Should you develop lax skin around your stomach, there are a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments that can help address the issue. These cosmetic procedures can help tighten up the skin of your abdomen and make significant aesthetic improvements.
Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s double board-certified cosmetic surgeon, is an expert in a range of skin tightening treatments. Using his wealth of experience in the field, Dr. Tillo will help you achieve your dream taut tummy. Contact us to learn more about stomach tightening treatment options in London.
What Causes Loose Skin on Your Stomach?
There are a few potential causes of loose skin on the stomach:
- Rapid weight loss – Losing weight quickly can leave pouches of inelastic skin that may hang down from your stomach.
- Pregnancy – Carrying a child will stretch the skin of your abdomen, which can often cause sagging, excess skin postpartum. This is particularly common in women who have undergone a C-section delivery.
- Ageing – Skin loses its elasticity naturally over time, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles and drooping.
- Sunbathing – Too much exposure to UV rays can cause your skin to lose its elasticity and increase the possibility of sagging skin.
Loose Stomach Skin Treatment Options
There are a range of highly effective treatments that are designed to tighten up the skin of your stomach to attain a flatter, more contoured belly. Each of the surgical and non-surgical options below is available at CREO Clinic in London.
Bodytite is an extremely effective non-surgical treatment used to tackle pockets of excess fat and tighten up the surface of the skin simultaneously using a radio-frequency technology. It is minimally invasive, has a short recovery time, and can be easily combined with liposuction. One BodyTite session is required to achieve significant results.
Morpheus8 is a non-surgical radiofrequency treatment with an exceptional reputation for tightening up the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and improving contouring. It can be used to target specific areas of lax skin such as the stomach, delivering heat via micro needles that help the skin contract.
Morpheus8 is combined with all BodyTite treatments at the CREO Clinic, but it can also be effective when undergone separately to BodyTite. Several sessions will be required to achieve significant results.
Mini Tummy Tuck
A mini tummy tuck is a surgery that removes excess skin from the lower section of your abdomen. If you are concerned about a pouch of inelastic skin below the navel, mini tummy tuck can be an extremely effective treatment. However, for treating loose skin above the navel, a full tummy tuck may be preferable as it achieves the most immediate results.
Choosing Between Non-Surgical Skin Tightening and Tummy Tuck Surgery
While it will not remove loose skin around your stomach, an umbilicoplasty can reduce loose or excess skin within your navel. This can greatly improve the aesthetic appearance of your belly button, reshaping it to improve symmetry, or removing skin to create an innie, rather than an outie.
Are There Natural Remedies for Loose Skin?
The short answer is, not really. Despite some suggestions to the contrary, removing significant amounts of excess skin is very difficult without a targeted treatment such as those mentioned above. Below you can find some of the reported natural remedies for loose skin, followed by explanations to why they will fall short of addressing your issues.
Consuming A Healthy Diet
Maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet with plenty of vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy fats like omega-3, can help to keep your skin healthy and supple. However, the degree of excess skin caused by pregnancy or rapid weight loss is simply too great to be feasibly resolved by diet alone.
Regular exercise is important for moderating weight, strengthening the heart, and building muscle around the body. Exercise that engages your core, for example, may firm up the muscle beneath your lax skin, but it cannot actually reduce the inelastic, excess skin on your abdomen.
Some topical creams and ointments claim to be able to reduce the appearance of excess skin, but any difference these creams may make to skin health overall is unlikely to have any effect on skin that has already lost its elasticity.
What is the Best Procedure for Skin Tightening?
The right skin tightening procedure for you will depend on your individual needs; significant reduction of excess skin can only be achieved with targeted surgical treatments such as a tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck, whereas non-surgical treatments like Morpheus8 or BodyTite are appropriate for more moderate needs.
All of these skin-tightening treatments can have substantial therapeutic effects on lax skin, creating a flatter, more contoured stomach. However, if you are unsure which procedure would be best for you, a conversation with a knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon will help you understand which treatment will work towards addressing your particular concerns.
Schedule A Consultation for Skin-Tightening Treatment With CREO Clinic Today
To enjoy the many positive aesthetic changes skin tightening treatments can bring to your stomach, book a consultation with Dr. Omar Tillo, the CREO Clinic’s board-certified body contouring surgeon.
Over the course of his illustrious career, Dr. Tillo has performed many successful skin tightening treatments for patients with a variety of needs. He will use this experience and his extensive expertise to create a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve the transformative aesthetic improvements you deserve.