Postpartum Weight Loss – Why is Postpartum Weight Loss So Hard?

Weight Loss after Pregnancy

Many women find it difficult to get ride of postpartum belly fat even after shedding excess baby weight. Even after getting a semblance of your pre-pregnancy figure back, you’ll still notice stubborn fat in some areas. While some opt for slimming teas and exercises, these methods take too long to get rid of postpartum belly fat. 

With post-pregnancy body contouring treatments, you can get your old body back. CoolSculpting is one of such treatments. Interestingly, women who are yet to have children can also use CoolSculpting to get rid of unwanted belly fat. 

Belly Pooch From Pregnancy

While having children is a beautiful thing, the changes your body goes through during this period can prove stubborn to revert. In most cases, exercises and a healthy diet just are never enough, especially for stubborn fat in the belly area. 

coolsculpting before and after

CoolSculpting works by eliminating fat cells with cooling technology. In other words, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells in the belly area. Fat cells are unable to withstand extremely cold temperatures. Hence, they will shrink off and die. Your body then naturally eliminates the dead fat cells after metabolizing them. 

Before and After CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting treatment involves using an applicator to target fat in specific areas of the body. This applicator applies controlled cooling to the treatment areas. During the session, a technician will move the applicator over he surrounding skin of the treatment area. Typically, a combination of suction and cooling technology will be utilized to achieve the desired effect 

During a CoolSculpting treatment session, you can lose up to 25% of unwanted belly fat. Ideally, treatment sessions don’t last up to an hour and you won’t require anesthesia. Also, the cooling effect of the treatment numbs away any pain new mothers can expect to feel. 

Weight Loss After Pregnancy
Postpartum Weight Loss

Additionally, the abdomen or belly area isn’t the only part of the body that CoolSculpting works for. Recent mothers can use CoolSculpting to eliminate stubborn fat in any part of their body. The procedure also allows you to treat two areas at the same time. In doing so, you can save time and cut down the number of treatment sessions. 

CoolSculpting for Postpartum Weight Loss

Getting CoolSculpting after having a baby can help you get your confidence back. With a slimmer and more contoured body, you can feel sexier than ever. Also, you can use CoolSculpting to enhance curves, reduce big arms or even your thighs. It helps to see getting rid of postpartum belly fat as an investment, not an expense. 

Advantages of CoolSculpting for Removing Postpartum Belly Fat: 

  • CoolSculpting is a good alternative to surgery
  • CoolSculpting Helps to Enhance Your Body Shape
  • CoolSculpting is Effective for Every Individual
  • CoolSculpting Delivers Results in a Short Period 

CoolSculpting is Ideal for Mothers who: 

  • Have a small amount of unwanted fat in the stomach area 
  • Are six months postpartum or more 
  • Are fully recovered from pregnancy and childbirth
  • Are at or near their ideal weight 

People Eligible for Postpartum CoolSculpting: 

  • New mothers with excess fat after childbirth 
  • Those in good general health 
  • People who find it difficult to eliminate belly fat even after workouts

How to Maintain PostPartum CoolSculpting Results: 

  • Exercise moderately and regularly 
  • Maintain a good diet and reduce alcohol intake 
  • Have a good sleep routine and rest adequately 
  • Be confident and stay active 
  • Avoid Overeating  
  • Take extra treatment sessions 
  • Get a massage immediately after each treatment session 

Treatment areas for Postpartum CoolSculpting:

  • Abdomen and flank 
  • Stomach 
  • Thighs and the arms 
  • Breast area 
  • Neck and the chin 
  • Back of the arm 
  • Buttock  

Diastasis Recti

All women that have given birth understand the process it takes in order to get your body back to its pre-pregnant state. Some women spend countless hours in the gym, while others decide to go and et surgery to get back their slimmer. 

Those that choose neither of those options can usually still find themselves getting back to a smaller size shortly after pregnancy. Some women, however, still look as though they are pregnant several months or even years after giving birth. Although they may just chalk it up to having some excess weight because for the baby, in actuality, those women may have a condition called Diastasis Recti. 

Diastasis Recti is when during a pregnancy the muscles of the abdomen weaken, which enables the stomach to stretch. Normally the abdomen will strengthen and return back to normal shortly after pregnancy. 

Typically, it takes about eight weeks for the stomach muscles to shrink back down and for your stomach to flatten. With Diastasis Recti however those muscles don’t shrink back down, and it can look as though a woman is still pregnant.  

How do I know If I have Diastasis Recti?

You can actually check if you have Diastasis Recti in a few easy steps. The first thing you want to do is lay flat on your back. Once in that position, bend both knees while having your feet flat on the floor. From there, simply exhale and lift both your head and shoulders off the floor then take one hand and place it behind your head for support. Take your fingers and press them on to your abdomen area. In other words you should be essentially in a position as if you were about to do crunches. 

Normally in this position if you place your fingers on your stomach you will feel that your midsection is firm. If however you feel a gap that is roughly the size of at least two fingers then you may have Diastasis Recti. 

How to Treat Diastasis Recti

One of the best and newest ways to rid yourself of Diastasis Recti is by completing a series of EMSculpt treatments. Along with improving muscle tone and burning fat, EMSculpt is a revolutionary treatment that can also be used to treat Diastasis Recti. EMSculpt offers the first non-surgical method for improving this condition which typically affects women after pregnancy. 

FAQ's on CoolSculpting for New Mothers

Can I Get CoolSculpting After Having a C-Section?

Yes! Women who have scars from C-sections can get CoolSculpting without any side effects. Often, the people who get postpartum CoolSculpting include women with scars whether from a c-section or other surgeries. You must inform your doctor during the consultation of any abdominal surgeries you’ve had. 

When is the Ideal Time to Get CoolSculpting?

The decision is solely up to you. You can decide to get CoolSculpting before having your kids or after. If you’re trying for a kid, you may want to wait after childbirth. 

Can Breastfeeding Mothers Get CoolSculpting?

Breastfeeding can cause hormonal changes or imbalance. Getting CoolSculpting during this period may not be the right option. As your hormones settle, your body tends to change leaving you with undesirable results. It’s best to wait for about six months after breastfeeding to get the best results 

How Soon is Too Soon for Postpartum CoolSculpting?

Generally it’s best to wait for six months postpartum before opting for any cosmetic procedure, and CoolSculpting is no different. Although CoolSculpting is non-surgical, it’s recommended to let yourself fully recover from pregnancy and childbirth before making any more changes. Most people are good CoolSculpting candidates, as long as they’re in good general health and understand that it is to complement a healthy lifestyle, not a replacement for one. Maintaining your weight will help you keep your new shape. 

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