As most moms know, it can be a struggle to lose the baby weight, and then when you do, you might still have some loose skin on your stomach. After you've put in the hard work and exercise and found that you still need some more improvement to get back your pre-baby body, it may be time to talk to your aesthetic physician about cosmetic options that can tighten up the skin and get you back to your busy schedule right away.
One of the hottest non-surgical treatments available today is Thermage which uses radio frequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen growth to tighten the skin. Dr. Bill Johnson, who offers Thermage in Dallas, TX at Innovations MedSpa, recently discussed Thermage on The Doctors, and spoke about how over time, new collagen grows and adds better structure to the loose skin so that it appears smooth and tight once again. The treatment is quick and patients report few complications and little discomfort, especially with the company's latest version of the device, the Thermage CPT which features a vibrating hand piece for increased patient comfort.
Results of Dr. Bill Johnson 6 Months Post Procedure
Boca Raton dermatologist Dr. Janee Steinberg offers the Thermage CPT and says, "The new CPT is pretty exciting because it vibrates and it makes a little noise and it distracts the patient from any kind of discomfort that they may have during the procedure. It also enables us to be able to turn the energy up higher to get us faster more effective treatment. So, it's called Comfort Pulse Technology, that's what CPT actually stands for. And I myself have had Thermage done every two years since I've had the machine and the first time I did it, it hurt a bit. The second time was a little easier and now hardly anybody needs to take any kind of sedative for this procedure."
For others who find they need a little more help than just Thermage can provide, there are several new technologies for liposuction such as laser lipo devices like the SmartLipo, SlimLipo, and ProLipo. These machines use laser heat to melt fat and to stimulate collagen growth from under the skin. Many physicians are able to avoid additional procedures like tummy tucks to improve loose skin thanks to the skin tightening capabilities of these devices.
Another changed area that many new moms are the breasts. Women often say they feel that their breasts look deflated and turn to their physician to examine options in breast augmentation. There are many options for breast implants or breast lift, alone or in combination to help you reclaim your breasts. Depending on your needs and desired result, the surgeon can craft a plan to help you reach your goal.
Many physicians now combine these procedures to build a mommy makeover plan which helps moms get back their pre-baby bodies. Some women choose to add in a vaginal rejuvenation procedure as well to help restore their vaginal appearance and health. Speak with your doctor about your final goals to develop a plan for you.