Can losing weight cause loose skin?

Loose skin. Losing a large amount of weight faster than the skin can accommodate will definitely lead to loose skin. Weight loss of 10-30 pounds shouldn't cause that.

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Could I avoid loose skin after losing weight?

Don't know. How much weight have you lost? Typically, the younger an individual, the more elastic their skin is. Also, the rapidity in which you gained the weight can frequently "tear" the skin and result in stretch marks. If you have stretch marks, this typically means that you have poor elasticity. There are no ointments, potions or creams that can restore elasticity. Read more...

How do I treat loose skin while losing weight?

Supportive garments. Unfortunately there is no magic sure for getting skin to shrink. This is the reason that eyelid tucks (witch hazel), (witch hazel) face lifts, breast lifts and tummy tucks (witch hazel) are still performed. Wearing supportive garment and waiting at least 4 months once you have achieved a stable weight is probably the best course of action. Read more...
Loose skin. Eventually , when you reach your ideal weight , then consider plastic surgery. Read more...

Loose skin when losing weight as a teen. Does this loose skin ever go away?

Not without help. Most loose skin will only be made tighter by gaining weight or having the skin removed. Some people may also do well with cellulaze. This is the only laser that can treat the skin from underneath and significantly tighten skin. Obviously there are limits but a trained plastic surgeon can explain it to you. I have been very impressed with the results I have seen. Read more...

What can I do to avoid getting loose skin when losing weight?

Skin/Weight loss. If you weight losses are modest, your skin will shrink with your loss. If you have massive weight losses, your skin was stretched out beyond its ability to shrink back and you will need surgery to remove it. Read more...
Depends on age. After a certain period of time the elasticity and recoil of the skin is not the same. Therefore eventually at some age (20s, 30s, 40s - depending on skin type and quality of skin) the skin does not shrink with wait loss. Read more...

Cellulite and loose skin forming while losing weight, will it go away eventually?

Nip & Tuck. Weightloss can cause loose skin. It will not cause cellulite to develop but sometimes patients become more aware or the affected areas may become more noticeable. Fat loss in general will help to some extent but you may need to see your plastic surgeon for some "nip & tuck" procedures. Read more...
No natural way. Cellulite is an annoying problem to millions of women. It is caused by an uneven superficial fat layer as well as tiny ligaments that hold the skin down. The only effective and fda approved treatment is called cellulaze by cynosure. It is a one time minimally invasive procedure that permanently removes cellulite. To find a provider in your area go to www.Cynosure.Com. Read more...

Dermatologists: how to avoid loose skin while losing weight?

Have good genes. There is no way to avoid loose skin. It is likely that you are either born with or without good skin elasticity. Excessive sun exposure, smoking, repeated weight gain and loss may aggravate and cause diminished elasticity. Read more...
Good question. Gradual weight loss is better than rapid weight loss for skin retraction. However your genetics have allot to do with it. Read more...

I've been losing weight and am worried about loose skin especially around my abdomen and thighs. Is there a way to reduce it?

Yes. but only one good way: Lift surgery, i.e. The abdominoplasty and medial and lateral thigh lift procedure. For people who have been super obese, Sometimes a procedure called a belt lift around the entire torso is warranted. Use only a plastic surgeon certified by the ABPS and or who is a member of ASPS. Read more...
Maybe there is... Weight loss that is gradual is better than rapid weight loss. Skin that does not have stretch marks usually will shrink to match your new shape. If after loosing the extra weight if there is loose skin you can consult a Plastic Surgeon to see if removal is possible. Excess skin removal does leave scars and only you can decide if the scar looks better than the loose skin. Read more...

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...

What's the best way to prevent loose skin after loosing weight?

Can't prevent. Congratulations, the loose skin is due to the loss of adipose tisue (fat) under the skin. Your body needs time to heal and tighten up but thats a great thing. Be patient. Read more...