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Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

No: But you are young. If you dropped a large amount of fat, leaving skin stretched out, the skin may slowly shrink to accommodate to a slimmer body. Exercise is very good for you. I hope you keep it up. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does drinking more water help with loose skin? Are there any exercises I could do to help tighten it up?

Does drinking more water help with loose skin? Are there any exercises I could do to help tighten it up?

Loose skin: Drinking water is generally good for you & maintains your hydration which can certainly help with the overall appearance of your skin. It likely won't help significant skin laxity which is better served by skin tightening devices such as lasers, ultrasound, radiofrequency etc. It depends on the area & amount of laxity but surgery is sometimes also needed to remove excess skin (eg. After wt loss). ...Read more

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I have loose skin on my upper arms. I am 60 years old. Is it possible to tighten this area with exercises? If so, what kind? I am a 60 year-old female. I recently lost a significant amount of weight, and, as a result, I have "batwings" under my upper arms

I have loose skin on my upper arms. I am 60 years old. Is it possible to tighten this area with exercises? If so, what kind? I am a 60 year-old female. I recently lost a significant amount of weight, and, as a result, I have "batwings" under my upper arms

Arm Lift: Congratulations on significant weight loss. Patients who have “bat wings” under the upper arms benefit from arm lifting surgery (brachioplasty). This operation involves directly removing excess skin and adipose tissue of the upper arms, thereby improving the contour. Of course, the trade-off associated with the operation is the presence of a scar; optimal positioning of the scar is important. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

Tummy Tuck: Your tummy should be back to normal around 3 months after your delivery. A good diet and exercise program is the best way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. If your skin stretched and has not shrunk back down you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck where the excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. I wait 6 months after a c-section to perform a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

How can I tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

Well...: Depending on age, skin quality and degree of stretch it will likely get better on its own. While there are various non-surgical skin tightening remedies out there removing the stretched out skin is still the most reliable. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

Tummy Tuck: If you have loose tummy skin after pregnancy and weight loss then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles and skin may become lax after pregnancy. If diet and exercise do not restore your tummy then a tummy tuck could be the answer. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Loose Skin?: If it is loose skin you are wanting to eliminate, a tummy tuck would not be necessary. If, however, you are also wanting to tighten the muscles (repair a muscle separation), then yes, a tummy tuck is your only answer. A panniculectomy would address loose skin. Diet and exercise always helps, but it won't help a separated muscle or excessive, loose skin. ...Read more

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I'm 23, 5'5, 160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? I'm scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

I'm 23, 5'5, 160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? I'm scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

Breastfeeding to use: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. Also, one's age is older, and some NORMAL permanent changes have occurred after a having a baby. ...Read more

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What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

Tummy tuck: Some skin retraction will occur during the first six months after pregnancy however, after that, the only way to remove the remaining extra skin is with a tummy tuck. Before considering a tummy tuck make sure that you have completed your family since another pregnancy will stretch everything out again. ...Read more

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What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

Magic wand: If we had a magic wand that could tighten skin, we would not need to use surgery to perform tummy tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts, thigh lifts, eyelid tucks (witch hazel) and many other operations. Time is your best friend to assess skin contraction. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to tighten loose skin after having a baby?

I need some tips on how to tighten loose skin after having a baby?

There are none: Loose skin after childbirth is very common. One can tone and tighten muscles with exercise but there is no exercise to tighten skin. ...Read more

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My baby has loose skin and folds on its neck. Is this just normal baby neck that will tighten as she grows?

Very common: Skin folds are very common in newborns and improve with time and growth. Very rarely they are associated with certain genetic disorders which are mostly detected during prenatal screenings and ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

Tighten skin - MWL: Unfortunately there are not many tried and true ways to actually tighten the skin after massive weight loss. The most effective is surgical excision of the excess skin. There are several newer laser, radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments felt to minimally tighten after many somewhat expensive serial treatments. ...Read more

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I've lost 48 pounds and now I have some loose skin on my breasts. How can I tighten that without surgery?

I've lost 48 pounds and now I have some loose skin on my breasts. How can I tighten that without surgery?

Exercises: Try pectoral muscle exercises. Those can be demonstrated by your trainer/ staff at gym. These are the muscles on the chest behind the breasts. ...Read more

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After having two kids I have loose skin around my navel is there a away to tighten that skin up without having surgery its not much just a thin layer?

Not likely: You should see a plastic surgeon for an examination and evaluation. If it is truly loose skin and there is quite a bit you will need surgery. However if it is only fat and you have good skin elasticity you might be a candidate for liposuction, but from your description, I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten after weight loss?

Unfortunately not: Unfortunately it will not tighten up by itself. But it may tighten with exercise, eating healthy and if that does not help, by plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How do I tighten loose skin on my stomach after triplets?

How do I tighten loose skin on my stomach after triplets?

Abdominoplasty!: The only real answer here (after triplets) is abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). This can remove the extra skin, but more importantly, repair the stretched muscles of your abdominal wall. This is best after your family is complete (i bet it is now!) and may need to wait until the triplets are old enough that you can recover appropriately after the procedure. You should not lift over ten pounds for 6 wks. ...Read more

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What can I do/use to tighten loose skin?

Loose skin: There are multiple options for treatment of loose skin. It mainly depends on the location that you are asking about. Often times it requires surgical excision and redraping of soft tissue. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten up by itself after losing some weight?

Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten up by itself after losing some weight?

Unfortunately not: Unfortunately it will not tighten up by itself. But it may tighten with exercise, eating healthy and if that does not help, by plastic surgery. ...Read more

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I have a lot of loose skin around my stomach, how to tighten it?

I have a lot of loose skin around my stomach, how to tighten it?

Depends how much: Loose skin in abdomen happens after significant weight loss or after pregnancy in females
it may tighten somewhat with exercise and proper nutrition but if is a rather large, it may need plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Does running on tred mill help tighten loose skin and build muscle/tone?

Does running on tred mill help tighten loose skin and build muscle/tone?

Potentially: Running on a treadmill can definitely provide conditioning that can definitely improve muscle tone, and to some extent help with loose skin. If you have a lot of excess skin secondary to weight loss, there are surgical options as well. ...Read more

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Will my loose skin tighten after weight loss? How long will it take? Please help me docs!

Depends: On how elastic your skin is, your age, and how overweight you were and how much you lost. However, NEVER base your weight loss on your skin. If you need to lose a certain amount of weight, see what you look like when done, and decide if you need further interventions such as surgery with your doctor. It's still better to lose the weight then worry about the extra skin. ...Read more

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How to 68kg to 45 kg in 2 months. I am 16 year old and really need to lose weight. And even tighten my loose skin without surgeries?

How to 68kg to 45 kg in 2 months. I am 16 year old and really need to lose weight. And even tighten my loose skin without surgeries?

Diet and Exercise: At 16 the best option for weight loss is diet and exercise. You can work with a personal trainer or nutritionist who can help you and keep you accountable. Depending on height, 68kg isn't that overweight, 45 is probably too thin unless you're under 155cm. 23kg weight loss in 2 months is an unreasonable goal and would be unhealthy, you shouldn't focus on the number.
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I lost 100lbs now I have low bfp, and have a lot of muscle mass but have too much loose skin to fill with muscle. How do I tighten my loose skin?

I lost 100lbs now I have low bfp, and have a lot of muscle mass but have too much loose skin to fill with muscle. How do I tighten my loose skin?

Loose skin: At 17 I would be patient you may have more retraction of your skin. If that doesn't happen in a year or so you may consider surgery to remove the excess skin. Unfortunately this will result in a scar usually in a place that is covered by your under garments. ...Read more

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I recently got circumcised. Frenulum was removed too. Will that cause problems? Shaft skin is very tight, normal? No loose skin. I have no pain though

I recently got circumcised. Frenulum was removed too. Will that cause problems? Shaft skin is very tight, normal? No loose skin. I have no pain though

NO PROBLEM: During circumcision the loose is removed, and you feel shaft is tight It is normal. In case you find it is too tight or you have any urination problem then consult your doctor ...Read more

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How can you tighten up loose skin?

How can you tighten up loose skin?

Depends: Significantly loose skin needs to be surgically tightened. Diet, exercise and time will not improve loose skin. There are several non-invasive options (zerona, vasershape, etc...), but their results are not very impressive. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

See below: If this is from weight loss, the thigh lift is the best option. You must however be at your best weight.
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When I lose weight, what's the best way to tighten up the loose skin?

When I lose weight, what's the best way to tighten up the loose skin?

Lots of options: If you're lucky, your skin will contract as you lose weight. If that doesn't happen the excess skin may need to be surgically removed. This is a common procedure that removes the extra skin while trying to "hide" the resultant scars in inconspicuous locations. ...Read more

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My facial skinn is getting loose. I m just 29....How can I get tight skin. ...And want to know the effect of steam on loose skin...?

My facial skinn is getting loose. I m just 29....How can I get tight skin. ...And want to know the effect of steam on loose skin...?

Not easy: First/foremost, avoid sun, smoke. Otherwise is time/ageing related. Early laxity may respond to topical therapy. Otherwise would require lasers, and perhaps surgery. Would start with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tighten loose skin, and define muscles after weight loss.?

Can you tell me how to tighten loose skin, and define muscles after weight loss.?

Sagging skin: Rapid weight loss does tend to cause skin to sag. Give the skin 90 days to 6 months to catch up. Drink more water and take antioxidatn suplement as well. ...Read more

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Can an obese person have a successful butt lift? I recently lost over 120 pounds, and I am considering having a butt lift procedure to tighten up the loose skin around my buttocks. I still have about 80 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. Can I have t

Yes, but...: No pun intended. It may make more sense to complete your weight loss prior to your buttocks lift, especially if weight will be lost from the buttocks. It would be disappointing to get a nice result from a buttocks lift, and then have loose sagging skin from further weight loss. I cannot make specific recommendations without seeing you. Consider a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tighten loose skin?

Yes: Surgical removal to use of certain lasers and radiofrequency devices will provide a tightening effect. Lesser effects come from muscle building to increase mass, creams, injections (fillers and fat grafting), etc. Do offer some filling options to improve the appearance of loose skin. ...Read more

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Lost 100lbs 1.5 yrs ago & my loose skin still hasn't tightened. Will a lot of cardio help tighten it?

May not improve: Patients who undergo massive weight loss like you are unfortunately left with loose skin and tissues. Youth is in your favor as your skin may retract more so than an older patient's will. Workouts do help increase your muscle mass and tone but if you have excessive tissue laxity then you will require surgical correction. Contact your local plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on arms after heavy weight loss?

Loose arms MWL: The mainstay of arm tightening after massive weight loss is a brachioplasty or arm lift. This involves excision of the excess skin along the upper arm and axilla. This is a relatively easy procedure but the scarring often takes a little longer to mature than other body contouring sites. It may take 18-24 months. ...Read more

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Would an endoscopic face lift be ideal to tighten my cheeks and neck? I want to do something about the loose skin on my neck and get rid of my jowls. I like the idea of an endoscopic face lift, because I won't have as much scarring. Are there any other be

Would an endoscopic face lift be ideal to tighten my cheeks and neck? I want to do something about the loose skin on my neck and get rid of my jowls. I like the idea of an endoscopic face lift, because I won't have as much scarring. Are there any other be

Facelift: If you have a lot if excess skin, you may be better served with a traditional type of facelift. An endoscopic lift, witch it's smaller incisions may not allow for adequate skin removal once underlying tissues are repositioned. Have your face evaluated by aboard certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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! ...Read more

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe?: Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to firm up loose skin?

No such thing: There are no exercises to firm up loose skin. Sorry! The only way this might work is by increasing the size of the underlying muscles so much that the skin tightens around the larger muscles. This is rarely desirable. Perhaps female arms or a male chest might be improved this way on occasion, but for thighs or abdomen, very few people want to make these areas bigger so that the skin is not loose. ...Read more

Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Definition)

Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due ...Read more