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Ways 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My baby has loose skin and folds on its neck. Is this just normal baby neck that will tighten as she grows ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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