Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in the world. Your body has transformed from you to two! Having gone through a recent pregnancy myself, I was fascinated watching the changes. I enjoyed knowing that I was creating the perfect environment for my baby to grow. When your baby is born you generally take a back seat as the needs of your child are catered for. You make you make sure they are fed while you may not be feeding yourself as well as you should. You are up throughout the night to ensure they are comfortable to get their sleep, while your sleep suffers. However! Once you have settled into your new role its time to look after yourself and you may start to wonder about getting your figure back to how it was before…

Excess fat and skin tightening

The postpartum belly varies form mum to mum. For some its extra fat in the area for others its loose skin and in many circumstances can be both. It can depend on the size of your baby, how much weight you gained, the elasticity of your skin and genetics. During your pregnancy you obviously gain weight this should be between 10 and 12.5kg. After your pregnancy you body will store fat if you are breastfeeding. It is important to remember that these are healthy and important weight gains and there should be no pressure to address these concerns until you feel you are ready. Shape and Tone Aesthetics can help you loose the Mum Tum and get you feeling confident about your body again.

No matter how much weight was gained during the pregnancy the skin on your tummy will stretch. Your skin has elasticity and is designed to do this and after pregnancy it shrinks back. In some cases the over stretched skin doesn’t bounce back and the firmness that was once there is loose. The overall appearance of the post pregnancy tummy is soft fat and saggy skin which does very little to boost your confidence and self esteem.

Can I really achieve a smaller and firmer Tummy?

YES!!! Focus on yourself as well as your little one, drink plenty of water and eat healthily. But what else can you do? Our non surgical fat reduction and skin tightening treatments are the most safe and effective way to do this. Using a combination of technologies we reduce the size of the fat cell by delivering heat and muscle stimulation, alongside mechanical pressure we increase circulation. Once the fat has been released from the cell it becomes waste which your body recognises and naturally excretes. Alongside this the heat is applied through the applicator head RF (radio frequency) energy heats up the collagen fibres causing them to contract. This results in immediate skin tightening.  The heat triggers fibroblast cells to produce new collagen in the dermis which lay the foundations for further delayed tightening. This will be visible months after the treatment have finished. This change happens in the deeper layer of the skin (dermis) without damaging the top layer (epidermis) Overall the skin is smoother and firmer.

At Shape and Tone Aesthetics about 90% of the women who visit us have excess fat and loose skin post pregnancy. We have experts on hand who are fully qualified and passionate about you reaching your goals in a safe and healthy way. We recommend a course of four to eight treatments for the fat to be reduced and the appearance of the skin improved.