Plastic surgery after pregnancy

18th Oct 2018

Hi, this is Dr. Hourglass, and welcome to another video in our channel Superhourglass. Today we are going to discuss: Is plastic surgery better before or after pregnancy? In this channel, we will discuss everything you need to know for you to get the hourglass shape you’ve always wanted.(smile)
Welcome back! Plastic surgery is a major operation, but unlike other operations, most people undergo plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes. Plastic surgery is effective when it comes to treating the aesthetic flaws in the body or restoring your youthful appearance that might have been affected by factors like aging, gravity, pregnancy, weight changes, and genetics.
Pregnancy is a dominant factor that affects the aesthetic appearance of women. As such, patients find it difficult to decide whether they should undergo plastic surgery before or after pregnancy.
Most plastic surgery procedures undertaken for cosmetics purposes should be undertaken after pregnancy. Why? Pregnancy has the tendency to introduce a number of physical changes to the body. During pregnancy, the body experiences hormonal changes, which ultimately result in physical and aesthetic changes in the body.
Since you are considering plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, you must undergo the procedure after having your children and only when you have no plan of getting pregnant again. Pregnancy can affect the results of plastic surgery in negative ways.
For example, a breast lift or breast augmentation procedure can make your breasts look shapelier, perkier, and youthful. Now if you get pregnant, it will make your breasts saggy or smaller again. You will be required to go for a revision surgery to restore the shape and size of your breasts again.
Likewise, when you undergo the tummy tuck, your abdomen becomes firmer, toned, and youthful. Getting pregnant after the surgery will cause the abdomen to stretch again. The abdominal wall muscles that were tightened during the tummy tuck will again separate. After childbirth, your abdomen will become saggy and worse in terms of aesthetic appearance. The same holds true for other major plastic surgery procedures like buttock augmentation.
Due to the powerful effects of pregnancy on the contour of the human body, plastic surgeons always advise patients to undergo plastic surgery after pregnancy. Ideally, you should seek plastic surgery after your family is complete and you have no plan of having more children.
Be sure to wait for at least six months after pregnancy to undergo plastic surgery. If you are breastfeeding your child, you must undergo plastic surgery a few months after breastfeeding. This is to make sure your body’s natural contour becomes completely stable, and the medications used during pregnancy do not affect your baby.

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