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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 loose skin. Weight loss of 10-30 pounds shouldn't cause that. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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

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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I'm 23, 5'5,160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? im scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

I'm 23, 5'5,160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly?  im scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

Breastfeeding to use: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. Also, one's age is older, and some NORMAL permanent changes have occurred after a having a baby. ...Read more

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

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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When super fat people lose weight they have all that loose skin. Is the only way to get rid of that through surgery?

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

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How to 68kg to 45 kg in 2 months ..i am 16 year old and really need to lose weight ..and even tighten my loose skin without surgeries?

How to 68kg to 45 kg in 2 months ..i am 16 year old and really need to lose weight ..and even tighten my loose skin without surgeries?

Diet and Exercise: At 16 the best option for weight loss is diet and exercise. You can work with a personal trainer or nutritionist who can help you and keep you accountable. Depending on height, 68kg isn't that overweight, 45 is probably too thin unless you're under 155cm. 23kg weight loss in 2 months is an unreasonable goal and would be unhealthy, you shouldn't focus on the number. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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I've been losing weight and am worried about loose skin especially around my abdomen and thighs. Is there a way to reduce 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

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After losing weight, how can I reduce loose skin around the stomach and chest area?!

After losing weight, how can I reduce loose skin around the stomach and chest area?!

Abdominoplasty: Patients usually seek abdominoplasty for abdominal wall laxity. The ideal patient is within normal limits for his BMI, has a moderate amount of excess of skin and fat, and has a mild diastasis of the rectus muscles. Patients who seek body contouring following massive weight loss have their own set of criteria. They need to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon for the appropriate procedure. ...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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How slowly would one have to lose weight to avoid large amounts of loose skin?

Shoot for 1-2 lbs/wk: How slow you lose weight is not as important as how much weight you desire to lose in determining lose skin. A person who has well over a 100 lbs to lose will most likely have lose skin, no matter how slow they lose the weight. Healthy weight lose by dieting, should be no more than 1-2 pounds weekly. Under a physicians care this can be faster as long as it is monitored. ...Read more

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When i lose weight, what's the best way to tighten up the loose skin?

When i lose weight, what's the best way to tighten up the loose skin?

Lots of options: If you're lucky, your skin will contract as you lose weight. If that doesn't happen the excess skin may need to be surgically removed. This is a common procedure that removes the extra skin while trying to "hide" the resultant scars in inconspicuous locations. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If I lose weight, how do I get rid of loose skin around my stomache and chest?

If I lose weight, how do I get rid of loose skin around my stomache and chest?

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 more

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I am 6 foot and weigh 280 pounds if I lose weight and get down to a healthy weight I am 23 years old will I have loose skin?

I am 6 foot and weigh 280 pounds if I lose weight and get down to a healthy weight I am 23 years old will I have loose skin?

Weight loss: Everyone is different and there is a possibility for loose skin. Having said that, please do not let that deter you from weight loss. The benefits reaped by that far surpass some loose skin which can be corrected if necessary by surgery. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 5'7 and weigh 209 lbs, and I'm 18. I have stretch marks on my belly, thighs, and back. Will I have loose skin if I lose weight? Am I obese?

Weight loss: You may be obese (I don't know if you have lots of muscle). You may develop sagging skin with weight loss. However, at age 18 your skin should still have elasticity and if you are physically active - it may minimize loose skin. ...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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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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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