Let’s face it, being a mum is hard work. Baby cuddles and coo-ing aside, child birth comes with it’s own list of hardships on the entire family. It’s even harder on a new mom’s body, skin, hair and confidence!
While mommy makeovers may be all the rage at the moment, they are simply a way to claim that body and mind back. These options include both non-invasive and invasive techniques that can help your body to recover from the greatest miracle of them all – child birth!
If years of breastfeeding has resulted in you feeling low in confidence, there is help at hand. Sagging of breasts is normal after consecutive births and breastfeeding and doctors across the globe work with mums to help them revive confidence in their bodies.
At SW1 Clinic, Breast Augmentation is not only about breast enlargement alone. Female plastic surgeon Dr Chia Hui Ling will work with you to evaluate and assess your needs, including the correction of any asymmetry, lifting any sagginess and reducing and beautifying enlarge nipples. Her speciality is to design the right augmentation with the best possible aesthetic outcome. Get in touch with your doctor or SW1 Clinic for further details on this life changing procedure.
The Mommy Pooch
We know it. The Mommy Pooch is the big daddy (or mommy in this case) of all tummy bulges. As we put on weight during the pregnancy and the baby grows, the tummy’s muscles and skin stretched causing the dreaded mommy tummy, stretch marks and weakness of the core muscles. Don’t panic just yet. If you have a little loose skin and fat that doesn’t budge with exercise, non-surgical methods may be all that you need. Coolshape for instance is a cutting-edge, non-invasive, body shaping treatment that helps to reduce fat in specific areas of the body. This treatment has no downtime at all, and uses cold to diminish fat cells in the body, thereby helping with contouring. A great alternative to liposuction, this fat busting treatment is a great tool to get rid of your mommy paunch.
However, if you have severe loose skin and think DRAM (or Diastasis Recti) maybe the cause, approach a qualified doctor to confirm the diagnosis. In the case of DRAM, the tummy muscles that separate down the middle to accommodate a growing baby do not recover after delivery. This is when surgery is a better route to take. Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck involves removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen, along with the tightening of separated and weakened abdominal muscles. With a recovery time of two weeks, this may sound like a considerable investment of resources, but when DRAM strikes, it is often the recommended path that doctors will advise you to take.
Surely you sigh every time lumps of hair fall in the shower? One of the side effects of giving birth involve losing your luscious locks. While most women are affected by hair loss during pregnancy, it takes a few months post natally for them to recover. Should you feel that your hair is thinning or you need extra help to bring back your crowning glory, consider a scalp program that works from the inside-out. The Keramax Scalp Program strengthens weakened hair roots and rejuvenates the scalp with the FDA approved Revage 670 laser. Revage 670 Laser, a breakthrough in non surgical hair restoration uses a low-level laser to help those with hair thinning woes. This laser therapy is complemented with the use of Revitascalp – a hair facial that works to support healthy hair growth with vitamin B3, vitamin E and Minoxidil. Nourish your scalp and bring back those pre-baby locks – what’s not to love!
Eye Bags and Dark Circles
Got tell-tale new mommy Panda eyes? Under eye circles and bags are another effect of becoming a mum – and often the most visible. While sleep remains an essential part of your under-eye recovery, The Miracle Eye Reviver Program at SW1 Clinic can really help open those peepers wide. Designed to tighten and lift sagging skin over a few sessions (no downtime and super-quick for busy moms), the lasers used in this program strengthen collagen for both the upper and lower eyelids. Expect fine under-lines, crow’s feet, dark eye circles and droopy eyelids to be addressed during the course of the treatment – the results of which have been shown to last close to a year. If the way your eyes look is a source of concern, take heart as this is a non-surgical method that truly works!
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