Vaser (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction surgery is becoming increasingly popular with women as a means to augment body tissue and reduce fat for esthetically pleasing results. And with payment plans, liposuction prices are even less of a hindrance. But how much does liposuction cost and what are the risks associated with it specially to breastfeeding moms? Being informed is key to making sound decisions whether or not the risk factors are worth getting liposuction while breastfeeding and the following offers a clearer view to aid in the process with some key facts.
The overall surgical procedure for vaser liposuction is minimally invasive. However a mother cannot resume breast feeding her infant during the recovery period. The loss of closeness and bonding between parent and child is a very personal decision and if this is an important aspect of nurturing for the mother, breastfeeding should not be disregarded and should be carefully considered before going forward with liposuction plans.
The other risks posed by liposuction to breastfeeding moms are putting the child at greater and extended risk of a myriad of infections and disease that can have devastating long-term effects on health and well-being; denying this all important boost to immunity during the first 6 months to a 1 year of a child’s life can have dire consequences. The intestinal tract of a newborn, for instance, is deficient of beneficial flora, a major part of their immunity during the first few weeks after birth. With this, comes possible exposure to germs harboring harmful bacteria before their immune systems are up to par.
Breast milk is a natural transmitter of immunity from mother to child, helping a child develop a stronger, more resistant immune system to include a greater receptivity to immunization. It is among the single best ways to give baby a healthy fighting start in life.
The benefits to the mother are also substantial. Ongoing studies have shown that women that breast feed significantly reduce the risks associated with some types of cancer, particularly that of breast and ovarian. Research is presently underway to understand how hormonal changes in a woman’s body help prevent and protect lactating women from ovarian cancer. The benefits to breastfeeding women are sustained before and after menopause.
Overall, the benefits to the immune system of breast fed babies as well as the overall reduction in some forms of cancer is a valid reason to consider postponement of vaser liposuction surgery until after the baby has been weaned and the visible results will give longer lasting esthetically pleasing results.
Clearly, liposuction prices and esthetic value are not the only considerations to make before deciding to undergo the procedure with the risk factors associated with liposuction for breastfeeding moms. Being well informed will go far in helping a breastfeeding mother determine whether or not the risk of liposuction is worth the cost. Needless to say, consulting a board certified plastic surgeon is a good place to start.
This article was contributed by Nancy Perkins.