Four Tips to Better Breasts and Body Following Pregnancy
1. Sagging Breasts
Whether you choose to breastfeed or not, pregnancy can still leave you with breasts that are no longer as well-proportioned as they once were. In some cases, exercise can correct this problem. Any exercise that works the pectoral muscles should help to some degree.
If this option doesn’t completely work for you, then you may consider having a breast surgery performed. One common cosmetic breast surgery used to correct the problem of sagging breasts is a breast lift that is used to remove excess skin and some tissue in order to reshape and elevate the breasts. Some women who are sure they are done having children and finished breastfeeding prefer to have a full breast surgery augmentation done where implants are used to allow you to choose the size and shape of your breasts.
Many women gain too much weight during their pregnancy and develop unhealthy eating habits with little or no exercise. It’s not easy to break those bad habits, but you can get your shape back with a healthy lifestyle. You should begin by choosing to breastfeed your baby. This is not only the healthiest way to nourish your child, but breastfeeding actually contributes to the mother’s weight loss. You should also make it a point to exercise at least 30 minutes each day using aerobic and cardiovascular exercises. Your diet should be high fiber, low fat and include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. You will be surprised how much better you will feel after a short time of healthy living.
3. Stretch Marks
Pregnancy often leaves behind an unpleasant reminder in the way of stretch marks that may appear on your breasts, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. These occur due to the stretching of your skin as you gain weight during your pregnancy and from hormonal factors. There are several ways to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks that include microdermabrasion, laser therapy and tretinoin cream therapy. Surgical removal is the only proven way to completely rid yourself of stretch marks.
4. Sagging Tummy
Some women are able to lose their pregnancy weight quickly only to find themselves with a lot of excess skin on their tummy. A simple surgery commonly known as a tummy tuck is used to remove the excess skin, fat and stretch marks while tightening the abdominal muscles. A simpler mini tummy tuck is available for women who are only trying to deal with a small amount of excess skin.
If you find yourself suffering issues associated with poor self-esteem due to body changes caused by pregnancy, then these tips should be of great help to you. It is also a good idea to speak to your doctor about any concerns you may have. Do whatever you feel is necessary to make yourself feel better, so you can concentrate on your new bundle of joy and being a great mother.