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Doctor insights on: Get Ride Of Extra Skin After Losing Weight

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How can I not get saggy skin after losing weight?

How can I not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Lose the weight: Slowly. Eat healthfully. Exercise throughout to stay toned. If there is massive weight loss - some saggy skin may not be avoidable. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can you tell me how I can not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Can you tell me how I can not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Sometimes it is: Unavoidable. If you are older and your skin has lost elasticity - you that can ^ chance of sagging skin. Lose at a slow pace and stay physically active. Take care. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stretchy skin after losing weight?

How to get rid of stretchy skin after losing weight?

Surgery: If it doesn't improve by itself, lax skin can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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I am losing weight, but how can I avoid keeping all the excess skin?

I am losing weight, but how can I avoid keeping all the excess skin?

It may or may not: Be possible. The older you are the more you are apt to have this problem due to lack of elasticity of skin. Lose at a slow rate and stay physically active. Surgery is an option if excess skin is really significant. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm losing weight pretty regularly. How can I avoid keeping all the excess skin?

I'm losing weight pretty regularly. How can I avoid keeping all the excess skin?

Exercise and keep: Weight loss slow to moderate. As you age - there will be less elasticity in your skin with higher likelihood of extra skin with marked weight loss. Surgical consultation is also an option. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a's excess skin (after rapidly losing weight) being placed to b's badly burnt skin?

Unfortunately, no.: Like any other transplant from one individual to another, the skin will eventually be rejected. Having said that, we do use cadaver skin from skin banks. It has been processed and assured to be disease-free. It is used in large burns as a temporary dressing, because if it "takes, " even temporarily, it indicates that skin grafts from the patient will take permanently. ...Read more

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Does the skin of your nose get thinner when losing weight?

Does the skin of your nose get thinner when losing weight?

Skin on nose: Not really. You may lose the fat that is under your skin, but there isn't much on your nose anyway. So I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent extra skin when losing weight?

What can I do to prevent extra skin when losing weight?

Lose slowly: Lose weight slowly... The more gradual your weight loss, the more time your skin has to get acclimated to it as well as the longer your weight loss results will last. ...Read more

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Since I started losing weight I've developed a "wingsuit" of skin. What is the best non-surgical way to eliminate the extra skin?

Since I started losing weight I've developed a "wingsuit" of skin. What is the best non-surgical way to eliminate the extra skin?

No non surgical way: It is great you lost weight especially if you needed to. Unfortunately if the weight loss is significant there is no non surgical way to get rid of excess skin. ...Read more

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Could I avoid loose skin after losing weight?

Could I avoid loose skin after losing weight?

Don't know: How much weight have you lost? Typically, the younger an individual, the more elastic their skin is. Also, the rapidity in which you gained the weight can frequently "tear" the skin and result in stretch marks. If you have stretch marks, this typically means that you have poor elasticity. There are no ointments, potions or creams that can restore elasticity. ...Read more

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How do I tighten loose abdominal skin after losing weight?

Loose skin: There are several ways including plastic surgery to remove excess skin or an nonsurgical treatment called thermage. ...Read more

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Can losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Marked or rapid: Weight loss may lead to sagging skin - especially if the person is older or doesn't exercise. ...Read more

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Can losing weight cause loose skin?

Can losing weight cause loose skin?

Loose skin: Losing a large amount of weight faster than the skin can accommodate will definitely lead to loose skin. Weight loss of 10-30 pounds shouldn't cause that. ...Read more

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How do I treat loose skin while losing weight?

Supportive garments: Unfortunately there is no magic sure for getting skin to shrink. This is the reason that eyelid tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts and tummy tucks (witch hazel) are still performed. Wearing supportive garment and waiting at least 4 months once you have achieved a stable weight is probably the best course of action. ...Read more

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How can I prevent sagging skin when losing weight!?

See a plastic surgeo: The results from various lasers and other related devices are modest. ...Read more

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Dermatologists: how to avoid loose skin while losing weight?

Dermatologists: how to avoid loose skin while losing weight?

Good question: Gradual weight loss is better than rapid weight loss for skin retraction. However your genetics have allot to do with it. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Hi docs, would losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Skin grew: Skin grew larger to encase the larger body. Fat lost, body smaller, skin still stretched out. Now skin too big. Especially as you get older, the skin remains too big. Can be surgically reduced, removing extra folds. ...Read more

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Loose skin when losing weight as a teen. Does this loose skin ever go away?

Loose skin when losing weight as a teen. Does this loose skin ever go away?

Not without help: Most loose skin will only be made tighter by gaining weight or having the skin removed. Some people may also do well with cellulaze. This is the only laser that can treat the skin from underneath and significantly tighten skin. Obviously there are limits but a trained plastic surgeon can explain it to you. I have been very impressed with the results I have seen. ...Read more

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After losing weight, will skin tighten up over time? I have heard it can take up to a couple of years.

After losing weight, will skin tighten up over time? I have heard it can take up to a couple of years.

To a certain extent.: If you were only moderately overweight before you lost weight, then the skin will generally tighten to the point that it is not noticeable. However if you were morbidly obese, then the skin will only shrink back a certain amount. After that, the excess skin will remain unless it is surgically removed. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to tighten skin saggy skin around your knees after losing weight?

What is the fastest way to tighten skin saggy skin around your knees after losing weight?

Extra skin in legs: While in some cases surgery may be required, it may also help to seek a specialist in thermage for the body. This non-invasive treatment can safely and effectively tighten skin in these tricky areas. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting loose skin when losing weight?

Depends on age.: After a certain period of time the elasticity and recoil of the skin is not the same. Therefore eventually at some age (20s, 30s, 40s - depending on skin type and quality of skin) the skin does not shrink with wait loss. ...Read more

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

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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Cellulite and loose skin forming while losing weight, will it go away eventually?

Cellulite and loose skin forming while losing weight, will it go away eventually?

No natural way: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective and fda approved treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. To find a provider in your area go to www. Cynosure. Com. ...Read more

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I've lost 5lbs since I fell and landed on my head last week. My Dr diagnosed me with a concussion. Losing weight due to the concussion? Still eating.

I've lost 5lbs since I fell and landed on my head last week. My Dr diagnosed me with a concussion. Losing weight due to the concussion? Still eating.

Likely unrelated: The weight loss is unlikely to be related to the concussion. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation of the weight loss and for a follow up on how you are doing after your concussion. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much does drinking water actually help in losing weight, healthier skin, etc.?

How much does drinking water actually help in losing weight, healthier skin, etc.?

Hunger vs thirst: Drinking more water may help you realize that you are more thirsty than hungry which would cause you to eat less. It may also fill you up so you don't want to eat as much. Just be careful not to overdo it and deplete your electrolytes which would make you feel fatigued and faint. Also being well hydrated reduces wrinkles associated with dehydration. ...Read more

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My mom is 75 and she keeps losing weight and she gets red allegy patches on her skin. Is there anything that will help?

My mom is 75 and she keeps losing weight and she gets red allegy patches on her skin. Is there anything that will help?

Skin rash: She needs to seek medical help and see an allergist to investigate her problem. She may need to undergo some tests to find out the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I've been losing weight and am worried about loose skin especially around my abdomen and thighs. Is there a way to reduce it?

Maybe there is...: Weight loss that is gradual is better than rapid weight loss. Skin that does not have stretch marks usually will shrink to match your new shape. If after loosing the extra weight if there is loose skin you can consult a Plastic Surgeon to see if removal is possible. Excess skin removal does leave scars and only you can decide if the scar looks better than the loose skin. ...Read more