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Loose Skin On Eyeball
Not normal: If you have loose skin close to the corner of your eyes, this means that you may be tearing a lot. If this is not true, then the looseness is due to laxity of loose skin alone. This can easily be examined, and treated by an oculoplastics surgeon. That means a doctor who deals with eyelid and tear duct issues. They are also trained eye doctors. ...Read more
Tummy Tuck: Your tummy should be back to normal around 3 months after your delivery. A good diet and exercise program is the best way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. If your skin stretched and has not shrunk back down you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck where the excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. I wait 6 months after a c-section to perform a tummy tuck. ...Read more
Well...: Depending on age, skin quality and degree of stretch it will likely get better on its own. While there are various non-surgical skin tightening remedies out there removing the stretched out skin is still the most reliable. ...Read more
Tighten skin - MWL: Unfortunately there are not many tried and true ways to actually tighten the skin after massive weight loss. The most effective is surgical excision of the excess skin. There are several newer laser, radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments felt to minimally tighten after many somewhat expensive serial treatments. ...Read more
No easy fix: Traditionally a abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is used to remove excess skin. However there ia a scar usually under the panty line. There are lasers and other devices that may firm the skin a little but if you have alot of stretch marks then usually tummy tuck is the answer. You need to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Good question: Gradual weight loss is better than rapid weight loss for skin retraction. However your genetics have allot to do with it. ...Read more
Great for you: Plastic surgery / body contouring is the only solution. ...Read more
Surgery or nothing: Once the skin has been stretched to the point of stretch marks appearing (essentially fracturing if the dermal layer of skin), there is no repair to allow the skin to be tightened. No laser, no radio frequency, no ultrasonic device can make appreciable differences. So, we are only left with one answer "surgery or nothing". A tummy tuck will usually suffice. ...Read more
I've lost 48 pounds and now I have some loose skin on my breasts. How can I tighten that without surgery?
Exercises: Try pectoral muscle exercises. Those can be demonstrated by your trainer/ staff at gym. These are the muscles on the chest behind the breasts. ...Read more
My stomach has a lil loose skin would diet and cardio help lose it if not what types of exercises will help with that?
Maybe: Improving diet and exercise are always a good idea. The ability of one's skin to recover after being stretched is an independent quality of the skin, and related to age, gender, and overall health. Loose skin on the abdomen after pregnancy is a common concern. Although it can recover with time and weight loss, it often requires surgical removal. ...Read more
My baby is 3 months old and I just got bags. And loose skin around my eyes last week. What caused this and can I fix it?
I've been losing weight and am worried about loose skin especially around my abdomen and thighs. Is there a way to reduce it?
Maybe there is...: Weight loss that is gradual is better than rapid weight loss. Skin that does not have stretch marks usually will shrink to match your new shape. If after loosing the extra weight if there is loose skin you can consult a Plastic Surgeon to see if removal is possible. Excess skin removal does leave scars and only you can decide if the scar looks better than the loose skin. ...Read more
Will chin liposuction leave me with loose skin in my neck? Or will the skin shrink back on its own after the chin liposuction procedure? .
So stretch marks mean I will have loose skin if I choose to lose weight? I'm 215 lbs, 18 years old and 5'7. How many pounds overweight am I as well?
Stop thinking and...: ...start losing. The average 67-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 140 pounds. Estimate it by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+35=140). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 lbs per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 lbs of loss. ...Read more
After having two kids I have loose skin around my navel is there a away to tighten that skin up without having surgery its not much just a thin layer?
Not likely: You should see a plastic surgeon for an examination and evaluation. If it is truly loose skin and there is quite a bit you will need surgery. However if it is only fat and you have good skin elasticity you might be a candidate for liposuction, but from your description, I would recommend seeing a plastic surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Lose abdomen skin. Discomfort insides tomach feeling like something is stuck is that normal? Do patients with loose skin have that problem? Wat to do?
Unrelated: I don't believe the two are related. You should make an appointment with your primary care doctor to go over the history of this and to do a thorough exam. ...Read more
What to do if I am not worried about it anywhere else apart from my stomach. I have literally a flab of fat at the minutewill this go or will I have loose skin?
Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your. ...Read more
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
Loose skin: Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due lack of elastic fibers. ...Read more