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I Lose Weight How Do I Get Rid Of Loose Skin
Body contouring: Body contouring surgery can be done in stages to get rid of loose skin in arms by brachioplasty or arm lift, tummy tuck can improve midsection contour, it can combined with a back lift to get rid of loose skin in the waist and lower back, also known lower body lift. Thighs contours can be improved with thigh lift. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Ahh! The secret: That is the secret and one of the critical components of fat removal or reduction. It is very difficult to get skin to contract. Although lasers, ultrasound, radio frequency, infrared, freezing, lotions and potions can reduce or remove fat, they only provide limited ski contraction and oftentimes not enough. Surgically excising the skin is our best option for major skin redundancy or laxity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arm Lift: An arm lift (brachioplasty) can dramatically improve the contour of your upper arms by removing the excess loose skin that you have. The improved contour does come at the expense of scars, however, most patients who undergo this operation love their new contour and find it much easier to fit into the clothes they enjoy wearing. Meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out more! ...Read more
2/3 of body = water: Adequate fluid is essential for proper bodily functions and so getting rid of water is not necessarily a good thing unless you have heart failure, leg edema, ascites(fluid in belly) etc.If your wt changes rapidly, it is likely due to fluid intake. Balanced diet/exercise, adequate sleep to keep a healthy body/mind, your body will regulate itself to perfection as nature intended. Good luck. ...Read more
Probably surgery: Althougj some lasers, ultrasound or radio frequency devices may claim to tighten skin, they are likely to achieve onlyodesr improvements (2-3 on a scale of 1 to 10). Surgery is likely your best option for anything other than mild laxity and the length of the scar will depend on the extent of the laxity and can extend all the way around your body if necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Loose skin can be ..: removed surgically in most areas of the body. Common procedures are arm and leg lifts breast lift and tummy tuck. Congratulations on you weight loss. A consultation with a Plastic Surgeon can help you decide if the trade off of a scar is worth removal of the extra skin., ...Read more
Yes: A person with tummy stretch marks due to being chubby, not from medication side effects nor hormonal problems, can tighten up the tummy muscles and lose weight (if not already slim) to make the marks less visible. The marks will be less visible because they are not pushed apart (width) by a chubby tummy, and because it takes many months to get good tummy muscles (time fades stretch marks). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supportive garments: Unfortunately there is no magic sure for getting skin to shrink. This is the reason that eyelid tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts and tummy tucks (witch hazel) are still performed. Wearing supportive garment and waiting at least 4 months once you have achieved a stable weight is probably the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are specific: techniques that a sex therapist can teach you. Check w/your doc to make sure you are ok medically and he/she may have a referral. Some clinical psychologists specialize in sex therapy. Please check the background of the person you go to, i.e., look for license. Peace and good health. Loosing weight is unlikely to help this situation. ...Read more
You can't: My daughter always felt she had fat fingers. While ovderweight individuals may have a little more fatty tissue in their fingers than a thinner person, the overall amount of fatty tissue in the fingers is small. So even losing weight may not slim down your fingers all that much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reducing salt intake: The best way would be to reduce the amount of salt (sodium) in your diet. A good goal would be around 1000-1500 mg of sodium. You can check the amount of sodium by looking at food labels on the side of foods. A normal diet of sodium should be no more than 2000 mg. In actuality a western diet has much more than 2000 mg of sodium. This would be the best way to reduce water weight. ...Read more
There's no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ahh! The secret: That is one of the critical components of fat removal or reduction. It is very difficult to get skin to contract. There are really no natural ways to achieve localized fat reduction. Although lasers, ultrasound, radio frequency, infrared, freezing, lotions and potions can reduce or remove fat, they only provide limited skin contraction. Surgically excising the skin is our best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & Exercise: Depends on your starting weight and your goal weight but the cornerstone of all management options is diet & exercise. A small subgroup of patients have a familial tendency to being larger from the waist down and these patients do not change dramatically in the lower bodies even with massive weight loss secondary to bariatric surgery. See your dietition & plastic surgeon for your best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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