If you are unhappy with your appearance after pregnancy, you may think that surgery is the only solution. However, there are treatments available if you are looking for an option that can help give you a smoother shape without the big commitment to invasive plastic surgery. Nonsurgical body contouring is making its mark in the mommy makeover world as an alternative to traditional surgical methods.
Start with Diet and Exercise
Before even considering surgical or nonsurgical mommy makeover options, you should be working toward your target weight by following a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Most reputable doctors and surgeons will recommend this no matter what type of surgery you are about to have.
The closer you are to your goal weight the better your outcome and final results may potentially be. This is also the best, easiest and most cost-effective method to get back the body you had before pregnancy and giving birth.
What Nonsurgical Body Contouring Entails
Certain factors such as age and genetics can sometimes prevent women from being able to lose weight in particular areas of their body. Nonsurgical mommy makeover options may work well in these cases, and provide alternative options for moms that aren’t interested in having a surgical procedure.
Since nonsurgical body contouring procedures are typically noninvasive with little to no downtime, they may be an excellent option when you want to avoid having surgery. If you struggle with extra skin or weight after giving birth, take a look at some these common nonsurgical mommy makeover options.
UltraShape® for Fat Reduction
An Ultrashape procedure uses ultrasound waves to target fat cells located underneath your skin.
A nonsurgical body contouring mommy makeover option is a treatment for stubborn fat or extra weight that you have not been able to lose since giving birth called UltraShape. This is a noninvasive alternative to liposuction and another way to target and remove excess fat so that you may get back on track to how you looked before your pregnancy.
This procedure is virtually painless and the duration of the treatments themselves can last from about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area or areas being treated. Whether it is used on its own or in combination with other treatments or procedures, UltraShape may be able to give you the results you’re looking for by targeting extra pockets of fat within certain areas of your body.
Another nonsurgical mommy makeover option that may provide a smoother appearance to your buttocks and thighs is VelaShape III. This is a minimally invasive treatment that aims to reduce fat, improve skin tone and minimize the look of cellulite by using infrared, vacuum and radiofrequency waves to dissolve fat cells and improve skin texture. Other areas of the body that commonly treated with this type of body contouring are fatty spots in the abdomen, “love handles” and hips.
VelaShape III may be a good option if you are looking for effective results without having a traditional mommy makeover. Depending on your preference and what works best for your time and schedule, you may choose between a series of short treatments spaced 2 weeks apart or a longer, single treatment that may typically last 60 to 75 minutes.
Customize Your Mommy Makeover for the Best Results
Don’t let your feelings about the way you look affect the way you feel about yourself. Be proud of your body and grateful for all of the things it has done and still continues to do for you, each and every day. Taking matters into your own hands by requesting a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon could be your first step to feeling like yourself again. With a combination of procedures tailored specifically to you, a nonsurgical body contouring treatment may be right for you.
Dr. Francesco Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.