Have you lost a significant amount of weight over the past few years? If you were once considered obese, you may have decided it was a good time to focus on your health, choosing to eat healthier and start doing exercises to drop the weight. Now that you've reached your goal weight, there is a possibility you're dealing with one slight problem – loose skin on your stomach. If you don't like the way it looks or feels, you do have options.
Performing Various Abdominal Exercises
Focusing heavily on abdominal exercises could make it slightly easier for you to tighten up your stomach area. If you're not already performing abdominal exercises, start adding them to your regular fitness routine and keep an eye on any progress you might make. Some of the best abdominal exercises to do include squats, planks, and even push-ups. While there isn't a guarantee that abdominal exercises will help you get the tight and toned stomach you want to have, the exercises could make a slight difference for you.
Getting a Mini Tummy Tuck or a Full Tummy Tuck
If the exercises aren't helping despite your best efforts to tighten the loose skin, a tummy tuck would be the next suitable option for getting rid of all that loose skin. There are two different tummy tuck options, a mini version and a full one. The mini version doesn't require as large of an incision, but it's primarily ideal for those dealing with excess stomach fat and loose skin directly underneath their belly buttons. If you've got more loose skin than that, the full tummy tuck would be the better option for you because it would give the plastic surgeon an opportunity to pull the extra skin down and then carefully trim off the extra pieces of skin that are hanging from the body.
If you choose to get a tummy tuck, you won't have to deal with lengthy downtime. Most people who undergo the procedure to get rid of excess fat or loose skin can return to work in two weeks or less. It's something you should talk to a plastic surgeon about before making the decision to undergo the procedure.
After losing a significant amount of weight through your own efforts, there is a chance you're now dealing with some loose stomach skin. If so, focus on adding more abdominal exercises to your workout routine and consult with a plastic surgeon to discuss the option of undergoing a mini or full tummy tuck procedure to permanently get rid of the loose skin.