I have some loose skin in the abdomen, especially in the lower part. I am wanting to tighten that up a bit. I seem to be flabbier (sp) than people with my bodyfat. Even when I am lower bodyfat, which I have been, I seem to be lagging in thightness in the abs. I am wondering if I drop to a really low bodyfat and stay there for a few months (5%), will it tighten up? Is there any supplements, nutrition, creams, lotions, etc. that can help? Is cosmetic surgery the only option?
Here is my background: I am 27. When I was 23 I was a shot putter and much larger. I weighed 315 and was probably about 35%bf. Within about a year after that I was at 220, but I am sure I lost muscle cause I lost a fair amount of strength. I have recently been lifting hard and gained my muscle back and then some. I am currently 241 at 16 % (caliper tested). I am going to spend a couple more months concentrating on muscle size and strength, then I am going to start cutting. Ideally, with my build (6’2.5" large frame) I would like to be about 220 at 5%, which is attainable due to my genetics, work ethic, knowledge, and lifestyle (trainer). Basically, I am wondering if I hit this ideal bodyweight and body comp, can I count on my skin gradually getting tighter over time or am I stuck with loose skin. Any info, references, ideas are appreciated. Thanks.