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What Does a Mummy Tummy Makeover Consist Of?

Dr Leah’s ‘Mummy Tummy Makeover’ is a new skin tightening treatment for the stomach which uses a combination of medical laser plus radiofrequency treatments over a course of 8 sessions to target the appearance of stretchmarks and tighten loose skin. Dr Leah created the new treatment in response to seeing a huge surge in the number of people presenting with excess skin and stretchmarks following extensive weight loss over a short period of time, the makeover uses the latest in non-surgical technology to tighten loose skin and treat the appearance of stretchmarks with no downtime or scarring. 

Our founder and Medical Director, Dr Leah, explains: “We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of clients requesting treatment for excess skin and striae (stretchmarks) following dramatic weight loss. We are in the era of ‘body transformations’ - new mums seem to be returning to their pre-pregnancy weight in very short periods of time and social media is awash with examples of people who have had dramatic weight loss transformations. What is not often highlighted is the effect of such dramatic fluctuations in weight on the skin- the striae (stretchmarks) which can be caused by rupture of elastin fibres from excessive stretching and the residual lax skin which can often remain. It is not uncommon for my clients, including Clare, who went from a size 22 to a size 10, to actually tell me that they preferred their appearance before losing weight to the appearance after. It can be a very disheartening thing to go through the effort and commitment involved in losing weight only to still feel unhappy with your appearance, albeit for a different reason. Until recently surgery has been the only real option to remove excess skin– this comes with the risk of general anaesthetic and scarring, there is an associated recovery time and reasonable financial cost involved. At Dr Leah Clinics we are passionate about innovation in the non surgical cosmetic space and are keen to bring the most advanced treatments to a UK audience.  Advances in recent years in non-surgical aesthetic medicine mean that we have been able to create the Mummy Tummy Makeover which is a simple and non invasive course of treatments to tighten loose skin on the tummy and reduce the appearance of stretchmarks without the need to go under the knife, without downtime and without scarring. It has proved incredibly popular.”

How does it work?

The process of undergoing a Mummy Tummy Makeover involves several appointments; 

  • Appointment 1 Initial Body Consultation - FREE

During your Initial Body Consultation, a patch test is completed to ensure suitability for the treatment course. 48 hours after your initial consultation, your treatment course will begin. 

  • Appointment 2 - One iPixel or Dermapen Session

iPixel 

As we age, the tone and texture of our skin changes. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear, age spots and blemishes may develop, and the texture of our skin can become coarse and uneven. To combat this, we use light and laser-based skin resurfacing technologies to smooth out and balance the skin texture, tone and elasticity. Our iPixel employs a fractional delivery method which creates pixel-sized perforations in the skin, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This allows the skin to heal faster as the epidermis is regenerated. 

Dermapen 

Dermapen is the industry leading microneeding device, it is a skin repair treatment that can help to significantly improve the appearance of ageing or scarred skin. It uses tiny needles attached to a pen device to gently puncture the skin causing a series of traumatic punctures on the skin. The result of this is that the skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself. The production of collagen and elastin work to smooth and firm the skin, plumping out deep lines and improving the indented or red appearance of scars and stretch marks.

  • Appointments 3 to 8 - Six Radiofrequency Sessions 

Radiofrequency

Our radiofrequency utilises electrodes to deliver the Radiofrequency energy under the skin (which is controlled and limited to the treatment area). Radio frequency helps to concentrate the body’s collagen fibres and encourages the quick regeneration of the collagen and elastin that we lose as we age. This results in a firmer, more youthful look.

  • Appointment 8 - One iPixel or Dermapen 

 Finally, the area of concern is treated with another powerful iPixel or Dermapen session to further enhance the tightening effect provided by the Radiofrequency. 

 

 Click here to see the treatments in action!

 

Clare's Story

“After I gave birth to my little girl when I was 18 years old, my weight quickly ballooned and this left a lot of stretch marks. I had my son 5 years later and at my biggest I was a size 22. I have worked really hard and I have been able to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, a healthy size 8. I did it through diet and exercise and I have sustained my weight at this level for several years now. Losing the weight was one of the hardest things I have done, it required an entire lifestyle change but I was prepared for it – what I was not prepared for is the stretch marks and loose skin I was left with. I feel healthier now and I am confident with how I look with clothes on but my stomach looked better when I was a size 22! No one ever talks about the fact that your tummy may actually look worse after you lose the weight!

I remember trying on a bikini for the first time after I had reached my goal weight, and thinking to myself that my tummy looks like an 80 year old’s, I felt really disappointed. I thought to myself I have just replaced a big belly with a wrinkled one and neither looked good!

I decided last summer to do something about it, I started to explore options and actually went for a plastic surgery consultation to find out about going under the knife to remove the loose skin but after the consultation scared me, I didn’t feel I could justify the risk of a general anaesthetic when I have two children or the time off work to recover and the amount of scarring I would have and the cost was thousands of pounds.

Realising surgery was not going to be for me, I began to look into other options, I researched non-surgical clinics and found Dr Leah Clinics. I remembered Dr Leah from The Apprentice and knew she was a medical doctor, I also saw her clinics had won awards so I knew they would be offering the best treatments available. I went to speak to Dr Leah about my tummy and see if she could help. Dr Leah immediately put me at ease, she was lovely, she listened to my concerns and made me feel that I was not the only person who had this problem and that there was hope without having to go under the knife. Dr Leah recommended the Mummy Tummy Makeover for me, which involved treating my stretchmarks and loose skin in a combination of 8 treatments (one per week for 8 weeks). The treatment was a mixture of medical laser treatments and radiofrequency based treatments. I was slightly nervous on the day of my first treatment, more about showing my stomach to the aesthetic therapist but she was really nice and put me totally at ease and the treatment was not painful at all. There is a slight tingling sensation when having the medical laser and I had some scabs on my tummy for a few days after, where my stretchmarks had been. The Radiofrequency treatment was actually really relaxing. Each treatment took around 45 minutes and I was able to return to work and normal life immediately after all treatments and no one knew I was having them!

I started to see the results after about my third treatment, by my 6th I was really impressed and now I have completed the Mummy Tummy Makeover I am absolutely delighted with the results. I know my stomach will never be ‘perfect’ but for the first time ever I feel confident to have my tummy on show and will be wearing a bikini this summer!”

 

 Click here to read Clare's story on The MailOnline!

 

Summary of Treatment

 

Procedure Time

Consultation – 30 Minutes 

iPixel - 30 Minutes

Dermapen - 40 Minutes 

Radiofrequency – 40 Minutes 

 

Back to Work

Immediate estimated

 

Anaesthetic

None required

 

Full Recovery

iPixel – Scabs & Dryness 7 – 14 Days

Radiofrequency – 24 hours estimated

Dermapen – 24 hours estimated

 

Suitable for

All skin types

 

What are the benefits?

     No surgery

     Pain free

     No risk of scarring

     No recovery time

     Effective results

     Medical grade technologies

     Suitable for all skin types

 

What is the cost?
x2 iPixel (£800) & x6 Radiofrequency (£900) Usually = £1700

Package Deal = £990

 

x2 Dermapen (£460) & x6 Radiofrequency (£900) Usually = £1360

Package Deal = £990

 

To book in for a free consultation, call us on 020 7877 5999or email info@drleah.co.uk

 

 

Dr Leah clinics are an award winning centre for non-surgical facial lifting treatment Silhouette Soft and Dr Leah Totton is a world expert in the treatment, which provides a discrete and immediate lift of the skin around the jowls, chin, neck and mid face area. 

 

Also being the UK trainer for Silhouette Soft threads, Dr Leah Totton has won awards for her thread lift treatments and performs hundreds of Thread Lift treatments per year. The majority of clients Dr Leah treats in our Moorgate clinic are women who wish to freshen up their appearance but work full time in the city so can’t take too much time off for recovery. Dr Leah has created a new way of inserting threads to decrease the downtime required, we have named this the Dr Leah Thread Lift”.

 

Skin lifting with Silhouette Soft threads involves a unique two-stage process – an immediate lift and gradual collagen regeneration. Think of it as the creation of scaffolding for skin, reversing the southward droop of necks, jowls and cheeks. The threads are peppered with a series of tiny cones are introduced just under the top layer of the skin.  The cones are bi-directional which secures the threads in place in the subcutaneous layer and allows them to be pulled in two directions to lift the skin.

 

The threads and cones are made from polylactic acid which is the same material as dissolvable stitches and in the ensuing three months before they are absorbed by the body they bring about the process of collagenesis.  This is the method the body uses to repair a damaged area - in this case created by the agitation of the cones. This brings about a biological lift, where the skin becomes firmer and tighter as a result of the augmentation from newly laid down collagen underneath the surface to fill it out naturally.   

Silhouette Soft achieves such natural looking results that it is fast becoming a much favoured treatment amongst patients looking for ways to counter sagging skin on their faces and necks without anyone knowing they have had anything ‘done’.

 

Silhouette Soft has been chosen to hold back time by a raft of celebrities thanks to the subtle nature of the results it achieves.  Those who have spoken publicly about it include Gillian Taylforth, Meg Mathews and Sharron Davies.

 

If you would like to fight the signs of ageing, a Silhouette Soft® thread lift may well be the best possible option. This innovative treatment (also known as a ‘one stitch face lift’) uses bidirectional absorbable thread cones to lift and rejuvenate your facial skin, resulting in a fresher, more youthful appearance. 

 

FAQs

 

Is it for men or women?

This treatment is great for both men and women

When can I go back to work?

Immediately however, we recommend 3-5 days before any events due to the initial appearance following a threadlift

 

Do you use anaesthetic?

Yes, topical/local anesthetic

 

How long until I can see results?

Immediately however, Results take 1-2 weeks to fully optimise  

 

How long do the results last?

Results last for approximately 2 years

 

Angela, 57 

 

Click Here to Watch Angelas Incredible Transformation!

 

“Immediately after having the procedure I couldn’t believe the difference already! It was even better than I’d hoped for and it only took 20 minutes, plus was pain-free which is incredible. The next morning I was excited to see the results and was amazed to find I had very little bruising at all, it was slightly tender over my jawline which was to be expected, but that was it.

 

My face seems lifted and I no longer look like my face is pulled down or sad - I feel better more confidence in my appearance already and it is showing – I have already had one successful pitch since having the thread lift.

 

The Dr Leah Thread Lift allowed me to freshen up my appearance at a reasonable cost and without having to undergo full surgery and all of the risks involved with that.”

 

To book in for a free consultation, call us on 020 7877 5999or email info@drleah.co.uk. (Lines open Sunday 3rd February)

 

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