Pre-Mummy Tummy Makeover?

Are you overweight? Considering pregnancy? While we do not recommend liposuction or tummy tuck during pregnancy, we certainly do recommend it before you decide to become pregnant. The popular philosophy of “mummy makeover” should be altered to “pre-mummy tummy makeover” – altered now! – altered forever!

Pursuant to the latest results reported the American Journal of Epidemiology, women who do not limit their weight gain during pregnancy are indirectly exposing their children to higher risks of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Women who gain more than 52 pounds are 2.3 times as likely to have a high-birth-weight baby as women who gained 18 to 22 pounds.

The study examined the birth records of more than one million full-term births over a 15-year period ended in 2003 in two states, Michigan and New Jersey. Researchers focused on women who had more than one child to separate out the effects of genetics.

They found that if the same woman gained roughly double the weight during one pregnancy compared with another, her baby was on average half a pound, or 200 grams, heavier than its sibling, a large difference for newborns.

The more weight the women gained, the higher the risk of having a high-birth-weight baby, defined as 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Women who gained more than 52 pounds, for instance, were 2.3 times as likely to have a high-birth-weight baby as women who gained 18 to 22 pounds, within the recommended range of gain for overweight women.

Other evidence suggests less conclusively that high birth weight is also related to increased risk of developing asthma, allergies and cancer.

For women, substantial weight gain raises the chance for gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, a dangerous condition involving high blood pressure, as well as the need for Cesarean sections.

Although not all, many of these problems can be substantially, if not completely, prevented by a timely liposuction, which will rid you of those “problem fat cells” forrever!

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