Abdominal Wrap after Pregnancy

All women would love to be able to immediately get back into shape after giving birth the way celebrities like Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow do, but the stars never reveal their secrets. It’s almost like magic the way these stars’ bellies seem to snap back instantly after childbirth.

However, it’s important to remember that celebrities have access to a wide variety of resources, and may rely on plastic surgery to get their bodies back into shape quickly.

Aside from dieting and exercising, many new moms try devices wrap the belly and hips to help re-shape their bodies. But do these wraps actually work?

Do They Work?

Abdominal wrapping after pregnancy is nothing new, but the practice is gaining new attention with the marketing of certain products on television. In the past, wrapping was used primarily to increase support for the back.

Today, women use wrapping to help regain their figures. There is controversy about whether these wraps actually work, however. Some women swear by them, while others say they do no more than Spanx or other shapewear.

Are Belly Wraps Helpful After Pregnancy?

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What Types of Wraps are Available?

Both belly and hip wraps are available from a variety of companies. These wraps differ from shapewear, and may cost anywhere from twenty to one hundred fifty dollars. These garments do not fit all women the same way, so more than one size may have to be worn as time goes on.

A Waste of Money?

Fortunately, there is nothing that suggests these wraps are harmful, so if you’d like to give them a try, there’s no reason not to. However, you will be spending money on something that may not give you the results you expect, so keep your expectations reasonable to avoid disappointment.

A Long-Term Solution

Whether or not you decide to give postpartum belly wraps a try, you should never neglect the most important steps to regaining your pre-pregnancy body: a healthy, nutrient-rich diet, and exercise that includes cardio for fat burning and weights for toning.

Give your body time at least six months to recover before seeking other solutions such as an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery. Our expert NY abdominoplasty surgeons work with many moms who have had their last child and are now ready to get their flat stomach once again.

If you are struggling with loose skin and sagging stomach muscles after having children, contact our New York tummy tuck centers in Long Island at 631-499-1831 or NYC at 212-206-0023 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our experts.

 

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http://celebritybabies.people.com/2010/08/23/round-up-post-baby-shapewear-that-really-works/

http://www.hilaryfleming.com/2012/06/post-pregnancy-body-to-wrap-or-not-to-wrap-that-is-the-question.html