As temperatures rise and holidays loom, it’s no wonder our insecurities are mounting with the knowledge that we will soon have to don a bikini or board shorts. Although we firmly believe the concept of a summer body is subjective and no one should feel pressured to look a certain way, the tummy is a tricky area to tone up however hard you work out or deny yourself treats.
In fact, the natural body changes we undergo in our lives, from pregnancy and weight fluctuations to the ageing process, can often make it impossible to tighten sagging skin, strengthen loose muscles or eradicate stubborn pockets of fat without intervention.
Here are three tummy treatments that can deliver significant results, depending on your unique concerns:
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the most invasive of the three approaches, but it is the most appropriate option for those with excess or lax abdominal skin after significant weight loss or pregnancy. It’s also the best technique for repairing muscle separation post-childbirth, known as diastasis recti. Here at Karids, we also offer mini abdominoplasty which targets your lower abdomen, instead of the whole stomach area.
Typically, a hip-to-hip incision above the pubic bone is created, through which internal muscles can be tightened and excess skin removed to create a flatter tummy and narrower waist. If excess fat is also a concern, a tummy tuck is often combined with liposuction.
Less invasive than a tummy tuck is tummy liposuction, known as abdominal lipo. It is often combined with an abdominoplasty, but standalone lipo can create a flatter, more defined stomach by permanently removing excess fat in patients with good skin elasticity.
Small incisions are made, and a thin tube known as. A cannula is inserted to suction out the fat. It’s important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery so it’s best to be close to or at your ideal body weight and can maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle post-procedure.
EmSculpt NEO for Abs
For a completely non-invasive approach to body contouring, EmSculpt NEO delivers up to 30% reduction in fat and 25% more muscle volume. Interestingly, EmSculpt NEO is also now FDA-cleared and clinically proven to reduce mild to moderate cases of diastasis recti by up to 16%.
The device simultaneously emits radiofrequency (RF) and high-intensity magnetic field (HIFEM+) energies. The RF energy heats up our fat cells, permanently damaging them before the body eliminates them. At the same time, the HIFEM+ energy is delivered into the muscle tissue, creating supramaximal muscle contractions that activate more muscle fibres than you can achieve through exercise alone.
To find out which tummy treatment is best for you, call 0207 432 8727 to arrange a consultation