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Doctor insights on: Tighten Skin During Weight Lose

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What can I do to tighten the skin under my chin after weight lose?

What can I do to tighten the skin under my chin after weight lose?

Chin skin: At your age, there are some exercises of the neck muscles that can provide some toning and improvement as there is close association of the neck/facial muscles with the skin. Exercises probably won't be totally effective. Other options include skin resurfacing with dermabrasion, laser treatment, liposuction or even a face lift, but these are pretty aggressive treatments. ...Read more

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After losing weight, will skin tighten up over time? I have heard it can take up to a couple of years.

After losing weight, will skin tighten up over time? I have heard it can take up to a couple of years.

To a certain extent.: If you were only moderately overweight before you lost weight, then the skin will generally tighten to the point that it is not noticeable. However if you were morbidly obese, then the skin will only shrink back a certain amount. After that, the excess skin will remain unless it is surgically removed. ...Read more

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Should i keep trying to lose weight or stop here and try to give my body more time to tighten up the skin before losing any more?

Should i keep trying to lose weight or stop here and try to give my body more time to tighten up the skin before losing any more?

Depends: On what your initial weight was, what your current weight is (how much you have lost) and what your goal weight is. With that information, a doctor can tell you what would be in your best interest. Often, the recommendation is to first lose all of the weight to attain your goal weight as this will keep you motivated. ...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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Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten up by itself after losing some weight?

Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten up by itself after losing some weight?

Unfortunately not: Unfortunately it will not tighten up by itself..But it may tighten with exercise, eating healthy and if that does not help, by plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How to tighten lose belly skin after weight loss?

Loose belly skin: Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose tissues after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after major weight loss. ...Read more

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Tried different diets and exercises but i just lose weight and my skin won't tighten back up. How can I tighten my belly up again?

Tried different diets and exercises but i just lose weight and my skin won't tighten back up. How can I tighten my belly up again?

Metabolism: To tighten up skin that is slack after weight loss, it usually takes monumental effort when done via exercise and when the person is over 35 years of age. One of the best exercises which gives overall toning is swimming laps (repetitive anaerobic exercise). Running long distances is also helpful, but can be stressful to joints. Short of exercise, surgery might be a consideration. ...Read more