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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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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 I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

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 I do to tighten the skin under my chin after weight lose?

What can I do to tighten the skin under my chin after weight lose?

Chin skin: At your age, there are some exercises of the neck muscles that can provide some toning and improvement as there is close association of the neck/facial muscles with the skin. Exercises probably won't be totally effective. Other options include skin resurfacing with dermabrasion, laser treatment, liposuction or even a face lift, but these are pretty aggressive treatments. ...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 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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Will my breast skin shrink back after weight lose?

Will my breast skin shrink back after weight lose?

Yes: However , you could develop some striae or stretch marks if the skin fibers were torn from excessive stretching. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on arms after heavy weight loss ?

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

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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 not get saggy skin after losing weight?

How can I not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Lose the weight: slowly. Eat healthfully. Exercise throughout to stay toned. If there is massive weight loss - some saggy skin may not be avoidable. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will my breast skin tighten and will they lift back up?

If I lose weight will my breast skin tighten and will they lift back up?

Sorry no: If your breasts are sagging, further weight loss will increase this, they do not tighten up. :(. ...Read more

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How do I assist my skin to retract after weight loss?

Skin retract: If you exercise and build up your muscles, you can give the impression of some skin retraction, but not much. ...Read more

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Will my skin sag after loosing weight?

Maybe: It depends on the amount of weight you lose, how healthy you are, how badly it was stretched to begin with... ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to tighten skin saggy skin around your knees after losing weight?

What is the  fastest way to tighten skin saggy skin around your knees after losing weight?

Extra skin in legs: While in some cases surgery may be required, it may also help to seek a specialist in thermage for the body. This non-invasive treatment can safely and effectively tighten skin in these tricky areas. ...Read more

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How to tighten my stomach and body overall without losing any weight after giving birth?

How to tighten my stomach and body overall without losing any weight after giving birth?

Exercise resumption: A gradual return to exercise like yoga or walking should begin the toning process. If you are within the 6 week post partum period, refrain from high impact or strenuous exercises. ...Read more

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I have stretch marks on my stomach and want to lose weight. How to prevent saggy skin?

I have stretch marks on my stomach and want to lose weight. How to prevent saggy skin?

Compression: This is a good question. Loose the weight gradually and if possible wear some comfortable compression garments while loosing weight--this might help some--but everyone's body is different, good luck. ...Read more

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How do I tighten loose abdominal skin after losing weight?

How do I tighten loose abdominal skin after losing weight?

Loose skin: There are several ways including plastic surgery to remove excess skin or an nonsurgical treatment called thermage. ...Read more

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