Lose weight= extra skin

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    Jul 14, 2007 10:45 PM GMT
    I had this very disturbing realization at the gym today. The guy was measuring my body fat to see how much I had to lose in order to be in my ideal weight. Well when he pinched me the first thing he said was "This is going to be problematic, you have a bit of extra skin" I looked down at him thinking what the hell are you talking about buddy. Granted I have lost more that 70 lbs, but that was done over the course of a 2 years.(went from a size 40 waist to a size 30) He explained that as we get older (!!!!) our skin does not bounce back. He said to do something about it,so I aksed what should I do. He had no clue. So if any one out there knows of a system, treatment, or thing I could do to help my skin bounce back, I would appreciate the help. Apperently I can make a belt and a small hand bag out of my extra skin..lol.
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    Jul 15, 2007 12:19 AM GMT
    Well the only thing I have hear of is surgery to remove the excess skin, but I am sure that there are other things. I will ask one of my nursing instructors.
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    Jul 15, 2007 8:54 PM GMT
    This came up in a forum a few months ago. I searched but could not find it. I recall people seemed to say that with time the skin would shrink back to where it should be. I have the same problem.
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    Jul 15, 2007 9:02 PM GMT
    Me too. I feel really uncomfortable with swimming truck because of that extra bag of skin below my belly. It look kinda hanging loose . Anybody can suggest what I should I do?
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    Jul 16, 2007 1:07 AM GMT
    Why worry about extra skin. Love the skin your in! Also, you look dam good!

    Universality-Namaste,JonPaul
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    Jul 16, 2007 2:13 AM GMT
    You can have a plastic surgeon cut it off.

    In time, it will shrink some.

    Otherwise, it will continue to remind not to screw up again. You can view that as a good thing, and incentive to maintain discipline.
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    Jul 16, 2007 2:19 PM GMT
    was the guy who was telling you this also studying for his SAT's? i don't trust anyone's in a gym unless they are really QUALIFIED.

    i'm not sure it's so glum. you weren't morbidly obese like 200lbs overweight.and you lost it gradually and maybe you just still have some weight to lose. and you are still young for your skin to be elastic. (unless you're a smoker). i had a buddy who lost a benjamin. when he lost most of it he did seem to have saggy skin. but he got ripped, put on some muscle mass and appeared to be "tight-skinned" after that. so you might still have a chance.

    but in the end chucky is right. it's a lesson to all of us never to totally let go and think we can just lose the weight with no consequences.
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    Jul 16, 2007 3:12 PM GMT
    At 41, I guess the damage is done. I dont think I will ever be skin tight on my stomach ever again. However, I can still look good with cloth on and that not to bad. Lesson learn to late for me.
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    Jul 21, 2007 12:20 AM GMT
    The only remedy I know is SURGERY!!! I lost almost 180 lbs and had to had a panniculectomy to remove the excess skin. When your skin strech that much there is nothing that you could do that will make it bounce back. I used to be a 50" waist down to 28-30. I also wanted to let you know that I still have lose skin, but my cock's profile looks awsome since it was pulled up.
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    Aug 11, 2007 3:49 AM GMT
    Same dilemma here. I lost 10 inches from 45 down to 35 inches. Thats why i still have the bulge not just because mainly of fat but also of those excess skin. :(

    YEah, surgery is the last resort. Im still young so I think my skin's elasticity (the capability to shirnk back to its original form after years in a "stretched state") will do a little magic. But for those in advancing age may have a problem.

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    Aug 11, 2007 4:48 AM GMT
    At age 30 I believe you should give it more time. I've seen people in their 40's tighten up pretty well.

    Low doses of GH seem to help skin elasticity, but it's a damned expensive way to go after a slight and undocumented improvement.

    Give it some time and see how it goes. And don't let LA body obsession exaggerate the problem beyond reason, OK?
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    Aug 11, 2007 5:04 AM GMT
    And if time fails ther eis always dr. 90210. Just kidding. And whatever the floppy skin you look great. It may very well tighten up after some time, though I woudln't guess back to what you were before. And yes, a plastic surgeon could remove it, but that is never the same as before either and no matter what there is always scars and evidence. And yes, don't let the LA mindset get under your skin.
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    Aug 11, 2007 8:44 AM GMT
    Anti-stretch mark creams help a bit. I've more or less absorbed my excess skin back to a normal level. I must warn that they tend to make the hair on the area where they're applied go sort of weird, so I'd advocate shaving or waxing those areas until you've finished using them. As they're intended for pregnant women, they also tend to smell rather disconcertingly of flowers
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    Aug 11, 2007 8:57 AM GMT
    Somebody told me lots of water would help. He said 4 liters a day, which would also help me get over being pee-shy.