Loose belly skin with unsightly stretch marks is probably the biggest body issue that women face after pregnancy. Several pounds that you put on during 9 months of pregnancy ultimately go away as you give birth to the child, but what about the sagginess of the abdominal skin and muscles? Even if you had the flattest stomach of all before pregnancy, there are very low chances that it will automatically return to normal. After giving birth you will have to work a little hard to tighten loose skin and muscles.
There are numerous clinical procedures available to help you tone up your tummy muscles after pregnancy but you can achieve the similar results even without medical intervention. Here are some tips how to recover from this problem without undergoing expensive surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures:
Give your tummy muscles some time:
If you think your abdominal skin and muscles are not overly sagging, give them time. Your body needs at least six to eight weeks to recover from all the pressure that it experiences during the last few months of pregnancy. Give it due time to see any improvement.
Consume belly fat busting diet:
Even after giving birth you will still be left with some fat on your tummy that will keep your belly loose and saggy. To regain a flat, firm tummy start eating belly fat busting foods. There are certain foods that help burn fat in the abdominal area. These include foods that are high in monosaturated fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, olive oil and avocados. Also avoid high calorie foods, such as fast foods, deep fried foods, red meat and sweets.
Work on ab muscles:
Indulge yourself into activities and workouts that involve abdominal muscles. Exercise is the best way to tone skin and muscles in any part of the body. Crunches and reverse crunches are the best workouts for tightening upper and lower abs. Perform three sets of 20 to 30 repetitions of these two exercises daily to see significant improvement in sagginess of abdominal muscles.
See some plastic surgeon:
If you fail to tighten loose skin and muscles despite trying above tips and tricks, better make an appointment with a renowned plastic surgeon. Laser skin tightening is the latest non-invasive technique used for tightening loose skin. Excessive sagginess may need tummy tuck.
Laser Skin care also offers skin tightening procedures at reasonable rates. For further details fill our free online consultation form.