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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight Without Hanging Skin

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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. Barbara Lavi
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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?

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've lost 35 pounds in the last three months by doing lc and swimming. I have a huge hanging pannus. What can I do to lose weight in that area?

I've lost 35 pounds in the last three months by doing lc and swimming.   I have a huge hanging pannus.  What can I do to lose weight in that area?

Nothing: Losing wt.means that one has reduced body volumn by eliminating subcutaneous and deep fat layers. This produces the pannus that represents excess skin. Further wt. loss will not remove excess skin. Such areas require local excision ...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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