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How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

Tighten skin - MWL: Unfortunately there are not many tried and true ways to actually tighten the skin after massive weight loss. The most effective is surgical excision of the excess skin. There are several newer laser, radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments felt to minimally tighten after many somewhat expensive serial treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Will my skin sag after loosing weight?

Will my skin sag after loosing weight?

Maybe: It depends on the amount of weight you lose, how healthy you are, how badly it was stretched to begin with... ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten up by itself after losing some weight?

Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten up by itself after losing some weight?

Unfortunately not: Unfortunately it will not tighten up by itself..But it may tighten with exercise, eating healthy and if that does not help, by plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How to tighten skin after weight loss?

How to tighten skin after weight loss?

No easy answer: Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up the good work with a healthy diet and daily exercise to maintain it. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for excess skin. Typically, the only solution is surgical in nature. I recommend waiting until you see that your weight is stable before undergoing surgery. Don't be discouraged by your skin. You've done something amazing for your health! ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on arms after heavy weight loss ?

Loose arms MWL: The mainstay of arm tightening after massive weight loss is a brachioplasty or arm lift. This involves excision of the excess skin along the upper arm and axilla. This is a relatively easy procedure but the scarring often takes a little longer to mature than other body contouring sites. It may take 18-24 months. ...Read more

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How to tighten lose belly skin after weight loss?

How to tighten lose belly skin after weight loss?

Loose belly skin: Abdominoplasty or "tummy tuck" is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose tissues after pregnancy or individuals with sagging after major weight loss. ...Read more

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Will my breast skin shrink back after weight lose?

Will my breast skin shrink back after weight lose?

Yes: However , you could develop some striae or stretch marks if the skin fibers were torn from excessive stretching. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

Tummy Tuck: If you have loose tummy skin after pregnancy and weight loss then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles and skin may become lax after pregnancy. If diet and exercise do not restore your tummy then a tummy tuck could be the answer. ...Read more

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Does wearing training corset help to tone up the lose skin after delivery & how to lose weight when using it?

Does wearing training corset help to tone up the lose skin after delivery & how to lose weight when using it?

No: No, a training corset will not help to tone loose skin. Excess fat gained during pregnancy is most effectively lost through diet and exercise. Skin that seems 'loose' generally appears that way due to excess fat or rapid changes in weight. It will typically tighten with weight loss over time. ...Read more

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How to lose weight faster and the stretch marks after pregnancy?

How to lose weight faster and the stretch marks after pregnancy?

Weight loss: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. As for stretch marks - that is a tough one. ...Read more

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What can I do to tighten the skin under my chin after weight lose?

What can I do to tighten the skin under my chin after weight lose?

Chin skin: At your age, there are some exercises of the neck muscles that can provide some toning and improvement as there is close association of the neck/facial muscles with the skin. Exercises probably won't be totally effective. Other options include skin resurfacing with dermabrasion, laser treatment, liposuction or even a face lift, but these are pretty aggressive treatments. ...Read more

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Will my skin ever look normal again after extreme weight loss?

Will my skin ever look normal again after extreme weight loss?

Weight loss: Tough call! If your extreme weight loss is related to a disease you should be able to regain weight over time. If you lost that much weight on your own wishes start putting it back again but very slowly - perhaps half a pound a week for a year and keep going till you feel comfortable with your weight.. ...Read more

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Will I get loose skin after extreme weight loss?

Extreme weight loss.: Loose skin is likely and much more likely if you lose weight too quickly. Please aim for 1/2 to 1 pound a week - 25-50 lbs a year. It is nice to lose weight quickly but not if it leaves you with loose skin. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will my breast skin tighten and will they lift back up?

If I lose weight will my breast skin tighten and will they lift back up?

No: Unfortunately, as you lose weight your breasts will probably shrink and if they sag now they will likely sag even more after weight loss. The only fix is a breast lift or a lift plus implants. ...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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Hi docs, would my loose skin tighten after weight loss?

Unfortunately not: Unfortunately it will not tighten up by itself..But it may tighten with exercise, eating healthy and if that does not help, by plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How do I tighten loose abdominal skin after losing weight?

How do I tighten loose abdominal skin after losing weight?

Loose skin: There are several ways including plastic surgery to remove excess skin or an nonsurgical treatment called thermage. ...Read more

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Tried different diets and exercises but i just lose weight and my skin won't tighten back up. How can I tighten my belly up again?

Metabolism: To tighten up skin that is slack after weight loss, it usually takes monumental effort when done via exercise and when the person is over 35 years of age. One of the best exercises which gives overall toning is swimming laps (repetitive anaerobic exercise). Running long distances is also helpful, but can be stressful to joints. Short of exercise, surgery might be a consideration. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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