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How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

How can I get rid of the excess skin caused by my prior obesity?

Lose excess skin: Body contouring surgery can remove the excess skin after weight loss. Common procedures are tummy tuck, arm lift , thigh lift, breast lift +/- augmentation, face & necklift, body lift, buttock lift. The procedures needed, and combination or sequence of procedures, varies in each patient. I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon, and start with addressing what bothers you most. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Can you please describe the forceps looking thing that pinches skin you see in obesity segments?

Can you please describe the forceps looking thing that pinches skin you see in obesity segments?

Skinfold calipers: Those are skinfold calipers. Four places are measured. The bicep, tricep, back, and abdomen to calculate % body fat. ...Read more

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How do they close the skin on obese person c section?

How do they close the skin on obese person c section?

Very carefully...: Obesity poses significant problems and risks for both mother and infant. After a cesarean (which is very likely with increasing maternal obesity), the task of closing the abdominal incision is tall and best left to experienced surgeons. En-mass closure of the abdominal wall and reinforced extra layer of closure for the subcutaneous tissues are necessary in most such cases. ...Read more

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I'm obese and I have excessive pigmentation on my underarms and groin. How do I get my skin back to normal? I have it since i was a teenager. Thanks!

I'm obese and I have excessive pigmentation on my underarms and groin. How do I get my skin back to normal? I have it since i was a teenager. Thanks!

Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin. Common affected areas include the neck, underarms, and groin. This is usually seen in people under age 40 with obesity as well as conditions such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, acromegaly, polycystic ovary disease, insulin-resistant diabetes, or cushing's disease. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 26 year old morbidly obese. i have this dark hyperpigmented lesions in my pubes,and darkening skin,bad smell,any products to help me with that?

Hi  i'm 26 year old morbidly obese. i have this dark hyperpigmented lesions in my pubes,and darkening skin,bad smell,any products to help me with that?

Lets first try simpl: Over weight conditions can cause skin problems from excessive sweating and difficulty in keeping the areas under the Folds clean. So let us first try a simple solution. Clean your body especially the areas between the skin folds with a gentle soap twice daily. Make sure you dry the skin with a soft towel and use a hair dryer(with cool setting) so that all moisture is gone. Then use talcum powder. ...Read more

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Why do extremely obese people develop fungal infections in the folds of their skin?

Why do extremely obese people develop fungal infections in the folds of their skin?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal folds. ...Read more

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I'm obese lady with very fat tummy now i start loose weight by doing bicycle now please tell me where does skin of my tummy will go do I need tumytuck?

I'm obese lady with very fat tummy now i start loose weight by doing bicycle now please tell me where does skin of my tummy will go do I need tumytuck?

Great plan: Losing weight by exercising and eating wholesome unprocessed food( preferably 6 small meals a day) will allow you to change fat into energy and muscle. If you do some sit down exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles you will lose weight slowly and steadily and the skin will shrink down. No need for tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Can an obese person have a successful butt lift? I recently lost over 120 pounds, and I am considering having a butt lift procedure to tighten up the loose skin around my buttocks. I still have about 80 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. Can I have t

Yes, but... : No pun intended. It may make more sense to complete your weight loss prior to your buttocks lift, especially if weight will be lost from the buttocks. It would be disappointing to get a nice result from a buttocks lift, and then have loose sagging skin from further weight loss. I cannot make specific recommendations without seeing you. Consider a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Irregular menses and hairs on skin and obesity, age 23 years ?

Irregular menses and hairs on skin and obesity, age 23 years ?

Polycystic ovary dis: You should see either an endocrinologist for your gynecologist regarding these problems. They can then see if you do have polycystic ovaries disease. ...Read more