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Doctor insights on: Why Do African Hedgehogs Have Loose Skin And Strong Back Bones

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Any tips on how to shrink my loose skin back to normal?

Any tips on how to shrink my loose skin back to normal?

Shrinking skin: This is extremely difficult and would likely best be treated with a dermolipectomy procedure (excising the skin). "shrinking technologies" such as radiofrequency (i.e., thermage) or high frequency ultrasound (liposonix) rarely achieve the degree of skin contraction that is required. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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How does loose skin affect muscle visibility and how can I gain weight back efficiently?

How does loose skin affect muscle visibility and how can I gain weight back efficiently?

Muscle visibility: Loose skin will camouflage any muscular details you are trying to achieve, such as a 'six pack'. As for gaining weight efficiently, I am unclear as to what you mean but i will never advocate use of steroids as body builders still frequently use. ...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? .

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?

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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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Large swelling on the upper half shaft of penis, ever since swelling subsided, there's wrinkly loose skin there, will it go back to normal? 3mths past

Large swelling on the upper half shaft of penis, ever since swelling subsided, there's wrinkly loose skin there, will it go back to normal? 3mths past

Get checked: What caused the swelling? Are you sexually active or using condoms? Any unprotected sexaul relations or protracted masturbation? I advise no manipulation or mediciation onless pain or rash. Additionally, if sexually active, get checked for sexual infection. ...Read more

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I'm 5'7 and weigh 209 lbs, and I'm 18. I have stretch marks on my belly, thighs, and back. Will I have loose skin if I lose weight? Am I obese?

I'm 5'7 and weigh 209 lbs, and I'm 18. I have stretch marks on my belly, thighs, and back. Will I have loose skin if I lose weight? Am I obese?

Weight loss: You may be obese (I don't know if you have lots of muscle). You may develop sagging skin with weight loss. However, at age 18 your skin should still have elasticity and if you are physically active - it may minimize loose skin. ...Read more

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe? : Generally, the mini tummy tuck is anĀ  operation thatĀ  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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What is cause of loose skin around eyelids?

What is cause of loose skin around eyelids?

Typically aging...: Excess skin is generally a problem in the upper eyelids. In the lower eyelids, the problem is almost never excess skin but rather fat that is protruding along with descent of the cheek tissues. ...Read more

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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!

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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How can you tell if its just fat or just loose skin?

Do a pinch test: Fat and skin are easy to tell apart. The skin is not thick, measuring approximately 1 centimeter.( 1/5 of an inch) fat varies in thickness. The best way to figure out how much fat is located in a certain area, is to do a pinch test. Simply take your thumb and index finger, and pinch your abdomen. If you find a thickness of 1 to 5 inches, this is mostly fat since skin thickness is quite small. ...Read more

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Loose Skin (Definition)

Loose skin is a feature in which a person's skin is looser than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Loose skin can be due to hereditary/genetic causes. Skin also becomes ...Read more