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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
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
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
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