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Doctor insights on: If I Lose More Weight Will I Get More Loose Skin

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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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Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Definition)

Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due ...Read more


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Will i get saggy skin if i lose too much weight?

Will i get saggy skin if i lose too much weight?

Depends: Depends on how much you weigh and where you carry your weight. In my experience, if you have greater than 50% body fat, you are more likely to have this problem and if you have less than 35% body fat you are less likely to have this problem. See a weight loss specialist for a body composition analysis. ...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

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Will my skin sag if i lose more than 100 pounds? If so, how can I tighten it up?

Will my skin sag if i lose  more than 100 pounds? If so, how can I tighten it up?

Very possible.: There is a strong possibility that your skin will sag. Many people address this with surgery after their weight loss. Hydrate well with water and remain physically active. ...Read more

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If I eat more fiber could I lose weight more easily?

If I eat more fiber could I lose weight more easily?

Possibly: Fiber can help you to feel fuller which may lead to eating less. Fiber can also help to keep you regular which means not carrying extra weight due to feces. ...Read more

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How much weight will one have to lose before loose skin becomes a problem?

How much weight will one have to lose before loose skin becomes a problem?

Depends: On your current weight and the condition of your skin. Stretch marks may cause the skin to be loose with very little weight lose. The older you are the more likely it is to sag as well. I wouldn't worry about this it is far better for you to be at a healthy weight than to avoid losing weight to keep from having saggy skin. It will sag regardless as you age. Consult a plastic surgeon if it sags. ...Read more

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If I lose too much weight too quickly, will I have loose skin and/or stretch marks?

If I lose too much weight too quickly, will I have loose skin and/or stretch marks?

Lax skin not strain: Slthough 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 become suddenly aware of pre-existing stretch marks with weight loss and seek surgical correction or other treatments after successful weight losses. ...Read more

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I have a hard time losing weight i'm starting to cry and get more depressed how can I lose more weight and faster then 2 pounds in 2 months?

I have a hard time losing weight i'm starting to cry and get more depressed how can I lose more weight and faster then 2 pounds in 2 months?

Reduce weight: Don't get discouraged. The best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs/sugars/junk food/soda, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, bike, treadmill). ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?

I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?

Not online: But if you work with a doctor in person and depending on your situation, pharmacotherapy(medications) may be a part of your weight loss regimen. Remember, that all medications are really only a temporary aid in weight loss with the key to weight loss remaining caloric restriction augmented with increased physical activity. ...Read more

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I know it's not healthy to loose weight fast but i need to see results fast or i get discouraged, how can I loose weight very fast?

Fast Wt. Loss: BAD: Perhaps we need to work on your mental readiness for changing your life and your body. Fast or rapid weight loss in general is bad weight loss. It nearly always fails to translate into good and permanent weight loss. Slow and steady loss of excess sugars and fats takes time; it takes daily commitment to low calorie, small meals, and high protein intake with exercise. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose loose skin when you have a lot of weight loss?

How long does it take to lose loose skin when you have a lot of weight loss?

Depends: It depends on the amount of weight loss and the age of the person. The most favorable results are in the young due to increased skin elasticity and in those with minor weight loss. If it is going to retract, should take less than a year. Massive weight loss often results in skin excess that will have to be surgically excised. ...Read more

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If I need some skin biopsies, will I heal better if I lose weight first?

If I need some skin biopsies, will I heal better if I lose weight first?

Wound healing: Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process of restoring cellular structures and tissue layers. The human adult wound healing process can be divided into 3 distinct phases: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase, and the remodeling phase. Within these 3 broad phases is a complex and coordinated series of events and not based on your weight. ...Read more

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If im trying to lose weight. Do i just need to watch my calorie intake or more than that ?

If im trying to lose weight. Do i just need to watch my calorie intake or more than that ?

More than calories : If you are trying to lose weight its not just how many calories you eat, but what you eat, and how you exercise that matters. Many say that only calories matter but it's not true. You need to have high quality food that nourishes you and exercise to lose weight and have a balanced body. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight if I eat less calories than what I need? Say if I have to eat 1800 cal and I only eat half of that will I lose weight?

Will I lose weight if I eat less calories than what I need? Say if I have to eat 1800 cal and I only eat half of that will I lose weight?

If you cut calories: in half you can loose weight but you may also damage your health. Weight loss programs needs to be carried out w/the help of your doctor. A food plan fit for your needs along w/moderate exercise can result in overall health. Your doc may OK a low carb higher protein diet, which can work well for folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight but i eat slowly. Is it true that this causes weight loss? If so how an i eat a little faster to gain weight?

Confusion: It is unlikely that you are eating so slowly as to be wasting away...However, it is true that if you scarf down your food you can eat well past when your body would have signaled you to stop due to satiety (=full), and put on weight. ...Read more

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