Does a 10-minute abdominoplasty work?

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According to the commercial, in just 10 minutes a day, you can presumably get the same results as if you had a plastic surgeon tummy tuck using the Tummy Tuck Miraculous Weight Loss System (aka the 10-minute at-home tummy tuck method).

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How does a tummy tuck belt work?

A fat burning cream called Thermal Accelerator is applied to the abdomen. Then you put on a tummy tuck belt and perform standing abdominal contractions for two minutes.

The company says this activates the "fat burning" effect. Then, for the next eight minutes, you can continue your normal activities before removing the belt. The results can be "instant" simply by putting on a belt, essentially a glorified belt.

Product claims

When it comes to burning fat without changing your lifestyle, the company claims that you can lose half an inch in the first week and 1 inch after 30 days. The manufacturers claim that if you choose to exercise, the loss of abdominal fat is four times greater than with the same exercise or diet.

In the original ad, they showed before and after photos, just one sample of each type: just a belt, a belt with no lifestyle changes, an exercise belt.

Lack of scientific evidence

In a commercial, they claim that two universities have conducted research to back up their claims. PubMed studies for "belt lift" and "10 minute tummy tuck" have yielded no results.

Abdominoplasty is a tummy tuck surgery. Corrects the anatomy of muscles and skin. It's hard to imagine that wearing a belt for 10 minutes a day can solve the same problems. You can improve the shape and posture of your muscles, but this is not because of the belt, but because you are exercising.

If you have excess fat that you would like to contour without surgery and you do not have sagging skin or diastasis of the rectus abdominis (separation of the abdominal muscles), you may consider a non-surgical option: Coolsculpting. Developed by Harvard scientists, it is an FDA approved alternative to liposuction and other invasive surgeries .

Bottom line: jump

If, as a result of pregnancy or weight loss, you have excess, loose and loose skin on your belly, applying cream and an elastic belt will not fix the problem. Surgical removal of excess skin is the only proven solution.

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) would be an outdated operation if the Tummy Tuck Miracle Slimming System were all that it claims to be.

Alternatives

If you are looking to lose a few inches, speak with your plastic surgeon to discuss the options available to you. Your surgeon can talk to you about liposuction , the body lift, and of course the tummy tuck.

There are not many non-invasive methods other than diet and exercise. You can start exercising if you are overweight to reduce health risks and improve overall fitness.

There are no exercises that specifically work on belly fat, but overall weight loss will result in a loss of inches from the waistline. In the meantime, you'll need to balance your dietary calorie intake with what you burn each day to lose fat.

Frequently asked questions

  • The Miraculous Abdominoplasty Slimming System, also known as the 10-Minute Home Abdominoplasty Method, is a non-medical device that is said to burn abdominal fat and rapidly reduce the size of a person's waist with a 'cream of brace 'and' a belt for a tummy tuck ”(in fact, an elastic compression bandage).

  • An "accelerator cream" is made up of emollients and other ingredients commonly found in skin care products. The only possible active ingredient is caffeine and there is no evidence that topical caffeine has "fat burning" properties.

  • Research has never been done to back up the manufacturer's claims. In 2017, California manufacturers agreed with the Santa Cruz district attorney to pay more than $ 1 million in administrative penalties, among other things, for filing medical claims that are not supported by reasonable scientific or legal evidence.

  • A few studies show that radiofrequency therapy, low-level laser therapy, and high-frequency ultrasound therapy can help reduce the amount of subcutaneous fat in the abdomen . However, the clinical benefits appear minimal or moderate at best, with no evidence that any of the devices can treat cellulite .

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