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If I Lose Weight Will I Have Excess Skin
Morbid obesity?: Except for extreme cases of obesity, a well-paced diet/exercise program should result in a slow and steady loss that has minimal if any excess skin. In the extreme cases, I expect the fat is no less attractive than loose skin and worse for health. Work w/ experts on a plan. ...Read more
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
If you lose weight and have excess skin can you work out and get it tighter to have the excess skin go away ?
Depends: If you lose a great deal of weight in a short time. The skin cannot adjust to this. If however you lose 1-2 lab per week the skin can adapt also. Go slowly and treat the body right ...Read more
I have about 100lbs to lose. What can I do to not have excess skin left as I lose weight? Is there a type of exercise I can do?
Not really, but. . .: The amount of visible loose skin depends on a few things. Young skin is more elastic and more likely to tighten up by itself. People have looser, saggier skin as they age. Some people are "lucky" and have naturally more-elastic skin than their friends do. Losing weight gradually, while continuing to exercise all the parts of the body, can build more shape to muscles and reduce the loose skin look. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The excess skin will be maximize by rapid weight loss. Drastic weight reduction does not work over the long term. Learning healthy lifestyle eating and activity is your best way to maintain weight loss and reduce the problem of excess skin. Weight loss should be no more than 1-2 pounds per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Your head will not shrink but your face will look thinner as fat all over your body, including your face, chin, and neck, is burned off. ...Read more
Ive been on methylprednisolone since 2010 i.have a moonface and a double chin, if i lose weight will my double chin turn into sagging skin?
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
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
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
Not certain: The greater the amount of weight lost - the more possible this becomes. An additional issue is that as we age our skin looses elasticity. ...Read more
Slowly: Sagging skin is often a result of rapid weight loss. Slow steady weight loss from diet modification and increased exercise in consultation with your doctor can reduce the chances of getting saggin skin but cannot eliminate it. If you lose enough weight the excess skin will sag and the older you are when you lose the weight, the less likely it is that your skin will tighten up naturally. Sorry. ...Read more
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