Although it is possible to regain your pre-pregnancy shape or weight after a few weeks, this is not always the case for most women. Getting back in shape or shrinking your belly can take longer than you’d expect even with regular diet and exercise. There are also cases where you might still look pregnant even after months of giving birth.
You may find it hard to get into your pre-pregnancy shape, but your tummy will eventually shrink or get smaller. It does take time, about six to eight weeks (or longer). You should also take note that a number of factors can affect how long and how much your stomach can shrink or tighten. These include:
- The amount of weight you gained during pregnancy
- Your pre-pregnancy size and shape
- Your level of activity
- Method of delivery
- Breastfeeding (this helps burn calories)
- Your genes (which you have no control over)
Regular exercise, along with a balanced diet, helps in getting back in shape. If this, however, doesn’t seem enough for you, non-invasive aesthetic treatments can help. We at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore provide a number of body- shaping and sculpting procedures without cuts or needles.
Freeze your fat away
Cryolipolysis or fat freezing targets and destroys fat cells to reduce fat layer thickness in the treated area. At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, we have two non-invasive fat reduction devices that can permanently destroy fat cells: CoolSculpting® and ZLipo. Both reduce excess fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, and other smaller areas of the body.
- CoolSculpting® (by Zeltiq in the US) – the use of controlled cooling technology causes the treated fat cells to die and be processed as waste in the liver. You may see results in about 2 to 3 weeks and will continue over the months or once your body has metabolized the dead fat cells.
- ZLipo (by Zimmer Aesthetics in Germany) – this cools fat cells over a certain period of time to trigger cell death or apoptosis. You may see initial results after the first sessions, but the natural removal of the fat cells via the lymphatic system takes over a period of 10 to 12 weeks.
Melt your fat away
VANQUISH ME™ uses heat through radiofrequency (RF) technology to target and kill fat cells. The heat-treated fat cells will then be cleared naturally and processed as waste in the liver. Vanquish can help you reduce fat or lose inches off your waistline, thighs, flanks, and arms.
One thing that makes Vanquish unique is that it is contactless. It can target and kill fat cells without touching the skin; the device just sits at the top of the treated area. Studies also suggest that Vanquish has been found to get rid of up to 59% of excess tummy fat after diet and exercise had failed.
Check out our previous post and find out what makes Vanquish ME different.
Power up your muscles
ZField Dual uses high frequency electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscle contractions in the abdominal wall or gluteal region. It enables around 27,000 contractions during a single treatment, strengthening the muscle fibers. This results in improved muscle conditioning and a more toned appearance of the treated area.
You may also be glad to know that ZField Dual can help with Diastasis Recti. This refers to the partial separation of the abdominal muscles that can happen during and following pregnancy. ZField Dual assists with core strengthening and supports fat reduction to help turn flabby areas into toned muscles.
Tighten loose skin
BTL® Exilis Ultra 360™ uses monopolar radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to tighten loose skin and address other skin concerns. It can also lift the skin, reduce unwanted fat, and stimulate collagen production in both the face and the body without cuts, needles, and longer recovery.
Exilis Ultra has a small applicator for reducing wrinkles and tightening facial skin. It also features a big applicator for targeting fat deposits and tightening skin in the body. It can improve the skin’s overall appearance by reducing cellulite and strengthening saggy skin. Find out why Exilis Ultra 360 is your all in one face and body rejuvenation treatment.
Looking to trim down your post-pregnancy pooch? Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today to schedule a consultation and body assessment with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.