Body After Baby
It is generally accepted that most women experience post birth body image concerns at least to some extent. Most commonly these concerns are related to weight gain and formation of stretch marks, cellulite and skin laxity especially in “problem” areas such as the stomach, buttocks and thighs. Recent surveys report the following key findings:
- 71 % of new moms feel less physically attractive after they had their baby
- 88% of women said that they couldn’t get back their pre-pregnancy stomach even after losing weight
It is often difficult to get back into the pre-pregnancy shape with diet and exercise alone. Modern aesthetic medicine offers science based additional solutions to this problem, one of the most popular being VelaShape cellulite and body shaping procedures. In the past couple of years over 3.5 million VelaShape treatments have been performed worldwide, remaining the leading choice by physicians as an effective treatment for cellulite reduction and non-invasive body contouring.
How can VelaShape improve the “body after baby”?
The VelaShape instrument employs 4 different modes of treatment:
- Infrared light (IR) heats the tissue up to 3 mm depth
- Radio frequency (RF) heats tissue from 2 to ~20 mm depth
- Vacuum suction
- Roller massage mechanisms enable precise targeting of both energies (IR and RF) to the tissue (skin and subcutaneous fat layer) and dramatically improves blood circulation and lymph drainage
The combination of all 4 techniques employed in the VelaShape platform allows for the reduction of the fat content in the fat cells, and initiation of collagen synthesis in the skin, thus leading to improved body shape in the treated areas (e.g. post pregnancy stomach pouch, saddlebags, upper thighs and buttocks) and much smoother and more tightened skin.
Who is the ideal candidate for VelaShape treatment?
An ideal candidate for VelaShape treatment is someone who follows a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and healthy diet and has a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 30.
What areas can be treated?
All areas of the body can be treated where you feel you need tightening or smoothing. Most common areas for moms post-pregnancy are the lower abdomen, also known as the post-pregnancy pouch, saddlebags and buttocks and thighs.
What sort of results can I expect?
Recent studies focused on post-pregnancy moms show an average circumference reduction of 7 cm on the abdomen, 5.5 cm on the buttocks and 2.5 cm on each thigh.
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At Radiance for You we offer a combination of VelaShape treatments with other procedures to assist in body shaping and cellulite reduction post- pregnancy. Individualised treatment programmes usually include the combination of VelaShape treatments with Muscle Toning and/or Presotherapy.
In cases when the condition of the skin on the stomach is a major concern (skin laxity and stretch marks), the following treatments or combination of treatments may be advised: