It’s only natural that your body changes with pregnancy. And while the mightiness of what your body has accomplished is commendable, many parents feel bothered by their post-pregnancy physique. While body contouring isn’t recommended during the nine months before you give birth, minimally invasive options afterward can go a long way toward giving you the sleeker body you desire while enhancing your confidence.
Our specialists at Delta Medical Weight Management Center in Southaven, Mississippi, led by Dr. Ulric Duncan, offer BTL Vanquish ME™, a gentle fat-reduction treatment that, for good candidates, contours the body without the need for surgery. Read on to learn more about body contouring, including ways we can help.
Common pregnancy body changes
Pregnancy affects the body differently, depending on factors such as genetics, your lifestyle, and how your pregnancy went overall. One of the most common changes is an increased abdominal size. While the added “bulge” tends to diminish in 6-8 weeks, as the uterus reverts to its typical size, fat pockets may linger on for some people.
If you weren’t able to exercise readily, due to factors such as a high-risk pregnancy, physical pain, or fatigue, you may have gained more weight than you would have liked prenatally. And some people wait to lose excess weight until after they’ve had a baby, to prevent dietary restriction from impacting baby growth in the womb. All of these issues can lead to stubborn fat pockets post-pregnancy.
Good candidates for body contouring
Minimally invasive body contouring treatments, such as BTL Vanquish ME, are designed to minimize areas of fat that stick around even after you’ve reached a healthy weight. If you have bothersome fat pockets that remain no matter how healthfully you eat or how much you exercise after a pregnancy, you may be a good candidate for this treatment. It works especially well for slimming down the belly, arm, and thigh areas.
How BTL Vanquish ME works
BTL Vanquish ME uses radiofrequency to target stubborn fat cells in treatment areas. This targeted energy damages fat cells so that they can’t survive. Once they’re no longer viable, your body eliminates them.
During each 45-minute session, you’ll lie comfortably while your provider moves the special device over your skin. Meanwhile, you may feel as though you’re on a heating pad or outside on a warm summer day. Most people tolerate these sensations well.
And after your BTL Vanquish ME treatment, you can get right back to your usual daily activities — no downtime for recovery required.