What is Mummy Tummy
Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but it can also leave behind physical changes that might be hard for many women to deal with. One such change is the ‘Mummy Tummy,’ also known as post-pregnancy belly. It typically refers to the abdominal area that retains a rounded shape even after childbirth.
This condition often presents itself as a protruding belly that refuses to go away, despite regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Causes of Mummy Tummy
There are a number of conditions that arise due to a combination of natural body changes and processes that take place during and after pregnancy.
The primary cause of Mummy Tummy is a condition known as diastasis recti. During pregnancy, the growing uterus puts pressure on the abdominal muscles, specifically the rectus abdominis, causing them to separate along the midline of the body. This separation creates a gap which can lead to the belly sticking out, creating the appearance of a continuous pregnancy belly.
Hormonal changes also play a significant role. During pregnancy, the body produces a hormone called relaxin. Relaxin loosens the ligaments and tissues in the body, including the abdominal area, to accommodate the growing baby and prepare for birth. This softening, combined with weight gain and the stretching of the abdominal wall, contributes to the lingering rounded belly post-delivery.
Pregnancy naturally leads to weight gain, which is healthy and necessary for the baby’s growth. However, the excess fat stored in the body, particularly around the abdomen, can contribute to the persistence of a rounded belly after childbirth.
Lack of Physical Activity
While it’s common and often advised for new mothers to rest post-childbirth, a prolonged lack of physical activity can make it harder for the abdominal muscles to regain their original form and strength, thus contributing to the Mummy Tummy.
Multiple pregnancies or closely spaced pregnancies can also increase the chances of having a Mummy Tummy, as the body may not have enough time to recover fully between pregnancies.
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In our clinic, we start treating stretch marks by shrinking them with Thermage®. and then offer Fraxel Laser Treatments to smooth skins texture. Our experience with using a Fraxel Laser, shows us that this is the best sequence as Thermage CPT® generates new collagen then shrinks and smooth ens the stretchmarks
Introducing Fraxel Laser
Fraxel laser can be paired with Thermage CPT for treatment of the ‘mummy tummy’ that presents with loose skin and stretch marks. Thermage CPT works to stimulate your natural collagen to result in tightened skin and Fraxel works to diminish the appearance of stretch marks.
Non-invasive Treatment for Mummy Tummy
This non-invasive method helps to reshape and restore the appearance of the belly area, and it’s quickly becoming a popular option due to its effectiveness and minimal recovery time. Here’s how it works:
The Fraxel Laser treatment works by delivering tiny laser beams deep into the skin layers. This process causes controlled micro-injuries, which in turn stimulate the body’s natural healing process. As part of this healing process, the body increases the production of collagen, a key protein that maintains skin elasticity and firmness.
Tightening of the Skin
As collagen production is boosted, the skin begins to tighten and regain its original elasticity, reducing the appearance of saggy belly skin common in the Mummy Tummy condition. This leads to a smoother, tighter, and more toned appearance.
Treatment of Stretch Marks
In addition to tightening the skin, Fraxel Laser treatment is also effective at improving the appearance of stretch marks, a common concern associated with Mummy Tummy. By promoting the regeneration of skin cells, the treatment helps fade stretch marks, further improving the skin’s overall appearance.
Fraxel Laser Offers Minimal Downtime.
One of the main advantages of Fraxel Laser treatment is that it is non-invasive, meaning it doesn’t involve any surgical procedures. This significantly reduces recovery time, allowing mothers to return to their daily routines quicker.
It’s important to note that while Fraxel Laser treatments can significantly improve the appearance of Mummy Tummy, it’s not a weight loss solution. A balanced diet and regular exercise are essential for maintaining the overall health and results of the treatment. Always consult with a professional healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or give MD Spa & Laser Clinic a call today for a free consultation.