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Will My Loose Skin Get Better If I Lose Weight
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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