After you have dieted and exercised your way to your ideal weight, you may be left with sagging skin. Rapid weight loss results in loose skin, especially around the abdominal area. Surgery can be an option, but for those wary of going under the knife, here is a different solution.

how-to-tighten-loose-skinEven plastic surgeons recommend waiting at least two years from the start date of your ideal weight before allowing cosmetic surgery to be an option. Make sure to exhaust all natural remedies first, before trying surgery.

Natural Treatment

Skin care treatment is a must. The first step to caring for your skin involves exfoliation of dead skin cells. Performing this daily routine will stimulate the skin’s circulation and cause skin tightening. A great agent to use for exfoliation is sea salt.

You can purchase sea salt solutions at your local beauty supply store, or from an independent beauty consultant. High quality solutions cost around $28. While you are showering, you can apply a light layer of the sea salt solution to any rough patches of skin or loose skin, or you can simply pour the solution into a drawn bath and soak while the agent works to eliminate toxins and renew skin tone.

Go to the gym and have an instructor measure your body fat percentage. In order to decrease the number, you’ll need to replace fat with muscle. A personal trainer can give you all the information you will need to target your personal areas that need work.

To refine skin’s elasticity, try a raw food diet. Raw foods such as coconut, olives, tomatoes, and cucumber are excellent choices. Another way to generate elasticity of the skin is to add yeast extract, soy protein, and aloe vera extract to your diet.

These items not only stimulate new collagen growth, but tighten sagging skin while improving the immune system. Make sure to supplement your diet with Hyaluronic Acid, which can be very helpful for growth of muscle.

Surgical Options

If you have exhausted all of these possibilities and are still left with sagging skin, the only loose skin tightening treatment will be to have a liposuction procedure. Liposuction is a popular, safe treatment at removing excess fat and cutting away loose skin.

Liposuction involves using a tubal device to suction out excess fat, and then the plastic surgeon will cut away any excess skin that is left. The result is tightened, more youthful appearing skin. The cost of liposuction is set at around $1,500 to $7,500 depending on location and the skill of the surgeon. Financing options are usually made available to patients on a strict budget.

The risks are infrequent, but can include infection, negative reactions to anesthesia, and nerve damage. Liposuction before and after photos can be viewed on this website:

Recovery time is about 7-10 days. You can maintain your figure after surgery by continuing to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine daily.