Losing weight is no easy task. It’s wrought with a complete diet overhaul, combined with an increase in daily activities. After losing significant weight, you should feel proud and confident in your new body. But the sad truth is that many cannot revel in their feat due to sagging and stretched out skin. Tackling this issue is an unfortunate step for many of those who’ve lost their excess weight.
Focus on the positives during this time, to avoid feeling consumed with the frustration you may feel over the presence of extra skin. You’ve conquer excessive weight, thus enabling you to physically accomplish tasks as you’ve never done in the past. Allow yourself to be happy in this moment.
Make sure the excess you’re feeling is skin, not something else. Some people find that it’s just additional fat that needs to be lost. Skin feels paper thin when pinched, while fat and other tissue has more resistance. Work on building muscle, to increase mass and tighten skin; you don’t need to look like a bodybuilder to work on your muscles.
Consider talking with a cosmetic surgeon about body sculpting technology to remove extreme amounts of excessive skin. Some skin has lost its ability to retract and will need this more severe measure to tackle the problem.