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I'm 21 and I want to be healthy. Will I get hanging skin if I lose 30 pounds?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology
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In brief: Typically not

Usually young skin handles weight loss well.
If your skin has a lot of stretch marks then in those areas the skin can appear more lax. But getting healthy should be your priority, and new lasers can tighten any loose skin you may have after the weight loss.

In brief: Typically not

Usually young skin handles weight loss well.
If your skin has a lot of stretch marks then in those areas the skin can appear more lax. But getting healthy should be your priority, and new lasers can tighten any loose skin you may have after the weight loss.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Weight loss of 30 lb in your age group should not result in hanging skin.

In brief: No

Weight loss of 30 lb in your age group should not result in hanging skin.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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