Pregnancy and giving birth can be such a meaningful, life-changing and profound experience, and now you have a wonderful baby that depends on you and is part of you… We can imagine you are really happy with your new, larger family!
But, unfortunately, that’s not the only thing that changed in your life after giving birth.
Now, you don’t recognise your body any more. You always thought your tummy would be back to normal after 6 weeks, but now you have a lot of loose and saggy skin around your abdomen.
Don’t worry, you are not alone!
Want to find out how do you get your tummy back in shape and get rid of the loose skin? We have a few great tips and treatments to help you tighten belly skin after pregnancy!
Exercise and diet – lose weight slowly
I know you want to lose weight and tighten your skin as fast as possible, but don’t forget that the most important thing is to lead a healthy lifestyle. You can’t have extreme diets that exhaust you, especially not now, when you need to have a lot of energy in order to look after your new-born baby.
Try to stick to a healthy, varied diet, based on protein to help you build your muscle and tighten your skin. As for the exercise, cardio is the most efficient exercise that can help you lose belly fat. You can start by doing cardio exercises for 20 minutes, 3 days a week.
Ultraformer, one of the most efficient tightening treatment after pregnancy
Fortunately, as technology evolves, we can now benefit from some great non-invasive treatments that can help tighten skin after pregnancy and get in shape faster!
Ultraformer uses ultrasound energy to tighten and strengthen sagging skin around the belly; the great thing about Ultraformer is that it targets the deep dermal layers of your skin without disrupting the outer layers, so there’s no downtime after treatment!
It works by contracting your skin’s existing collagen fibres and stimulating the growth of new and stronger collagen. The result is a lifting and firming of the belly skin as the deeper layers are rejuvenated. With an Ultraformer treatment, you can see the first results immediately, as the collagen fibres contract. The first results may wear off as the second, longer term phase involves natural collagen remodelling in your skin as the second phase results progress over the next six to nine months.
Thermage Skin Tightening
Thermage is another non-invasive treatment that can tighten the skin on your postpartum belly. It is similar to Ultraformer in terms of method, but it uses radiofrequency instead of ultrasound energy.
In our clinical practice, we find that Thermage and Ultraformer can achieve similar results, depending on the settings used.
Are Ultraformer and Thermage safe? Do they hurt?
Both the Thermage and ultraformer treatments are non-invasive and have no side effects. You may feel a heat or tingling sensation deep in your skin during treatment, but there is no down time afterwards, and it does not cause any abnormal redness, swelling, pigmentation or peeling.
The degree of pain or discomfort basically depends on the amount of heat involved in treatment and how your body reacts, and we can provide topical analgesics (numbing) for the more intense treatments.
As a completely non-invasive treatments, Ultraformer and Thermage may have some limitations, depending on the degree of stretching in the skin. We recommend that you come in for a free consultation and assessment with one of our expert Clinicians and join our community of happy mums who look and feel amazing after pregnancy.