Post Pregnancy Tums: Q&A

By maria Manor Health

In this Blog we will address all of the questions around the Post Pregnancy Stomach and what treatments are available to improve excess fat, stretch marks and loose/sagging skin which can often be a result after childbirth.

Why is my belly still big even after I’ve given birth and what can I do about the excess fat left behind?

This can really vary from person to person but is completely normal. It takes six to eight weeks for your womb to reduce to its pre-pregnancy size. Gradually the extra fluid that built up in your body during pregnancy will decrease, reducing swelling and bloating.

However, gaining a few extra pounds in pregnancy is very common. We have a range of options available when it comes to weight loss solutions. Manor Health offers 12 and 18 week courses using a combination of Aqualyx – Fat Dissolving Injections, Radio Frequency Ultrasound and Lymphatic Drainage alongside our highly successful and proven lifestyle/weight loss plan and weekly support.

Together, we will tailor your plan to suit you and ensure you are feeling back to your pre-pregnancy self in no time.

It is worth noting that occasionally some women develop a condition called “diastasis recti” in which their stomach muscles have separated during the pregnancy, in this scenario a more targeted approach and exercise routine may be necessary.

Will my stretchmarks ever reduce?

Absolutely! Stretchmarks usually become much less noticeable 6 to 12 months postpartum, as their pigmentation fades and they become lighter than the surrounding skin. But if stretchmarks are still an area of concern and once you have finished breastfeeding, we can commence Stretchmark Reduction using the highly effective Co2 Fractional Laser by Deka.

Minute sections of the skin are targeted with laser light. The laser light penetrates the tissue causing columns of thermal damage which in turn stimulates significant collagen renewal. The surrounding non-affected areas of skin aid the body’s natural recovery process allowing dramatic results without significant down time.

How long will it take to lose my c-section overhang?

The “c-section pouch” referring to the belly hanging over a c-section scar, might be there to stay, though it will typically shrink as your body heals and you resume regular diet and exercise.

If it is still a concern, Aqualyx – Fat Dissolving injections can be very useful as they target pockets of fat that are impossible to eliminate though diets and exercise alone.

How can I tighten the loose skin on my belly?

During pregnancy, the skin stretches to accommodate a growing bump. As a result, many women find that the skin around their stomach is loose after giving birth. We would recommend the SmartXide Punto Co2 Laser by Deka, as it is the world’s leading Co2 Laser, to resurface the skin. It is extremely effective in treating both stretch marks and loose/sagging skin caused by pregnancy. The Co2 laser greatly improves skin texture and appearance with little downtime and is brilliant for ladies who don’t want to undergo anything too invasive but still want great results from the very first treatment!

As you can see there are so many ways the team at Manor Health can help with Post Pregnancy Tums! Please call us at the clinic on 0113 870 1000 or you can book in for a consultation by visiting our website. Go straight to our bookings page to book your consultation.

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