How to Tighten Loose Skin

18 Responses

  1. kate says:

    Under Armour rocks on so many different levels. Works fantastically for cold weather as well.

  2. The loose skin is unfortunately a poor side effect to massive weight loss, but it’s still much better to have cut the weight and have the loose skin, than to remain large and unhealthy.

  3. joyce says:


  4. Travis says:

    I use Under Armour Heat Gear for my jogging, tennis, and anything in between. I love the stuff! I even have the socks! I’m shooting for 299 this week as my goal, and if I hit it, it will mean I’ve lost 71 pounds so far! My ultimate goal is 170, and I really think I’m going to have the surgery for my loose skin when I get there.

  5. Dan says:

    Do you have to buy it one size smaller for the shrink wrap effect? or size it as usual?

  6. Tyler says:

    Buy your normal size. If you wear a large, buy a large.

  7. Lisa says:

    Great post. I have this problem. I lost 100 pounds and the stretch marks and loose skin are the reason I will never wear a bikini–even though I lost all that weight. It sucks. Someday I’ll have surgery. But in the meantime, I’m working on lifting weights and I used cocoa butter to hopefully lighten the stretch marks.

  8. I think some people who lose weight are lucky to not have any loose skin. Others? Not so lucky. But like you said, there are at least ways to hide/deal with it. And in the end losing weight is way better than some loose skin. 🙂

  9. Dan says:

    I wore a large in 8th grade…LOL

  10. greg says:

    The guy posting on the forum who did the p90x was very fat and was able to slim down to a trim stomach, no surgery. I’m wondering if this is just luck of the draw genetics or whether it’s something that really can be replicated by anyone willing to put in the time and effort. Have you noticed any skin disappearing yet or do you feel like you have every square inch you started with?

  11. ChrisNColumbia says:

    SWEET theres a 3x =P

  12. Sean says:

    That was probably me with the p90x stuff and yes I have the loose skin also. Just got my shorts hiked up a bit to hide it. It seems like it is SLOWLY getting better but I really don’t have much hope of it being gone forever. So for now I am rocking a five pack – 4 abs and a skin sack. 🙂 I have no loose skin on my arms or legs – I think that mostly got replaced with muscle. To be honest I am trying to look at it as a badge of honor for all the struggles I went through.

    And Tyler – I would love to see your weight lifting schedule – and how you are adjusting your diet as you need more protein to get the muscles growing!

  13. ali says:

    Just discovered Under Armour Loose for Women. In the heat of FL a cotton tee just chafed when I walked. LOVE these and wrap a neoprene belt around my torso for extra help

  14. Tina says:

    I am one of those that has emailed with this question a while back. Thanks so much for addressing it here in your blog for us!!!
    Can always count on you for up front honest answers!

  15. Matt says:

    How about a pic next Wednesday of you in one of the shirts?

  16. Love your blog! I’m a 47 year old woman who has lost about 146 pounds in the last three years, but in addition to exercise and calorie counting, I had gastric bypass. I have not quite reached my goal, but I have very little loose skin. I attribute it to a daily regimen of scrubbing with a stiff bristle brush and using a homemade olive oil and sea salt scrub, followed by Nivea Q-10 firming lotion ($5 at Walmart). Or I could have good genes and just be wasting my time and money!

  17. Laura Woodward says:

    I, too, had Gastric Bypass 3 years ago and have kept my weight off. I have lots of loose skin and even after consulting with a plastic surgeon, I am going to just learn to live with it. Going to continue exercising so that I get more muscle, but I am not going to put myself through the pain of those surgeries that are all elective. And for anyone who is against having surgical intervention for weight loss, and thinks its a cheater’s way to go, I challenge you to live one day of my life with my food program, supplements, etc and you will see it isn’t easy at all. Its a constant with all of us to be aware of everything that goes in our mouth and we have built in consequences should we think its ok to pig out “just this once”. Tyler you are a real inspiration to all!

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