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ItlnDE89
12-23-2008, 08:25 PM
I went from 197 in September of 2007 down to 150 ish now, and i have loose skin on my stomach(yeah i have stretch marks as well that are all but faded) but how do i tighten this? i'm around 13% bodyfat give or take 1%(tested at gym, calipers) and i still have a gut(which is mostly skin) its very annoying and i dont know what to do with it. Lately ive been doing alot of ab excercises and pilates. Besides staying hydrated and moisturized is there anything else i can do?

Mar91
12-23-2008, 08:29 PM
I got the same thing. I went from 230 to 143... i have the loose skin at the bottom of my stomach tho.

PTN_old
12-23-2008, 10:25 PM
from what i've read here, most people say to start putting on muscle so you can fill the loose skin with something and drink a lot of water to keep your skin flexible. You still young, so it will eventually correct itself.. just some of the things I've read.

lateralus87
12-23-2008, 10:29 PM
Hmmm, your loose skin must be very minor from the looks of your picture. If you are that low of a body fat I'd bulk now and then cut to 10% after your bulk and see how you look.

ItlnDE89
12-23-2008, 10:45 PM
Yeah, that picture is fairly old, ive lost a bit more fat since then. I plan on bulking probably in february.

Bodom X
12-24-2008, 12:47 AM
You seem much higher BF in the picture and it doesn't really look like you have much loose skin. You really shouldn't have any if you only came from 190ish. Cut a lot more in my opinion.

x10x10jr
12-24-2008, 04:16 AM
Well im not sciencetist or anything but i been looking through these forums everyday for four years....most say its lose skin when in fact is fat. For example my dad has it also and weighs like 135 at 5"11. However this is not lose skin IMO but instead fat. Drop another 15 or so pounds and i bet it disappars. Now you may look like a skinny ****er because you may not have alot of muscle i didnt look at ur pic or stats. But lose until your around 9 or 10 bf maybe less and it will be gone.

Those are my two sense at least

Dukey77777
12-24-2008, 04:37 AM
I have a lot of loose skin at the bottom of my stomach (100kg -> 70kg), I was fat for 10 yrs and I lost it quickly. However, I'll be going to India for a tummy tuck in 3 weeks. Here's 2 pre-op pictures.

http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=random015un5.jpg
http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=random022ko9.jpg

I know the skin will never bounce back, no matter what magic creams or sh*t I buy. When I do push ups without a shirt, or am mounting, it just looks horrendous. So I had to get the operation. In India, it's only $3K. Just hope there's no attacks, heh

ElvisC
12-24-2008, 06:11 AM
you could sit in a sauna

http://how-i-lost-my-weight.blogspot.com/2007/02/sauna-and-weight-loss.html


With a sauna treatment your body will tighten up the loose skin and various skin complaints like acne are cleared as the sauna heat opens the pores.