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A 18-year-old female asked:

Im average weight. lost a bit of weight intentionally. now i have ugly loose skin on abdomen even though didn't lose much. what to do about this?

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Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
How much weight?: If you have lost a significant amount of weight in terms of percentage of total body weight, like more than 20%, then you may develop loose skin. After being stretched for years, as we get older skin is less likely to recoil into its older tight position. The more weight gain, and the faster the weight loss, the worse it is. See a plastic surgeon who can advise you on surgical options
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