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Doctor insights on: How Can I Tighten Loose Skin After Losing Weight

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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Definition)

Loose skin is a feature in which a person's skin is looser than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Loose skin can be due to hereditary/genetic causes. Skin also becomes ...Read more