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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 are the best exercises to firm up loose skin?

No such thing: There are no exercises to firm up loose skin. Sorry! the only way this might work is by increasing the size of the underlying muscles so much that the skin tightens around the larger muscles. This is rarely desirable. Perhaps female arms or a male chest might be improved this way on occasion, but for thighs or abdomen, very few people want to make these areas bigger so that the skin is not loose. ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my loose skin ever go away?

What do the experts think, should my loose skin ever go away?

Unfortuneatley no: If you have loose skin as a result of pregnancy or weight fluctuations, it is unlikely to improve on it's own. A plastic surgeon can examine your areas of concern and recommended appropriate skin tightening procedures. ...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