What nonsurgical techniques are available to make the abdomen look better?
Unfortunately, focused exercise to tighten separated abdominal muscles does not flatten the abdomen. Although weight loss will thin the fat layer between the skin and muscle to provide some benefit, it will not tighten loose skin. Nonsurgical methods to tighten skin are not very effective unless the amount of skin laxity is quite minimal to begin with. Therefore surgery is the only effective option in those exhibiting significant skin laxity and muscle separation.