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