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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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Dr. Husam Elias
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Loose Skin (Definition)

Dermatochalasis - outermost layer of tissue covering the body may hang is folds due ...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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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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Lost 100lbs 1.5 yrs ago & my loose skin still hasn't tightened. Will a lot of cardio help tighten it?

Lost 100lbs 1.5 yrs ago & my loose skin still hasn't tightened. Will a lot of cardio help tighten it?

May not improve: Patients who undergo massive weight loss like you are unfortunately left with loose skin and tissues. Youth is in your favor as your skin may retract more so than an older patient's will. Workouts do help increase your muscle mass and tone but if you have excessive tissue laxity then you will require surgical correction. Contact your local plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

See below: If this is from weight loss, the thigh lift is the best option. You must however be at your best weight. Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to tighten loose skin after having a baby?

There are none: Loose skin after childbirth is very common. One can tone and tighten muscles with exercise but there is no exercise to tighten skin. ...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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My facial skinn is getting loose .. I m just 29....How can I get tight skin ....And want to know the effect of steam on loose skin...?

My facial skinn is getting loose .. I m just 29....How can I get tight skin ....And want to know the effect of steam on loose skin...?

Not easy: First/foremost, avoid sun, smoke. Otherwise is time/ageing related. Early laxity may respond to topical therapy. Otherwise would require lasers, and perhaps surgery. Would start with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

No: But you are young. If you dropped a large amount of fat, leaving skin stretched out, the skin may slowly shrink to accommodate to a slimmer body. Exercise is very good for you. I hope you keep it up. ...Read more

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Does drinking more water help with loose skin? Are there any exercises i could do to help tighten it up?

Does drinking more water help with loose skin? Are there any exercises i could do to help tighten it up?

Loose skin: Drinking water is generally good for you & maintains your hydration which can certainly help with the overall appearance of your skin. It likely won't help significant skin laxity which is better served by skin tightening devices such as lasers, ultrasound, radiofrequency etc. It depends on the area & amount of laxity but surgery is sometimes also needed to remove excess skin (eg. After wt loss). ...Read more

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My baby has loose skin and folds on its neck. Is this just normal baby neck that will tighten as she grows ?

My baby has loose skin and folds on its neck. Is this just normal baby neck that will tighten as she grows ?

Very common: Skin folds are very common in newborns and improve with time and growth. Very rarely they are associated with certain genetic disorders which are mostly detected during prenatal screenings and ultrasound. ...Read more

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How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

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

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I've lost 48 pounds and now I have some loose skin on my breasts. How can I tighten that without surgery?

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

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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?

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

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I have a lot of loose skin around my stomach, how to tighten it?

I have a lot of loose skin around my stomach, how to tighten it?

Depends how much: Loose skin in abdomen happens after significant weight loss or after pregnancy in females it may tighten somewhat with exercise and proper nutrition but if is a rather large, it may need plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten after weight loss?

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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Does running on tred mill help tighten loose skin and build muscle/tone?

Potentially : Running on a treadmill can definitely provide conditioning that can definitely improve muscle tone, and to some extent help with loose skin. If you have a lot of excess skin secondary to weight loss, there are surgical options as well. ...Read more