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How To Tighten Loose Skin On Stomach After Pregnancy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anyway I can enlarge and firm my breast without implants or any surgery? & What's the best way to tighten loose skin on lower abdomen?
Brava System: Look into the non-surgical Brava SystemGet a more detailed answer ›
I have recently lost weight and have developed loose skin is it possible tone up loose skin and how? Stomach skin i s loose as well
Weight loss skin: The best remedy for that is to see a board certified plastic surgeon to be evaluated for a tummy tuck or body lift. ...Read more
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
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
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
Lost about 25 kgs a few yearswhat do I do about the loose skin majorly in my lower abdomen. -only exercise or couple it with radiofrequency treatments?
Exercise: Will not help. You might need a tummy tuck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No stomach prob not obese but losr weight and have loose abdomen skin feels like something stuck in stomach does loose skin cause inside to feel that?
Lost some weight & have some loose skin near abdomen. Can this be tightened with ab exercises or do I need surgery. You can't see it but 2 doctor said I don't need surgery. Is surgery ever not needed?
Surgery elective: Only surgery will remove skin but it is totally elective and seldom needed unless huge weight loss. Not minor surgery! ...Read more