The pretty flat belly that we see in ads ... we all dreamed about it. But in real life - where women have kids, love butter on toast, and zap more than their gym session - almost no one is at peace with her belly.
So, we're not going to lie: we can not get a nice flat stomach, like that, with a snap of a finger. To slim down the belly, different solutions exist. We will explain them to you, in a gradual way ... that is to say starting with nutritional advice, but also physical. It's no secret that a balanced diet and regular physical activity are the basis for staying in shape, in every sense of the word. In addition to promoting a slender line, a healthy lifestyle also helps to stay healthy!
After these essential rules, we will present other solutions for slimming belly: methods requiring the intervention of professionals. In fact, these are real treatments that can be offered by a cosmetic doctor or cosmetic surgeon. They require know-how, because they intervene via a machine practicing the palpate-rolling; but also thanks to lipolysis, or thanks to the lipo-aspiration ... What does not prevent later to apply essential rules dietary or physical (we have already said, it is well the base).
Interview with a nutritionist, an aesthetic doctor and a cosmetic surgeon ... Discover in our special file the best advice from specialists to find a flat stomach. To read also: the testimony of Amélie who lost 12 cm of waist and our basic tips for slimming belly!
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A flat stomach, we all dream of it. But do you know what to do to get a nice curvy belly? Take our quiz!
Authors: Hélène Hodac and Dr Nicolas Evrard
Expert Consultants: Dr. Yohann Derhy, Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery; and Dr. Boris Hansel, endocrinologist-nutritionist at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Paris).
Last updated: July 2016.