Karen M. Horton, MD answers: Non surgical skin tightening for the tummy?
laser-type therapies or injection treatments, do NOT address the underlying issue of a Mom's tummy after she has had multiple pregnancies:
- Excess skin and fat
- Stretch marks
- "Rectus diastasis" = separation of the muscles of the abdominal wall away from one another, creating loss of muscle tone and a bulge
Beware of smooth-talking salespeople who do their best to get you to sign up for a "package deal" of procedures.
Often, minimally invasive therapies such as these prey on those Moms who are frightened of surgery and are looking for a quick fix with supposedly less downtime and fewer scars.
However, the checkbook can often be the area to suffer the most with non-surgical therapies, together with a general disappointment with results!
Visit a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience in Mommy Makeover surgery to help determine which procedure(s) will best achieve your goals!