CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Weight loss causing belly droop & sag

Oh my, alas & alack! I was an apple shape with a big round belly. Lost more than 50 lbs (still have close to 100 to go). Now the waist measurement is much smaller but the belly skin drooped and is hanging and flopping around. I'm just mortified. I thought it would all melt away, not just the fat. Evidently the skin stays. What now???!!!

Thu. Nov 15, 1:28pm

Add comment  
Cosmetic surgery. Never thought I'd consider it, but tucking a belly flap into my jeans detracts from my ability to appreciate and enjoy the body I've worked really hard to repair, to the tune of 70 lbs thus far.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:18 PM

Add comment
Time will also help. Skin will eventually shrink back at least a bit but it takes longer than it takes to lose the weight. How much it shrinks back mostly depends on genetics I think.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:37 PM

Add comment
Actually, it depends on age, rate of loss, levels of minerals/vitamins/etc that support skin elasticity, and how much weight you've lost.

Over 30? Over 80 pounds lost? We hope and wait in vain.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:31 PM

Add comment
I've lost about 60 pounds 5 years ago. The skin shrank back some, but it's still hanging somewhat. It's not so bad when I'm standing, so I'm just going to live with it, but if tummy tuck was more affordable, I would seriously consider it.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 5:31 PM

Add comment
well that's what you get for being a big fat pig! If you'd of pushed away from the table once in a while you wouldn't of become such a lard ass and wouldb't have to worry about this at all. L O S E R!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007, 10:54 AM

Add comment
Who told the angry 8th-graders about this site?

Friday, November 16, 2007, 10:57 AM

Add comment
Don't worry about the 8th graders--their metabolisms will slow down soon enough; the girls will get pregnant (maybe too soon!), and the men will marry cooks. They'll have their turn.

Friday, November 16, 2007, 11:35 AM

Add comment
OK. Back to the topic.

Someone on my team posted that flaxseed & flax oil increases skin elasticity. Worth a try, especially since flaxseed is supposed to be good for you.

Friday, November 16, 2007, 12:36 PM

Add comment
One trick for cellulite (might work for tightening skin to): combine grated ginger with sea salt and use that as a scrub. Also, use a body brush (I just use one of those wooden back scratcher brushes) and brush your skin (when it's dry, and start at your feet and brush towards the heart) before showering - it helps remove dead skin cells and helps activate the lymphatic system.

Friday, November 16, 2007, 1:03 PM

Add comment
I've lost 75lbs and my stomach is saggy and celulitish looking even though my waist measures 27inches now. The muscles underneath the skin are rock solid but i'll never have a stomach that looks attractive w/o surgery. I have days where I'm horrified and grossed out by it, and other days when I remember how far i've come and what a small price to pay for all the other good things about my new body. Some days I actually think it doesn't look/feel so bad, even though I know it really does look gross. I don't think I have the nerve to get surgery though.

Friday, November 16, 2007, 10:13 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge