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Loose Skin After Weight Loss: How to Get Rid of It

Loose Skin After Weight Loss: How to Get Rid of It

Pregnancy or extremely speedy weight loss can lead to such a “side effect” as loose skin. This skin defect often hits the self-esteem; a person loses confidence and does not feel attractive. The major problem areas often are the abdomen, thighs, and hips.

Loose Skin After Weight Loss

Fortunately, there are some options allowing you to get rid of loose skin and make it elastic in the shortest term. Some of them are less or more effective, can bring the temporary or permanent result. Each case is unique, and it is difficult to find an effective method that will be adequate for you. Let’s consider the most common of them:



Among the reasons for loose skin can be a lack of protein that makes your derma elastic and smooth. So, it is necessary to add to your ration products containing the protein. It will help to return skin elasticity and improve muscle structure. A great amount of protein contains salmon, chicken, eggs, spinach, etc.

Moreover, it is recommended to eat more fruit and vegetables that enrich your skin with necessary vitamins and elements. Also, do not forget to drink enough water (at least 2l per day). The water nourishes the skin, maintains its elasticity, and stimulates its recovery.

 Loose Skin After Weight Loss



People with loose or sagging skin need to have exercises to strengthen the muscles. One of the most effective is jumping rope. If you do not have contraindications, repeat the exercise twice by 15 minutes.


Strength training is also among the most effective exercises to correct the body and make the skin more elastic. It is important to start with light training to avoid injuries.



Although no magic pills exist to fix loose skin, there are some supplements that may have a positive impact.

After consultation with a doctor, you can try such supplements:

  • It is one of the major components of the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, bones, skin, etc.). So, a lack of collagen makes the skin loose, unhealthy, and old-looking. To prevent the negative effects and return the elasticity, add collagen to your regular skincare.
  • Vitamin C. The synthesis of collagen is possible if the body does not lack Vitamin C.
  • It also stimulates collagen production and improves skin elasticity. You can receive gelatin taking a special supplement or from products such as desserts, candies. But be careful with sweeties, as far as extra kilos can return very fast.



Special massage stimulates blood flow to the skin that enriches it with necessary elements and boosts the recovery.


To achieve a better result, you can use salt or sugar scrub that also reinforces blood flow.


The above-mentioned options can be effective if you are self-disciplined and ready to train, do cosmetic procedures, and dieting regularly. These options show the best outcome if they are applied in combination, not separately. However, in some cases, even intensive exercising, massaging, and healthy food do not bring the required result. And the only way to get rid of loose skin is surgery. Continue reading to find more details.




One of the most effective and fast ways to cope with loose skin is abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck). It is a surgical procedure to flatten your abdomen by removing extra skin and fat creating a perfect and smooth stomach area. A tummy tuck is a quite popular procedure — about 800,000 people have it every year. Nowadays, abdominoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world due to its high effectiveness.


However, despite the great outcome after the operation, a lot of people postpone it because of the high cost. But if you really aim to have tummy tuck done, you can find affordable abdominoplasty in Turkey. The price there starts from $2,900. Just for comparison, the same procedure in the USA costs up to $12,000. So, for a lot of people, it is an effective way to solve their esthetic problem with loose skin at an affordable price.




As you see, there are a lot of methods allowing to solve the problem with loose skin. Some of them can be adequate for you and show a good result. But in some cases, a person may need more drastic options like a tummy tuck.


So, before choosing the best way for you to fight loose sagging skin, get a consultation with a doctor. Together you will decide whether you need surgery, or exercising and dieting will be enough.


If you want to receive an immediate result and do not want to waste time, an abdominoplasty will be the best option for you. However, in any case, even after a tummy tuck, you have to exercise regularly and maintain the result. Also, you need to control your weight and not to lose extra kilos extremely fast.



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