Ways in Which Moms Can Physically Recover From Delivery

Having a baby changes your life in so many wonderful ways. But giving birth can also cause some physical changes to your body, including ones you’re not really comfortable with. These changes may cause you to feel disconnected from your physical self. Loose skin or excess weight can feel like a gray cloud hovering over you at a time when you should be feeling overjoyed. The good news is that these changes do not have to be permanent, and there are non-surgical ways to address them.

Whether you gave birth a month ago or several years ago, there are treatments that can enhance your postpartum recovery and help you feel more like yourself again. Here are a few such treatments to consider and discuss with your doctor.

Medically Supervised Weight Loss

Many women struggle to lose weight after giving birth. If you feel like you’ve been dieting, exercising, and doing all of the right things – and yet the scale won’t budge – you’re not alone. This does not mean there is anything wrong with you. Changes in hormone levels post-pregnancy can make it really hard to lose weight. So can the changes in lifestyle that come with having a new baby.

Medically supervised weight loss programs can be life-changing during postpartum recovery. Your doctor will work with you to create a specialized weight loss plan that is compatible with your own lifestyle, goals, and health.

Another advantage of medically supervised weight loss is an increased focus on body composition. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale, Dr. Haynes and her team design programs that help you achieve a healthy, optimal body composition. In other words, we help you lose excess fat but build and retain healthy muscle.

We want you to not only lose weight but keep it off – all while maximizing the health benefits that can come with weight loss. As such, we are careful to recommend nutrient-dense foods and supplements to ensure your dietary needs are being met, even as a busy mom. We’ll review your lifestyle and habits and help you make healthier behavior choices that support weight loss.

You deserve more than a smaller pant size. You deserve to be the healthiest, most vibrant, most confident mother you can be, and our weight loss plans can make that a reality.

Skin Tightening

Many women find that the skin around their abdomen remains loose, even months or years after they give birth. You may also have sagging skin on your upper arms and thighs. While some women choose to undergo cosmetic surgery and have the excess skin removed, there are some very effective non-invasive treatments to consider before you go under the knife.

EMTONE is one such non-invasive treatment. It uses radiofrequency and targeted pressure energy to help tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The treatment is performed while you are lying down. All you’ll feel is a warming sensation and intense vibrations. Some patients compare the sensation to that of a hot stone massage. While it may be slightly uncomfortable at times, it is not at all painful.

Patients often notice results after just one EMTONE treatment. However, most patients need four treatments, scheduled over a period of about a month, in order to see maximum effects. One treatment only takes about 20 minutes.

EMTONE can be used to address cellulite and loose skin on the abdomen, arms, buttocks, or thighs. We love seeing how much confidence new moms gain after this treatment. It’s incredibly effective, especially considering how comfortable and low-risk the procedure is.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

The term “vaginal rejuvenation” makes a lot of women cross their legs as the idea of surgery “down there” is intimidating. But vaginal rejuvenation does not have to mean surgery. There is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment called EMFEMME that can have dramatic results during postpartum recovery.

EMFEMME is a radiofrequency-based treatment. Basically, radio waves are sent through your labia and the vaginal canal. As they travel through the tissues, they stimulate blood flow and the production of collagen. In the weeks that follow, you’ll notice that your entire vaginal area becomes more toned. Many women find that the treatment helps restore clitoral sensitivity, increase the pleasure they experience during sex, and restore more tone to the outer labia.

Most patients need three EMFEMME sessions for maximum results, but every patient is different, and Dr. Haynes will create a unique treatment plan to suit your needs. Patients who receive EMFEMME treatments in our office typically can’t stop raving about the results. They experience less vaginal dryness, increased sensitivity, and restored confidence in the bedroom.

Incontinence Treatment

Urinary incontinence can really eat away at your self-esteem after pregnancy. If you’re tired of experiencing bladder leakage when you sneeze, or if you have the urge to urinate frequently, it may be hard to feel confident at work or in public.

Incontinence is usually brought on by a loss of strength in the pelvic floor post-birth. And it’s not just a cosmetic concern. If you don’t take steps to strengthen your pelvic floor, you could struggle with prolapse or painful sex down the road. So, rather than go on struggling, it’s wise to seek treatment for incontinence during postpartum recovery.

EMSELLA is a non-invasive treatment designed specifically to address urinary incontinence. It uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate your pelvic floor muscles to contract, again and again. This triggers changes in the muscles that cause them to become stronger and more toned.

An EMSELLA treatment only takes about 30 minutes, and most patients need about six sessions in total. You don’t have to take off your clothes prior to treatment, and there’s no required downtime. This makes EMSELLA an excellent choice for busy moms. You can even schedule a session during your lunch break.

As a new mom, you deserve to feel confident in your own skin. The postpartum recovery treatments mentioned above can all help restore a more youthful, toned physique while also addressing common problems like urinary leakage.

If you’re struggling to reconnect with your body after giving birth, contact You First Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Haynes and staff are incredibly kind and understanding. We’ll listen to your concerns and recommend the very best treatments to boost your confidence and enhance your health.