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Will my loose skin get better if I lose weight?

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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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If I lose weight, how do I get rid of loose skin around my stomache and chest?

If I lose weight, how do I get rid of loose skin around my stomache and chest?

Ahh! The secret: That is the secret and one of the critical components of fat removal or reduction. It is very difficult to get skin to contract. Although lasers, ultrasound, radio frequency, infrared, freezing, lotions and potions can reduce or remove fat, they only provide limited ski contraction and oftentimes not enough. Surgically excising the skin is our best option for major skin redundancy or laxity. ...Read more

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When super fat people lose weight they have all that loose skin. Is the only way to get rid of that through surgery?

When super fat people lose weight they have all that loose skin. Is the only way to get rid of that through surgery?

Massive weight loss: Yes the only way to successfully eliminate the hanging fat that remains after massive weight loss is surgery. Surgery to remove this skin will help improve appearance, clothing fit, body contour, and hygiene as well. ...Read more

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How could i lose weight without getting loose skin?

Take your time.: If you lose the weight slowly - a pound or two a week - you probably won't have loose skin, unless you have lots of weight to lose. But don't worry about it; the important thing for your health is to lose the weight and keep it off. Loose skin, if it occurs, can be dealt with later. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without having loose skin?

Have really good...: Genes and lose it slowly. Usually, this isn't anything you can control. Don't worry about the loose skin till you get it. Then see a plastic surgeon to get rid of it. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without having too much loose skin left over?

How can I lose weight without having too much loose skin left over?

Lose it gradually: & allow your natural skin elasticity to recover tone. Of course, if you lose massive amounts of weight, loose skin will always result, dependent upon each person's individual genetics of skin elasticity and amount of weight loss, not to mention age and location on body. Bottom line: you cannot exercise skin, and skin tone cannot recover past a certain point. Beyond that you need plastic surgery! ...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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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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So stretch marks mean I will have loose skin if I choose to lose weight? I'm 215 lbs, 18 years old and 5'7. How many pounds overweight am I as well?

So stretch marks mean I will have loose skin if I choose to lose weight? I'm 215 lbs, 18 years old and 5'7. How many pounds overweight am I as well?

Stop thinking and...: ...start losing. The average 67-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 140 pounds. Estimate it by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+35=140). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 lbs per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 lbs of loss. ...Read more

Dr. Husam Elias
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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