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How can I lose weight without hanging skin?

How can I lose weight without hanging skin?

May not be possible: The problem of redundant or hanging skin after weight loss is more likely with large amounts of weight loss. The younger you are the more likely you are to have your skin "tighten up" after weight loss. Options for dealing with sagging skin are surgery & non-surgical tightening procedures which work through heating the deep layers of the skin (many without downtime or discomfort.). ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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If i lose weight, will I have hanging skin?

If i lose weight, will I have hanging skin?

Depends: The answer depends mostly on how much excess weight do you have and the time-frame for the weight loss. If your weight loss is extreme and fast, it is highly likely that you will have hanging skin. A plastic surgeon can help out with these sort of issues. ...Read more

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At what age do you normally start to lose weight and have stretchy, hanging skin?

At what age do you normally start to lose weight and have stretchy, hanging skin?

It depends: If you stay in shape, your skin may never get stretchy and "hang." exercise regularly, stay at a proper weight, and you will age more gracefully. ...Read more

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If I lose weight fast, will I have a lot of extra skin hanging over?

If I lose weight fast, will I have a lot of extra skin hanging over?

Lax skin with loss: It depends on your age and degree of weight loss. Although previous striae may become worse looking with weight loss, they will not be caused by the weight loss. For the most part they were caused by the weight gain that preceded the weight loss. However, it is common for patients to seek surgical correction or other treatments after successful weight loss to eliminate the loose skin. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can lose a significant amount of weight without having hanging skin?

Is there a way I can lose a significant amount of weight without having hanging skin?

Loose skin: Losing weight about 2 lbs, a week, with exercise is ideal. But, if you have lost a lot of weight and are older, you may still have some loose skin. So, there is no guarantee to tighten up a lot of skin. Do your best to lose the weight and exercise to become healthy, loose skin is much better than being unhealthy. Also, depending on your circumstances, health ins. Might help in tightening skin. ...Read more

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If im fat and i lose weight will my skin hang?

If im fat and i lose weight will my skin hang?

Quick weight loss: Quick weight loss will sometimes result in sagging skin, exercise and slow and deliberate weight loss will allow time for skin to accommodate and lessen sagging. ...Read more

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Will you have hanging skin if you lose 30 pound?

Depends: Skin can reconstruct it self from weight loss (consider a pregnant women whose large belly can revert to normal after delivery). But this is also age related and the older you are, the less reconstitution is possible and it also depends on the total weight. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and I want to be healthy. Will I get hanging skin if I lose 30 pounds?

I'm 21 and I want to be healthy. Will I get hanging skin if I lose 30 pounds?

Typically not: Usually young skin handles weight loss well. If your skin has a lot of stretch marks then in those areas the skin can appear more lax. But getting healthy should be your priority, and new lasers can tighten any loose skin you may have after the weight loss. ...Read more

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I have lost around 81lbs of extra body weight in the course of 7 months. But now I have loose hanging skin and stretch marks. How do I get rid of them?

I have lost around 81lbs of extra body weight in the course of 7 months. But now I have loose hanging skin and stretch marks. How do I get rid of them?

Plastic Surgery: Despite the fact you have done a great job with losing the excess weight, you will continue to have this problem unless you pursue plastic surgery to remove the excess skin. Once this is done, i recommend a non-ablative laser procedure such as fraxel re:store to go over the surgical scars from the plastic surgery and the stretch marks in a series of at least 4 treatments. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without having loose skin?

Have really good...: Genes and lose it slowly. Usually, this isn't anything you can control. Don't worry about the loose skin till you get it. Then see a plastic surgeon to get rid of it. ...Read more

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How can a woman gain lean muscle with out bulking up like a man? I weigh 245 and really want to lose weight without extra skin. Suggestions?

How can a woman gain lean muscle with out bulking up like a man? I weigh 245 and really want to lose weight without extra skin. Suggestions?

Yes&No. Crucial=what: & quantity eaten. LowFat,HiCarb foods drive Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Ds & Cancer. LCHF (incl. hi-cholesterol) foods support better health. For summary, Google "Tom Naughton Wisdom of Crowds", study the video & http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Quantity: To ? body fat, one must burn it, i.e ketosis. Skipping meals, staying hungry (some of the time) critically important to ? ketosis. At 19, skin may ?. ...Read more

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Does skin itch when you lose weight?

Does skin itch when you lose weight?

Usually not: Generalized itching has many causes, but weight loss usually isn't one of them. Thyroid disease, iron deficiency, and gall bladder or liver disease are some causes of itching that could be related to excessive weight loss. ...Read more

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Does your head shrink when you lose weight?

Does your head shrink when you lose weight?

Head size: No head size once you have grown is fixed - you may see a loss of the fat from around the neck but the head size will be the same. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my skin lighten when i lose weight?

What does it mean if my skin lighten when i lose weight?

To Lose Weight: I commend you for losing weight! Please continue to eat healthy,exercise and deal with stresses of life and do not be concerned about lightening of skin when you you lose weight. Seeing a Therapist go stress and self-esteem will be helpful. ...Read more

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Will my loose skin get better if I lose weight?

Will my loose skin get better if I lose weight?

Maybe: The only way to know whether your skin will tighten with weight loss is to see whether it contracts as you slowly loose weight on a healthy nutritional plan that involves daily exercise. ...Read more

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How could i lose weight without getting loose skin?

How could i lose weight   without getting loose skin?

The hoy grail..: That is the holy grail of plastic surgery. How do you make skin shrink or more elastic or less aged without surgery. No one knows for sure. While some lasers may help, this is genrally only a fraction of what is needed. Stretch marks can occur in very thin i dividualized and not always related to weight gain and loss. So until then lose weight slowly and consistently. ...Read more

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Will my skin sag if i lose weight? Please help me docs!

Not certain: The greater the amount of weight lost - the more possible this becomes. An additional issue is that as we age our skin looses elasticity. ...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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Will I have sagging skin, even if i lose weight slowly?

Will I have sagging skin, even if i lose weight slowly?

Depends: I find that loose saggy skin after surgery is more a reflection of how much weight one needs to lose versus how fast. Individuals needing to lose 20-30 lbs most likely won't experience sagging skin, even if they lose it quickly. Age, hydration and elasticity of the skin also play a role. Younger individuals with good skin have less problems. If over 100 lb most likely will have some loose skin. ...Read more