How to recover the body after pregnancy? What treatments to follow?

During pregnancy countless changes take place in the body, both hormonally and physically and emotionally. The anatomy of the woman changes gradually along with the growth of the baby.

Everything is rosy until the baby is born and a few months have passed … in most cases (if not all) the image returned by the mirror is not the usual one and causes discomfort in women.

While it is a normal process, it is still frustrating. The new mother does not find herself in that new body, the clothes from before the pregnancy do not fit or do not fit the same, a few extra kilos are perceived, the skin of the breasts and the abdomen feel loose, stretch marks, cellulite, varicose veins and a long etc.

The reality is that during the first months after delivery you have to be very patient. The body needs the same time it took to change to accommodate and return to its original anatomy, so you have to learn to live with these unaesthetic details. But, how to recover the body after pregnancy?

After about 6 to 8 months it is a good time to start with aesthetic treatments to recover the body after pregnancy, and the choice of one or the other depends on the problem to be treated and, fundamentally, on whether the mother is breastfeeding or not.

Body aesthetic treatments during breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is very important for the proper development of the baby, it protects it from infections and in turn strengthens the bond between mother and child. It is also an excellent ally in weight reduction, because producing milk consumes many calories.

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When a mother is breastfeeding, there is not much she can do for their bodies in terms of body aesthetics treatments, but some are safe and harmless. Namely:

Russian waves

They help to tone the muscles of the body and give very good results when combined with physical exercises. It is safe during lactation.

Radio frequency

It is the ideal treatment to tone the skin of the abdomen and legs (not breasts in this period), it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.


Non-invasive treatment to improve the texture, appearance and quality of the skin. It helps to eliminate marks, homogenize the tone and reduce expression lines.

It is used for the treatment of stretch marks and is the best ally to minimize the spots that may have appeared during pregnancy, since peels with depigmenting acids should not be used until the mother does not stop breastfeeding.

Pressotherapy and manual lymphatic drainage

They are essential to reduce edema in the legs, eliminate toxins and improve venous return. Helps minimize the appearance of orange peel when there is edematous cellulite.

Body aesthetics treatments without breastfeeding

When the baby is no longer breastfed, a wide range of possibilities opens up to improve the body of the new mother. At this stage it is possible to treat flaccidity, reduce measurements, eliminate stains, etc.

Velashape III

Through the use of infrared light, radiofrequency, roller massage and vacuum, it allows to reduce the accumulations of localized adiposity and tighten the skin. It also gives excellent results in the treatment of cellulite.


Ultracavitation is ideal to eliminate localized adiposity resistant to diets and exercises. It offers visible results from the first session and can be applied to the abdomen, back, hips, waist, legs and buttocks.

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Through the application of intense and controlled cold, it freezes the localized fat cells until they achieve their programmed death. The reduction in volume is gradual and the results are noticeable after 2 to 4 months.

The advantage it has over other treatments is that it kills adipocytes, which are unable to reproduce, so the treated lipodystrophy never returns.

These are some of the treatments available to help mothers who want to regain the silhouette they had before pregnancy and feel better about themselves, but it should be noted that without diet and physical exercise they do not offer the expected results , so you have to put a lot of effort and dedication as well as time and money.

This article on how to recover the body after pregnancy is courtesy of Daniela Montecchiarini, esthetician, cosmiatrist and cosmetologist graduated from JF Kennedy University