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Doctor insights on: How To Avoid Saggy Skin After Weight Loss

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How to tighten skin after weight loss?

How to tighten skin after weight loss?

No easy answer: Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up the good work with a healthy diet and daily exercise to maintain it. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for excess skin. Typically, the only solution is surgical in nature. I recommend waiting until you see that your weight is stable before undergoing surgery. Don't be discouraged by your skin. You've done something amazing for your health! ...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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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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How to remove flabby skin after weight loss?

How to remove flabby skin after weight loss?

Depends...: Well... When people lose a lot of weight it can leave them with residual skin. If it's paper thin and resembles rolled up parchment, its truly excessskin and you may need surgery to rid yourself of that problem. But if it's more than a few millimeters thick and fills your hand it's excess fat. Men generally need to get to 10-12% and women 15-17% body fat before considering surgery. ...Read more

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How can I prevent excess skin after weight loss surgery?

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May not be possible: After weight loss surgery, excess flaking is common. The more you lose the more likely there will be excess skin. Exercise can help some, but only so much. Plastic surgery may be needed to remove the extra skin. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively avoid saggy skin during a weight loss regiment?

Excess skin : It is possible that since you are under forty years old, the skin will have enough elasticity left to contract on its own. ...Read more

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How can I avoid loose skin during weight lose?

How can I avoid loose skin during weight lose?

Loose skin after MWL: Unfortunately, most of the laxity of the skin after massive weight loss is determined by factors that may not be easily changed, ie, maximum lifetime weight, final weight, genetic and age related skin elasticity. In general gaining and losing weight slowly are often associated with the best results and many people swear by intense moisturizing with olive oil, coconut oil or cocoa butter products. ...Read more

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Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Exercise: Can help firm up the muscles underneath the skin, but the only way to actually get rid of the excess skin is through surgery. ...Read more

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How can I prevent excess skin during/after weight loss?

How can I prevent excess skin during/after weight loss?

Slow weight loss: Slow loss of wt like a maximum 1lb a week may be fine.if you lose weight more rapidly sagging skin is more of a problem ...Read more

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How to tighten lose belly skin after weight loss?

How to tighten lose belly skin after weight loss?

Loose belly skin: Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose tissues after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after major weight loss. ...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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How can I prevent sagging skin when losing weight!?

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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How can sagging skin after weight loss be treated?

Surgery: If your skin's natural elasticity has already degraded enough so that the skin does not snapback, you need to have surgery performed to remove the excess skin. ...Read more

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How would i begin to lose weight to avoid sagging skin?

How would i begin to lose weight to avoid sagging skin?

Slowly: Sagging skin is often a result of rapid weight loss. Slow steady weight loss from diet modification and increased exercise in consultation with your doctor can reduce the chances of getting saggin skin but cannot eliminate it. If you lose enough weight the excess skin will sag and the older you are when you lose the weight, the less likely it is that your skin will tighten up naturally. Sorry. ...Read more

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How can I lose extra skin after weight loss?

Depends: Depending on how much weight you have lost, how fast you lost it, and your skin in general, you may have too much skin for the body to 'return to normal'. It is possible that surgery to remove the extra skin is your only choice. However, without an exam, i can not answer your question accurately. See your doctor to help you decide what to do. ...Read more

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How to avoid getting excess skin after weightloss surgery?

Hard to prevent: As you age, your skins ability to form back to your new body is impaired. If the redundant skin becomes an issue surgeons can remove it. The good news is, you lost a lot of weight and are undoubtedly more healthy for it. Good job. ...Read more

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How can you prevent loose skin from weight loss?

How can you prevent loose skin from weight loss?

Skin w/weight loss: Slower weight loss at a younger age usually helps to minimize excess skin. Rapid weight loss may result in extra skin as well. The best suggestion is exercise and nutrition. ...Read more

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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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What can you do to prevent excess skin after weight loss?

Excess skin: You cannot do anything to prevent excess skin after significant weight loss. ...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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Lose 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