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Any tips on how to shrink my loose skin back to normal?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Surgical intervention will achieve results far superior to other technologies for skin tightening
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgical excision is superior for shrinking skin in part because it lasts longer. Education on hydrating skin is important as well as avoiding weight changes and stress.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Body Contouring
Some skin shrinkage can occur with minimally invasive procedures including liposuction, but if the skin has been stretched excessively or if your skin isn't that elastic to begin with, it is unlikely.
You will need surgery to remove the extra skin and improve your contour.

In brief: Body Contouring
Some skin shrinkage can occur with minimally invasive procedures including liposuction, but if the skin has been stretched excessively or if your skin isn't that elastic to begin with, it is unlikely.
You will need surgery to remove the extra skin and improve your contour.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Tough problem.
If you have a lot of loose skin after massive weight loss, much of that lost elasticity is permanent.
In fact, after body contouring surgery, a lot of looseness may still return, even after being much tighter shortly after surgery. The only solution to a lot of loose excess skin after massive weight loss is often multistage surgery.

In brief: Tough problem.
If you have a lot of loose skin after massive weight loss, much of that lost elasticity is permanent.
In fact, after body contouring surgery, a lot of looseness may still return, even after being much tighter shortly after surgery. The only solution to a lot of loose excess skin after massive weight loss is often multistage surgery.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Surgery
Loose skin almost always need to be excised.
Having said that, some patients with mild skin laxity might benefit from smartlipo which is liposuction in conduction with a laser to help shrink the skin.

In brief: Surgery
Loose skin almost always need to be excised.
Having said that, some patients with mild skin laxity might benefit from smartlipo which is liposuction in conduction with a laser to help shrink the skin.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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