A 48-year-old member asked:
does skin sag if you only had extra weight for a couple of months?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 44 years experience
Maybe.: Gravity gets to all of us eventually, whether we have extra weight or not. Skin has to stretch before it can sag, and that usually doesn't happen quickly - but it can, if the extra weight is localized - to the breasts or stomach, for example. Most saggy skin due to weight loss resorbs by itself if it's not too extreme.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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