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extra skin?

after my two kids i have lost all the pregancy weight and a bit more but i still have all the extra skin and it just wont go away. so not only do i have massive stretch marks everywhere (which luckly have faded quite a bit) but i have so much extra skin. how can i get rid or it or be able to tighten it back up?

 
laura970

Asked by laura970 at 6:19 PM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • drink lots of water.. try some massage techniques(or microdermabrasions are amazing for stretchmarks) to help the elasticity of the skin.. you may not lose it all this way, but it may help some. They also have products (moisturizers and such) that can build the elastin in the skin.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 11:14 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • after having my son almost 3 years ago i still have extra skin and i had a c section. i have try everything and nothing seem to work.

    LoriAnn87

    Answer by LoriAnn87 at 11:53 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I still say pilates.
    jeanclaudia

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 6:24 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • You can't really get rid of extra skin. You can tighten up the muscles, but if the skin is a big area, the only way to get rid of it is to have it removed.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 6:28 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • lets just say i have more than one stretch mark that is about 1 inch wide. and the skin hangs down and just disgusts me. but unfortunatly i dont see cosmetic surgery anytime in the future i just dont have that kind of money.
    laura970

    Comment by laura970 (original poster) at 6:31 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • surgery
    queen.bee

    Answer by queen.bee at 9:11 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Pilliates, tightening cream
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 9:51 AM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • I think really the only way is surgery.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 2:00 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • strech marks are a sign the skin is well streched and you can't unstech it sorry.
    whitedove34

    Answer by whitedove34 at 3:31 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • you need to lotion and massage to help it shrink. It takes several years.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:53 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

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