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I lost 70 and also have the same problem and have been working so hard. I have great abs but with all the skin, you can’t even see it. I am at 160 lbs and I have the abs it is just the loose skin wont allow them to show. I only weigh 130 lbs now and so now I also have the extra skin issue. I too have lost over 140 pounds and have kept it off for the last 5 years. As much as the extra skin bothers me, I am so happy and grateful to be at the weight I am now. The only way to lose extra skin after weight loss without surgery is with weight lifting and a strict diet. But it is hard to enjoy it with all the loose skin I have. I am currently 19 years old and have lost roughly 20 lbs in the last 4 months. I’m 31 years old and 5′ 3 1/2″ tall and I struggled with my weight for the last 13 years. I went to the gym for 18 months and only lost 20 pounds. I’m 21 and still have some extra skin. I lost 55 lbs., two years ago and have been trying to shrink the excess skin around my waist on and off for the last year, but faithfully for the last 3 months. Even though I lost the weight fast, I still exercise everyday to try and tighten the loose skin on my stomach.
After all, I’ve had the trouble of loose skin, and I’ve made the best of a bad situation, revealing a physique I NEVER thought possible. And before I knew anything about the issues of loose skin, I was already getting feedback from family members and friends that I had it. I was told by my Doctors that It was loose skin, and that going under the knife was the only option. I was distressed about the situation, and scared to have this procedure. But I was committed to improving my body, and if surgery was the answer, then I was confident it would help. As far as I was aware, this was loose skin, and it had to be cut away. My loose skin story is interesting to say the least, and now something of the past. I did a lot of research on the subject of loose skin, and it turns out: If you truly have loose skin, then It should feel close to ‘Paper Thin’. And in order to get the very lower fat percentages, your gonna have to work for it. You can’t have the slim and slender defined physique without the correct discipline. I still have the scars, and I have some ‘Paper Thin’ skin on my chest and abdomen. Having a little loose skin left over, a few scars and stretch marks left over is no big deal, when you know you have done the best you possibly can. You, too, can make a difference in your appearance, and if having loose skin is something you have been dealt with, I want to remind of what is possible. – Make sure you read the: How to tighten loose skin article. Contact me via email HERE with the subject, Loose Skin, if you have any questions regarding this article.
Many people who have lost 100 pounds or more are overjoyed at their success - but dismayed that their body does not have better shape and tone. Learn more about the role of plastic surgery after weight loss. Plastic surgery can remove the extra skin and improve the shape and tone of tissue in your arms, thighs, breasts , buttocks, face, and abdomen . There are several types of cosmetic surgery to help you gain a trimmer, firmer shape: Body contouring, also known as body lift surgery; tummy tuck , or abdominoplasty; buttock augmentation; breast lifts; and arm lifts. Body lift surgery is one of the most common procedures used to improve the body's appearance after weight loss surgery . Body lift surgery can dramatically change your appearance, and the results are permanent, except for a loss of natural firmness that comes with age. The higher your BMI (body mass index), the more likely you are to have complications. People often get a "tummy tuck" as part of body lift surgery. A tummy tuck can help flatten the stomach when diet, exercise , and weight loss have not done enough.
How to Fix Loose Skin After Weight Loss. In an interview about undergoing weight loss surgery , he talked about how doctors help their patients deal with loose skin after weight loss. Loose Skin is Normal After Weight Loss. Nguyen says that excess skin is one of the most common problems that weight loss surgery patients face . Slow, steady weight loss can help prevent loose skin because it gives the skin more time to regain elasticity and recover. Quick weight loss , on the other hand, can make loose skin more common. "Older patients (generally 50 years and over) are at higher risk for getting loose skin after weight loss because their skin is less elastic and less able to recover from the change in size." says Nguyen. How to Prevent Loose Skin After Weight Loss. Plastic Surgery for Loose Skin. In some cases, surgery can improve loose skin. During the surgery, excess skin is removed and tightened, but the muscles are not tightened. If you have loose skin after weight loss surgery, your best resource is your bariatric surgeon.
The body may be lighter, but it’s now weighed down with folds of sagging skin, causing a wild amount of emotional and physical (think: chafing) pain. More extreme weight-loss patients are choosing to remove the loose skin through cosmetic surgery, and a recent study showed that the bodies and minds of those who do end up faring much better. Franklin Santana, a 29-year-old who lives in the Bronx, had gastric bypass surgery in October 2011, and before the surgery, he weighed 395 pounds. And then, at the end of October, it’s all sad and saggy and deflated. Fantana had done his research before getting the surgery done, and he knew that he’d probably be saddled with “loose skin” after it was over. "I was not really comfortable even looking at myself in the mirror, with all the excess flesh," said Olmstead, who lives in New York state and had cosmetic surgery in Manhattan, led by Wallach, to remove the sagging skin in 2004. It can happen when the weight is lost through diet and exercise, but it happens more often to weight-loss surgery patients. The most effective way to remove the excess skin is through cosmetic surgery, in one or more of an array of procedures known as body contouring. And those who do shed the extra skin generally fare better than those who don’t, both psychologically and physiologically. People who had weight-loss surgery, and subsequently had the excess skin removed, were less likely to gain weight back than those who had the surgery but did not undergo a body contouring procedure, according to a recent study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Those who did not have any cosmetic procedures to remove the resulting excess skin ended up gaining back about 50 pounds, but those who did have body contouring done only gained back about 13 pounds. After the body contouring is done, patients routinely lose another 10 to 15 pounds of loose skin alone. He had body contouring done this winter, and his insurance covered the procedure. Stopping the painful chafing is important, and such a relief, say people who’ve had body contouring done. Franklin and Maldonado both had body lifts done by Glasberg over the holidays.
The skin is not so much "loose" as it is flabby due to excess body fat. However, let's say not all of the weight you lose is body fat. And, because muscle can rapidly dehydrate and sacrifice protein to provide an additional supply of energy to your body, muscle loss increases the more active you are on a severe diet. You have 20 fewer pounds of muscle on your body, and 20 more pounds of body fat, even though you weigh as much as you did before you put on the extra weight! To eliminate and prevent the droopy appearance of the remnants of excess body fat during and following weight loss, without resorting to surgical procedures, you must change your body composition, not just lose bodyweight. That means paying particular attention to the ratio of your body fat to muscle, or lean body mass. The Body Fat Guide will show you exactly how to do it. In the meantime, fat loss continues as your body becomes flabbier with loose skin. To monitor and modify your energy balance, see The Body Fat Guide . See The Body Fat Guide to monitor changes in your lean body mass and body fat levels. Keeping track of changes in your body composition using The Body Fat Guide allows you to see how much muscle you are losing on a diet, and more importantly, it allows you to make calorie intake changes to prevent or replenish that loss. For example, if you start your diet at 220 pounds with 34% body fat and end at 135 pounds with 18% body fat, you might expect to look toned and trim after having lost 85 pounds of bodyweight and reducing your body fat percentage almost in half, but The Body Fat Guide will show you that you will have also lost 35 pounds of muscle in the process, and you will probably have plenty of flabby skin as a result! If you don't want this to happen to you, use The Body Fat Guide regularly to measure changes in your body fat and muscle levels and adjust your diet until you get perfect results! More importantly, by monitoring changes in your muscle and body fat levels, something the scale alone can't do, and by modifying your calorie intake to avoid cutting calories too drastically, you will maintain your lean body mass and prevent loose skin.
Well, along with the workout alone helping to tighten and tone up muscles, which really helps to lift and tighten the saggy skin to some degree, they have a dry brushing method dvd there that shows you how to dry brush your body to not only help decrease the appearance of cellulite, but to tighten and lift the skin on your body. I've only been doing the dry brushing for 5 weeks and the dead sea salt mask a couple of times, but my skin has never been softer. But if you do have a lot of weight to lose still, be careful not to lose too quickly, drink lots of water and try to build some muscle to help keep your skin toned as you lose the weight. Thanks for being the brave one and bringing this topic up! You have freakishly soft skin" out of the mouths of babes! I'm glad to hear that you don't have the loose skin or cellulite many do, but sometimes that comes as you get closer to goal weight. Brushing will gently remove the dried, dead skin and other debris on the surface of the skin. Skin brushing is also known to stimulate the acupressure point and massages the meridians. Dry skin brushing also makes the skin soft, tight, radiant and boosts elasticity. Dry skin brushing exfoliates the skin and strengthens the immune system. I have been dry brushing for about 2 weeks now and my skin is feeling amazing. I have to say that I really like the way the dry brushing feels on my skin.
A lot of people wonder if they will have loose skin after weight loss. Do people who lose a lot of weight always have excess skin? Often dieters on weight loss shows have surgery for excess skin after weight loss. Why You Get Excess Skin After Weight Loss. If you lose a considerable amount of weight, you may have loose or excess skin once you have reached a normal, healthy weight . The elasticity of your skin before and during the weight loss process determines how much - if any - loose skin you are left with. In addition, your chances of having excess skin is significantly affected by how much weight you have to lose and how quickly you lose it. When you lose weight quickly , your skin may not shrink as quickly as you'd like. The less time you have spent overweight, the more likely it is that your skin will return to normal. How to Manage Loose Skin After Weight Loss. The more quickly you lose your weight, the more likely you are to have a problem with excess skin. In addition to slow and steady weight loss, you can also build muscle to shape the tissue underneath sagging skin . If you have loose skin after weight loss, talk to your doctor about skin tightening surgeries and methods that can approve both the function and the look of your body.
As I’m sure you already know, half the battle is making the decision to lose weight. As you have a lot of weight to lose, I suggest you set yourself mini goals, for example, 1/2 stone at a time – achieving these smaller goals will help to keep you motivated. In the meantime, there’s plenty you can do to help reduce the chances of being left with excess loose skin. You’re right when you say exercise will help prevent sagging skin after weight loss. While you might find it difficult right now, as the weight starts to come off, you’ll gradually feel more energetic and find it easier to exercise. As you lose weight and begin to feel fitter, aim to increase the distance and speed at which you walk.
Anyway, I started using the Somaluxe Firming Lotion to combat loose skin, and its really effective. I feel the "loose skin" around my stomach and feel the love handles. I can feel the thickness and jiggliness of the fat. I gain and lose the same couple pounds back and forth. I would like to lose the next 10 pounds fast and the last 10 slow, so I can get rid of some flab. I'm having a problem, I have a pot belly stomach and really lower belly fat that flabs and have stretch marks, I want to work on that more so I don't get that loose skin! I'm 5'5 and over the last year and a half have lost about 53lbs. However when I lie on my side, or bend over I have the appearance of loose skin in my tummy area - it looks like thin wrinkly skin, and will also fold over. Just keep losing weight and as you lose more the loose skin or really the loose fat will go away. I'm 18 and weigh 137 (I'm 5'3) I want to loose about 20 pounds. Point of the story I was left with what you call loose fat and a "mommy pouch". But I don't know what to do to get rid of the pouch and the little bit of loose fat.
Rep Power: 0. I recently lost 40 lbs of weight and I have some (not a lot) loose skin on my stomach. Rep Power: 117. I have 3 kids and lost 140 pounds after the last one. I reasoned that i'd rather have the skin empty than the skin full.but with time it is shrinking! Rep Power: 1871. Rep Power: 102. 3 c-sections later I have a pooch and with the weight loss it seems worse. One of my friends recently made the decision to have a tummy tuck after having lost over 50 pounds and still not being able to get rid of the loose skin/pooch that remained. I think I big deal of it will have to do with rather that loose skin has stretch marks or not. Lasers claim to smooth out the surface but I have not tried that.
That was it. He said he feared going out because of the embarrassing social situations that could ensue. But, Glaude said that, even after he’d ditched the pounds, he wasn’t able to ditch the insecurities. “It was a hard decision kind of, but since I had this channel I knew this was the video I was going to make,” Glaude said. Though he admits shooting the video was “nerve-racking,” he said it was also therapeutic. “That’s the best complement I could ever receive from someone,” he said. So what inspired Glaude to lose the weight? He was binge watching the reality show “LA Ink” when something inside him changed. Someone on the show was talking about all the weight he’d lost. “I don’t know what it was that in my mind clicked,” the El Cajon, California resident said. I knew at that point that my life was going to change. Glaude said, like the guy on "LA Ink," he focused on balancing his caloric intake with the amount of calories he burned. He said he doesn’t think he’ll ever have the excess skin removed, partly because of the cost and partly because he’s OK with it now. “I want people to understand yeah it’s gonna be the hardest thing ever,” he said.
I have taken off 45 pounds and the skin is sagging and hanging on my belly, thighs, arms, and neck especially. It gets better on it's own, if the excess weight has been there for a very long time, like 10-20 years, the skin is very distressed and cannot be expected to snap back 100%. And, luckily, I was not carrying the extra 50 pounds around that long. Basically, if you have a great deal of excess skin, then you're stuck with it and no amount of expensive creams or exercises are going to change that. I've come to terms with the fact that this is just the way my body is, and the only way I'll be rid of this saggy skin is with surgery (which I could have if I had the money for it) I'm 56 and let me tell you about the skin issue! Unfortunately though, I assure you I have a great deal of excess skin and A LOT of it. All of the areas I have excess skin are covered by clothes. The extra layers of girth I have with the excess skin are kind of held up nicely and camoflauged with flattering clothes. As far as the excess skin and fat around the mid section after weight loss goes, it was my experience after losing 150 pounds that there was no way that skin and fat was going anywhere.
A balanced diet, daily exercise and moisturizer may help your skin shrink and tighten over time. The effectiveness of the natural remedies depends are your age, how long your skin was stretched and the amount of weight lost. Step 1. Continue to eat a healthy diet, but start maintaining your weight to encourage your skin to shrink and regenerate. Daily Glow says that once you begin weight maintenance, your skin will likely shrink to fit your new weight. Step 2. Step 3. Keeping your skin moisturized also improves the skin's texture and reduces wrinkles. Step 4. Step 5. Your skin often needs a longer period of time to react to major weight loss due to the lengthy process of skin regeneration. Be kind to yourself and your body during this time, keeping in mind that your skin may not return to its original elasticity on its own.
I came to the United States when I was 21 and I was a little over weight. I started exercising and going to the gym. I had already started doing it in my country because I had been much heavier before and I had completely changed myself and the way I look. As I said I was a little overweight when I came to US but that was not the biggest problem… The problem was… All that extra skin after the weight loss back in my country – my stomach, my thighs. I was really hoping the extra skin would go away with a lot of exercises but it didn’t happen. When dressed I look like a completely normal guy and I would say that I am good looking and attractive. The worst part is when I like somebody and I know that I am not gonna have her or him or I know that somebody else likes me. At one point during that time I was really in love with a couple of guys and one girl but because I couldn’t bring myself to normal I didn’t do nothing to be with them and I felt so depressed that I gained weight back and lost it again. I am 26 now and I look normal except the loose skin. I’ve recently started exercising a lot again and I have been doing some research on some expensive tightening creams online but how many bottles would I need to use get rid of all the skin… I am a handsome guy and everybody says how cute I am but they don’t know that I am the unhappiest person in the world. But the worst feeling of everything is…
There are lots of ways to tighten skin after you lose weight, and many reasons to do so. How do you tighten skin after weight loss, so you can fit into the clothes you want, and look as gorgeous and healthy and toned as you know you are? How can you tighten skin after weight loss, so you feel more accomplished, better about finishing your weight loss journey and living a healthier lifestyle? The sooner you lose weight, the better the chances your skin will tighten on its own. SCRUB TO TIGHTEN SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS! DRINK WATER TO HELP TIGHTEN SKIN AFTER WEIGHT LOSS… Yoga will help you relieve stress, be more flexible, lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, and even help your skin rebound after weight loss. I suppose I ought to mention that after a significant weight loss, your skin can take up to six months to tighten to the new, slender you. Adding lean protein to your diet will also help tighten skin after weight loss. Now follow these tips to tighten your skin after weight loss, and you’ll be bikini ready in no time…
I've identified 14 things you need to know about loose skin and weight loss. The older you get, the more an extremely large weight loss can leave loose skin that will not return to normal. How much weight was carried has a lot to do with how much the skin will resume a tight appearance. With extreme obesity, the probability of there still being loose skin after you lose the weight is much higher. How fast the weight was gained also has a lot to do with how much the skin will resume a tight appearance. How fast weight is lost also has a lot to do with how much the skin will tighten up. Nutrition has a lot to do with the health of your skin. Exercise has a lot to do with how your skin appears after you lose body fat. If you use very low calorie diets, you are likely to lose lean body mass, and this is going to exacerbate the loose, hanging skin appearance. On the other hand, if you are exercising regularly and increasing lean body mass with weight training, you will be more likely to minimize the appearance of loose skin, as the muscle literally pushes out on the skin, making it more taut. Don't consider surgery a foregone conclusion and don't consider surgery at all until after you've lost all the body fat and then there is still loose skin remaining. But if you still have a lot more weight to lose, it's difficult to get a clear picture of what is loose skin, what is just remaining body fat and how much further the skin will tighten up when the rest of the fat is lost. Someone with legitimate single digit body fat and a ton of loose skin is a rare sight. In the after picture, Brian weighs 185 pounds and - this is important - his body fat is about 6%.
Loose Skin After Weight Loss. When it comes to loose skin after weight loss, it's important to focus on those factors that are within your control. Congratulations on your weight loss! And a special congratulations for keeping the weight off for two years! Loose skin is a common problem after weight loss, especially if a lot of weight is lost in a short period of time. Younger individuals have more elasticity in their skin, and they tend to see a better recovery from loose skin following weight loss. Losing weight faster than 2 pounds a week puts the dieter at a higher risk of loose skin. Individuals that gained weight quickly (and then drop it) are less likely to experience loose skin. Moreover, someone that has carried the extra weight for 10 years is at a higher risk for loose skin than someone who has been carrying the extra weight for 10 months. Past and present sun exposure damages the skin and decreases elasticity. Hit the weight room often and hard. And again, congratulations on your weight loss!
Plastic surgery Soon after Weightloss Taking away Loose and Hanging Skin. Cosmetic surgery ?plastic surgeon detroit soon after weight-loss is very amongst people who have shed weight by surgical procedures. Medical procedures leaves again a lot of blemishes much like the hanging of pores and skin that could only be preset by plastic surgeries. Although pounds reduction surgical procedures enable people today to achieve the purpose of health which they had been dreaming about, the plastic surgery helps to replenish the sunken regions brought on resulting from fat loss. Plastic surgical procedures may be used to appropriate each a small region and an entire part of the entire body. Plastic surgery- the ultimate assistance. Prepare and make arrangements for the overall method of weightloss and plastic surgical procedures.
This is an issue that Kelly Coffey , a personal trainer who lost 160 pounds, has personal experience with: She was shocked at both the appearance of her now-trim body and how she felt about it when she first lost the weight. How loose your skin gets after losing weight depends on several factors: how much weight you've lost, how old you were when you lost the weight, how many times you've lost and gained the weight back, and how quickly you lost it (the faster you lose it, the less time your skin has to tighten naturally). It made her stronger and helped her appreciate the abilities of her body. "It’s hard to have a problem with a body that's capable of taking on the challenges you put it through," she says. And at the end of the day, your body doesn't have to be the spitting image of a celeb's to be healthy—and look amazing. When you have a negative thought about the way your post-weight loss body looks, Coffey recommends doing a "caring action" like talking with a loved one on the phone, going on a walk outside, or meditating . "When you answer those negative thoughts with caring actions, the care starts to beat out that negative mentality." Buy Clothes that Fit Your New Body. Finding your own style by shopping for clothes that suit your body type helps you accept your new body and take pride in how you present yourself to the world, says Coffey. Spending time with your significant other, family, and friends who recognize all the hard work you put into your weight-loss journey will help reinforce all of the amazing progress you've made, says Coffey. This is especially helpful when you aren't able to see for yourself how amazing your new body is.
Skin is an organ — our largest one — made up of collagen and elastin, among other components. Lahijani adds collagen and elastin are fibres that make up the supporting structure of our skin. "Collagen gives skin its firmness, while elastin keeps skin tight.” But over time, and with damage such as sun exposure, our skin loses these fibres. "Unfortunately, there is very limited ability for the skin to tighten as weight is lost." This also means not everyone's experience with excess skin is the same. "While there are lots of collagen and elastin creams available, these molecules are far too large to penetrate the skin,” says cosmetic surgeon Dr. "When it comes to dealing with loose skin, treatment options can vary based on the amount of excess skin that is present,” says Dr. "If an individual has a small amount of loose skin, doctors can use a radio frequency laser, ultrasound laser or fractional laser to target and help firm up the skin.” “When it comes to significant/massive weight loss there just is not any other method other than surgery to cut out the excess skin,” Lahijani says. Sterry listed tummy tucks, lower body lifts (a tummy tuck combined with an outer thigh and buttock lift), arm lifts, breast lifts, and thigh lifts as some of the procedures he uses to treat loose skin. The amount of scaring depends on factors like the location of the surgery, the amount of skin removed, and your own personal genetics. There are laser treatments that can make a big difference, Lahijani says, and tattooing over your skin is another option.
Question: How do I get rid of loose skin after weight loss? In time, you may see improvements in your skin's elasticity, but some people may require surgery to remove excess skin . Age: As you get older, your skin becomes less elastic. Genetics: Genes influence how much firmness your skin retains as you get older. How much weight you lose: When you lose a large of amount of weight in a short time, such as with weight loss surgery , your skin doesn't have time to shrink along with your body and may be permanently stretched if you're overweight for a long period of time. Sun exposure: Your past, present and future exposure to the sun can damage your skin. When you add muscle, you can improve how the skin looks and may be able to reduce some sagging. Slow weight loss allows you to maintain muscle mass while losing fat and it also allows your skin to adjust as you lose weight.
What is the right amount of exercise after weight loss surgery? It is difficult to maintain a healthy pregnancy during the rapid weight loss phase (first year after surgery for bypass patients). About 6-12 months after surgery, the stomach pouch can expand and will become more expandable as swelling subsides. It's normal not to have an appetite for the first few months after weight loss surgery. Is there a difference in the outcome of surgery between men and women? Patients may begin to wonder about this early after the surgery when they are losing 20-40 pounds per month, or maybe when they've lost more than 100 pounds and they're still losing weight. Your doctor will determine whether medications for blood pressure, diabetes, etc., can be stopped when the conditions for which they are taken improve or resolve after weight loss surgery. For meds that need to be continued, the vast majority can be swallowed, absorbed and work the same as before weight loss surgery. With the dramatically reduced intake experienced by most weight loss surgery patients, they are not able to take in enough potassium from food to compensate. What is a hernia and what is the probability of an abdominal hernia after surgery? This usually occurs between the third and the eighth month after surgery. What are adhesions and do they form after this surgery? Adhesions can form with any surgery in the abdomen.
How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss. Get-Fit Guy has the scoop on why skin gets loose and how you can tighten loose skin after weight loss. Or How to Tone and Lose Fat in One Body Part , then you may have noticed that you have a bit of loose skin hanging around. From extra skin under the arms to a hanging pouch around the stomach, loose skin can pose an embarrassing problem, especially if weight loss has been achieved rapidly. Why Skin Gets Loose After Weight Loss.
Stacey Morris is too proud of her 185-pound weight loss to be self-conscious of the extra skin left behind from when she was obese. Megan Cataldo and Lakeshia Motley shed the feeling of shame when they lost weight. But the one thing they cannot lose is the skin that once stretched around their extra pounds and now hangs off their streamlined bodies. Cataldo and Motley, both 26, have consulted with plastic surgeons, hoping to have surgery to remove the loose skin that now hangs from their arms, legs, stomachs and thighs. But the procedures cost $8,000 and up. The photo album was called "I love my body." But the skin makes Cataldo look heavier than she is. Motley said it was after graduation, in 2009, that she decided to lose the weight. If the routine called for jumping jacks, she did only the arms so no one would hear her jumping and landing. She gave up candy, and turned to fruit for the sugar she craved. She weighs 188 pounds now, and said she doesn't have a goal weight. She said she is too self-conscious about the way her breasts and arms look when she isn't wearing clothes. Cataldo is toying with the idea of starting a fund to raise money for people who want surgery to remove loose skin after a weight loss.
How Do I Get Rid of Extra Skin After Weight Loss? Kids Health > For Teens > How Do I Get Rid of Extra Skin After Weight Loss? Regular exercise, including cardio and strength training , will help you maintain your weight and tone your body. It's also the best thing you can do right now for the look of your skin. The best thing you can do right now is talk to your doctor. He or she can suggest options that are right for you. In addition to talking to your doctor, continue taking good care of yourself: Eating right, getting exercise, and moisturizing your skin daily can help you look and feel good.
How long how you carried the excess weight (eg. How quickly you gained the excess weight. Your body composition – how much body fat vs muscle you have. He said that in many cases when people have lost a lot of weight and think they've been left with great puddles of excess skin, it's actually still body fat. You may have reached your Goal Weight on the scales but Tom sayz it's worth looking at your body fat percentage (see point 12 of his article). Unless you are really, really lean, it's difficult to get a clear picture of what is loose skin, what is just remaining body fat and how much further the skin will tighten up when the rest of the fat is lost." I have not had any dramatic weight loss on the scales for two years now, but my body composition has changed – I have gone down another size or so and I'm much firmer. Slow and tedious weight loss – Yes, six years was a bit bloody ridiculous, but the fact that it took me so long seems to have worked in my favour. Weight training – This has been THE biggest thing for me and goes back to the body composition stuff mentioned above. You might see my naked body as a starting point or a candidate for Slice and Dice at the plastic surgeon.
Weight loss and excess skin. I have heard some say that skin will not shrink down when you lose weight, and you have to have plastic surgery to remove the excess skin. Considerable weight loss is often suggested for people who are overweight or obese, but this process can in fact leave behind loose skin. The short answer to your question is that the condition of your skin will depend on the method of weight loss (which can determine how quickly you lose weight), the amount of weight loss, and your skin's elasticity. Also, health care providers recommend that people keep a close eye on the condition of their skin for at least two years after weight loss. These days, more and more people are losing large amounts of weight quickly with the help of weight loss surgeries. In these cases, the skin doesn't have as far to shrink, and loose areas can often be tightened up through exercise — perhaps by building muscles. Along with the rate and amount of weight loss, you should also consider your skin's elasticity. Elasticity is the extent to which skin is able to stretch and then recover to normal once the need to stretch is removed — as in the case of weight gain and loss. For this reason, skin is less likely to shrink in cases of extreme and rapid weight loss because elasticity is diminished. This will certainly benefit your health and well-being, no matter what your weight is and no matter what your skin looks like.
Does loose skin after weight loss go away? Hi there. But I was wondering, considering my age, and I have a very good diet, will my skin tighten up over time. Considering the amount of weight I have lost, I actually haven't got all that much loose skin. Show more Hi there. But my stomach and hips still look very chubby and wobbly, mainly because of loose skin and a little bit of 'blubber' like fat still hanging around. Is there anything I can do to finish off my goal by tightening and making my stomach and hips more solid and less 'flabby' feeling?
If you’re dealing with the problem of loose skin, especially after major weight loss, here’s what you can do about it. Have you busted your butt for months and months to lose weight only to be left with handfuls of ugly loose skin? And so in this article, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the loose skin issue and see what can be done about it. Pinch the area you’re concerned with and if you can grab more than a few millimeters of skin, there’s more fat in there to lose. Until you lose that fat, your skin has no reason to return to its former size and tautness. When you lose the fat, however, and especially when you lose it quickly, your skin doesn’t necessarily shrink at the same rate as your fat cells. To lose fat, which also causes significant muscle loss, further expanding the void between the skin and the underlying tissue. Remember the goal isn’t just to lose weight but to lose fat and not muscle. No pills and powders are going to give you a “quick fix” for your loose skin, but there are several supplements that may help. The Bottom Line on Loose Skin and Weight Loss. Before you go down that road, though, follow the advice in this article and see where you’re at: What do you think about loose skin and weight loss?
She's one of the boldest, funniest storytellers out there and it is an honor to share her voice in this space. This was not the case. The Before and After pictures you see on billboards — they're a lie. After dropping the weight, I had so much extra skin that I could lay on my side and pull it a half-foot in either direction. For a long time, I tried to get the skin to go away with lotions and exercise. I tracked them down for this article, and seeing them for the first time in ages, I instantly remembered what it felt like to have all of that skin on me. And how I thought for sure everything would be better if I could just make the skin go away. I got implants the size of my old breasts and a body lift. After about 10 minutes, I couldn't take it anymore and excused myself to one of the solo baths. I remember the first time this happened: My whole body was covered except for a circle of white — my stomach, bobbing out of the water. I wasn't happy; I was happy I was thin — that there was a frozen moment I can now hold up and show to the world that says, I was here, and I was beautiful. And I do so because after all these years, disliking the way I look has become a part of my identity. Instead of owning my body, I let the world tell me who I'm supposed to be and how I'm supposed to look. It has taken up 10 to 20% of my time and thoughts on a daily basis for the past 20 years.
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How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss. If you've lost weight recently, you may have noticed that you have loose skin hanging around. The cells on the outer part of your skin are constantly being lost and replaced with new cells, but the skin cells under that outer layer are more permanent. When you lose weight (and especially when you lose weight quickly) the elastic parts of your skin don't have time to adapt to your new shape. How to Tighten Loose Skin. As you lose weight and loose skin begins to appear, don't panic! But that process can take up to two years, so here are steps you can take to make your skin tighten faster: Aim for no more than 1-2 pounds of fat loss per week, and include weight training so you build muscle to help stretch the skin. If you've had a 9-month pregnancy, then you can tighten your loose skin. In contrast, if you've carried 50-100 extra pounds on your body for a long time, you might need to resort to plastic surgery and stapling to tighten loose skin. Although you have control over the rate of your weight loss, staying properly hydrated, eating the right foods and caring for your skin, you simply have no control over your age!
Best Answer: When people lose substantial amounts of body fat, the skin may become loose. Whether the skin will tighten after fat loss will depend on many things. Stretching only - If the skin is loose because it was stretched but not beyond it's natural elasticity, it will tighten of its own accord over time. And, when new skin cells have been added, they will not go away when the fat is lost. In that case, the skin may remain loose. Fat distribution also plays a role in the loose skin problem. If the fat loss was predominantly in one area (eg: the waist area), the skin will have stretched more than if the fat loss was more uniformly distributed over the body. People who have lost most of the fat from one area will be more likely to have residual loose skin than those who lost a small amount of fat from a wide area. Because elasticity decreases with age, in older people it is more likely the skin will remain loose for a given amount of fat loss. And, of course, the greater the fat loss, the more the skin has been stretched and the less likely it will be to return to the same tightness it had prior to the fat gain.
Sit ups and lunges do not significantly tighten the skin after massive weight loss. Congratulations on your massive weight loss. I have many patients such as you who have lost a significant amount of weight and developed excess skin and fat in the pubic region. Typically, male patients after massive weight loss developed significant fat above the penis and lateral to the penis above the scrotum. When I examined patients, the excess skin and fat in this area typically looks like the letter W. Sit ups and lunges do not significantly tighten the skin. During my body lifts, I make the incision in the pubic region in males, very low to remove this excess skin and fat. If your abdomen and hips are not bothering you and it is just the pubic region then I do an isolated pubic reduction. No amount of exercise will make the excess skin go away once your weight has been stable for 6 mos.
Skin Care: How To Avoid Sagging Skin After Weight Loss. If you've approached weight loss the short-term and unhealthy way, chances are you've experienced sagging skin in all the wrong places. Elasticity: Your skin has layers of fats, when you lose weight quickly your body does not have enough time to adjust to this new shape of the body. Lose weight at a younger age: Rebound is the key; the older you get the longer it will take for your skin to shape up. As you grow older your skin lacks the necessary elasticity to bounce back from lost girth, hence lose weight now, when your skin can rebound. Add weight training to your regime, it will help to build lean muscle which will tighten the skin. Aqua is a remedy: Water is the best way to assure that your skin improves its elasticity and retains it. Water is also your best friend during weight loss - the ultimate double whammy! Fruits and vegetables tighten skin and help in weight loss as well. If you’ve noticed fruits and vegetables contain a high proportion of water that helps skin rebound after weight loss.
Although the 35-year-old lost the weight gradually, she was left even more unhappy about her body because of a mass of excess skin. But the excess skin was utterly depressing. ‘This excess skin after weight loss is the same skin damage that occurs during pregnancy — but all over the body,’ explains Guido Kohler, a plastic surgeon who works privately and at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Factors that affect how much skin is left include age, how quickly the weight was lost (gastric bands are slower than bypasses, for example), and, for women, the number of children she has had. Lucene Hughes was left with more than a stone of excess skin after undergoing weight loss surgery. The excess skin, and the medical complications it caused, left her feeling suicidal. ‘My skin was also rubbing and becoming ulcerated and infected — so badly that I should have been hospitalised, but I had no one to look after the children. She has since had a tummy tuck and reconstructive surgery to her arms to remove the excess. ‘I had the gastric band for health reasons and the appearance didn’t bother me that much. But the backache and soreness from the skin rubbing was unbearable.’
When we lose weight, where does the lost weight go? In cases of moderate weight loss, our skin shrinks back to fit the body's new size, thanks to its elasticity. As we age, these collagen fibers in the skin weaken, leading to wrinkles. Rapid growth or weight gain can outpace collagen production in the skin, causing areas to overstretch. Sometimes in cases of massive weight loss, people have folds of extra skin left over from their heavier days. Their skin had become so outstretched that it hangs limply from the thinner body, like worn out elastic.