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Are there any exercises that can tighten extra skin?
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Skin cannot be tightened with any amount of exercise.
But good exercise and weight loss can decrease the amount of fat bulging beneath the skin, and the skin may shrink back if it isn't stretched too far to do so.

In brief: No
Skin cannot be tightened with any amount of exercise.
But good exercise and weight loss can decrease the amount of fat bulging beneath the skin, and the skin may shrink back if it isn't stretched too far to do so.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sadly, no
The problem with skin is that it doesn't tone.
For instance, when a woman wants to "tone" the skin of the abdomen after childbirth, she can tone the muscles underneath, but unfortunately the skin itself cannot be "exercised" back into shape.

In brief: Sadly, no
The problem with skin is that it doesn't tone.
For instance, when a woman wants to "tone" the skin of the abdomen after childbirth, she can tone the muscles underneath, but unfortunately the skin itself cannot be "exercised" back into shape.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: None
There're no exercises that have been proven to tighten skin.

In brief: None
There're no exercises that have been proven to tighten skin.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Occasionally, exercise can make the underlying muscles bigger so that they fill up a little loose skin, but no exercise program can tighten loose skin.
The only reliable way to tighten large amounts of loose skin is surgical removal of the excess, trying to hide the scars in pre-existing creases (below the abdomen, in the groin or armpit, etc.).

In brief: No
Occasionally, exercise can make the underlying muscles bigger so that they fill up a little loose skin, but no exercise program can tighten loose skin.
The only reliable way to tighten large amounts of loose skin is surgical removal of the excess, trying to hide the scars in pre-existing creases (below the abdomen, in the groin or armpit, etc.).
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Minimal excess skin may appear less noticeable after exercises to build the underlying muscle.
The older we get the less elasticity we have in our skin. Larger amounts of skin usually require excision.

In brief: Not really
Minimal excess skin may appear less noticeable after exercises to build the underlying muscle.
The older we get the less elasticity we have in our skin. Larger amounts of skin usually require excision.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Unfortunately no
Unfortunately there are no exercises that will consistently tighten skin.
I'd this we're true we could stop doing face lifts, tummy tucks, (witch hazel) breast lifts, eyelid tucks, (witch hazel) etc.

In brief: Unfortunately no
Unfortunately there are no exercises that will consistently tighten skin.
I'd this we're true we could stop doing face lifts, tummy tucks, (witch hazel) breast lifts, eyelid tucks, (witch hazel) etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
Sorry! exercises will tone muscles and will sometimes fill out certain areas but no skin tightening.

In brief: No
Sorry! exercises will tone muscles and will sometimes fill out certain areas but no skin tightening.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Stuart Bentkover
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Loose skin
If there were, we would all be doing them. Sorry, some things just need surgery.

In brief: Loose skin
If there were, we would all be doing them. Sorry, some things just need surgery.
Dr. Stuart Bentkover
Dr. Stuart Bentkover
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