After Baby: A Guide to Post Partem Plastic Surgery Pt.2

Last week, we talked a little about plastic surgery after pregnancy. We gave you a guide that showed you the common physical problems women experience with their post-pregnancy bodies and the solutions available to you to fix them. We also made the suggestion that you give your body enough time to heal before you consider plastic surgery treatments.

Part two of this guide to postpartum plastic surgery will follow a similar direction. But, instead of physical symptoms, we want to share with you the importance of allowing your mind to heal from the experience of pregnancy as well.

Pregnancy Brain

More commonly known as pregnancy brain, postnatal psychosis is a very real issue that women have been experiencing for centuries. It is a condition that can be linked to the massive number of hormone changes your body goes through during and after pregnancy.

Postnatal Psychosis can show up in a number of different ways. It really just depends on the woman and the varying levels of the hormones that course through your body. You can experience any number of the following:

  • Depression

  • Severe anxiety

  • Paranoia and/or fear

  • Severe confusion

  • A loss of inhibitions

  • Irritability

  • Hallucinations of sight, sound, touch or scent

  • Delusions. This is a little different from hallucinations. With hallucinations, you are experiencing something that isn’t there. With delusions, you have thoughts or beliefs that aren’t likely true. For example, you may think you or your baby is possessed.

As we said in part one of this guide, don’t rush into plastic surgery after pregnancy. The depressed or anxious feelings you have toward your body can cause you to pursue an invasive treatment you may not have otherwise considered.

If you think you may be experiencing this, it may be a good idea to see a psychiatrist before you schedule a consultation with a Des Moines plastic surgeon. Speak with someone about all the things you are feeling about your body.

Just remember: there is a good chance that your hormones will level out. If you jump into a surgery, you may regret that decision down the line.

If you decide that plastic surgery is still the route you want to take, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Franks. For more information about the plastic surgery Des Moines IA trusts most, contact 515.421.4299.


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