Losing pregnancy weight and getting back to pre-pregnancy shape can be difficult and overwhelming for many women. Even with a regular exercise routine and healthy diet, you may need extra help and support to reach your post-pregnancy weight and fitness goals.
As part of a “mommy makeover,” body contouring treatments offer tailored solutions for women of all shapes and sizes.
At Ashburn Laser & Skincare, our medical director, Dr. Nasrin Ejtemaee, and our team of master estheticians offer a range of cosmetic and body contouring services at our clinic in Ashburn, Virginia.
Body contouring services for a pre-pregnancy body
Pregnancy affects everyone differently, but many women find that getting back to their pre-pregnancy weight seems almost impossible, no matter how hard they work. In addition to weight gain, you may experience other changes to your body after pregnancy including:
- Sagging breasts
- Changes in breast size
- Stretch marks
- Varicose veins
Body contouring treatments help to tighten, firm, and tone your abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, arms, and back.
How body contouring works
Body contouring treatments are noninvasive and nonsurgical, so you don’t have to worry about incisions or a long healing and recovery process.
At Ashburn Laser & Skincare, our master estheticians offer the Exilis® system, which uses radiofrequency waves to target fat cells in your problem areas. The RF waves heat and damage the targeted fat cells, which are then metabolized and naturally eliminated from your body.
Since body contouring with Exilis is noninvasive, you don’t require an anesthetic or incisions. You also don’t have to worry about the potential risks that come with surgery.
A typical body contouring session lasts about 30 minutes. You may need a few sessions, depending on the area being treated and your desired results.
Is body contouring right for you?
Body contouring is ideal for targeting stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge and remain behind even after you’ve lost most of the baby weight through diet and exercise. Body sculpting is not designed for weight loss or weight maintenance.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends body contouring for healthy people who are already at a stable and healthy weight. Even after a body contouring procedure, you’ll still have to follow a healthy diet and keep up a regular exercise routine to maintain your pre-baby body.
With the right outlook and a healthy lifestyle, body contouring can help you look and feel better than ever after having a baby.