How to Tighten Stomach Skin After Having a Baby

How to Tighten Stomach Skin After Having a Baby

During pregnancy, a woman's stomach skin is significantly stretched to accommodate the size of her growing belly. After delivery, most women experience some degree of loose skin. Over time, this skin will eventually tighten somewhat, returning to its pre-pregnancy form to some degree. After repeated pregnancies, it becomes more difficult to tighten loose stomach skin. Thankfully, there are certain things you can do to help the process. While you might not be able to completely tighten your stomach skin without surgery, you can use various treatment methods to improve the situation.

Things You'll Need
  • Collagen creams
  • Body scrub
  • Loofah
  • Plastic surgeon
Get cardiovascular exercise daily.
Regular exercise increases circulation, allowing blood and nutrients to more readily reach the skin. These essential nutrients aid the skin's overall health, helping to tighten and firm it. Aim for at least 20 minutes of brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or other vigorous exercise daily.

Perform abdominal exercises.
Your stomach skin will appear tighter if your underlying abdominal muscles are strong. Make stomach crunches part of your daily routine.

Massage your stomach daily.
Massage increases circulation so your skin can be better nourished. Use firm circular motions to rub the area daily for at least two minutes.

Apply collagen creams to your stomach.
Collagen is a protein chemical which aids in skin cell and tissue regeneration. If you use it regularly, it will help restore loose and stretched skin. You can find creams that contain collagen in most beauty supply and cosmetic stores.

Exfoliate your stomach.
Exfoliation encourages skin cell regeneration, meaning new skin cells are produced more rapidly to replace your older, damaged cells. Use a body scrub and loofah to exfoliate your stomach three times weekly.

Get a tummy tuck.
A plastic surgeon will cut away your excess stomach skin and sew the remaining areas back together. As with any surgery, there are significant risks involved. You will generally have a small scar after tummy tuck surgery.