks after surgery. It may be recommended to avoid more high-impact activities for a longer period of time.
Mini Tummy Tuck
Like the tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck involves removing and repositioning the skin of the abdomen, but it focuses on the area below the belly button, resulting in a less involved procedure and less scarring. In the mini tummy tuck it is not necessary to reposition the naval, as it is in a regular tummy tuck. This procedure is especially applicable for women who are left with deposits in their lower abdomen as the result of a C-section birth.
Recovery time for a mini tummy tuck is shorter than with a regular tuck. Patients usually feel comfortable returning to their normal routine within a week, while waiting two weeks to resume any high impact activity is advised.
It’s important to remember that none of these procedures are meant to replace weight loss attained with a proper diet and exercise regimen. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle before and after treatment.
To find out if plastic surgery is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Port City Plastic Surgery serves Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, South Carolina from two locations in Charleston and Daniel Island.