How to Flatten Your Tummy After Pregnancy
You’ve just welcomed your little bundle of joy into this world, and you couldn’t be happier…well, that’s not exactly true. You love everything about your little baby, but you’re not exactly in love with the stomach pooch that your pregnancy has left you with. Learning how to flatten your tummy after pregnancy isn’t exactly a walk in the park, which is why you need more advanced techniques to get your stomach back to its pre-baby shape.
Ready to lose belly fat after baby? Here’s what you need to do:
• Realize that a good deal of your baby weight will drop if you breastfeed and watch what you eat. Breastfeeding alone burns up to 500 calories per day, which means you’ll definitely drop pounds as you nourish your baby. What’s more, you need to eat a diet rich in fruits, veggies, and lean protein to keep your breast milk healthy – and that’s precisely the type of food you need to eat to lose weight. It’s like tackling two birds with one calorie-burning stone!
• Many women often log hours on the treadmill in hopes of losing baby weight, but that’s not always the most efficient way to drop pounds. Strength training, on the other hand, tones and flattens your stomach while contributing to your body’s overall ability to torch calories throughout the day. The end result? More pounds lost without spending hours away from your baby on the elliptical. It’s a win for everyone.
• Sometimes it takes a little more effort to lose that pregnancy stomach. Even the best diet, exercise, and breastfeeding might not get rid of the pooch. Don’t beat yourself up if that happens – after all, you just gave birth to a tiny human being. If you need a little extra help flattening your stomach, you may need to turn to a plastic surgeon for that help.
Plastic surgery options can include liposuction and a tummy tuck. First, a liposuction procedure can help remove the fat deposits from your stomach. Liposuction can help recent mothers target the fat on the abdomen, which is the most common spot where those post-baby pounds are located. Liposuction also allows the plastic surgeon to target love handles, thus promoting a more trim and slim figure. Keep in mind that liposuction is not meant for new mothers with loose skin around the abdomen area.
A tummy tuck can remove fat and excess skin from your abdomen. This is an ideal option for new mothers who may have looser skin around the stomach or stretched abdominal muscles.
At Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN – also serving the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul areas – Dr. Heather Rocheford can provide new mothers with the cosmetic alternatives they need to flatten their tummy after pregnancy. To learn more about your post-pregnancy options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery today. 651-739-1100