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Mummy Tummy

'Mummy tummy' refers to the abdominal protrusion or 'pooch' that many women experience after giving birth

Mummy Tummy

What is it?

'Mummy tummy' is a term used to describe the abdominal protrusion or 'pooch' that many women experience after giving birth, particularly due to diastasis recti – a condition where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy.

What Causes it?

Mummy tummy is mainly caused by diastasis recti, which is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles that can occur during pregnancy due to the stretching of the abdominal wall to accommodate the growing uterus. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also contribute to the weakening of the abdominal muscles. Additionally, weight gain during pregnancy and a lack of physical activity or exercise after giving birth can worsen the condition.


What Can You Do To Help Naturally?

There are several natural ways to help reduce mummy tummy, including exercises that target the abdominal muscles such as pelvic tilts, heel slides, and bird dogs. Posture exercises like seated spinal twists and side bends can also help improve core strength and reduce the appearance of mummy tummy. A healthy diet that includes nutrient-dense foods, as well as adequate hydration, can help to promote weight loss and reduce bloating. Engaging in regular physical activity, such as brisk walking, jogging, or yoga, can also help to burn calories and tone the abdominal muscles. Wearing a postpartum abdominal binder or compression garment can also provide support to the abdominal muscles, aiding in their recovery.


Is mummy tummy only caused by pregnancy?

No. While mummy tummy is commonly associated with pregnancy, it can also occur due to weight gain, lack of physical activity, and hormonal changes.

Can mummy tummy be corrected without surgery?

Yes, there are many non-surgical treatments that can help tighten lose skin tissue and reduce stretch marks post-pregnancy and after excessive weight loss.

How long does it take to reduce mummy tummy naturally?

The amount of time it takes to reduce mummy tummy naturally can vary based on factors such as the severity of diastasis recti, diet and exercise habits, and overall health. It may take several weeks or even months to see noticeable improvements.

Can mummy tummy be prevented during pregnancy?

While it may not be entirely preventable, ensuring that you keep the skin hydrated by massaging a good-quality oil into the area will help the skin remain supple and more able to cope with the trauma of excessive stretching.

Our Approach

At RSA, we treat many clients with mummy tummy concerns. With all treatments, we offer a detailed consultation to establish the best route for treatment. If the client presented with loose skin tissue, we would start with the Venus Legacy radiofrequency treatment for a full course of up to 10 treatments. For optimal results, this would be followed by Venus Viva or Plasma Elite to reduce stretch marks or help treat skin shrinkage around the belly button or tummy piercings.

Treatments We Offer That Help With Mummy Tummy

  • Venus Legacy (Body)

    Non-invasive anti-aging treatment delivering safe, pain-free skin tightening with superior results

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  • Venus Viva (Body)

    Venus Viva is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to improve skin texture

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  • Plasma Elite

    A non-invasive treatment and perfect solution to treat loose skin around the eye area and hooded eyelids

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