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What options do I have for loose skin under my chin?

What options do I have for loose skin under my chin?

Depends...: On whether the skin excess is just under the chin or throughout the neck and if it is associated with excess fat as well. Very rarely, the skin can be removed with a small transverse incision in the crease under the chin, but more often liposuction and/or a facelift (which always includes a necklift) is required.

Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I would like to know is a direct submentoplasty would work for me? I am a 50 year old active male. Workout 4 or 5 days a week. I lost 50lbs about 2 1/2 years ago and was left with loose skin under my chin that bothers me greatly!

I would like to know is a direct submentoplasty would work for me? I am a 50 year old active male. Workout 4 or 5 days a week. I lost 50lbs about 2 1/2 years ago and was left with loose skin under my chin that bothers me greatly!

The: The best method to address your neck/chin loose skin depends a lot on your anatomy. If you have excess fat deposits in the area liposuction (or direct excision) may help. The concern would be that the overlying skin may not contract appopriately in the area to redrape it, though. This aspects depends on your overall skin elasticity.

A neck lift can be done to furterh tighten the tissues in the neck area and if there is an excess of skin that needs to be removed a facelift may also be indicated. With patients who have quite a bit of weight loss like you did there is often an excess of skin that ends up hanging there under the chin. ...Read more

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I'm 47 yr old female, I have loose skin under my chin, like a double chin, its unsightly, what can a plastic surgeon do to fix it?

I'm 47 yr old female, I have loose skin under my chin, like a double chin, its unsightly, what can a plastic surgeon do to fix it?

A few things can be: Done. Liposculture if a good fat deposit is present and good localized skin recoil. Another option is co2 laser treatment in the area. A neck lift procedure would probably be a more definitive solution. ...Read more

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What are ways to reduce loose skin under my chin?

What are ways to reduce loose skin under my chin?

Skin Tightening: There are a number of noninvasive treatments as well as surgical options that exist. From skin tightening lasers, radio-frequency, and ultrasound devices, to surgical neck lifting techniques. I recommend that you seek a board certified plastic surgeon to help you find a solution that is right for you. ...Read more

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Dermatologists: how to avoid loose skin while losing weight?

Good question: Gradual weight loss is better than rapid weight loss for skin retraction. However your genetics have allot to do with it. ...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?

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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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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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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Cellulite and loose skin forming while losing weight, will it go away eventually?

Cellulite and loose skin forming while losing weight, will it go away eventually?

No natural way: Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective and fda approved treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. To find a provider in your area go to www. Cynosure. Com. ...Read more

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I am 23, I weigh 285lbs also female, how do I avoid saggy/loose skin during and after weightloss? My goal weight for now is 185

I am 23, I weigh 285lbs also female, how do I avoid saggy/loose skin during and after weightloss? My goal weight for now is 185

There is no: Guarantee. Would encourage slow, paced weight loss with combination of healthy nutrition, moderate calories and exercise. You are more likely to have sagging as you age due to loss of elasticity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid getting loose skin when losing weight?

Depends on age.: After a certain period of time the elasticity and recoil of the skin is not the same. Therefore eventually at some age (20s, 30s, 40s - depending on skin type and quality of skin) the skin does not shrink with wait loss. ...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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Loose skin when losing weight as a teen. Does this loose skin ever go away?

Not without help: Most loose skin will only be made tighter by gaining weight or having the skin removed. Some people may also do well with cellulaze. This is the only laser that can treat the skin from underneath and significantly tighten skin. Obviously there are limits but a trained plastic surgeon can explain it to you. I have been very impressed with the results I have seen. ...Read more

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I'm 23, 5'5, 160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? I'm 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? I'm 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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Will chin liposuction leave me with loose skin in my neck? Or will the skin shrink back on its own after the chin liposuction procedure? .

It depends: It depends on how is your current skin tone. If you have thick young skin, it will retract after surgery. But if you have thin loose skin with wrinkles, it may get worse. ...Read more

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Not a lot of loose skin, but surgery is not an option so what do you do to look refreshed at 60?

Not a lot of loose skin, but surgery is not an option so what do you do to look refreshed at 60?

Ultherapy: If surgery is not an option, then consider ultherapy as a noninvasive facial skin tightening procedure. ...Read more

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After massive weight loss I have extra skin under my chin. What are my surgical options?

After massive weight loss I have extra skin under my chin. What are my surgical options?

Facelift: After weight loss the skin is often unable to shrink and tighten, and in these situations there is not much that works other than surgery. For the face and neck area, this is of course a facelift, for the abdomen a tummy tuck, etc. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between fat and loose skin?

Pinch test: We all need some subcutaneous fat or we would look really gross. If you want to know if you have excess fat amenable to liposuction, grab the area of concern and lightly pinch it between thumb and forefinger. If there is less than an inch between the two, then it is mostly skin and lipo is unlikely to work. Also if skin is hanging over, lipo alone is unlikely to work. ...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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Anyone know what is a great exercise to get rid of loose skin?

Anyone know what is a great exercise to get rid of loose skin?

Loose Skin: Loose skin can be a sign of poor skin quality from aging, weight changes and sun exposure. Stretch marks are a sign of severe skin damage. Exercise by any means may not tighten up poor quality or damaged skin. If you exercise and the skin remains loose then see a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...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

Dr. Husam Elias
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