Is a Tummy Tuck the Only Option for Loose Skin on Your Belly?

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Woman doing a side plank on an exericse ball to reduce loose skin on her abdomen.Millions of Americans battle with loose skin on their bodies. Whether it is a result of weight loss or pregnancy, this condition can be uncomfortable, make it hard to dress nicely and can even result in skin infections.

The conventional approach for the abdomen is a tummy tuck procedure to help fix loose skin. But is this your only option?

Exercise to Eliminate Loose Skin

Exercising is always a good idea, but don’t expect it to address significant skin laxity.

One alternative to surgery is to use strategic exercises that fill out the area where the loose skin is. This is accomplished by building muscle in the abdomen. However, there is only so much muscle bulk that can be added. If there is minimal skin laxity, exercise could potentially work, especially in younger individuals.

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

Another option is to opt for med spa treatments that help to reduce skin laxity. While these are more effective than ever before, they can only address mild skin laxity, which often isn’t noticeable to anyone besides the client and doesn’t tend to impact dressing or cause skin conditions. Still, this is an option for those who want a confidence boost or dislike how having mild skin laxity feels.

Tummy Tuck Is the Ultimate Solution

For moderate to severe skin laxity in the abdomen, especially when the muscles are also loose, a tummy tuck is the best solution. It allows for the removal of large amounts of skin while also repairing damaged muscles and removing fat.

Though wanting to avoid the recovery period associated with surgery is understandable, most people with loose skin concerns will not benefit from other methods of skin tightening.

To learn more about tummy tucks and nonsurgical options, contact us at 303-345-7476 or head over to our contact page.

 

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Is a Tummy Tuck the Only Option for Loose Skin on Your Belly?
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Is a Tummy Tuck the Only Option for Loose Skin on Your Belly?
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Got excess skin? Dr. Francesco Campanile of Campanile Tummy Tuck in Denver, CO explains whether or not a tummy tuck to fix loose skin is your only option.
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