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what is loose skin

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Loss of volume: Loss of volume in terms of fat and bone are the main culprits of the loose skin around the eyes. People who have gone though great fluctuations in wei ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Typically aging...: Excess skin is generally a problem in the upper eyelids. In the lower eyelids, the problem is almost never excess skin but rather fat that is protrudi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Weight loss or: Loose skin is usually seen in the process of weight loss or natural volume loss of the aging process all over the body, but mainly seen in the face fi ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Multiple things: Main factors include: 1) pregnancy 2) weight fluctuations (especially rapid weight loss) 3) age 4) genetics.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Loose skin: Face can be tightened a small degree with co2 laser but plastic surgeons do most with surgery.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: It must be surgically removed.
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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Figura
16 years experience Plastic Surgery
Loose skin after MWL: Unfortunately, most of the laxity of the skin after massive weight loss is determined by factors that may not be easily changed, ie, maximum lifetime ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Size, sun, and smoke: The three main causes of loose skin (besides the normal loosening that comes with aging) are changing size, smoking tobacco, and sun (or tanning bed) ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Boynton
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Exercise wont help: Loose skin that is typically present after pregnancy or weight loss typically doesn't respond to exercise. Depending on the severity of it there are s ... Read More
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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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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Loose skin: Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due lack of elastic fibers.
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

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