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A 40-year-old member asked:

Since i am losing about a pound a day would i get loose skin?

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Dr. Mark Burke
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
That is fast.: Losing 7 pounds of fat a week is very rapid. I assume you had bariatric surgery? The amount of loose skin depends on the overall weight loss and the time the person was heavy for. Worry about your lifestyle for now. When you weight stabilizes, if you aren't happy with the skin see a board certified plastic surgeon. If you lose a great deal of weight (>100 lbs) excess skin is a good possibility.

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