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14 Amazing Methods To Get Rid of Saggy Skin After Sudden Weight Loss

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Losing weight is amazing overwhelming feeling, it is also a sign of hard working determination, resolve, and discipline!

But it sometimes frustrating as you have done all it right and you find those undesired saggy skin, however, we must always remember health always comes first.


The Skin is an elastic living organ, not a cover on your entire organs.

So when you gain weight skin expands widely to accommodate new fat tissue (which is why stretch marks occur) when we suddenly lose weight a void is created underneath our skin this void called saggy (saggy) skin.

In this context,

We will provide you what is saggy skin, reasons that make it appears, and the best available treatment procedures as well as the best home remedies that you can use in order to overcome the saggy skin permanently.

What is saggy skin?

Saggy skin is when the skin loses its elasticity and became lose the gravity takes its toll on skin and creating droopiness and wrinkles.

Where does loose skin usually occur?

It occurs usually at the belly area; the arms and the bra area some even get loose skin in the thigh, buttocks area and neck. It occurs also in the face as aging affects the skin and its natural collagen.

You now ask yourself why I am having this excess skin;

You may be bothered with saggy skin but if you knew its causes you can prevent it before happening like they once said prevention is better than cure. So don’t worry at all.

Knowing the causes considered as the first step in the saggy skin treatment!



Weight loss

Sudden weight loss happens, like going on a strict diet or losing pregnancy weight after delivery, in which skin expands or stretches according to weight gaining and it has limited ability to tighten once that weight is lost.

The elasticity of your skin during or before weight loss process determines how much skin you will have. Young skin is more elastic than the old one and is able to snap back more effectively to its origin.


Aging affects your skin, as by aging your skin loses collagen and elastin also lose your skin connective and supportive tissue muscles which support your skin gradually start to weaken, this leads to skin loose and crimps.

Direct exposure to the sun rays

Actually, sun rays are very harmful to our skin as it makes the skin lose its elasticity, having a perfect tanned skin is amazing but also too much ultraviolet rays of the sun damage skin cell.


It is recommended to apply sunscreen to protect your skin from direct exposure to sun rays as well as you can use skin care products that contain aloe vera, yeast extracts and soy protein as they have the ability to firm your skin and help stimulating collagen and elastin production.


The genes influence how much firmness you skin retains as you get older.


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Excessive smoking and regular intake of alcoholic beverages also cause the skin to lose as they speed the normal aging process of the skin.


Stress leads to dull dry skin

Also, limit stress as stress grow wrinkles on the face especially around the mouth and eye areas

Skin care

Using harsh chemicals on skin or wrong skin care products also makes the skin to be looser.

Therefore,  You have to nourish and care for your skin. How??

  1. Try to use Hyaluronic acid skin products can restore water to the saggy and aged skin.
  2. By daily exfoliating, as it helps to remove the dead skin cells and promotes the skin circulation.

Hint: Develop a good skin care routine that will keep your skin young and moisturized.

The second step, knowing the best cosmetic surgical treatments for saggy skin



Dermal Fillers

This method is suitable especially for the face and neck.

What are the benefits?  

We may use dermal fillers as it helps to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness, as we age our faces loses subcutaneous fat or as we lose weight suddenly.

The facial muscles are the work closer to the skin surface so smile lines and crow’s feet became more apparent so dermal fillers substitute the lost fats give the face its younger look.

Laser resurfacing

In this method is also applied for body, face, and neck

What are the benefits? 

It has an amazing effect in reducing skin irregularity

How does it work?

The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. This is also called calibration, laser peel, or laser vaporization.

Radiofrequency treatment

It’s a non-surgical method of “reshaping” the body and the face from beneath the superficial layer of the skin.

What are the benefits? 

This method uses a sophisticated device specifically designed to treat men and women most common skin problems like wrinkles, loose skin, and cellulite.

How does it work?

This method utilizes radiofrequency waves which are basically heat energy meant for tissue remodeling and production for collagen and elastin.

Chemical peels

For more severe loose skin cases, chemical peels are the best as it helps in peeling away the top layer of your skin to stimulate the growth of new skin


It is also known as Facelift/ neck lift.

What are the benefits? 

It is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of the face and neck aging.

How does it work?

The treatment removes excess skin tightens the underlying muscles and lifts the skin into a higher position.


What are the benefits? 

Abdominoplasty is also another type of surgery also known as “tummy tuck” removes the excess skin and fats around the stomach and tighten the abdominal wall. It is frequently performed after pregnancy or weight loss.

Body Lift

What are the benefits? 

In this method, it improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fats and skin where the excess sagging fat and skin are removed to treat conditions caused in part by poor tissue elasticity.

Body lift includes abdominal area and extends around the sides into the lower back area, buttocks, and thigh the inner, outer, and posterior thigh, or the thigh circumference.

Butt Lift

Aging and massive weight loss can cause a massive sagging of the butt area.

What are the benefits? 

Butt lift removes excess skin to give a firmer, tighter appearance.


It is known as arm lift, arm lift addresses loose skin under the arm or bat wings.

How does it work?

The excess skin is removed and tightened. Downtime is two to three weeks and takes six weeks before strenuous exercise.

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The third step, Using natural home remedies for saggy skin


Egg white

Egg-Whites to treat saggy skin

Why should I use egg white?

Egg white is a natural astringent and skin nourishing ingredient hypo lipids which help lift loose skin.

How can I use it?

Whisk 1-2 egg whites until you get a foamy texture, then apply it over the skin then leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash it off with cool water.

Or, you can add one tablespoon of plain yogurt and one egg white and whisk it then apply the mixture on face and neck for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

What are the benefits? 

it will stretch the skin and give it younger glow.

Aloe vera leaf

Why should I use Aloe vera?

It is one of the best and natural moisturizer for the skin and in firming and tightening the loose skin. Aloe Vera contains malic acid which helps in improving the elasticity of the skin and getting rid of the saggy skin.

How to apply?

Extract the gel from an Aloe Vera leaf and smear it on your face and neck then, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water.

Or you can mix one teaspoon of aloe Vera gel with one teaspoon of mayonnaise and honey then apply this to your face and neck and leave it for 15 min. rinse it off with some cold water.

How often?

Apply this remedy several times a week for better results.

Lemon juice

Why should I use lemon juice?

Lemon has astringent properties that help tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles and other signs of premature aging besides the vitamin C in the lemon juice help to boost collagen production. This is, in turn, helps restore elasticity to your face.

How to apply?

Extract some fresh lemon juice and rub it gently on your skin then, leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse your face with water followed by suitable moisturizer.

Or, you can add the juice of a half lemon to a cup of water. Splash this mixture on your freshly washed face. Allow lemon water to air dry on your face.

Notice; It is recommended to do skin patch test.

How often?

Follow this remedy for 2 -3 times daily for best results.


Why should I use cucumber?

It’s one of the best natural skin toners and has a refreshing and rejuvenating effect on the skin.

How to apply?

Grind half cucumber and squeeze it through a strainer to extract its juice. Apply this juice on your face and leave it on until dries. Rinse it off with cool water.

Or, You can also combine one teaspoon of each grated cucumber and plain yogurt. Apply this mixture on your face. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

How often?

Follow this remedy once daily.


Why should I use honey?

This method is considered the cheapest remedy as in each home of us has honey. Honey has a natural hydrating, anti-oxidation and anti-aging properties that are helpful for treating sagging skin.

How to apply?

Mix two to three teaspoons of honey and a few drops each of lemon juice or olive oil then, apply it on your skin, let it dry and then rinse it off with warm water.

Or, You can also mix together one-half teaspoon each of honey and sour cream then mix one-half teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply the mixture on your face for 15 min. rinse it off with lukewarm water and then splash some cold water.

How often?

Apply it twice daily for best results.

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Fourth, because “prevention is better than cure”! You…

Must create calorie shortage, when this shortage is reasonable you are losing one or two kilograms a week and you lose most of the fats while being very fast and aggressive weight loss there is a risk that your muscle tissue would be affected and increase the void in the skin layers.

Therefore, sticking to a normal amount of weight loss will help to avoid tons of excess skin as well as you should maintain the following;

Build Muscles

Always care about building up your muscles to compensate the lost fat tissue, incorporate weight and resistance strength training help building muscles as you lose weight.

Stay always hydrated

Having a balanced diet and drinking a good amount of water help moisturize the skin and help it retain its elasticity. You should take at least two liters of water each day.

Follow an excellent nutritional plan

Good Nutrition For Longevity And Good Health

Make sure you keep protein intake high, in caloric shortage diet this will help to maintain the muscle and ensure you have the optimum amount of building muscles.

At the bottom line,

We hope that we had provided you to know what is saggy skin and it’s causes, and the best treatment of sagging skin but also don’t ever forget to love yourself just the way you are, never to change anything about yourself if you are not convinced with, and always care for your health and always try to have a healthy life routine.

Hajar Nagdy
About the author

Hajar is a writer-at-large for all in the name of healthy living. She's also a microbiologist and lecturer. In her free time, she can be found reading self-help books, travelling across Europe, or running a charity campaign.

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