04 May Liposuction Before or After Pregnancy?
Getting liposuction after pregnancy is very common and works wonders on a post-pregnancy body, but undergoing the procedure before pregnancy might prove to be a better idea. Be sure to consult with your cosmetic dermatologist to explore the best options for you.
The Pre-Pregnancy Argument
Some people are simply susceptible to isolated pockets of fat that won’t go away despite diet and exercise improvements. Stubborn fat like this is unlikely to change, regardless of whether you get pregnant or not. Those pockets of fat are there to stay, pregnancy or no pregnancy. The advantage to undergoing laser liposuction before getting pregnant is that you can get the best results with the procedure when your skin quality is at its best, which is pre-pregnancy. A pregnancy puts a woman’s body through many changes and skin elasticity will never be the same afterward. Performing liposuction at optimal skin elasticity provides smoother, more even results, especially around the stomach area or anywhere that is prone to stretch marks from a pregnancy.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your body and do not like stubborn fat patches that refuse to go away with traditional means, a pre-pregnancy laser liposuction procedure may be the right choice for you. Although it obviously shouldn’t be done during a pregnancy, laser liposuction is indeed a common and low risk procedure that can be done anytime before or after a pregnancy.
The Post-Pregnancy Argument
Some women here in Long Beach are more inclined to wait until after all their pregnancies before doing any cosmetic corrections, even if they are unhappy with their appearance. Perhaps they prefer this so that they can assess all of the changes after everything is said and done, and go from there. Indeed, this may be a good way to go because you can be more assured there won’t be new pockets of fat showing up after having children. After all, you never know what will happen to your body after a pregnancy.
Either way, before or after a pregnancy, it doesn’t matter. Liposuction is a very personal decision that can be made anytime you are ready. Many people in the Long Beach area are opting for a pre-pregnancy treatment as a preventative measure. However, post-pregnancy laser liposuction is still as effective as ever.
Ulmer and Wu Dermatology offers a new laser liposuction called the VASER® Liposuction System that makes this an even better experience for smooth results and a speedy recovery. You will achieve beautiful results no matter when you choose to receive a laser liposuction procedure.
If you have any questions about the liposuction procedure, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Ulmer and Wu Dermatology at (562) 435-5621.