Summary: The bodies of children are usually pretty flexible and resilient. But that doesn’t mean they don’t cause some considerable damage. Indeed, there are few things as taxing on an adult body as children—having them and raising them both. That tax can come in form of emotional stress (most often) but it can also come in the form of physical factors.
The Relationship Between Body Contouring and Children
Thankfully, some of the physical impact of having and raising children can be mitigated by body contouring procedures. The precise type of body contouring procedure that can give you positive results will, of course, change depending on what you’re trying o address. Sometimes it can be something as simple as a quick liposuction procedure.
Other times, you need something a little more robust. The point is that children (as much as we love them) tend to cause certain stressed on the body. Addressing those stresses means taking a look at the causes.
Stressor Number One: Pregnancy
The first, and likely most pronounced, stressor that being a parent puts on your body is simply pregnancy. If you think about it, this makes sense: your body is creating new life and, in doing so, needs to make a little room. Pregnancy, among other things, stretches out your skin and puts stress on all parts of your body. The breasts are another stressed area, as they have to begin expressing milk.
And your body doesn’t always bounce readily back from that. As you age, you tend to lose elasticity in the skin. This means that you could be left with a lot of excess skin in the belly area. The solution to this is a procedure called a tummy tuck, which removes that excess skin and brings some additional structure to the abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck can make your belly area firm and flat again—just like it was before your kids.
Stressor Number Two: Work
One of the hardest parts about having children is providing for them. In some cases, that means putting the time in at work, in other cases it means putting the time in at home. In most cases it means both. And whether that means you’ve got to pay child support in Little Fall, MN or work twelve hours in Los Angeles, CA, generally we’ll do it for our kids.
But that can definitely put some stress on the body. You won’t be able to hit the gym as much if you’re busy working all the time. Now, of course, most parents will say that’s completely and totally worth it. And it is. But you shouldn’t ignore the strain it puts on your body. In many cases, eating a healthy diet is going to be the way to take control over that part of contouring your body.
Stressor Number Three: Diet
Then again, eating a totally healthy diet isn’t always going to be easy either. Cooking takes time and preparation. If you’re working and taking care of your kids and generally being a well rounded person, it might not always be easy to make the time to cook.
But there’s definitely some evidence to suggest that eating a good diet (and I don’t necessarily mean dieting here) can lead to positive health results in the long run. In other words, it’s most often worth it to take the time to cook your meals. And it’s difficult to over-emphasize the importance of cooking here. Knowing something as simple as how to chop an onion can really come in handy over the long term.
Truth Be Told, Kids Are Worth It
There will likely be few individuals who say that being slender is better than being parents. But to be fair, it’s really impossible to compare the two. It’s apples and oranges—and that doesn’t really even do it justice.
At the end of the day, you’ve got to follow your body and your mind to where you want to be. Having children and having the body you want and by no means mutually exclusive. You just have to take some extra steps in the field of body contouring.
Sometimes that means making sure to diet and exercise. But other times that might mean using plastic surgery procedure to get the results you want. Whatever path best fits your desired outcome will likely be the path for you. In some ways, however, all of those paths start with your kids. It’s kind of a funny world that way.