Ways to Tighten Skin After Weight Loss by Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York.

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Last week, we explored some of the ways you can help encourage your skin to tighten and retract after extreme weight loss or pregnancy.

This week we’ll delve into even more ways to help your skin be as healthy and elastic as possible. Bear in mind, however, that there may be only so much you can do to help your skin retract, and that these tips may not work for everyone.

Avoid the Elements

Exposing your skin to drying elements such as strong sunlight, very hot water, chlorine, or cold temperatures can make it harder for your skin to retract and rebuild the elements that make for soft, healthy, and supple skin.

Weight Training/Yoga

Building muscle can help your skin look tighter and more toned. Any type of toning activity will improve your overall shape and get the blood flowing. Be sure to hydrate properly during your workouts to help keep your skin glowing and don’t forget to moisturize after you shower!


While it’s not completely clear as to why, many people find that mineral and salt scrubs can help skin become healthier and tighter. The effects may be due to increased blood flow or cell turnover rates, but whatever the reason, it can’t hurt to give mineral scrubs a try a few days a week.

Use Essential Oils

Essential oils such as lavender oil as well as oils like almond and jojoba can help your skin look its best so it is softer, smoother, and suppler.

Spa Treatments & Massage

While spa treatments and massages are not scientifically proven to help tighten skin, they can increase circulation, decrease stress, and promote overall well-being–all beneficial to skin health. At worst, you’ll get a relaxing day at the spa!

Other Options

Give your skin plenty of time to recover on its own, but if nothing is working it may be time to pay a visit to our abdominoplasty experts in NYC or Long Island. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) involves the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the stomach area and tightening of the muscles. This produces a toned tummy that makes looks great and restores confidence.

For more information and to schedule your free consultation and custom surgical plan, contact us today!