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A 21-year-old male asked:

After a gastric sleeve or gastric band surgery what is the best way to prevent or minimize loose and excess skin?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Options are few: In younger individuals , excessive skin to some extent moulds itself , by toning the body with exercises along with application elastic bandages , most common way is by cosmetic surgery. Consult a plastic surgeon in your area.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Lap band skin: It is hard to predict if a person will have a lot of excess skin after losing weight. The more weight you lose, the more likely you will have excess skin. Also, younger patients tend to have more elastic skin that shrinks back more than it does in older patients. There really isn't anything you can do to prevent having excess skin though.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2013

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