Thursday, July 25, 2013

Non-surgical Mommy Makeovers – Part 3

Does it frustrate you when the media put too much pressure on new moms to bounce back into shape soon after giving birth ? Amidst chaotic diaper changes, breastfeeding woes and more, the thought of gaining back our pre-baby shape seems like a daunting idea that's far from happening. In reality, getting back into shape is possible but we may need to accept that our bodies may not return to exactly the same way it used to be. The following non-surgical Mommy makeover treatments may help to reverse or improve some undesired post-pregnancy changes.

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All eyes have been on the Duchess of Cambridge since the arrival of her royal baby. Here, Kate Middleton looked absolutely gorgeous as she made her post-baby debut just one day after welcoming a beautiful baby boy.
Treatments to Reverse a Post-baby Belly
The post-baby belly is a new mom's greatest concern. Hidden under baggy clothes are the battle scars of pregnancy : stretch marks, loose skin, C-section scars and a stomach that still looks pregnant months after childbirth.
Loose Skin
It is possible to tighten up crepey tummy skin non-surgically with technology such as radio-frequency, infrared or Nd-YAG laser. These treatments heat up the tummy skin, causing collagen contraction and remodelling. However full improvement is not usually seen until months later, as the tightening procedure requires new collagen formation.
Stretch Marks
While stretch marks are challenging to treat and are resistant to creams, laser treatments such as Fractional Carbon Dioxide and Erbium Glass lasers can help to fade them gradually. These lasers work by creating columns of heat within the affected tissue which kick-starts a natural healing process to stimulate growth of new collagen tissue. However, multiple treatments are necessary to obtain satisfactory results.
Belly Fat
To reduce stubborn belly fat which persist despite diet and exercise, the non-surgical alternatives include mesotherapy and cryolipolisis. Mesotherapy involves injecting medicines to effectively “melt” away localized fat and cellulite whereas cryolipolysis uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin. Both treatments can also be used to treat other fatty areas such as love handles, upper thighs and muffin tops.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Non-surgical Mommy Makeovers - Part 2

What is Non-surgical Mommy Makeover ?

While the conventional Mommy Makeover is considered major surgery combining two or three operations : a tummy tuck, liposuction and/or breast surgery, non-surgical Mommy Makeover describes a variety of minimally or non-invasive procedures to counteract the physical effects of childbearing and to enhance your appearance after time has left its mark. These procedures are tailored to your cosmetic needs and may consists of laser treatments or injections.

Pregnancy is beautiful but also takes a toll on your body. Many pregnancy related effects such as loose skin, weight gain and stretch marks will not go away no matter how hard we diet and exercise. 

What are the benefits of non-surgical Mommy Makeover ?

Busy mothers who do not have the luxury to take time off work avoid surgical procedures as these treatments require a recovery period of 2 to 4 weeks. As most non-surgical Mommy Makeover procedures are non-invasive or minimally invasive in nature, there is no or minimal recovery time needed after treatment. In addition, these non-surgical treatments can be performed in a short interval (mostly less then an hour). No hospitalization is required, the patient can immediately return to work or care for their babies and there are no visible scars, so nobody needs to know that you have any treatment done.

Most importantly, non-surgical Mommy Makeover treatments offer a safe and quick alternative to correct post-pregnancy changes which may be difficult to reverse with diet and exercise alone.

What are the limitations of non-surgical Mommy Makeover ?

As most non-surgical Mommy Makeover procedures are low risk and non- invasive in nature, a series of treatments are usually required to achieve the desired outcome. The results are more subtle and natural looking. Non-surgical Mommy Makeover procedures are not advisable for patients expecting dramatic improvement of their post-pregnancy body with just one trip to the clinic.

Certain cosmetic concerns involving excessive loose skin and deflated breast will also be more effectively treated by surgical correction. Kindly consult your doctor to enquire if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical Mommy Makeover.