Posted in Fitness, Postpartum Recovery, For Moms

Does any one else have a lot of excess skin?

So I’m 7 months post and still have a lot of excess skin like to the point it looks like I could have just had her. I work out eat right and do ab tightening exercises but nothing works. My abs still feel separated and even though I’m losing fat the skin is refusing to go back to normal. Any one else have this issue and if so did you get a tummy tuck? I also have chronic back pain and have read that tummy tucks help since they surgically bring your abs back together. I have an appointment with my dr tomorrow but I would love some fellow momma stories.

  • Victoria
    Dec 07

    I’m 13 months post partum and I still can’t get my skin back to normal. I lost all my weight fast and used cocoa butter everyday since I was 8 weeks pregnant but nothing has helped my skin or stretchmarks.

  • Betty
    Dec 07

    I still do too. 😶

  • Elle
    Dec 09

    How did the appointment go? What did they say?

  • Becca
    Dec 09

    The drs said I have to wait a year before they will consider it. They didn’t even check anything and the dr kept down playing saying “it’s not that bad just give it time have you tried lotion or maybe change ur diet and a wrap” if I change my diet any more the only things going in my body are coffee and water. I work out to the best of my ability since I work full time and mom full time. I’m getting really frustrated at this point because they wouldn’t even check my abdomen. I have so much excess skin I feel like Adam Sandler in click when he gets all the fat removed but still has the skin.

  • Elle
    Dec 09

    Recommend second opinion with a dr in a different practice. Your weight should be stable for 6 mo - a year, but it sounds like this dr may have been dismissive of your concerns.