Being a mum is a wonderful experience. Embarking on an exciting and rewarding journey, it’s a time in a woman’s life that represents many life shifts. One of those being a physical shift, as the body undergoes significant changes.
Motherhood brings many changes. Getting rid of stubborn, hard to shift fat and maintaining your desired body goals can prove difficult with the busy schedule that comes with the addition of children. It is well-researched that fat distribution on the female body alters during and post pregnancy. This is nature's response to prepare a mother’s body for lactation, and to adjust to the impacts of hormonal changes and a busy, sleep-challenged lifestyle that comes with being a mum.
These totally natural body changes can nonetheless result in frustrating superficial fat bulges or pockets of fat that can be difficult to shift – even with a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine. The good news is that there are fat removal treatments available to mums who would like help in removing unwanted and stubborn fat.
The most common procedures are liposuction and tummy tucks, which have become leading cosmetic surgeries both here in Australia and worldwide. However, the demand for body contouring and non-invasive procedures like cryolipolysis (fat freezing) has grown exponentially as mums search for an effective option that offers permanent results but carries less risks and less recovery time.
Treatments are relatively quick and involve little downtime
Treatments such as cryolipolysis (fat freezing) are non-invasive, so there’s little to no downtime involved. Sessions generally take between 35 and 75 minutes, ensuring very little time away from your child compared to an invasive treatment. It’s a convenient option for mums who want results but are juggling life and motherhood.
You can treat multiple areas of the body
Fat freezing may be beneficial post-pregnancy for non-lactating women who want to target and contour specific areas of their body. Some areas that respond well to treatment include around the abdomen (often referred to as a ‘muffin top’); extra folds under the chin; increased back fat or love handles, presenting on the upper back and surrounding the bra area; upper arms; banana rolls underneath the buttocks; inner and outer thighs; or excess weight around the kneecaps.
It's non-invasive, meaning no surgery, no needles
Fat freezing treatment can be considered after your pregnancy and recovery from childbirth. As with any procedure, speak to a healthcare professional prior to treatment post-pregnancy, as they will be able to advise you on whether treatment is appropriate for you at this time.
The demand for non-invasive, yet permanent and targeted solutions to treat stubborn pockets of fat, has grown significantly over the last few years. Non-invasive fat reduction treatments like cryolipolysis have minimal expected downtime and require no post-treatment maintenance. This means mums can get back to their daily activities immediately after treatment.
It’s important to acknowledge that as a mum, you and your body have grown a human life, delivered a baby and nurtured your child as they make their way into the world. If it’s important to you at this time, it’s okay to give yourself permission to seek help in shifting stubborn fat and achieving a body you feel comfortable with as you navigate a very busy and demanding chapter of your life.
If you’ve been thinking about what help is available to tackle unwanted fat, you might like to consider exploring the latest fat freezing treatment to see how it can help you achieve your desired body shape.
AU-CSC-220128 | DoP: September 2022