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If I Lose More Weight Will I Get More Loose Skin
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
When super fat people lose weight they have all that loose skin. Is the only way to get rid of that through surgery?
Massive weight loss: Yes the only way to successfully eliminate the hanging fat that remains after massive weight loss is surgery. Surgery to remove this skin will help improve appearance, clothing fit, body contour, and hygiene as well. ...Read more
Loose skin after MWL: Unfortunately, most of the laxity of the skin after massive weight loss is determined by factors that may not be easily changed, ie, maximum lifetime weight, final weight, genetic and age related skin elasticity. In general gaining and losing weight slowly are often associated with the best results and many people swear by intense moisturizing with olive oil, coconut oil or cocoa butter products. ...Read more
That is fast.: Losing 7 pounds of fat a week is very rapid. I assume you had bariatric surgery? The amount of loose skin depends on the overall weight loss and the time the person was heavy for. Worry about your lifestyle for now. When you weight stabilizes, if you aren't happy with the skin see a board certified plastic surgeon. If you lose a great deal of weight (>100 lbs) excess skin is a good possibility. ...Read more
Don't know: How much weight have you lost? Typically, the younger an individual, the more elastic their skin is. Also, the rapidity in which you gained the weight can frequently "tear" the skin and result in stretch marks. If you have stretch marks, this typically means that you have poor elasticity. There are no ointments, potions or creams that can restore elasticity. ...Read more
Take your time.: If you lose the weight slowly - a pound or two a week - you probably won't have loose skin, unless you have lots of weight to lose. But don't worry about it; the important thing for your health is to lose the weight and keep it off. Loose skin, if it occurs, can be dealt with later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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