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how to tell loose skin from fat

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Wald
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Do a pinch test: Fat and skin are easy to tell apart. The skin is not thick, measuring approximately 1 centimeter.( 1/5 of an inch) fat varies in thickness. The bes ... Read More
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Dr. Antonio Carbonell
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pinch it: Fat pinch is usually inches in thickness whereas skin fold pinch is less than a quarter inch. Check the difference between the top of your hand and t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pinch test: We all need some subcutaneous fat or we would look really gross. If you want to know if you have excess fat amenable to liposuction, grab the area of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fat : You pinch the tissue and your fingers are separated by fat. If no fat is present u can poch the tissue and your fingers will nearly touch.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Loose skin: You answered this question in your statement. If you don't like it a cosmetic surgeon can fix it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Difficult answer: But usually time is the best test just as it is after pregnancy where we generally allow a minimum of 4-6 months and preferably 9-12 months to assess ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It depends on weight: It all depends on your present weight and how long it takes to loose 10 kgm and what sickness makes you loose. If you loose 10kgm rapidly because you ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Need more informatio: I don't understand the question. Either there is a typographic error or i need a better explanation of your concern. What is a stomach vacuum?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Losing weight slowly is the way to go! whether or not you have loose skin afterwards sounds on several factors including: how much weight you have to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Belly Bulge: Usually the lower belly bulges because below the belly button, there is less internal support for the abdominal wall. This makes the internal organ b ... Read More
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