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Not many women can boast of their figure after delivery. Approximately 70% of mothers gain weight after giving birth. Extra pounds, bulging belly, stretched muscles, and skin cause the young mother to be dissatisfied with her appearance and can even lead to depression.
Here are a few ways which help happy moms to restore the beauty of their abdomens!
Gentle postpartum diets
While feeding, keep sparing diets with a restriction but not missing evening meals and fractional nutrition (5-6 meals in small portions).
Calorie intake should be at least 1,800 calories but better discuss with your nutritionist. Prefer useful products that help you get back into shape faster without harming your baby — milk and natural yogurts, fish (salmon, tuna), lean meat, chicken, oats, vegetables, and fruits. Increase foods rich in collagen and Q10 coenzyme, vitamin E, and amino acids, which are the building material for muscles and tendons.
Avoid harmful products like fast food, pastries, sweets, and smoked meats.
Abdominal muscles workout
The abdomen shape depends on the thickness of the fat layer and the condition of the abdominal wall muscles. The norm is a condition where the abdominal wall protrudes quite a bit, and the stomach remains flat. The weakness of this muscle group leads to the formation of a protruded or saggy abdomen.
Make exercises for working out the abdominal muscles help increase their tone at home, in the gym or group classes as shaping. If to follow recommendations and keep a diet, the ab muscles will become stronger and will already hold the abdominal wall well in 1.5-2 months.
If healthy eating and sports don’t help, women visit a plastic surgeon. Sagging, loose elasticity of the stomach can be fixed with abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck.
Today more and more women ask for the surgery. The International Society for Plastic Surgery reports, over women make 800,000 (and it’s about 2,500 ladies every day!) tummy tucks every year.
There are several types of a tummy tuck:
- Mini abdominoplasty — affects the lower abdominal wall. Works only to tighten the skin. The scar after mini-abdominoplasty is small and inconspicuous.
- Classic abdominoplasty — removes excess fat and tightens the skin, sutures the muscles of the abdominal wall. Remains larger scars.
- Endoscopic abdominoplasty — sutures the muscles, not affecting the skin. The surgery is performed through small incisions, leaving no scars. This operation is suitable for those women whose skin has retained elasticity, for example, young women who want to restore harmony after childbirth.
The average price for abdominoplasty is $6,550 across the world. The average cost of a tummy tuck in Thailand starts from $11,000, Mexico — from $4,400, Turkey — from $4,750, the USA — $12,000, South Korea — from $11,800.
Strengthen vascular system
Have a contrast shower, make, scrubs, masks, wraps.
Self-massage is also a helper. Starting with stroking, go on tingling, rubbing, tapping, “sawing” with the ribs of the palms and finish again with stroking. The effectiveness of massage is in its regularity. After the massage, apply a moisturizer. Do not massage the abdomen at high body temperature, during periods, if there are any skin lesions, diseases of the gall bladder or kidneys.
Try an abdominal brace
The bandage helps to tighten the abdominal cavity, improve posture, and reduce back pain. Make sure it is not too tight or too loose. It is recommended to wear it from 4 to 6 weeks immediately after birth. It’s not so effective compared with physical activity, but at first, it helps a lot. Consult your doctor first.
Have a thalassotherapy
This cosmetic procedure is performed using seaweed, water, and special mud. Thalassotherapy helps to correct the abdominal area, make the abs more noticeable.
The most important, do not rush, let the body gain strength, wait for your organism to return its endocrine profile and remember —naturalness is always beautiful!