I Just Had a Baby, When Can I Do Body Contouring?

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Having a baby is a life-altering experience that presents you with the most precious gift in the world; it is indeed a milestone worth celebrating. But as most women already know, being pregnant and giving birth is not as glamorous as some on Instagram make it out to be! For most women, childbirth and pregnancy are coupled with some unpleasant physical changes to their body. Fortunately, oftentimes these changes can be improved through diet, exercise, and body contouring treatments. Don’t worry, many women have their bodies back to pre-baby in no time!

Body Contouring after Child Birth


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During pregnancy and after childbirth, your body goes through various physical changes that may linger for years if not addressed. They don’t call it “baby weight for nothing!” Some of these changes include a stretched abdomen, loose skin around certain parts of the body and just overall stubborn fat in your abdominal area.

There are a variety of options for body contouring treatments available that may help you achieve your pre-baby bod or better! One of the most popular and effective treatments is radiofrequency for skin tightening. It helps sagging skin post-baby to tighten up and go back to normal. One of the best parts is that body contouring is non-invasive and non-surgical so you won’t have to worry about experiencing any more pain after childbirth, you’ve been through enough already mama!

When Can You Get Body Contouring after Birth?

Most experts suggest that you wait for at least 3 to 5 months after a natural birth and at least 11 months after cesarean delivery. However, it would be best to speak with your doctor regarding how long you should wait, especially after a C-Section. Some doctors even recommend waiting a whole year or longer before pursuing body contouring after a C-Section. The amount of time you must wait depends on your personal health and circumstances.

In addition, many doctors will also advise against body contouring treatments while breastfeeding. Clinical studies are scarce on the topic so when it comes to your baby if you’re breastfeeding it’s best to wait. The waiting period will allow the weight to become stable, hormone levels to go back to normal, and the body to heal on its own. Every woman’s body is different and recovers on its own time.

Common Issues after Child Birth


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If you are a new mom, you may be experiencing certain bodily changes, such as the following:

  • Separated and stretched abdominal wall muscles
  • Stretch marks on stomach
  • Stubborn pockets of excess fat
  • Excess or loose skin

Breastfeeding, regular exercise, and diet can help you mitigate weight gain post-partum. However, even with a very healthy lifestyle that usually does not suffice for some moms (or dads)! Thankfully, body contouring treatments are there to help. These treatments are safe, quick, painless, and non-invasive – huge advantages for busy moms. So if you are looking for a quick way to get rid of all the excess fat and tighten up loose skin, book a package of body contouring sessions today!


Body contouring not only reduces fat; it also improves the texture and appearance of the skin by reducing cellulite, tightening the skin, getting rid of saggy skin and folds, and boosting the production of collagen. The results can last an entire lifetime provided you take proper care of yourself, such as by consuming a healthy diet and exercising, after the treatment. It can totally transform your “mom bod” back to pre-baby shape and minimize and in some instances eliminate stretch marks.


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