A 39-year-old member asked:
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30lb weight loss. will my skin shrink?

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
22 years experience Psychiatry
Not exactly: It depends on many factors: e.g. Your age & genetics, the amt of weight lost, and rapidity of the weight loss. A small amt of weight might respond to exercise or thermage; while larger amounts of weight lost, esp at rapid rate and high skin laxity might require surgical intervention.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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