A 41-year-old member asked:
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i'm 19 278lbs if i lose all this weight will i still have extra skin on me?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not completely: Predictable. Don't know how much weight you plan to use. You may have excess skin but that doesn't always occur.
Answered on Jan 16, 2014

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