I've had 2 kids, neither recently. My 2nd pregnancy caused extreme weight gain and severe stretch marks on the lowest part of my abdomen, between the belly button n the pubic bone and between both hips with the most severe ones closest to the bottom n the sides.
I lost the extra weight and my stomach never got back to looking normal.
I personally think it's because of the stretched skin even though some "fitness buff" friends of mine say it's not possible to not be able to get my stomach back to normal. Genetically I was predisposed to stretching and I've since learned that there were some deficiencies that probably attributed to it.
I have gained some weight and its filled out the saggy skin but I now have an extra roll under the more common bottom pouch. When I tighten my stomach muscles it lifts and pulls the fat and skin making it look better, not good just better and it's actually a noteworthy difference.
What can I do to get that to be permanent? Are there certain muscles that I could target?
Secondly, the extra roll, it's so close to my pubic area that it's very embarrassing. Even getting back to my prepregnancy weight didn't eliminate it so I'm wondering if the only option is going to be a tummy tuck for that?
I'd like to hear I could get rid of it on my own because I do not want to have plastic surgery. I wear Spanks on a regular basis but I'm too embarrassed to get in a bathing suit, even the tummy control ones don't work well enough.
Any advice on where I should start and what I can expect would be greatly appreciated!