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how to shrink skin

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Shrinking skin: This is extremely difficult and would likely best be treated with a dermolipectomy procedure (excising the skin). "shrinking technologies" such as rad ... Read More
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: Loose skin almost always need to be excised. Having said that, some patients with mild skin laxity might benefit from smartlipo which is liposuction i ... Read More
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus answered
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tough problem.: If you have a lot of loose skin after massive weight loss, much of that lost elasticity is permanent. In fact, after body contouring surgery, a lot of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Elasticity: Once your skin has been stretched past its innate elasticity, only plastic surgery can tighten loose skin. Other treatments, such as rf (radio frequen ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Elastin: Elastin is the substance in skin that give it the ability to stretch and snap back. Unfortunately as we age our skin loses much of it and the skin be ... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Head size: No head size once you have grown is fixed - you may see a loss of the fat from around the neck but the head size will be the same.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Yes. In a good way: Your head does shrink when you lose weight. But your self esteem enlarges.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Diaz
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Not really: We are all asymmetrical when we compare the 2 sides of our bodies, not only the head. You are just noticing it now most probably. Hope this helps.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes...: Questioning means only that, it does not imply it will always be determined one way or the other. Somebody has to do it (the questioning, consider the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Back pain: Consider stress fracture, osteoporosis, angular malalignment, postural changes. Check with your pcp or orthopedic spine surgeon. Get good x-rays.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
Not exactly: It depends on many factors: e.g. Your age & genetics, the amt of weight lost, and rapidity of the weight loss. A small amt of weight might respond to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Skin shrink: If it does not shrink pretty quickly after weight loss, you will need surgery to remove the excess skin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Loose skin: Unfortunately loose skin left over from significant weight loss can't be toned up. You can get surgery to remove the excess skin but it is very expens ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Topical antibiotic.: mupirocin is a topical antibiotic. It may protect your wound from getting bacteria in it, but does not cure underlying infection. It is common for s ... Read More
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