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how can i tighten up loose skin? i had gastric bypass surgery last year and lost 130 pounds. i have lots of loose skin and have not been able to get rid of it. any ideas short of surgery to remove it? exercising has not helped.

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Dr. Andres Taleisnik
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Congratulations : Congratulations on your weight loss. There is absolutely no way to address your loose skin without an abdominoplasty surgery (tummy tuck). Exercise may improve muscle tone, but won't do anything for the skin. Anyone who proposes anything else for your degree of weight loss is just stealing your money. Andres taleisnik, M.D. http://www.ataleisnikmd.com follow my practice and plastic surgery on facebook and twitter: facebook: http://www.Facebook.Com/pages/andres-taleisnik-md/112392538831584 twitter: http://twitter.Com/ataleisnikmd.
Answered on Nov 1, 2019
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Dr. Megan Jack
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Massive weight loss: Really the only way to successfully eliminate the hanging fat that remains after massive weight loss is surgery. Surgery to remove this skin will help improve appearance, clothing fit, body contour, and hygiene as well. The trade off are scars but those can often be hidden by undergarments/swimwear, etc and for many patients the tradeoff is worth it. Well done!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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