Using AI to Educate Liposuction Patients on their Body Areas

The Covid-19 effect in Virtual Consults

With the global impact of Covid 19 and local curfew measures many medical specialists, including plastic and cosmetic surgeons have made increased use of virtual consultations. While practices were closed, plastic surgeons continued to stay in touch with patients via virtual visits.

The ASPS conducted a survey in 2020 among their members and found out that:

    • 64% had already seen an increase in virtual consultations even before the beginning of Covid-19
    • 68% started virtual consultations because of Covid-19

Using Deep Learning to detect Liposuction Areas

We trained a deep learning model to recognize potential liposuction areas in patient photos. The model has been incorporated in our new version of the Virtual Consultation to educate patients on which areas they could have liposuction done. Instead of having patients choosing problem areas from a simple list of checkboxes or by clicking on a stock image of a human model, we use AI to show them their actual body areas and mark those areas where they can might have lipo.

The motivation

Our motivation was to improve the current version of our online virtual consultation. The current BBL virtual consultation consists of a basic contact info form and an option to upload photos or use directly the smartphone camera to take fresh pictures. In one of the steps, we ask the patient to select from a list of body areas which ones are they interested in having treated.

We felt that we could go further and use the power of deep learning image recognition to give patients an added value that other virtual consultations had not done.

The Process

Our work is relies on the the libraries provided by Facebook’s object detection platform called “Detectron2”. We used the libraries and base object detection models provided in Detectron2 as the starting platform.

Image 1 : Detectron2 -a Facebook computer vision library used in Object / Segment detection

We trained our own Detectron2 Model using over 2500 before and after and virtual consultation pictures.

Gathering the Data

We used before and after pictures from our doctors, and pictures collected from virtual consultations. In total we had over 10k images to start.

To make our work easy we had to organize the images into 3 main views: Front, Side and Back. Since organizing manually over 10,000 images would take many days. We created a separate AI view detection model to organize images according to the position of the person in the picture . In this case we trained the view detection model with over 450 pictures. We took 150 fronts, 150 back and 150 side views. We then let view detection model organize the 10k images into 1 of the 3 view types.

Labeling the Data

After having all images organized into the 3 views – Front, Side & Back, we selected a few hundred to label the body areas.

In a sum the main training data for our body areas detection model was: A few hundred pictures + a json file for each picture containing the 2d-polygon coordinates for the drawn body areas.

Image 2: We used the annotation tool (Labelme) to draw polygons over each body area we want to later detect. The Back area is show in green, flanks in red, butt in yellow, outer thighs in cyan, inner thighs in blue and upper arms in magenta.

Labeling the data is an arduous manual process – it takes time, precision and patience to draw polygons using the mouse to mark the different body areas.

Training the Model

After having all the 2500 pictures + json pairs – we segmented them in 2 sets – a training set containing 2407 pairs and the remaining 93 pairs were used as a validation set during training.

Image 3: The training was done in Google Colab using a Tesla V100 GPU (16 GB Ram)

The total train time took about 1 hour – thanks to the GPU. The same training was done offline without a GPU – and it took over 10 hours. Using a powerful GPU is definitely a valuable asset to train models much faster.

Testing the Model

We tested the trained lipo areas detection model – with several before and after pictures and virtual consultation selfies.

Testing Before and Afters with a plain background

Testing Before and Afters with a plain background and a watermark (courtesy – Infiniskin.com)

Testing Virtual Consutation Selfies (smartphone pictures) with a complex backgrounds. The model proved to be effective also with regular selfie style pictures taken with a regular smartphone camera. Here are some of the results.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Lipo 360

Stubborn areas of fat hanging around your midsection can be a pain. Whether you have love handles, a bulging tummy, or crave a sleek hourglass shape, belly fat gets in the way of achieving your ideal physique. 

Permanently remove fat around your tummy, sides, and back once and for all, and enjoy a sleek, slim shape with Lipo 360. Take a closer look into Lipo 360 to help you determine if it’s right for you. 

What is Lipo 360?

Surely you’ve heard of traditional liposuction to get rid of pesky fat. Lipo 360 is a more inclusive cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fat from the midsection to restore your natural silhouette – 360 degrees around. 

Lipo 360 is one of the most sought-after modern fat removal procedures to achieve an hourglass shape. Lipo 360 removes subcutaneous fat (the fat you can visibly see just under the skin) using tumescent (under the skin) liposuction in 4 distinct areas to reshape and contour the body. Target areas cover the stomach, flanks, back, and waistline. 

What Does Lipo 360 Include?

Lipo 360 looks at the entire midsection to create cohesive, natural-looking results. The doctor can remove stubborn fat from the abdomen, lower back, flanks (love handles), and waist.

Lipo 360 can help you achieve:

      • A flatter stomach
      • More apparent abdominal muscles
      • Reduced love handles 
      • A more curvy, shapely figure
      • A smaller waistline

What Happens During a Lipo 360 Procedure?

Lipo 360 is a relatively straightforward procedure. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your treatment. 

Before Liposuction:

Before fat removal surgery, you’ll meet with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations about the procedure. During this initial consultation, be sure to let your doctor know which areas of the body you hope to target. 

If you’re a good candidate for Lipo 360, you’ll be able to book the surgical procedure with your doctor. 

During the Procedure:

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that’s easy to remove and put back on the day of your surgery. 

Before your liposuction procedure, your doctor will likely review any pre-op tests, go over aftercare instructions, and answer any last-minute questions you might have. 

In most cases, Lipo 360 is performed under local anesthesia or sedation. Tumescent liposuction does not require general anesthesia, meaning you will remain awake but pain-free during the procedure. Lipo 360 starts with making small incisions in the skin. Next, the surgeon will inject tumescent fluid into the incisions, which is a combination of lidocaine, epinephrine, sodium bicarbonate, and saline.

The solution numbs the areas of the body where liposuction is being performed to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the surgery. Next, the plastic surgeon will use a cannula vacuum to suction unwanted fat deposits from specific areas in the midsection.

Finally, the doctor will proceed with body sculpting and removing fat deposits in the lower abdomen, upper abdomen, flanks, lower back, and love handles to accentuate your natural curves and create a natural-looking result. 

If you opt to have a fat transfer like a Brazilian Butt Lift simultaneously with Lipo 360, the fat cells will be harvested, sterilized, and then reinjected into your body at this stage of the surgery. 

After Liposuction:

You’ll likely wear a compression garment immediately following your liposuction surgery. This garment helps reduce pain, swelling, bruising and helps speed up the healing process. 

Your doctor may monitor you for a short amount of time post-op before discharging you. Even though you will not be under general anesthesia, driving is not permitted after surgery. Instead, you should arrange a ride home with a trusted friend, family member, or car ride service following your procedure. 

Your doctor will likely book a follow-up appointment a few days later to check your progress and healing. 

What is the Recovery Time After Lipo 360?

There is minimal downtime after this type of liposuction, and you should be able to return to work in 3-4 days. Most patients experience some pain or discomfort for a few days. Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects of Lipo 360. Ample rest is recommended for at least 2 days following surgery. Pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Avoid any significant exercise for at least three weeks, and don’t return to the gym until you are cleared for exercise by your surgeon. 

The small incisions will heal and fade within a few days. You’ll notice immediate changes in your body following Lipo 360. The final results often take 2-3 months. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Lipo 360?

Healthy individuals who are within their ideal body weight but want to remove stubborn excess fat are ideal candidates for 360-degree liposuction. Lipo 360 is exceptional if you’re seeking an hourglass shape. However, if you have a large amount of visceral fat (that’s the fat deep inside your body surrounding your internal organs), Lipo 360 may not be the best procedure for you. Additionally, if you recently lost weight and have an abundance of excess skin, liposuction is generally not used as a skin tightening procedure. In this case, a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover could be a better option to remove loose skin permanently. 

Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Instead, the procedure removes excess fat from troublesome areas that don’t respond well to exercise to contour and redefine your body shape. 

Can I do Lipo 360 and BBL at the Same Time?

Absolutely! Lipo 360 is an excellent way to collect excess fat cells that can later be transferred into other body areas. Typically fat is removed from the midsection in Lipo 360. The extracted fat is purified and prepared for transfer. During a BBL, the surgeon will inject your own fat into the buttocks to increase volume and improve the overall shape of your bottom. 

Additionally, you can recycle fat with a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation or a gluteus augmentation.

The Benefits of Lipo 360

Deciding which type of liposuction is right for you can be a challenge. Keep in mind traditional lipo targets one specific area where Lipo 360 offers a more inclusive result. Circumferential liposuction is a more comprehensive procedure that considers your full profile and silhouette of the midsection. This procedure isn’t exclusively to remove fat around the back, belly, and love handles; it’s to help sculpt and shape the body to give you your desired figure. 

How Much Does A 360 Liposculpture Cost?

Like any other cosmetic surgery, the cost can vary for each patient. Body contouring surgery is especially personal. Factors including where you live, how much fat you want to remove, and surgeon expertise can fluctuate the cost. For example, lipo 360 can be anywhere from $1,400 to $9,200. 

To have an accurate understanding of the cost of your procedure, you’ll first have to book an initial consultation with your surgeon. In-person or virtual consultations are the first step to take to learn more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any risks associated with 360 Liposuction?

There are risks associated with any cosmetic surgery. While uncommon, severe side effects include infections, bleeding, skin ulcerations, and nerve injuries. 

  1. Does having a prior C-Section matter?

It is not a contraindication for having this type of liposuction. In most cases, having a prior C-section will not affect the surgery. Lipo 360 can sometimes even make the scar smoother and remove fat deposits that can accumulate above the scar.

  1. What is the difference between Lipo 360 and a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck physically removes fat and skin to tighten and smooth the stomach, whereas Lipo 360 only removes fat around your midsection. Additionally, a tummy tuck is a much more invasive surgery and will require ample downtime. 

  1. How many inches can I lose with Lipo 360?

Lipo 360 will generally remove a couple of inches from your waist. A general rule of thumb is that you lose an inch for every five pounds of fat lost. Keep in mind your results may vary. 

  1. When will I be completely healed?

You can return to regular activity relatively quickly after surgery. However, a long-term recovery typically lasts 3 months. 

If you’re still unsure if plastic surgery is right for you, consider speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more. 360-degree-lipo can be a life-changing procedure for many patients looking to achieve their ideal body shape.

Liposuction to Liposculture

Liposuction’s popularity has peaked due to its widely growing demand for correcting fat accumulations and its ability to remodel the body. It has become such a standard tool in the anesthetic world that people are willing to pay massive amounts just to fit within the redefined “cultural beauty standards.”

Photo courtesy of – Orlando Liposuction by Bassin

The issue

Liposuction is not a crime because it has been used as a tool to treat prevalent body fats. Still, nowadays, as unrealistic beauty standards such as the “Kardashian effect” and “fuller lips” on the rise, it is being utilized as a procedure to change the natural body contour of a person.

While most of the advertisements we see are not real on social media, mainly because they are photoshopped, the youth is now choosing Liposuction. This is because they see it as the only preferable way of achieving a slimmer figure like Cinderella, or because they don’t want to gain post-pregnancy weight to resemble Gigi Hadid.

Irreversible damage caused by Liposuction

Scarring, Hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and blood vessels’ damage are significant consequences that people fail to realize in the pursuance of these so-called “beauty norms.” The average cost of a Liposuction is $3,200. This procedure has become popular amongst individuals showcases the insane amounts of cash that individuals are ready to burn to resemble their role models.

What can we do?

The idea of undergoing this procedure is not wrong, but rather how it is used to achieve fake beauty standards is. Awareness through campaigns and influencers can help people feel less insecure when it comes to their appearance.

A positive approach towards our body can be achieved only when our opinion of things change. No doubt, Liposuction has helped many, but when the cure becomes an addiction to pursue unrealistic goals, that is where the problem worsens.

In a nutshell, you cannot deny the advantages of this treatment. However, you must note that in this fierce race to look one’s best, peoples’ mental health has taken a huge toll as well. This is why awareness is the only option to bring hope amongst the youth and adults alike. Excessive use of anything, even anesthetic procedures, paves the way for them to become dependent on them.

Why Liposuction has become a fashion Nowadays?| Complete Analysis

As a human being, we naturally desire to develop ourselves. We consider or confuse this development by bringing change in our looks, personality, mentality, and profession. Nature demands variance and we adopt it by doing particular experiments. These experiments may be about various aspects of our lives. We may explore scenarios about or personality or professions. While it comes to our looks and beauty nowadays, we prefer going for surgeries.

Does Liposuction exist in our surroundings?

You must be wondering what are these surgeries about? Yes, the answer is also a counter-question indeed. Have you ever noticed someone with sexier lips than lips naturally are? Bigger Butts than nature made them. A pretty tight face, no matters what the age of a person is or look enhancing sexy-looking eyebrows than they were before.

How did all these miracles happen? Have you ever reflected? No Worries, as we have got the answer, as these miraculous changes are brought through a procedure known as Liposuction. It is basically a cosmetic surgery that most people undergo to enhance their physical appearance. It includes various subdomains like Eyebrow lifting, Lip Augmentation, Face Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, or BBL Surgery and similar categories.

What Influence does it Create?

All these surgeries bring a rapid and noticeable change in your looks. Meanwhile, the result may be positive or negative. You may look prettier, sexier, and attractive with lesser age. While consequences are also damaging your natural beauty and gaining an unwanted, unadoptable look. So How it actually works, without any further delay let’s get straight into it.

What Liposuction Actually Is?

Liposuction is basically a fat removal process. The excess amount of fat gathered in individual thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, abdomen, neck, or back are ridiculous sometimes. Actually destructing the aura of one’s personality. When regular exercise or diet is not working to reduce these unwanted fatty companions Liposuction is preferred.

What do People think About Liposuction?

While it’s also in people’s opinion that Liposuction is not a remedy to control or remove overweight. Because medical experts also suggest that better and healthier results can be obtained by adopting healthier routines, diet, and following a proper sleep time. Similarly, some have the opinion of reducing it with proper gym and exercise. So opinions various person to person.

How the procedure of Liposuction is carried on?

Before undertaking the procedure of liposuction one must have the background knowledge of ones;

  • Immune system
  • Complete medical history
  • His /Her body nature to respond after surgery.

Depending upon the above-mentioned facts if someone is physically fit enough that he can easily go for surgery. One can go for it. If someone has no background disease attached, he may undergo liposuction, if someone has the patience to face the consequences of before and after surgery, one must go for it.

What are the expectations attached to Liposuction?

First of all, be dying sure after carrying out proper research that you want to go for it or not. Once you decided you may encounter several implications consequently.

Firstly you must have knowledge about the place where you are undergoing your Liposuction. Is it authentic? Is it well-reputed? Is it known for producing good results? Etc.

Secondly, you must have the proper information about the doctor, who is carrying out your liposuction. Is he a professional, renowned person? Etc.

Thirdly it’s a surgical process, so it is done with performing anesthesia. As a result, you won’t feel any pain at the time of surgery. But once the effect of anesthesia is gone it’s really painful.

Fourthly you must have an idea that it’s a surgical process so you may have to stay at the hospital or not. If yes, follow what the doctor instructs. If no, never forget to bring someone to drive and bring you home.

Fifthly, after surgery, you must expect that you may face severe pains, swelling, fluid leakage from wounds, bruising or similar kind of problems.

How to Minimize those pains?

To minimize those pains, you must have an idea that these pains are of a couple of categories.

  • The Pains during the procedure of liposuction.
  • The pains after the process of liposuction.

So to deal both you have to operate with two different mindsets. In the case of the earlier one, you must have some discussion with your surgeon before surgery. This discussion can be about your concerns about pain. The type of anesthesia you are comfortable with whether local or general. You may also talk about the medication that you must use before getting the procedure done.

While in case of a later one, you have to be careful about your regular medication including pain pills. You must have to wear the only garment that your doctor recommends. You have to take proper bed rest and being mentally strong. You must be careful about your diet that includes avoiding salt and drinking doctor’s recommended juices only.

Overall this procedure is quite painful and time taking, so you must be outstandingly sure about your decision.

Why Fat Transfer is Becoming the Attend Body Sculpting Technique

Fat is a major contributor when it comes to shaping the body especially for women who do not have a lot of muscles. Transferring fat from one part of the body to the other has turned out to be a popular procedure for achieving the desirable curves. This technique is commonly known as fat transfer or fat grafting. When such a procedure is carried out, it gives a boost to one’s physical appearance by contouring the body as desired. The following are reasons why fat transfer is becoming the most practiced body sculpting technique:

Benefits Twice
As opposed to other body-enhancing procedures, fat transfer brings a double benefit to the one who undergoes it. The reason for this conclusion is because it involves the transfer of fat from one body part to the other. This automatically means that to one part a slimming effect while to the other a filling effect. For instance, if fat is sucked from the waist, it slims. If the same fat is injected into the breasts or buttock, the customer achieves the desired fullness and figure. This means that the customer does not need to go through separate operations to get such results; fat transfer is all they need to get to shape.
Minimal Invasion
Every surgical and non-surgical procedures carried out in the body comes with its level of invasion. Fat transfer is believed to be a non-surgical procedure that achieves the desired results with minimal invasion. This is because the incisions used to harvest and inject the fat are relatively smaller in diameter. The fat is transferred by means of injections into the skin –sized cannulas. Recovery for most patients takes only a few days as opposed to some other procedures. This also means that other complications are less likely to occur since not much activity happens on the skin. It is usually advisable for one to indulge the services of a specialist.

Lasting Results
Fat transfer gives long lasting results since it involves the removal of fat cells from one part of the body. This means that the region from where the fat is extracted remains slim for a long while before the cells can reform for more fat to be stored. The additional fat cells transferred to the other body part then result in more fat storage in that part. This, therefore, eliminates the need for periodic injections which are usually done in other techniques. Consequently, the customer gets enough time to heal completely and have their skin rejuvenate.

Less Visible Scars
Unlike most body-contouring procedures, fat transfer does not result in conspicuously visible scarring. The small incisions used in the process to remove fat do not tamper much with the skin. After the healing process, a third party may not easily tell if the procedure was done unless they are informed of the same. This means once it is done, one does not need to go through any corrective procedures. Whatever piercings that are done on the skin heal and are covered up with time.

Source: https://harcourthealth.com/5-reasons-fat-transfer-is-becoming-the-go-to-body-sculpting-technique/

How Fat Transfers Sculpt Your Body

The idea of sculpting bodies has been around for some time. Conventionally, people used body exercises and workouts to attain their desired body shapes. However, with continued advancement in technology, other options have come up. One of the commonly used ways of sculpting bodies today is through fat transfer. Sculpting is about body shaping and acquiring the desired curves for your body.

A very common technique is the Brazilian butt lift which involves removal of fat from one part of the body and injecting it into the butt. The result is obvious; a fuller butt and desirable slimming in the part where the fat was extracted from. Body contouring is not a new practice but one that has been there for the longest time. What constantly changes are the modes of carrying out the various procedures.

In a fat transfer process, a little invasion is done on the skin and after the transfer, the place gets sealed in a way that leaves no visible scars. It also takes the patient only a few days to recover and get back to their normal daily routines. Most medical procedures that result in a particular correction in the body are quite complicated. This is not necessarily the case with fat transfer which is also referred to as fat grafting. The fact that you utilize your own body fat also makes it one of the procedures with the most natural effects. Here is how fat transfers can be used to sculpt your body:

Breast Enlargement
In this case, fat is extracted from one part of the body and injected into the breasts to make them fuller. The opposite of this procedure can also be carried out if you desire to have smaller breasts. The fat is instead harvested from the breasts and injected into another body part of your choice.

However, reducing the size of the breasts is not a very common procedure since most women fancy fuller breasts. Sizeable breasts do not on give your body desirable curves but also fit better into most fashionable clothes.

Butt Lifting
If you desire a bigger and a more rounded butt, then this procedure is the way to go. The harvested fat is injected in equal proportions. This requires a pro in the field of liposuction so that you can avoid uneven lifting which is quite unsightly. However, this should not cause you to shy off from the process.

The fact that the body uses its own fat from one part to build another reduces the chances of any complications. The injected fat is slowly assimilated into the cells of the recipient body part.

Source: https://healthable.org/how-are-fat-transfers-sculpting-your-body/

Infini Cosmetic Associates Introduced Brazilian Butt Lift Program

Buttock region has always been the prime focus for discussion, attention, commentary as well as fashion. Both men, as well as women, desire properly shaped buttocks that look good either with or without clothes. These surgical options help the desiring patients obtain a shape that is more attractive in general.

Infini Cosmetic Associates, the liposuction, and BBL specialist has recently introduced a major price slash to its cost for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Additionally, the offer also includes an option for financing. The offer can be redeemed during payment of the procedure which is limited to 1 for each patient and valid only for the first time customers.

The clinic also offers a free consultation for the patients. The team of specialists working at the clinic flaunts an excellent repute for minimal downtime with use of latest and futuristic technology for completion of the process. The process crafted by the specialists always delivers incredible results that boost the overall look of an individual.

The specialists use less invasive treatment for Buttock enhancement that comprises injecting fat into the desired location. This is one of the most preferred options by the patients that tend to be less painful with subtle enhancements to the body while helping the individual retains the natural look. The fat is generally removed from a different part of the patient’s body via liposuction while injecting the same into the required parts for shaping the butt.

The surgeons make incisions that are virtually invisible on each of the butt cheeks while placing the fat cells in different levels of the buttocks. This layering method successfully creates a smooth and rounded buttock that doesn’t reflect any irregular patches that might show through the skin.

The clinic has been recognized by various reputed names for its efficient procedure and exceptional results that include names such as American Society of Liposuction Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Medical Association, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Inc. The consultation session by the doctor help determines the health status of the candidate to ascertain the qualification as a healthy candidate. Further, the surgeons outline specific parts of the body with extra fat that can be used for replacement.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=49644

Ready To Jump Back Into Dating: Tips For Success

The dating world has changed immensely even over the past couple of years. Online dating has exploded and become much more mainstream as it used to be the last resort for many people. This has become the first option for many people as there simply are not enough good situations to meet somebody organically. Not all dating sites are created equal so find the one that most matches what you want in a partner. The following are tips for jumping back into dating in today’s world.

Write Down What You Are Looking For

Writing down what you are looking for should be done in a general way. Picking the same type of guy time after time and failing means that you might be putting value in the wrong things. As a mother it is important that the person is fine with you having kids, you can decide if you would be fine with them having kids as well. You want this person to be financially independent but do not put too much stock in how much money they make. When you are going through guys online you can refer to this list you have written down. If a guy hits 8 of 10 requirements or is lacking a less important requirement then you should consider going on a date with them.

Focus on Your Body

Too many people on online dating tend to put pictures up that might not look like them at all in person. Take the time to focus on your fitness after your last breakup in order to attract a person that you find attractive as well. You can start by eating in a healthy manner which you can also have the kids doing. The gym can be a great place to blow off steam after a breakup so this can be where you put your newfound time. Everyone knows which part of their body that they can improve so concentrate on this first. If your butt is sagging you should do squats and lower body exercises as your priority. If you simply cannot life your butt you can consult professionals like those at www.infiniskin.com for help.

Do Thorough Research on People You Date

Unfortunately there are plenty of men as well as women that use dating sites although they are married. Doing the appropriate research on people is important as people could be lying about a variety of areas in their lives. Take a look at LinkedIn as many people tend to lie about what they do exactly for a living. If you cannot find a LinkedIn page for this person and they have a job that requires one (almost all have a need for a profile) then this is a warning sign. Google reverse image search their profile picture to make sure you are not being catfished or put into a dangerous situation by an online predator. Background check are also imperative as you could be bringing this person around your children after some time.

As you can see as a working mother it is important to be picky as your time is extremely valuable. Dating can be fun so enjoy yourself and do not go out looking to fall in love on the first date.

Source: https://www.workingmother.com/ready-to-jump-back-into-dating-tips-for-success

Top Tips for Getting Back into Shape after Pregnancy

From the moment your body starts accumulating weight in pregnancy, you probably begin planning as to how you will go about shedding them off once the little one arrives. Once your baby is born, you will be overwhelmed and it takes some time for you to settle into a semblance of a routine. When this happens, it is time to put the plans you made into action. However, you need to give your body some time to relax as well because it has been through a lot and will need to recuperate. In addition, everyone’s experience is different and it is best to seek the permission of a doctor before you do anything.

There are lots of things that can help new moms in burning off the weight they have gained during pregnancy. Taking the baby out with you for a walk in a stroller, breastfeeding and eating healthy snacks, all can assist you. But, if you want to see a major difference, exercise is the key here. How can it help?

1-     With regular exercise, it is easy for you to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight, but that’s not all. It can also reduce leg cramps and back pain, maintain or improve muscle tone, reduce constipation and swelling and improve your sleep cycles.

2-     During the first four to six months after your pregnancy, you need to keep the exercises light. You can go for walking, swimming, water aerobics and low-impact aerobics. There are post-natal exercise classes you can take in which professionals guide you to start a light weight program that helps you in maintaining your posture and doesn’t require you to hold your breath.

3-     The intensity of the exercise program can be increased gradually, if you feel you are able to and don’t experience any discomfort or pain.

4-     You should ensure that the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles have regained enough strength before you start aerobics, sports, heavy lifting and running. A minimum of twelve to sixteen weeks is required for this purpose before you can start a normal exercise routine. Believing that high-impact exercises and sports will automatically deal with the strengthening is a major mistake because it actually reduces the strength and causes long-term bowel and bladder issues.

5-     There are tons of exercises that you can do, but once you are ready to get back to it, cardio is the way to go because it can help shape your legs and butt. Kickboxing, swimming, jogging and bicycling all help.

6-     You can also focus on strength training, which involves doing plenty of lunges and squats. You can also consider getting injected into the buttocks to get your butt in proper shape. A trainer can be consulted for establishing a proper exercise regimen.

7-     Weight training can also be immensely helpful because it speeds up your metabolism, thereby helping you in getting rid of the extra weight on your body. New mothers don’t even need dumbbells; they have their baby and can use them for doing lunges and similar exercises.

While you want to get back into shape as soon as possible, it is essential for you to take a break if you feel any sort of pain or discomfort. If something hurts, you should stop instantly and get it checked or ignorance will cost you a lot in the long run. You don’t want to take that risk, especially when you also have a baby’s responsibility to deal with. Next, also remember that overdoing it is also not a good idea. Sure, you want fast results, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

 

Source: https://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1711572