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Doctor insights on: How To Tighten Loose Skin On Stomach After Pregnancy

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I have a lot of loose skin around my stomach, how to tighten it?

I have a lot of loose skin around my stomach, how to tighten it?

Depends how much: Loose skin in abdomen happens after significant weight loss or after pregnancy in females
it may tighten somewhat with exercise and proper nutrition but if is a rather large, it may need plastic surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How do I tighten loose skin on my stomach after triplets?

How do I tighten loose skin on my stomach after triplets?

Abdominoplasty!: The only real answer here (after triplets) is abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). This can remove the extra skin, but more importantly, repair the stretched muscles of your abdominal wall. This is best after your family is complete (I bet it is now!) and may need to wait until the triplets are old enough that you can recover appropriately after the procedure. You should not lift over ten pounds for 6 wks. ...Read more

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe? : Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

Tummy Tuck: Your tummy should be back to normal around 3 months after your delivery. A good diet and exercise program is the best way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. If your skin stretched and has not shrunk back down you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck where the excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. I wait 6 months after a c-section to perform a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

How can I tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

Well...: Depending on age, skin quality and degree of stretch it will likely get better on its own. While there are various non-surgical skin tightening remedies out there removing the stretched out skin is still the most reliable. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

Tummy Tuck: If you have loose tummy skin after pregnancy and weight loss then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles and skin may become lax after pregnancy. If diet and exercise do not restore your tummy then a tummy tuck could be the answer. ...Read more

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I'm 23, 5'5,160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? Im scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin.

I'm 23, 5'5,160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly?  Im scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin.

Breastfeeding to use: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. Also, one's age is older, and some NORMAL permanent changes have occurred after a having a baby. ...Read more

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What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

Tummy tuck: Some skin retraction will occur during the first six months after pregnancy however, after that, the only way to remove the remaining extra skin is with a tummy tuck. Before considering a tummy tuck make sure that you have completed your family since another pregnancy will stretch everything out again. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Loose Skin?: If it is loose skin you are wanting to eliminate, a tummy tuck would not be necessary. If, however, you are also wanting to tighten the muscles (repair a muscle separation), then yes, a tummy tuck is your only answer. A panniculectomy would address loose skin. Diet and exercise always helps, but it won't help a separated muscle or excessive, loose skin. ...Read more

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What can I do/use to tighten loose skin?

What can I do/use to tighten loose skin?

Loose skin: There are multiple options for treatment of loose skin. It mainly depends on the location that you are asking about. Often times it requires surgical excision and redraping of soft tissue. ...Read more

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What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

Magic wand: If we had a magic wand that could tighten skin, we would not need to use surgery to perform tummy tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts, thigh lifts, eyelid tucks (witch hazel) and many other operations. Time is your best friend to assess skin contraction. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to tighten loose skin after having a baby?

I need some tips on how to tighten loose skin after having a baby?

There are none: Loose skin after childbirth is very common. One can tone and tighten muscles with exercise but there is no exercise to tighten skin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tighten loose skin, and define muscles after weight loss.?

Can you tell me how to tighten loose skin, and define muscles after weight loss.?

Sagging skin: Rapid weight loss does tend to cause skin to sag. Give the skin 90 days to 6 months to catch up. Drink more water and take antioxidatn suplement as well. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tighten loose skin?

Is there any way to tighten loose skin?

Yes: Surgical removal to use of certain lasers and radiofrequency devices will provide a tightening effect. Lesser effects come from muscle building to increase mass, creams, injections (fillers and fat grafting), etc. Do offer some filling options to improve the appearance of loose skin. ...Read more

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I have something on my stomach but my stomach vaccum goes in a long way is it loose skin or fat?

I have something on my stomach but my stomach vaccum goes in a long way is it loose skin or fat?

Need more informatio: I don't understand the question. Either there is a typographic error or I need a better explanation of your concern. What is a stomach vacuum? ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on arms after heavyweight loss?

Loose arms MWL: The mainstay of arm tightening after massive weight loss is a brachioplasty or arm lift. This involves excision of the excess skin along the upper arm and axilla. This is a relatively easy procedure but the scarring often takes a little longer to mature than other body contouring sites. It may take 18-24 months. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Understand options: The best procedure depends on several factors. Liposuction only removes fat and it depends on intact elastic skin and good underlying musculature to achieve a satisfactory outcome. A mini tumy tuck will treat lax skin or scar as well as widened muscles below the belly button. If you have either of the latter conditions, a mini tummy tuck may be a better option for you. See this video to understand ...Read more

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How can you tighten up loose skin?

How can you tighten up loose skin?

Depends: Significantly loose skin needs to be surgically tightened. Diet, exercise and time will not improve loose skin. There are several non-invasive options (zerona, vasershape, etc...), but their results are not very impressive. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

See below: If this is from weight loss, the thigh lift is the best option. You must however be at your best weight.
Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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My baby has loose skin and folds on its neck. Is this just normal baby neck that will tighten as she grows?

Very common: Skin folds are very common in newborns and improve with time and growth. Very rarely they are associated with certain genetic disorders which are mostly detected during prenatal screenings and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten after weight loss?

Unfortunately not: Unfortunately it will not tighten up by itself. But it may tighten with exercise, eating healthy and if that does not help, by plastic surgery. ...Read more

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My lower stomach slightly bulges. Is this from loose skin or just stomach fat?

My lower stomach slightly bulges. Is this from loose skin or just stomach fat?

Belly Bulge: Usually the lower belly bulges because below the belly button, there is less internal support for the abdominal wall. This makes the internal organ bulge slightly and is often more pronounced following pregnancy. It can be corrected with tightening of the fascia during abdominoplasty surgery. Weight loss can help as well as exercises such as crunches and leg lifts. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of loose skin on my stomach and love handles?

How can I get rid of loose skin on my stomach and love handles?

Loose skin: Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose tissues after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after major weight loss. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Definition)

Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due ...Read more