After losing several pounds, you’ve finally reached your target weight, but you now have another goal: preventing your skin from sagging. Exercise alone can’t tighten loose skin. You might also be dealing with stubborn fat pockets. Fortunately, you can combine your fitness regimen with a procedure like BodyTite or Morpheus8 to tighten loose skin and reduce fat.

Fitness and Loose Skin

When a person gains weight, their skin stretches to accommodate the excess volume. After that weight is lost, the skin needs to shrink back down to fit the body’s new contours. For people who lose weight quickly or don’t have a high degree of skin elasticity, this is especially difficult. As a result, these people end up with drooping skin.

Even though exercise can’t get rid of loose skin, it can help to minimize the appearance of sagging skin. Include strength training in your fitness program to build muscle, replacing the excess fat and filling out the loose skin.

Strength training can tighten and tone your muscles. You can ask your fitness coach to help you target areas that badly need tightening. You might be asked to perform exercises such as deadlifts, clean and jerk, barbell squats, pull-ups, and tire flipping.

  • A deadlift improves muscle mass and posture.
  • Clean and jerk exercises improve muscle strength, balance, energy, and cardiovascular endurance.
  • Barbell squats target the hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, core, and hips. These exercises increase muscle strength.
  • Pull-ups stimulate muscle growth and increase fat loss. They improve the strength of your arms, back, and shoulders.
  • Tire flipping is a popular workout for building muscle mass and getting in some effective cardiovascular exercise.

What BodyTite and Morpheus8 Can Do

BodyTite and Morpheus8 are minimally invasive techniques used to shape and contour areas of the body. Not only do they tighten the skin, they also reduce stubborn fat.

Both BodyTite and Morpheus8 are radiofrequency treatments that use RF energy waves to heat up the tissues. This melts fat and stimulates increased production of collagen and elastin protein for tighter skin.

BodyTite involves insertion of a probe under the skin of the treatment area. This probe melts and removes fat while warming the surrounding tissues. BodyTite can give you firm, smooth, and supple skin while eliminating inches of fat. It can target the arms and legs, flanks, thighs, back, chest, and abdomen.

Morpheus8 is a radiofrequency microneedling treatment approved by the FDA for deep-tissue remodeling. This device features 40 thin microneedles with a gold coating. They create micro-injuries, which stimulate the skin’s healing process and encourage collagen production. Once inserted, they also emit radiofrequency energy, further improving results.

With Morpheus8, you can get tighter and smoother skin, reduced cellulite dimples and stretch marks, and improved tone and texture. It can be used on areas like the arms, legs, chest, buttocks, and abdomen.

Book Your Consultation

If you feel bogged down by sagging skin and fatty deposits, combine your workout with BodyTite or Morpheus8 at Ayim Surgical Arts. Enjoy skin-tightening and fat-reduction results without the long recovery time necessitated by surgical procedures. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more about our treatments.