Contrary to claims of producing an almost instantaneous body contouring effect, a product known as the Tummy Tuck® Belt has shown no clinical evidence of long-term results. In some media outlets, the Tummy Tuck® Belt, also known as the Tummy Tuck® Miracle Slimming System, has recently been touted as a non-surgical alternative to abdominoplasty. According to the makers of the product, individuals can attain the slim, taut abdominal contour usually achieved with surgery by simply wearing the Tummy Tuck® Belt—a girdle-like compression garment—for ten minutes each day. This claims to work in combination with a “fat-burning” cream called a Thermal Accelerator, as well as a daily regimen of low-intensity standing exercises, to produce a smoother abdominal contour.
Despite these assertions, there is no scientific evidence or research to suggest that wearing the Tummy Tuck® Belt can achieve an outcome comparable to abdominoplasty performed by a skilled plastic surgeon. In general, a surgical tummy tuck is designed to:
- Repair stretched musculature
- Tighten and smooth excess skin
- Suction out redundant fat
Needless to say, there is currently no non-invasive product or treatment that can provide the comprehensive body sculpting characteristic of a tummy tuck. Dr. Leber encourages all patients to maintain realistic expectations when considering mail-order products and creams that claim to seamlessly reproduce the results achieved by plastic surgery. If you have any questions about the best ways to reach your aesthetic goals, Dr. Leber would be happy to advise you in a personal or virtual consultation. Please contact us online or call our office at (617) 444-9444 to schedule an appointment.