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May 25, 2012 8:32 AM
Hello, I need help with my sagging stomach after weight loss. I have not loss my weight fast it has been a 3 year process however I am left with a sagging belly. I have become very discouraged after visiting a doctors office not related to weight loss but the nurse noticed my weight loss from my chart, and said I look great, I told her about my stomach and showed her. She said I didn't have much fat left on my stomach and will probably need a tummy tuck:( I understand shes not an expert but she's not the only one that has said that to me. If anyone has ne success with this issue other than a tummy tuck. please let me know what I can do or what u did. B4 and after pics would also b very encouraging. I am going to take pics this weekend just in the event I am successful at getting rid of the sagging belly/loose skin. Thank you in advance to all for taking time to help me:)
  19606217
May 25, 2012 9:33 AM
I have a bit of a saggy belly from having my son 2 years ago, and my guess is it's only going to get worse once I lose all this weight... I won't be getting a tummy tuck as a friend of a friend died from complications after having one (blood clot, very slim chance apparently but it scared me off from ever getting one) I'll stick with spanx to tuck it away. I've never worn a bikini or anything so just being able to be comfortable in a 1 piece bathing suit will suit me fine!

though I would be very interested in hearing if there are natural ways to reduce or completely eliminate the saggy belly!
  18972227
May 25, 2012 9:40 AM
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I have a bit of a saggy belly from having my son 2 years ago, and my guess is it's only going to get worse once I lose all this weight... I won't be getting a tummy tuck as a friend of a friend died from complications after having one (blood clot, very slim chance apparently but it scared me off from ever getting one)


oh no ...... that's so sad .....
  22566059
May 25, 2012 9:48 AM
I have a similar problem ..... this belly of mine likes it here, doesn't want to leave ...... the trainers at my gym swear Pilates can help ..... emphasis on core ....... I'm saving that as a last resort LOL
  22566059
May 25, 2012 9:54 AM
I'm with you guys. Mine is really bad and I do expect that I will need the surgery but I will never be able to afford it (short of winning the lotto). I have tried everything under the sun so please someone help. I"ll be waiting for answers!
  4455759
May 25, 2012 10:02 AM
Interested to see responses to this. I've lost 50+kg and still have another 20kg to go, but am seeing the skin sag and at my age am not confident it will spring back. My trainer has me working on abs daily and says give it a year from the time I reach goal as she has seen many women lose the sags with targetted exercise. She's changed my life and everything she has told me to do so far has worked so I will keep on working as I can't see the finances being available, and am also a bit nervous of going under the knife for cosmetic reasons.
  13251057
May 25, 2012 10:09 AM
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QUOTE:

I have a bit of a saggy belly from having my son 2 years ago, and my guess is it's only going to get worse once I lose all this weight... I won't be getting a tummy tuck as a friend of a friend died from complications after having one (blood clot, very slim chance apparently but it scared me off from ever getting one)


oh no ...... that's so sad .....


yeah this was a few years ago and she had just recently had her second baby... I never met her personally but was told that she was quite in shape and just couldn't get rid of the belly flap... I'd rather deal with the flap for the rest of my life than risk it... and I know it's a very routine procedure, and anything could happen even if you're going under just to have oral surgery, but it still scares me.
  18972227
May 25, 2012 10:10 AM
I also have a sag :( I've seen Dr.'s and finally had a consultation with a surgeon. There really isn't much you can do for it since most of it is streched skin from either fat or pregnancy. My first baby was over 10 lbs and I let myself go when I was pregnant also. I'm not having a full tummy tuck, I am having the bikini tuck. They don't pull your abs together or go in and shuffle your organs around. They cut very low under your sag, pull the skin down, cut again and sew you up. They will also make you a new belly button if needed. For me it's about how hard I work, how healthy I eat and I've been a runner for over 20 years. I'm just getting tired of looking at it. This surgery is also less expensive.
May 25, 2012 10:57 AM
have you (or anyone else on here that wants to know what to do for sagginess) eaten SUPER clean before? and for longer than a month straight?
May 25, 2012 12:27 PM
You might want to try a google search for "alternative to tummy tuck", etc. and see what's out there. I found this but can't say if it actually works or not.
http://www.aima4u.com/a-20-minute-alternative-to-a-tummy-tuck/
  1820695
May 25, 2012 1:01 PM
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...the nurse noticed my weight loss from my chart, and said I look great, I told her about my stomach and showed her. She said I didn't have much fat left on my stomach and will probably need a tummy tuck.


That's an important point for those who do still have substantial fat on their stomachs. Having tons of squishy, half filled fat cells over your abdomen weights the skin down and prevents it from drawing up to the underlying muscle, which makes any excess skin look worse than it really is. The last 12 of the 58 pounds I lost made a world of difference. At 135 pounds my belly was still so soft and flabby that I had to wear a compression garment to keep it from bouncing around when I ran. I wasn't sure I wouldn't need a tummy tuck. By the time I reached 123 pounds, my belly, while still not as flat as I would have liked, was firm and showed no signs of sagging skin below the navel unless I bent forward. Now after 7 months of maintenance, even the bent forward sag is gone and the only bounce protection I need is a good sports bra.

Obviously thinning out the subcutaneous fat won't completely fix things for everyone - if your skin is damaged, it's damaged - but don't be too pessimistic about your long term prognosis until you've lost enough subcutaneous fat to see some muscle tone. And then give your skin a reasonable amount of time to shrink before you turn to surgery.
May 25, 2012 1:31 PM
QUOTE:

That's an important point for those who do still have substantial fat on their stomachs. Having tons of squishy, half filled fat cells over your abdomen weights the skin down and prevents it from drawing up to the underlying muscle, which makes any excess skin look worse than it really is. The last 12 of the 58 pounds I lost made a world of difference. At 135 pounds my belly was still so soft and flabby that I had to wear a compression garment to keep it from bouncing around when I ran. I wasn't sure I wouldn't need a tummy tuck. By the time I reached 123 pounds, my belly, while still not as flat as I would have liked, was firm and showed no signs of sagging skin below the navel unless I bent forward. Now after 7 months of maintenance, even the bent forward sag is gone and the only bounce protection I need is a good sports bra.

Obviously thinning out the subcutaneous fat won't completely fix things for everyone - if your skin is damaged, it's damaged - but don't be too pessimistic about your long term prognosis until you've lost enough subcutaneous fat to see some muscle tone. And then give your skin a reasonable amount of time to shrink before you turn to surgery.


This is great news. Thanks! I've been feeling rather bummed because even though people keep commenting and the upper abs are looking great, my lower tummy is saggier than it was before.
May 25, 2012 1:39 PM
Hi,

I'm not sure if this will help you but it may be worth giving it a try and might help a wee bit. My mum has recently started using a Clarins cream which has a massage technique with it. It focuses on draining excess fluid in the waist and abdomen. While it won't get rid of the saggy skin it might help drain the skin and it may not appear as saggy. It's known as 'a corset in a bottle' I have attached the link. http://www.clarins.co.uk/Super%20Restorative%20Redefining%20Body%20Care/C020301005,en_GB,pd.html?start=11&cgid=320

:-)
May 25, 2012 1:48 PM
Well after losing 300+ pounds I for one can say beyond a shadow of a doubt there is nothing and I mean nothing I can do about the loose skin around my midsection but surgery... I lost at the rate of 100 lbs. a year a modest 1 to 2 lbs. a week and exercised from the get go but once you stretch your skin out as much as I did and my age plays into it then I can tell you the only way this is going away is surgery... Matter of fact I am scheduling my consult now and am hoping to have surgery by July.... I am looking at the 360 body lift... Am I scared to death?? Heck Yes!! lol but I so didn't lose all this weight to be trapped feeling this uncomfortable everyday the rest of my life... I paid of my truck so like I have been joking lately I will just have to drive my ole pickup a few more years while my new truck payment goes to a better cause..... lol.....
  12269569
May 26, 2012 1:11 AM
Thank you I still have about 20 more lbs to loose I will def be patient at least until I reach my goal weight
  19606217
May 26, 2012 1:16 AM
I would suggest Insanity/p90x to get rid of the belly fat..
May 26, 2012 1:16 AM
Thank you so very much to everyone that responded:) I did get a few ideas.
  19606217
May 26, 2012 1:20 AM
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Well after losing 300+ pounds I for one can say beyond a shadow of a doubt there is nothing and I mean nothing I can do about the loose skin around my midsection but surgery... I lost at the rate of 100 lbs. a year a modest 1 to 2 lbs. a week and exercised from the get go but once you stretch your skin out as much as I did and my age plays into it then I can tell you the only way this is going away is surgery... Matter of fact I am scheduling my consult now and am hoping to have surgery by July.... I am looking at the 360 body lift... Am I scared to death?? Heck Yes!! lol but I so didn't lose all this weight to be trapped feeling this uncomfortable everyday the rest of my life... I paid of my truck so like I have been joking lately I will just have to drive my ole pickup a few more years while my new truck payment goes to a better cause..... lol.....


Ed: you are an inspiration to a lot of people - good luck with the procedure.
  18358448
May 26, 2012 1:25 AM
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June 27, 2012 5:46 PM
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Hi. There's a non-surgical solution to sagging skin, and the machine has a 90-day money-back guarantee (you have to take before and after pictures of targeted areas). Try the Galvanic Body Spa by Nu Skin. I was at first sceptical but my brother told me last week it really worked on him (he goes to the gym and was trying to lose weight but also needed something to get rid of the unsightly sagging skin). Use it with the Galvanic Spa™ II Body Shaping Gel to minimise and smooth the appearance of cellulite. This at-home spa treatment concentrates cellular energy to target pockets of fat and toxins for a more toned, firm appearance. Featuring theobromine and golden chamomile, this advanced treatment helps decrease fat storage and activate fat breakdown, promoting a firmer, more toned appearance. For an extension of benefits, use Dermatic Effects® Body Contouring Lotion between Galvanic Spa™ II Body Shaping Gel treatments. I have the galvanic face spa at home and I only use the attachment for the face as I am slim and so I don't use the attachment for the body. I have been using Nu Skin's beauty range for the past 6 months now and they're well worth it. Search galvanic spa on youtube or google and I think there are thousands of testimonials from people all over the world with photos on-line. Visit my website on http://www.tinareyes.nsedreams.com or email me on tinareyes.nsedreams@gmail.com if you are interested. Good luck!

Tina


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  18358448
June 27, 2012 6:05 PM
I get a real kick out of you people complaining about your "saggy belly"! How lucky you are to have a saggy belly! Some of us are still fat! Why cant you accept yourself and be grateful for a new healthy body? Every day I look at my self and am graciously awaiting more saggy skin! Health is better than fat..... if saggy comes I will thank g_d for helping me lose the weight. P.S. if the skin becomes too saggy then do what the doctor says! Stop torturing yourselves!
June 27, 2012 6:09 PM
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I get a real kick out of you people complaining about your "saggy belly"! How lucky you are to have a saggy belly! Some of us are still fat! Why cant you accept yourself and be grateful for a new healthy body? Every day I look at my self and am graciously awaiting more saggy skin! Health is better than fat..... if saggy comes I will thank g_d for helping me lose the weight. P.S. if the skin becomes too saggy then do what the doctor says! Stop torturing yourselves!


Wow - nice 1st post!
  18358448
July 3, 2012 3:18 PM
i use wraps by it works it tightened up my belly i have even seen pictures of people who has gastric bypass and it tightened them up too
  13770650
June 8, 2013 8:43 PM
http://getfitguy.quickanddirtytips.com/how-to-tighten-loose-skin-after-weight-loss.aspx

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