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When Does Loose Skin Tighten After Pregnancy?
Loose skin pregnancy


Jun 6, 2023

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Este Medical Group

After giving birth there is a lot of pressure on women to slim down fast and get their pre-pregnancy body back. Besides having to deal with pregnancy weight gain, women often experience additional postnatal conditions like: 

As women lose pregnancy weight, many experience an excess of loose and crepey skin, especially around the belly. This loose belly skin can take several weeks or many months to reduce and repair.

After having a baby your skin should slowly return to normal, but it does take time for skin to regain its elasticity, and sometimes you need to help it along with the recovery process.

Let’s take a beat to share how to get rid of postpartum belly loose skin at-home and with professional skincare and body treatments.

How To Lose Pregnancy Belly?

Good news, there are several things you can do to help reduce pregnancy belly and tighten loose belly skin after pregnancy. The basics include:

  • Regular exercise: try pelvic floor exercises and pelvic floor chair treatments, yoga, deep belly breathing, and daily brisk walking to tone and tighten loose skin
  • Staying hydrated: drinking water throughout the day is key to burn off stored belly fat
  • Nutrient-rich diet: limit sugar intake and replace processed food with natural foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads, fish, and low fat dairy
  • Skincare products: you can try slimming creams, or creams that target cellulite to help improve the skin tone and texture on your postpartum belly 

How Long After Birth Will My Stomach Go Down? 

It seems like the six-week mark is the general guide to when you should see your post-pregnancy belly return to normal, but that may not be the case for all women. It is considered normal for the uterus and stomach to contract to their pre-pregnancy sizes; however, how long that takes may vary from woman to woman.

In addition, the stomach may contract back to normal, but depending on pregnancy weight gain there may be an excess of loose skin around the belly button, plus wrinkled stomach skin after pregnancy. 

How To Get Your Stomach Back After Pregnancy!

In addition to our at-home tips for reducing pregnancy belly fat and loose skin (e.g., exercise, pelvic floor stimulation, healthy foods, lots of water…), we have several Este Medical Group postnatal treatments to help women recover from the physical strain of having a baby.

Regaining a flat stomach and tightening loose belly skin is one of the biggest post-pregnancy goals women have. To help you reach your postpartum body goals, we are going to share with you how to tighten skin around belly button area.

Este’s Top 5 Skin Tightening & Toning Treatments

Target sagging skin, loose skin, cellulite, and stretch marks to improve your skin tone and texture; improve the appearance of tummy wrinkles, skin puckering, and loose belly skin with the following non-surgical skincare and body contouring treatments.

Skin Tightening Treatment

Our skin-safe HIFEM electromagnetic energy and radio frequency skin firming and toning treatments use clinically proven medical-grade devices that:

  1. transmit stimulating energy to rejuvenate existing muscle and dermal tissue
  2. and at the same time trigger new collagen and elastin production in the body, which improves the elasticity of the skin’s surface and supporting structure

How To Avoid Wrinkled Stomach After Pregnancy?

A post-pregnancy crepey-looking stomach might be hard to avoid if you rapidly lose your baby-weight, or are prone to skin laxity or cellulite in the tummy area.

You can try anti-cellulite and moisturising creams during pregnancy (check with your family doctor if that is okay first), and after the baby you can apply skin firming creams that contain retinoids to the tummy area, as well as slimming or vanishing creams. Lotions and creams can be effective, but they might take longer than you wish to see results.

Another healthy approach is to drink lots of water on a daily basis, eat foods rich in nutrients, try body massages (e.g., anti-cellulite massage), and engage in exercise that will promote weight loss.

How Do Celebrities Get Rid Of Loose Skin After Pregnancy?

Many celebrities and social media influencers rebound from loose pregnancy skin with a strict diet and an intense exercise regime; however, diet and exercise may be only half the story. 

After a pregnancy, or dramatic weight loss, the abdominal muscles can be left weakened, and the skin in this area can become stretched and loose. In that case, besides healthy eating and exercise, many women often turn to non-surgical skin firming and skin tightening treatments like Emsculpt, Emsella, HiFU skin tightening, VelaShape 3, and Scarlet Magic Needle.

If you would like to find out which of these treatments are best suited to your fitness and beauty goals as a new mum, then send a message through our website to book a loose skin Este Medical consultation at a clinic near you!

Let’s get you started on a non-surgical UK body contouring and skin tightening treatment plan, contact Este Medical Group to arrange your first treatment!

Last Updated:

June 6, 2023

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