Becoming a mother brings all sorts of exciting new experiences and challenges. A new addition to your family is definitely an adjustment. Unfortunately, not all the changes you experience will be desired. Motherhood can change your body in some ways you may not like. Fortunately, you can take steps to feel more comfortable and confident in your own skin. Here are four confidence boosting tips for postpartum women.
1. Buy new, flattering clothes.
You may be tempted to keep your pre-pregnancy clothes. However, they can be an uncomfortable reminder of the changes you have experienced. There's no reason to hang onto clothing that no longer fits. Treat yourself to a new wardrobe and go shopping for clothes to suit your postpartum body. Blouses with an empire waist can be very flattering for women who still have residual softness around their midsection. Buy clothes in jewel tones and other flattering colors to bring out your natural beauty.
2. Don't despair over stretch marks and loose skin.
Losing the weight you gained during pregnancy takes a lot of work and dedication. That's why it can be so disheartening to find that you're left with loose, sagging skin after you've lost weight. Developing stretch marks and loose skin has little to do with anything you did or didn't do; these things are mostly determined by genetics and the way your body naturally carried your pregnancy. If your post-baby belly is making you depressed, you should consider an abdominoplasty. During an abdominoplasty, a plastic surgeon will remove loose skin and pull your remaining skin taut, giving you back a flat, beautiful stomach.
3. Have your diastasis recti repaired.
During pregnancy, your abdominal muscles naturally shift and move in order to accommodate your growing baby. Unfortunately, sometimes your muscles don't heal correctly and they remain displaced after you've given birth. If you opt for an abdominoplasty, your plastic surgeon can repair this condition, known as diastasis recti.
4. Consider Botox.
Botox is a cosmetic procedure that's quick and noninvasive. The medication is administered via injection, and it's typically placed in areas of your face that are beginning to show signs of aging due to facial expressions such as frowning or furrowing your eyebrows. It can be hard to get enough sleep with a newborn in the house, and the last thing you want is to be told that you look tired. While Botox won't help you get more sleep, it can help you look more well-rested.
For more information, talk to a local plastic surgeon.Share
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