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Mummy Tummy (Post Pregnancy Tightening)


What is a ‘Mummy Tummy’ (Post Pregnancy Tightening)?

The term ‘Mummy Tummy’ is used to describe changes of the skin over the post pregnancy stomach area. ‘Mummy Tummy’ represents a combination of remnant loose skin and stretch marks. During pregnancy the rapid growth of the baby causes the skin to over-stretch. Following birth, some retraction of the skin may occur however most women find that this area is looser than before. The skin may also resemble a deflated balloon or simply appear looser with or without stretchmarks.

Post Pregnancy Skin Tightening
  • How is Mummy Tummy (Post pregnancy tightening) treated?
  • What are the immediate post treatment effects and long term results?

Loose skin is generally treated with the body FORMA RF Treatment, however crepiness and stretchmarks often combined with Fractional RF resurfacing treatment. The expert Dermal Clinicians at Melbourne Laser & Aesthetic Centre can assess the skin condition and develop an individualised treatment plan to tighten and treat stretch marks.

The treatment involves heating the deeper skin, the FORMA RF Treatment uses an advanced sensor technology that provides even and controlled heating for optimal results.

Following treatment the skin is mildly inflamed and warm, resembling mild sunburn. Dermal heating is even depending on whether Fractional RF is used this effect settles down over a few hours to 24hrs after which the skin will have a ‘sand-like’ feel for a few days. An ointment is used to keep the area softened and moist. The skin will appear immediately tighter as collagen is contracted, however the skin continues to improve over a period of 2 to 3 months following treatment.

A comprehensive consultation with a MLAC Senior Dermal Clinician or Cosmetic Registered Nurse allows for proper assessment and treatment plan development. Please call our clinical experts on (03) 8686 5786.

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