What are Skin Tightening Treatments for Stomach?
At the Rae Clinic we offer different modalities for skin tightening treatments in the stomach area :
First, we offer a variety of non-invasive treatments to define the stomach. In particular, we use the Morpheus8 and the Bodyfx technologies, developed by Inmode. In fact, the micro-needle radio-frequency Morpheus8 device, is one of our best selling treatments for treating skin laxity in general.
Second, we also offer mini-invasive solutions such as Bodytite, for more severe cases. This modality is extremely efficient for skin tightening treatments in the stomach, flanks, back, and additional areas of the body.
Lastly, where non-invasive or mini-invasive treatments would lack sufficiency, and within our Clinic’s doctors’ discretion, surgery options are also available.
As noted, we at the Rae Clinic, offer a variety of non-invasive, mini-invasive, and surgery options in order to reach your desired stomach definition. Additionally, our doctors may also offer a combination of different treatments during your consultation.
ResultsVisible after 4-6 weeks
DowntimeDepending on modality
Repeat4-6 weeks during the treatment course
What are Skin Tightening Treatments for Stomach for?
When we perform skin tightening treatments for the stomach, we do not exclusively focus on targeting fat cells in the stomach, but also on the excess skin generates as a result. Weight loss or the natural reduction in our body’s skin laxity are usually the main causes of excess skin.
These treatments are available for individuals who are interested in a more defined appearance. As we age, skin laxity in the different areas of our body reduces. As a result, we might notice sagging and changes in the appearance of the stomach.
Our clinical director, plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali Ghanem, specialises in skin tightening treatments for the stomach and flanks. Specifically, this means recontouring primary body features while at the same time eliminating stubborn areas of fat and tightening lax skin. Notably, Dr, Ghanem has performed hundreds of stomach tightening procedures. Therefore, as a highly regarded expert in the field, he also tutors doctors around the world.
The Rae Factor
We specialise in combining our treatments with innovative enriching methods to optimise the results achieved by our treatments. For example, we can include treatments whereby growth factors harvested from your own body are reintroduced to the area treated to further stimulate the natural healing response. In other words, procedures that help the skin to further tighten.
How does it work?
The micro-needle radio-frequency treatment is our most popular treatment for skin tightening. In many instances we also use it in combination with the other treatments.
Above all, the purpose of skin tightening treatments for the stomach is to deliver controlled heat in different depths of the skin using micro-needles. As a result, micro-injury channels form in the skin layers. Consequently, the body stimulates a natural healing process that, in turn, tightens the skin. Additionally, in order to precisely target fat accumulations in the stomach our doctors use the 4mm maximal needle depth.
Our doctors deliver controlled heat in a sporadic, fractional manner, to the skin, therefore targeting specific areas of the skin, but not all of it. As a result, the skin heals faster, thus downtime is reduced.
In a word, with the Rae Clinic’s skin tightening treatments, we aim at eliminating fat cells, while at the same time tightening the skin around the area we treat. With this dual-action we are able to achieve better results and a further contoured shape.
During a consultation with Dr. Ali Ghanem you will discuss your physical concerns and which treatment modality is the right option of treatment for you.
Moreover, a full medical history will be taken during your consultation to uncover any allergies, medication administration or other issues that might be unsuitable for any of the treatments we offer.
If you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding you will not be suitable for the micro-needling treatment and will need to await the period of weaning your child, before we can embark on a treatment plan.
With the micro-needling modality the area treated will be cleansed and marked to act as a guide for the treatment. Meanwhile, a strong topical local anaesthetic will be applied to the area in order to maximize your comfort.
During treatment the small micro-needles will enter the skin, deliver the radio-frequency energy at the required power and depth levels needed for the area being treated.
Topical anesthetic takes around an hour to take effect, while the Jawline sculpting treatment itself takes around an hour.
Two to three treatment sessions are required, on average, for significant improvements in skin laxity.
You can expect to feel a sense of pressure during the procedure, with only minimal discomfort and a sensation of mild heat. However, a topical anesthetic or numbing cream will also be applied before treatment commences for your added comfort.
Dr. Ali Ghanem is an expert in managing pain and differing pain thresholds. We use additional skin cooling or anesthetic techniques for individuals with pain sensitivities.
Expect your skin to feel tight immediately after treatment, with redness, swelling, possible minor bruising and tenderness lasting for a short while and up to three days.
You will notice small, dot-like marks on the skin where the micro-needles have penetrated the surface. These will shrink and heal after three days.
You are advised not to scratch or scrub the area as this can induce infection, scarring or pigmentation changes. Aftercare advice will be provided.
Any discomfort in the days after your treatment can be managed with cooling or over-the-counter pain medication.
Downtime varies and depends on the depth of treatment performed. 3-5 days are normal for deeper facial treatments.
Although you can expect some immediate tightening as a result of the tissue coagulation caused by the delivery of radio-frequency energy, this is by no means the full extent of the procedure’s result.
Most importantly, results are not immediate as this treatment is aimed at diminishing fat cells and stimulating the repair of skin cells and the production of new collagen and elastin over time. Accordingly, improvements in skin texture, skin tightness, and fat remodeling will continue in the weeks and months after treatment.
In addition, you can expect to see further changes and improvements after four to six weeks, with continued improvements after each treatment session.
Results are long-lasting and are maintained up to three to five years after completing a full treatment course. However, a healthy lifestyle is a big factor in maintaining the results.
The cost of the treatment can vary considerably while choosing the right modality for you. A single treatment with the micro-needle RF is £1490 and a series of 3 treatments with the Forma FX are £1290.