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Loose skin between vagina and anus?

Loose skin between vagina and anus?

Loose skin: Get used to it. I would strongly not suggest that you try to get this repaired. Perhaps some pelvic floor exercises may be of benefit. If the skin is a "tag" then it can be excised. ...Read more

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The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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I have a small red bump on my inner buttocks close to my anus. It is soft and when I squish it, it feels like loose skin. There is no pain. What is it?

I have a small red bump on my inner buttocks close to my anus. It is soft and when I squish it, it feels like loose skin. There is no pain. What is it?

Bump/anus: The two most likely possibilities are a small thrombosed external hemorrhoid, a small focal area of folliculitis (infected skin gland) or a small perianal abscess. A thrombosed external, l hemorrhoid resolves on its own. Folliculitis will go away with clensing and antibiotics. A perianal abscess may require just antibiotics but also may require antibiotics. See your doctor he can tell. ...Read more

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What makes loose skin shrink to normal?

What makes loose skin shrink to normal?

Elasticity: Once your skin has been stretched past its innate elasticity, only plastic surgery can tighten loose skin. Other treatments, such as rf (radio frequency), laser, or creams and lotions only provide minimal improvements. If your skin is youthful and you are not obese, your skin still has a unique degree of elasticity that would allow some degree of return to normal, as after pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loose skin?

What is the definition or description of: Loose skin?

Loose skin: Dermatochalasis — outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due lack of elastic fibers. ...Read more

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How can you tighten up loose skin?

How can you tighten up loose skin?

Depends: Significantly loose skin needs to be surgically tightened. Diet, exercise and time will not improve loose skin. There are several non-invasive options (zerona, vasershape, etc...), but their results are not very impressive. ...Read more

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Can losing weight cause loose skin?

Can losing weight cause loose skin?

Loose skin: Losing a large amount of weight faster than the skin can accommodate will definitely lead to lose skin. Weight loss of 10-30 pounds shouldn't cause that. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tighten loose skin?

Is there any way to tighten loose skin?

Yes: Surgical removal to use of certain lasers and radiofrequency devices will provide a tightening effect. Lesser effects come from muscle building to increase mass, creams, injections (fillers and fat grafting), etc. Do offer some filling options to improve the appearance of loose skin. ...Read more

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What can I do/use to tighten loose skin?

What can I do/use to tighten loose skin?

Loose skin: There are multiple options for treatment of loose skin. It mainly depends on the location that you are asking about. Often times it requires surgical excision and redraping of soft tissue. ...Read more

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Does loose skin add inches to your waist?

Does loose skin add inches to your waist?

If it's significant: If you have a large amount of loose skin, sure, it can contribute to your waist line. Removing and tightening will definitely improve your waistline. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting loose skin?

What can I do to avoid getting loose skin?

Prevent loose skin: Although some people have loose skin because of genetics, some things you can do to reduce the chances include avoiding sun exposure (use sunscreen!), avoid tobacco products, and good skin care with a daily moisturizer. ...Read more

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What can I do about my loose skin under neck?

Not much short of...: All loose skin that develops is as a result of loss of fibrous tissue within the skin layers and some fat replacing muscle tissue--aging of this organ. The lose of fibrous tissue= the droop. Exercising the muscles that are droopy might help a bit. Then there are retinol products, certain facial massage brushes, and certain cosmetic creams may help the appearance. But permanent change is surgical. ...Read more

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Could I avoid loose skin after losing weight?

Could I avoid loose skin after losing weight?

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

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What can be done for loose skin after dieting?

What can be done for loose skin after dieting?

Two options: Either wait until your skin shrinks naturally, just after having a baby; or your skin has been stretched too much and you have stretch marks. In that case the skin will not shrink and needs to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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How do I treat loose skin while losing weight?

How do I treat loose skin while losing weight?

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 more

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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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What are ways to reduce loose skin under my chin?

What are ways to reduce loose skin under my chin?

Skin Tightening: There are a number of noninvasive treatments as well as surgical options that exist. From skin tightening lasers, radio-frequency, and ultrasound devices, to surgical neck lifting techniques. I recommend that you seek a board certified plastic surgeon to help you find a solution that is right for you. ...Read more

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What options do I have for loose skin under my chin?

What options do I have for loose skin under my chin?

Depends...: On whether the skin excess is just under the chin or throughout the neck and if it is associated with excess fat as well. Very rarely, the skin can be removed with a small transverse incision in the crease under the chin, but more often liposuction and/or a facelift (which always includes a necklift) is required.

Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

What can I do/take to tighten loose skin on my body?

Magic wand: If we had a magic wand that could tighten skin, we would not need to use surgery to perform tummy tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts, thigh lifts, eyelid tucks (witch hazel) and many other operations. Time is your best friend to assess skin contraction. ...Read more

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How could I lose weight without getting loose skin?

How could I lose weight without getting loose skin?

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 more

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Any tips on how to shrink my loose skin back to normal?

Shrinking skin: This is extremely difficult and would likely best be treated with a dermolipectomy procedure (excising the skin). "Shrinking technologies" such as radiofrequency (i.e., thermage) or high frequency ultrasound (liposonix) rarely achieve the degree of skin contraction that is required. ...Read more

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Will losing 45lbs in 23 weeks likely result in loose skin?

Will losing 45lbs in 23 weeks likely result in loose skin?

Yes and no: depends: This depends on several factors such as pattern of weight loss, skin laxity, age, solar elastosis, prior weight fluctuations, etc,. However, the overall benefits of weight loss on your overall health far outweigh the cosmetic benefits or risks of skin laxity so go for it or consider a program of medically supervised weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without having loose skin?

Have really good...: Genes and lose it slowly. Usually, this isn't anything you can control. Don't worry about the loose skin till you get it. Then see a plastic surgeon to get rid of it. ...Read more

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After liposuction is done, do they have to sew up the loose skin?

Liposuction results: Typically, liposuction is performed in areas where the surgeon expects the skin will have good elasticity and retract without the need for excising the loose skin. There are exceptions, where the physician may plan to perform liposuction followed by skin excision in a separate surgery in an area where a patient may have loose skin from weight loss, but still a significant amount of excess fat. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do something for my loose skin without surgery?

Maybe: It would depend on the amount, quality, and location of the loose skin. If your skin is loose from weight loss, or your have poor elasticity surgery is really probably the most effective solution. There are some skin tightening treatments that do not require surgery such as SkinTyte, Thermage, or Exilis that can have some benefit. Generally the effect is much less that surgical removal. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without having too much loose skin left over?

Lose it gradually: & allow your natural skin elasticity to recover tone. Of course, if you lose massive amounts of weight, loose skin will always result, dependent upon each person's individual genetics of skin elasticity and amount of weight loss, not to mention age and location on body. Bottom line: you cannot exercise skin, and skin tone cannot recover past a certain point. Beyond that you need plastic surgery! ...Read more

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How can I select facial products for my rough dry untonned loose skin?

Ingredients are impt: Most over the counter skin care products are little more than fluff. To really improve your skin, you need to let an expert help guide you. My suggestion is to seek out a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who can make recommendations and work with their aesthetician to customize a skincare regimen designed for your particular needs. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my loose skin is from losing too much weight too fast?

How can I tell if my loose skin is from losing too much weight too fast?

Difficult answer: But usually time is the best test just as it is after pregnancy where we generally allow a minimum of 4-6 months and preferably 9-12 months to assess skin laxity and contraction. ...Read more

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Loose Skin (Definition)

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