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Are there any exercises that can tighten extra skin?

Are there any exercises that can tighten extra skin?

No: Skin cannot be tightened with any amount of exercise. But good exercise and weight loss can decrease the amount of fat bulging beneath the skin, and the skin may shrink back if it isn't stretched too far to do so. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises that will firm the breasts?

Are there any exercises that will firm the breasts?

Not Really: Breast tissue is glandular. No exercise will firm this tissue. The underlying pectoralis major and minor muscles can definitely be firmed and enlarged with exercises. ...Read more

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Are there any creams that can reduce or remove stretch marks?

Are there any creams that can reduce or remove stretch marks?

I wish...: ...That any of the myriad of creams advertised for treatment of stretch marks actually worked, but they don't. There is some anecdotal evidence that Retin-A cream might work for some people. Keep in mind that collagen grows very slowly, so any treatment will take a year or more to see measurable improvement. One type of laser may work on purple stretch marks, but that gets expensive. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises that can help ptosis ?

Are there any exercises that can help ptosis ?

None: Eyelid ptosis is a droop of the upper lid due to muscle weakness or malposition. Surgery is the only permanent corrective. There is a temporary appliance hooked onto glasses called a ptosis crutch which can lift the lid but this is uncomfortable and not a long term solution. No exercises will help. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises that can prevent muscle atrophy during pregnancy?

Are there any exercises that can prevent muscle atrophy during pregnancy?

Yes: Isometric muscle contractions prevent atrophy and can be done for most muscle groups. But ask your OB for their recommendations for any other exercises for your specific pregnancy issues. ...Read more

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Are there any foods to aid skin tightening while losing weight.?

No.: Just keep losing weight; in most cases the tightening will take care of itself, though it may take some time. The important thing is getting rid of your excess weight, and bravo for doing that! if loose skin turns out to be an issue, you can worry about that later. Loose skin won't affect your health, but fat certainly will! ...Read more

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Are there any medications that could reduce melanin in your skin?

Are there any medications that could reduce melanin in your skin?

Probably not: There are bleaching creams available to reduce the skin pigment but they need to be used regularly and are only partly effective. Chemicals such as phenol can destroy the melanin-producting cells altogether by inducing a chemical burn- however that's probably something you won't want. I don't know if the late Michael Jackson' dermatologist or plastic surgeon has other tricks in his bag or not. ...Read more

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Is there any exercises that can reduce the apperance of cellulite?

Is there any exercises that can reduce the apperance of cellulite?

Exercise: Excercise alone have limited value in treating cellulite which is a fat deformity caused by fibrous septae which are tough bands running perpendicular to the shin surface. ...Read more

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Are there any boob exercises that can enhance the look of my breasts?

Are there any boob exercises that can enhance the look of my breasts?

Not very much: Breasts are composed of fatty tissue, glands, and supporting tissue, but not muscle. Exercise generally affects muscles and joints. But working on your chest muscles (pectorals) might make your breasts appear less droopy by supporting them better. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reduce areola size without surgery? I heard some vitamins may work

Are there any ways to reduce areola size without surgery? I heard some vitamins may work

No: There are no vitamins, supplements or foods that will decrease areola size. The range of normal is very wide. The differences between women is what makes their bodies special. ...Read more

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Are there any stomach exercises that work fast?

Are there any stomach exercises that work fast?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Are there any procedures that can let me have thin lips?

Are there any procedures that can let me have thin lips?

Lip reduction: For patients with lips that are too full, a lip reduction can be performed. This is a procedure that can even be done in the office with no external scars. I like to take pictures of the patients' lips and do computer imaging to see where they would like them to end up. It is about a week or two until the internal stitches dissolve. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to make breasts grow that work? And is there anything that could prevent them growing?

Are there any natural ways to make breasts grow that work? And is there anything that could prevent them growing?

Gain weight: The greatest difference in breast size is the amount of fat. My patients often complain that the first place thru lose weight is in their breasts. Likewise, that is one of the places weight gain is often obvious. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises that can cure an astigmatism?

Are there any exercises that can cure an astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is when the front of your eye is shaped more like a football than a basketball. There is no exercise that can change this. Astigmatism is normal, meaning that most people have it, and is easily treated with glasses, contact lenses or laser. ...Read more