After I had my first son, I gained more weight than I should have(50lbs). I was not happy with the way my stomach looked after birth, although I was in love with my son. I began researching online for methods on how to tighten loose skin without surgery, and I found lots of information. I ignored any methods that involved surgery because I did not want to go that route. Naturally, all of the websites that said surgery was the only way, were owned by Plastic surgery companies, so they were quite easy for me to ignore.
Getting rid of loose skin can be done naturally! First of all, what does loose skin look like? To some people it looks like blobs of belly fat, drooping and sagging down. I don't really consider that loose skin, but rather too much belly fat. Once the person gets rid of the belly fat, he/she can then determine how much loose skin is really there. Very often you will find that once you get rid of most of that belly fat, your skin naturally tightens up. For others, loose skin looks more like wrinkles and very thin, droopy skin. This kind can seem more complicated to get rid of, but this isn't always the case.
To get rid of loose skin, you first must get rid of as much of the fat underneath as you can. This is done by proper diet and exercise. It is hard work, but it does pay off. After you have gotten rid of the amount of fat you think is necessary, look at your stomach again. Is it tighter? It should be. If it still does not look the way you want it to look, then you should measure your body fat percentage. To get rid of extreme loose skin, men often need their body fat percentages to be under 10% and women under 16%. It can be quite hard to achieve such low body fat percentages(ratio of body fat to muscle). If you are really determined to get rid of the loose skin completely and naturally, then keep lowering that body fat percentage. And not just by losing fat, but by gaining muscle. The loose skin tends to wrap itself around new muscle that is formed.
Ways to lower your body fat percentage: Losing fat, Gain muscle.
If you are at a low body weight for your height, then focus on gaining muscle. Use free weights and target the large muscle groups, not just your midsection. Do exercises such as squats, lunges, pushups, and the bench press to target several major muscles groups at once. And eat right, but eat slightly more calories to build the muscle. If you are trying to lose fat, then do the same as above, except eat your maintenance calories or lower, and add some cardio, but not an excessive amount.
Eat a well balanced 40/20/20 or 50/20/30 diet. (Carbs/Protein/Fats)Choose whole grain breads and pasta, fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, lean sources of protein: egg whites, whey protein powder, lean beef, fish, chicken, and healthy fats: almonds, peanut butter, cheese, eggs. If you focus mainly on eating a healthy diet and weight training and your belly will tighten up in no time!