U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mark Burke
Surgery - Plastics 21 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.