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How To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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