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Significant weight loss can lead to the formation of excess skin around the stomach and abdomen area. The skin will have been stretched by the weight gain and lost its elasticity, rapid and large quantity weight loss through bariatric surgery means that the stomach becomes much like a balloon when you let the air out and the skin will not bounce back to a normal taut appearance. This excess skin can be very distressing and life altering as people cope with tucking it into clothes and often try to find ways to hide it. The same is true for women who have had multiple births or large babies which have caused a rapid expansion of the stomach skin. Surgical options exist to reduce excess skin in the stomach, but for less severe cases of loose skin, many non-surgical treatments can stimulate tissue contraction to tighten the skin, without the need for removal.
A Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty may help to restore your body shape for those bothered by a large fat deposit and loose skin in the abdomen or stomach area.
Infra Red Laser Skin Tightening, currently available in the UK using the Titan device, is the latest, minimally invasive way to tighten skin and reverse the signs of ageing.
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin causing tissue tightening, heating of fat cells and increased blood circulation for body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction treatments.
Ultrasonic Body Contouring, available in the UK using the Ultrashape® and LipoSonix® devices, is the latest, minimally invasive way of effectively removing excess fat cells from the abdomen, thighs & flanks.
The Accent system boasts dual handpieces – a bipolar one for volumetric dermal heating, aimed at skin tightening treatments; and a Unipolar one for for fat reduction and cellulite treatment.
The BTL Vanquish is the only contactless radiofrequency technology for non-invasive fat removal. The latest generation of the device is the BTL Vanquish ME, standing for Maximum Energy.
EndyMed’s 3DEEP RF applicators use radiofrequency technology to firm, tighten and lift sagging skin on the face and body by heating the collagen in the dermis.
Exilis® Elite uses a combination of monopolar radio frequency (RF) energy, ultrasound to stimulate fat lipolysis (the breakdown of fat cells) and collagen remodelling (for skin tightening), alongside skin cooking, helping to contour the body and face.
LipoSonix® is designed to non-invasively deliver focused, high intensity ultrasound energy directly into targeted fat cells to treat small areas of stubborn fat in the thighs, back, buttocks & abdomen
The ProMax Lipo is a combined radiofrequency, ultrasonic cavitation and vacuum massage device for facial skin tightening and body contouring.
The Thermage™ system is a mono-polar (one electrode) radiofrequency device that delivers radiofrequency energy deep into dermal tissues for facial skin tightening, body contouring and improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
The Titan™ procedure is a non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of ageing.
TriPollar™ radio frequency (RF) technology is available via two devices, Apollo® and Regen®. The devices are marketed for cellulite reduction, body remodelling and skin tightening.
ULTRAFORMER III is a HIFU device offering ultrasound skin tightening for the face and body.
The UltraShape device is marketed as “the first proven non-invasive ultrasound solution for body contouring” aimed at the removal of excess fat cells without surgery from the abdomen and thighs.