Summary: There are always celebrities in the news for plastic surgery this and cosmetic surgery that. Lately, Kim Kardashian has been making headlines because she allegedly had plastic surgery to improve her post-pregnancy body. Even if that’s true, we couldn’t really blame her for that, as using plastic surgery to get rid of baby fat is a common enough strategy.
How to Use Plastic Surgery to Get Rid of Baby Fat
Kim Kardashian is almost always in the news. That’s not a judgment in any way (after all, being in the news is usually quite good for her brand), simply a statement of fact. Every once in a while, she’s in the news because of plastic surgery rumors (which never seem to end), and today seems to be no different. In fact, it’s those rumors that bring us today’s articles.
Lately, the Kim Kardashian rumors have circulated around her baby fat and just where it went. There’s no doubt that Kardashian got into great shape again after her second baby. The rumors suggest that this was accomplished by plastic surgery rather than the diet and exercise regimen that has been a little more public.
Whether Kardashian really did get plastic surgery to get rid of her leftover baby bump or not, it’s a good opportunity to talk about the ways that you can use that strategy. Even if you aren’t Kim Kardashian, you can use plastic surgery to get rid of baby fat.
Don’t Start Planning Until After the Baby
There’s a temptation to start planning your post-baby bod right away. After all, by month eight or nine, you might be sick of that baby bump (and what it’s doing to your bladder). However, it might be more prudent to put the planning off until your body has adjusted to post-pregnancy life.
There are a couple of reasons for this. First and foremost, it’s incredibly difficult to determine exactly what your post-pregnancy body will look like. It’s hard to know how much fat you’ll retain, how much excess skin there will be and so on. Good plastic surgery results depend on limiting variables, so any plastic surgeon will likely want to wait until your body has settled down anyway.
There’s also something to be said for waiting until the nursing period is over. There’s no telling what that stress can do to your breasts, so deciding whether or not you need a breast lift might have to wait as well.
What Procedures Can Help Moms?
There are several plastic surgery procedures that can help new moms get back their pre-pregnancy body (or at least pretty close to it). Many of these procedures have been suggested as being helpful to Kim Kardashian, so let’s start there:
- Liposuction: In some cases, new moms won’t have a lot of extra fat on their bodies, but in other cases they will (after all, a bit of extra fat could help you survive pregnancy back in the day). Liposuction can get rid of stubborn areas of fat that simply won’t respond to diet or exercise. In this case, it can really help slim you down quickly.
- Tummy Tuck: Perhaps one of the most popular post-pregnancy procedures, a tummy tuck is designed to help you get rid of excess skin around the belly area. It’s no shock that pregnancy can cause a lot of excess skin. According to the website of some New Jersey plastic surgeons, tummy tuck procedures are a great way to get a flat tummy again.
- Laser Procedures: Okay, this is one that I’m a little less sure of. According to many rumors, Kardashian used laser procedures to get rid of stretch marks. It’s true that laser procedures can help eliminate stretch marks and give you an overall more even skin tone, but there’s still something about this part of the story that doesn’t add up to me. In any case, it can be an option for moms!
- Breast Lift: In many cases of motherhood, the breasts take a kind of direct hit. They might look deflated, saggy, or have more excess tissue. A breast lift can return the breasts to a more youthful orientation. This is not necessarily always an issue for new mothers, but for mothers who have been expressing milk for some time.
Combine Some Procedures
When these procedures are combined, they are often referred to as a “Mommy Makeover” procedure. Mommy Makeovers have been gaining quite a lot of traction lately because they adeptly deal with many of the issues common to, well, mothers. Pregnancy, childbirth and raising children can all have quite the impact on the body. A mommy makeover is designed to bring the body back to a more youthful appearance.
Of course, everyone’s experience is different, so it’s important to note that you should definitely find a procedure (or set of procedures) that is right for you and your desires. That’s even true if you’re Kim Kardashian.