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How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

Lose excess skin: Body contouring surgery can remove the excess skin after weight loss. Common procedures are tummy tuck, arm lift , thigh lift, breast lift +/- augmentation, face & necklift, body lift, buttock lift. The procedures needed, and combination or sequence of procedures, varies in each patient. I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon, and start with addressing what bothers you most. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Hi, I have a mark/scar/bald spot on the back of my head which I was told was caused by a brain scan when I was a baby. Can I get rid of it?

Need to examine: It is unlikely that the bald spot is due to an imaging study. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If the spot is not too big, you would do well to cover it with hair from the surrounding areas. If it is of bigger cosmetic concern, you may consult a plastic surgeon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of brown pigmentation on my skin caused by psoriasis?

How do I get rid of brown pigmentation on my skin caused by psoriasis?

The brown......: The pigmentation is caused by several factors. Inflammation can cause leakage of red blood cells into the skin, causing " rusting of the iron in the rbc hgb. Also, if you scratch and abrade psoriasis lesions, you get a low grade infection, which will permanently discolor skin. People will scratch unknowingly in sleep. The brown caused by rbc will leave slowly. The other will diminish little. ...Read more

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What is the best ways to get rid of skin fungul? What is it caused by?

What is the best ways to get rid of skin fungul? What is it caused by?

Skin fungus: Fungal infections are commonly caused by t. Tonsurans in scalp infections and t. Rubrum in foot infections . Dermatologist prescribed topical creams or oral medications are curative. ...Read more

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How to get rid of skin swelling caused by sunburn?

How to get rid of skin swelling caused by sunburn?

Cool soaks: Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned areas. And learn mr. Sun's lesson: apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion whenever you go out in the sun! ...Read more

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How to get rid of tan caused by sea water for dry skin?

How to get rid of tan caused by sea water for dry skin?

Clarification Needed: I am not sure of what you are describing, because sea water does not cause a tan. You may be describing skin darkening after some sort of treatment that contains "sea water", but it is not clear. You will need to provide more details here. ...Read more

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Please recommend lotion or cream that will get rid of my skin discoloration caused by sun since august ?

Please recommend lotion or cream that will get rid of my skin discoloration caused by sun since august ?

Sun spots: I usually use a lotion with higher dosing of resveratrol in it. We use morganna's alchemy as their products are organic. You can find it online or at hsn and sam's club. ...Read more

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My head has been very itchy lately. Could this be caused by my severe dandruff issue? How do I get rid of it?

My head has been very itchy lately. Could this be caused by my severe dandruff issue? How do I get rid of it?

Scalp Dermatitis: Itching , scaling and redness can be from either Psoriasis , Seborrhea or Eczema. The best OTC Tx is a shampoo containing either Zinc , Sulfur , Salicyclic acid , Ketoconazole or Tar or combination thereof ...Read more

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Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Does skin bleaching agents work to get rid of redness on cheeks caused by keratosis Pilaris, finances got rid of bumps but not redness?

Leave it alone: There's nothing to gain and she runs the risk of disfiguring herself. A cosmetician may be able to offer advice, but don't try to alter the skin directly. You have one another and that's what matters. Often KP remits on its own; until then, nothing really works that well. She's free to try a preparation with lactic or salicylic acid. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

What is the best way to get rid of skin redness caused by acne scars?

Depends on scar: Redness tends to resolve over several months. If it is related to raised scarring therapy with intralesional steroids or pulsed dye laser. Depressed or atrophic scars may require fillers, saline injections or laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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What over the counter medication will help get rid of a rash on the skin around the vagina? Itching, red bumps caused by fabric irritant i think.

Lamisil and: hydrocortisone cream because it may be fungal and irritant, use otc antivaginitis creams inside and out like monistat, be sure not a sexually transmitted disease like herpes [if little teardrop vesicalson red base bunched up get it cultured] or even hpv virus warts but if you shave too close can irritate and cause this too , may need antibiotics for skin infection ...Read more

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Can obesity cause bilateral pitting edema? And how to get rid of it?

Can obesity cause bilateral pitting edema? And how to get rid of it?

Obesity-->edema.: Because of the increase in intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, venous return of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired, leading to fluid accumulation in the legs. Granted other things could cause this edema, but obesity is one possible cause. Losing weight will obviously help. ...Read more

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After lap band weightloss, will you need to have surgery to get rid of the excess skin?

Depends: Younger, non-smokers with healthy skin may bounce back better and not show as much sagging. Older patients with less elasticity in their skin may not respond as well and sag. Exercising to build some muscle to replace the fat may help some. ...Read more

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I've noticed skin tags popping up lately. What causes these and how can I get rid of them?

Skin Tags: Tags are typically thought to occur in characteristic friction locations where skin rubs against skin or clothing.It is important to keep in mind that skin tags usually do not have to be treated. If the tags are bothersome, multiple medical treatment options are available: freeze with liquid nitrogen electrocautery scissor excision. ...Read more

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