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    More women choose to tie tubes after pregnancy

    As new moms face the choice of birth control more are choosing to surgically have their tubes tied instead of the IUD. It is common for women to consult with Dr. Kim once they have decided that they are finished having children and want a more youthful better contoured figure. Most women are concerned with a loss of volume and sagging in the breast and therefore choose breast augmentation. In some cases it may need to be combined with a breast lift ;as breast implants alone will not lift the breast tissue. For some patients, it makes more sense both financially and for recovery time to also address the abdominal area. Many women postpartum have loose and lax skin on the abdomen including stretch marks. Dr. Kim recommends an abdominoplasty and in most cases it can be performed with the breast surgery. Recovery is approximately 2 to 3 weeks and in healthy patients the procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting. After having children it is exciting for women to be able to return to their prepregnancy contour and shape. According to KTLA very few women choose to get an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted soon after giving birth, even though it’s one of the most effective methods of long-term contraception, according to a new study.

    Instead, the research showed, many opt for tubal sterilization — usually a permanent closure of the fallopian tubes — including young women who may go on to regret the surgery.
    I think it’s important to realize that the two methods work equally well, but (IUDs) have the added benefit of being entirely reversible, said Dr. Eleanor Schwarz, who studies contraception at the University of Pittsburgh but was not involved in the new study.
    Generally in all settings in my mind, it makes sense to prefer an IUD over a surgical procedure, she told Reuters Health.

    There are two different types of IUDs available in the United States: one made out of copper (sold under the name ParaGard), and Mirena, which releases the contraceptive hormone levonorgestrel. IUDs are inserted into the uterus, where they can prevent pregnancy for up to five or 10 years.

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