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Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.

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Dr. Roozbeh Badii
Internal Medicine

In brief: It depends

It depends on how much weight you have lost.
If it was a significant amount, the fat is lost but the skin was stretched so far that it just hangs when the fat disappears. We are talking about a hundred pounds or more that would affect this type of change. If it was 20-30 pounds, working the thigh muscles will firm and build up the muscle structures that the skin will not hang.

In brief: It depends

It depends on how much weight you have lost.
If it was a significant amount, the fat is lost but the skin was stretched so far that it just hangs when the fat disappears. We are talking about a hundred pounds or more that would affect this type of change. If it was 20-30 pounds, working the thigh muscles will firm and build up the muscle structures that the skin will not hang.
Dr. Roozbeh Badii
Dr. Roozbeh Badii
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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Saggy skin in youth

Forget the screwy diet thing-its useless.
The skin has been stretched or distended by fat it has nowhere to goshen the fat leaves. Like the sagging face of starvation. The skin will shrink some over time. Depending on how heavy you were, stronger (heavier) muscle can fill some of the lost cushioning. More likely since you are young. Congrats on your weight loss. Keep up the exercise forever.

In brief: Saggy skin in youth

Forget the screwy diet thing-its useless.
The skin has been stretched or distended by fat it has nowhere to goshen the fat leaves. Like the sagging face of starvation. The skin will shrink some over time. Depending on how heavy you were, stronger (heavier) muscle can fill some of the lost cushioning. More likely since you are young. Congrats on your weight loss. Keep up the exercise forever.
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
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