How Can I Tighten My Tummy After Losing Weight?
If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, chances are you’re noticing some loose skin on your body, especially your stomach.
Why does this happen? As you gain weight, your skin has to stretch to accommodate your larger body. But when you lose weight, especially very quickly, your skin’s elastic components don’t have much time for their elasticity to adapt to a new slimmer shape.
The result? Sagging skin!
Thinking About a Tummy Tuck? Think Again
If you’re thinking about undergoing a tummy tuck to remove excess stomach skin, hold your horses! Tummy tucks are incredibly invasive procedures that require a lot of recovery time and come with a whole host of potential complications.
Other tummy tuck disadvantages include:
- Tummy tuck surgeries leave a scar located in the bikini area.
- Another pregnancy may influence surgery results, so you should make sure you’re finished having children.
- Weight gain can negatively affect your surgery results.
- It takes 12-18 months for numbness to resolve and scars to fade.
Don’t worry, though. You don’t have to undergo costly, invasive surgery to get rid of excess tummy skin. We’re here to give you the lowdown on how to prevent sagging skin in the future, as well as give you the scoop on an innovative non-invasive procedure that can safely and effectively tighten your stomach skin without any downtime or risks.
Prevent Sagging Skin Before It Happens
If you’re still in the process of losing weight, there’s a lot you can do to prevent sagging skin from occurring. These include:
Lose Weight Slowly
Crash diets and exercising too much can rapidly shed both muscle and fat, which can result in sagging skin. Why? Because the supportive underlying muscular structure that holds skin against your body is lost, and so too is the fat that keeps skin stretched out. If you want to prevent loose or sagging skin, then you should aim to lose one to two pounds a week maximum. Your weight loss program should also include some strength training so you don’t lose lean muscle
Drink More Water
Did you know that water is a crucial component of maintaining healthy skin elasticity? You should be drinking at least two liters of water every day to keep your skin in tip-top shape!
Do you want to know how skin stays elastic? The two main ingredients are collagen and elastin. You should make sure to eat foods that contain collagen and elastin-forming components, like cheese, milk, beans, tofu, seeds, nuts, and fish. You should also eat plenty of healthy fats to help maintain healthy, well-lubricated skin. Good sources of healthy fats include olive oil, avocados, and coconut oil.
Make sure you look after your skin! Proper skincare includes daily exfoliation, which helps to remove dead skin cells, increasing skin circulation. There’s also skin tightening creams containing ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, soy protein, vitamins C, A, and E, which can all help to hydrate and increase collagen and elastin formation in the skin. Be sure to limit your sun exposure, because it can decrease skin elasticity.
If you’re cutting calories to lose weight, it can be hard getting enough vitamins from food alone. To ensure that you’re getting proper nutrition, you should take a multivitamin. Look for multivitamins that are especially formulated for skin health, which include nutrients like alpha-lipoic acid, DMEA, MSM, and hyaluronic acid. Vitamins like these are vital for healthy, elastic skin.
You should consider getting regular massages to help your skin maintain its elasticity. Getting frequent massages helps improve skin circulation, keeping skin healthy. If you can’t afford a professional massage, then you can massage yourself using high-quality lotions.
Need Some Help Tightening Your Tummy?
If you have excessively loose tummy skin, you don’t have to undergo invasive surgery to remove it. Just try Thermage, a clinically proven non-invasive med spa procedure that effectively tones and tightens loose skin virtually anywhere on the body. The best part of Thermage is that results from one treatment tend to last up to ten years!
Compared to similar skin tightening treatments, such as body lifts or tummy tucks, patients obtain superior results with Thermage—but without all the risks and downtime associated with invasive procedures. While body lifts and tummy tucks require up to several months recovery time—not to mention the increased risk of complications they carry—with Thermage, patients can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment.
How Does Thermage Work?
Thermage often seems to work magic, but the science behind it is simple. Thermage works from the inside out. It transfers heat to the epidermis, which not only encourages collagen production, but also tightens existing collagen. Thermage effects this partly through radiofrequency technology, which produces electrical currents that causes collagen within the skin to contract and gradually reform. This is why most individuals experience dramatic tightening and smoothing of the skin over the six months following treatment. Since the outer layers of the skin are unaffected, there is almost no recovery time involved. The most amazing thing of all? Results from a single Thermage treatment tend to last up to ten years!
Your First Thermage Treatment
Thermage treatments fit easily into even the most hectic lifestyles. Depending on area being treated, a Thermage procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours. Prior to the procedure, a physician will usually administer local anesthesia, as well as oral pain medication to ease any discomfort. During the actual Thermage procedure, patients typically experience an alternation of cooling and heating sensations as the Thermage device penetrates the skin’s deeper layers. The physician will usually monitor the heat intensity to maintain comfort levels. With each radiofrequency pulse—which only lasts a few seconds—collagen in the deeper layers of the dermis is heated just enough to trigger substantial remodeling and regrowth. To prevent damage, the skin’s surface is also simultaneously cooled using an integrated cooling system.
Thermage won’t keep you down for long. You might experience minor swelling, redness, peeling, blisters bumps or dimpling immediately following treatment. Most of these side effects are rare, and usually subside within 24 hours. Though there are no specific aftercare instructions to follow, patients should use regularly a high-SPF sunscreen.
Though some patients notice immediate results after a single treatment, most typically experience dramatic results in the two to six months following treatment as collagen slowly starts to regrow and remodel. And with Thermage, patience pays off: results achieved through a single Thermage treatment tend to last several years.
Thermage Offers Proven Results
You’ll need only one Thermage treatment to reap all the benefits of its innovative technology. During the several months following treatment, you’ll see dramatically tighter, firmer and smoother skin. Thermage is so effective that it’s the first and only system to receive FDA-clearance for non-invasive, energy-based eyelid treatments.
Science supports Thermage’s impressive results. In clinical trials, participants experienced significant improvement in facial and neck laxity. Recently published studies also show that improvements continue for at least six months after a single Thermage treatment session. Other studies show that thermal collagen changes can last several years, depending on the rate of the aging process.
The bottom line? Thermage offers long-lasting, significant results. So what are you waiting for? Schedule a free, no-obligation Thermage consultation today at your local LaserAway.
LaserAway Is Your Premier Thermage Provider
Tighten your tummy with LaserAway. What’s so special about LaserAway? A lot.
LaserAway hires only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Thermage? Then schedule a free, no obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.net or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you turn back the clock with Thermage.