Dr T’s Top Treatments for Tightening Post Pregnancy Belly

Posted by Dr Theva in Blog, Body.

Loose abdominal muscles, extra skin, increased fat and a relaxed pelvic area all contribute to the post pregnancy “belly pouch”. But not to worry, there are several no surgical options for tightening post pregnancy belly available at Dr T’s anti-ageing clinic in Melbourne.

The skin is our largest organ and it’s put through a lot of strain when a women’s body adjusts during pregnancy. From stretch marks, varicose veins, acne to spider veins. Most of these problems disappear after pregnancy but unfortunately, some women still have weight gain, “mummy tummy”, and loose sagging stretched skin to deal with. 

Skin is made of collagen and elastane, it expands when we gain weight, but when we lose the weight suddenly, such as giving birth, it has a hard job returning to the shape it once was before. Luckily, many great non-invasive, non-surgical treatments can take your skin, particularly on your stomach, back to the way it used to be.

Post Pregnancy Belly

What is a “Mummy Tummy”?

The loose abdominal muscles, along with the fat, the extra skin and relaxed pelvic guard give the belly a hanging look after pregnancy. This is also commonly referred to as a “mummy tummy”.

It’s often one of the biggest body confidence issues for mums in the months and years after birth. Many find it incredibly challenging to shift even with a healthy diet and exercise. 

When can you start body sculpting treatments post pregnancy?

It takes a few months for the pregnancy pouch to come off post pregnancy and for some women, it never goes away completely.

Postpartum mothers should allow their bodies plenty of time to heal before any body sculpting treatments. The most common recommendation is to wait for a minimum of six months after delivery. Once the mother feels healthy and strong after the first six months, she can certainly book body sculpting treatments such as TruSculpt Flex and TruSculpt iD. 

Assessment and clearance from your General Practitioner is highly recommended. This is to rule out any serious conditions such as diastasis recti, abdominal separation, before starting any treatments. 

How to lose postpartum belly fat & tighten your skin?

Our range of fat burning, muscle sculpting and skin tightening treatments includes TruSculpt iDTruSculpt Flex and Ultherapy. They work to non-invasively reduce fat, tighten muscle and lift sagging skin with no discomfort and no downtime. These treatments can be done individually but they are also safe to combine. The combination creates a fantastic overall body contouring result. 

All 3 treatments are used for different issues and produce different results, but all have the below in common; 

– Non-Invasive

– No surgery or incisions

– No general anaesthesia is required

– Quick and painless

– No downtime or recovery post treatment

– Affordable compared to surgery and liposuction

– Performed in a comfortable clinic environment

– All FDA & TGA Approved

TruSculpt iD for body contouring

Abdominal fat is tricky, it can be stubborn to lose and unfortunately very easy to gain. It can be one of the most frustrating types of fat, especially for women who typically store fat on the lower abdomen, post pregnancy. Fortunately, as technology evolves, we can now benefit from some great non-invasive treatments that can help melt away fat after pregnancy and get in shape faster. TruSculpt iD is one of these. 

TruSculpt iD targets stubborn pockets of fat and destroys them. This is the third generation in radio frequency (RF) body contouring from Cutera. It is the first and only RF device with FDA and TGA approval for fat removal. That is what makes it so exciting. 

It works by using heat to kill fat cells in the target area, without damaging the surrounding skin. Once your fat cells are destroyed your body process them naturally through the lymphatic system as waste. 

Armed with 6 fat-busting hands-free pads, Trusculpt ID can target larger surface areas and have no side effects compared to the traditional fat freezing option. It also only takes 15 minutes to treat a full abdomen. Meaning you have more time to spend with your new bundle of joy.

TruSculpt Flex for muscle sculpting

TruSculpt Flex is used to work on improving muscle tone and muscle contour. The treatment can be customised to your individual goals and needs, according to your body type and fitness level. 

The low levels of energy released achieve high-intensity deep muscle contractions. Using MDS (Multi-Directional Stimulation) the treatments are specially designed to stimulate different workouts by replicating intense twists, squats, and crunch actions. After your treatment, you will feel like you had a great workout at the gym and it’s a great way for busy Mums to tone and firm muscle after having a baby.

Ultherapy for skin tightening

Ultherapy is designed to tighten and firm your skin by stimulating rejuvenating collagen production with focused ultrasound waves. Collagen–often called the framework of the skin–keeps your skin smooth and youthful. Over time, collagen production naturally slows, leading to skin laxity all over the body. The stomach area can be affected by this, and the results are often made worse by pregnancy or weight loss.

Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound energy to tighten and strengthen sagging skin around the belly. This essentially jump-starts your body’s natural process to create fresh, new collagen.

The great thing about Ultherapy is that it targets the deep dermal layers of your skin without disrupting the outer layers. So there’s no downtime after treatment.

It offers an excellent alternative to surgery with zero downtime, minimal discomfort, and extended collagen stimulation which continues after treatment.

Be on your way to the youthful body you deserve

The experience of pregnancy and childbirth is amazing and beautiful. Postpartum weight loss and skin tightening are natural challenges many women face as they work to achieve their pre-pregnancy weight and figure. We are here to help. Join our community of happy mums who feel amazing and confident in their bodies again after pregnancy.

Each body is different, and each body requires a customised treatment plan. We offer a FREE no-obligation consultation to assess the severity of your loose skin and fat retention post pregnancy. 

During your free, no-obligation comprehensive consultation, I get to know you and discuss your desired outcomes, your ultimate experience, and your concerns, so we get it right the first time. We discuss timelines, expectations, best treatments, and payment plans.

Most importantly, I will explain why they are the best options and go over the results you can expect to allow you to feel comfortable and confident you are making the right decision.

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