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After Baby: A Guide to Post Partem Plastic Surgery Pt.1

After pregnancy, your body experiences a lot of changes. There are areas of your body that have really taken a beating. For some women, these issues dissipate with diet, exercise and good genes. For others, it seems that the only solution in certain areas is surgery. Part one of this guide to postpartum plastic surgery will help you understand those areas and the corresponding surgeries better.


During pregnancy, the breast grow and expand. After, they shrink and may become saggy or misshapen. Many women want to fix this. Before you make the decision to have a breast augmentation procedure Des Moines recommends you speak with your physician. This can be a dangerous and damaging procedure if your breast tissue hasn’t stabilized. If you’re breastfeeding, it could take up to six months after you stop feeding. If you aren’t breastfeeding, it could take up to six months after pregnancy.


This is the next common area women like to see fast results. Skin here stretches and becomes loose after pregnancy. However, after having a baby inside you, it takes a very long time for your abdominal walls to finish shifting back into their original position. It is wise to wait about a year before you consider getting a tummy tuck or liposuction.

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Hormones have everything to do with how your body stores and burns fat. It can take as long as a year for pregnancy hormones to level out. While you don’t necessarily have to wait the full year to get a liposuction procedure, it is a good idea. You may be able to work off much of the weight. Allowing your skin to shrink naturally can never hurt.


If you had a natural pregnancy, the walls of your vagina would have stretched significantly to allow passage to your bundle of joy. Before you jump at the sound at a vaginoplasty to fix all your problems, give it time to shrink back. Once again, six months to a year is the ideal amount of time to wait. You can help yourself by performing regular Kegel exercises while you wait.

Part one of this guide was to remind you that, while plastic surgery is an option, don’t rush. Allow your body the proper time it needs to heal effectively. When you are finally ready, schedule a consultation with Dr. Franks. His experience and knowledge will ensure you of his qualified practice. For more information about this Des Moines plastic surgeon, contact 515.421.4299. Check back later this week for part two!

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