Extra skin

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    Mar 07, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    So long story short: I was 360lbs and one day I decided enough was enough so I started dieting and working out. In the beginning it was horrible but it soon became a lifestyle. I'm now down to 210 lbs, only took a few years hehe, and loving being this "skinny".
    I would look great if it wasn't for this damn extra skin I have. Just a layer of skin that doesn't want to go away!. How do I get rid of it? Can I get rid of it without surgery?
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    I thought this was about foreskin.
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    have u seen the show on TV called "My 600-pound life"..?


    U need to have it cut off and sown back togther. Tummy tuck
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidI thought this was about foreskin.


    I knew I should have disclosed that icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    congtats on the loss, that is terrific

    and for the skin... ya probably got to get it removed with some sort of procedure.

    a buddy had the same situation, and had to have it removed
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    I have contemplated plastic surgery but wanted to see if I could have done it on my own. Seems like a losing battle but that would be a last result I guess.
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    Sorry man, but it's going to have to be removed by surgery. I'm in a similar situation.
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:52 AM GMT
    sanjose470 said
    Iceblink saidI thought this was about foreskin.


    I knew I should have disclosed that icon_smile.gif



    I'm just teasing you. Seriously, though, my mother had her extra skin surgically removed after Bariatric surgery. She was in a little bit of pain for a while afterwards, but says it was worth it and is happy with the results.
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    Mar 07, 2012 4:54 AM GMT
    Oh I know. I also heard vit e or any type of skin firming lotion might work to a certain extent as well.
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    Mar 07, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    sanjose470 saidOh I know. I also heard vit e or any type of skin firming lotion might work to a certain extent as well.


    No, they don't. That's just a plot to sell scented skin lotion. Surgery is the only solution.
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    Mar 07, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    You're still young enough that given some time it may get better, but it also may not..

    Many cosmetiic surgeons do a tuck these days, I'd recommend you get a referral for the procedure or do some investigation of your options first..

    There are some othe procedures which claim to also firm up skin by creating extra collagen such as medical / cosmetic needling which may interest you as well
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    Mar 07, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    sc69 said

    There are some othe procedures which claim to also firm up skin by creating extra collagen such as medical / cosmetic needling which may interest you as well


    Never heard of it but ill do my research. Its so irritating to know that there's this obstacle that I can't get around myself. Its not a lot of skin, just enough to piss me off. Maybe a clothes pin or two will do the trick.
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    Mar 07, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    In Yoga there are few postures (Asanas) which will get back ur skin to normal.,
    consult a YOGA therapist.

    1) If possible consume more fruits and vegetables, dry fruits (No meat for at least 120 days), drink plenty of water, eat something at every 2 hours, (6 short meals a day)

    2) Its horrible, but its a medicine. if u can get a urine of cow, prepare medicine at ur own
    take 100 ml cow's Urine (filter it three times by thin cotton cloth), add 10 ml, red grape wine, add 5gm mint leaves add 10 ml palmogranate juice, boil the mixture to make it half of the quantity.

    and drink it thrice a day (20 ml each time) after meals/breakfast for 60 days,
    Ur skin will have a new bonding to ur muscles and will get back to almost normal.



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    Mar 07, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    I think skin loses most of its elasticity in the mid to late 20s.. so I think your best bet is to save your pennies and take the surgery plunge. Yes it is unnatural but so was weighing 360 lbs. You conquered that.. so you can fix this too. It isn't a crime to fix what's broken

    Here's Danny Cahill (Biggest Loser) before and after surgery pics

    Danny-Cahill-Surgery-Results.jpg
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    Mar 07, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    hey OP,

    I recently had a tummy tuck back in August and underwent a 'mini-one' in January. I have a video on my profile on my experience for the first one and if you have any questions, let me know.

    -Alex
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    Mar 07, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    Definitely nothing like the pictures above but agree with the results.
    Alex, I will have questions for you soon icon_smile.gif
    as for the cow urine, I'm not %100 sure on how much I would trust it. I like meat and going 120 days without isn't worth it to me. I need my trial tip.
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    Mar 07, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    wow, that recommend mixture with the cow urine sounds repulsive.

    But surgery is your answer, but wait until you've reached your goal weight. If you plan on losing more weight then there may be more skin to remove.
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    Mar 07, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    sanjose470 said
    sc69 said

    There are some othe procedures which claim to also firm up skin by creating extra collagen such as medical / cosmetic needling which may interest you as well


    Never heard of it but ill do my research. Its so irritating to know that there's this obstacle that I can't get around myself. Its not a lot of skin, just enough to piss me off. Maybe a clothes pin or two will do the trick.


    Hey, if you've lost that much weight you're doing your part. NOTHING wrong with getting some help from modern medicine to help things along. icon_biggrin.gif Though by all means do what you think is best.
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    Mar 07, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidI thought this was about foreskin.
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    Mar 07, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    m2m4u said
    2) Its horrible, but its a medicine. if u can get a urine of cow, prepare medicine at ur own
    take 100 ml cow's Urine (filter it three times by thin cotton cloth), add 10 ml, red grape wine, add 5gm mint leaves add 10 ml palmogranate juice, boil the mixture to make it half of the quantity.

    and drink it thrice a day (20 ml each time) after meals/breakfast for 60 days,
    Ur skin will have a new bonding to ur muscles and will get back to almost normal.


    Witch doctor remedy much?
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    Mar 07, 2012 11:40 PM GMT


    Its a little taboo but if they sold it at vitamin shoppe and called it "skin destroyer" then I might have to take another look. Curious, where would one get cow urine...?
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    Mar 07, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Vitamin E=Great for skin, and it does give tightening results. That isn't "market" that is FUNCTION of Vitamin E with skin.


    People blame the "business" end of things too much. Yeah, they lie, but DO YOUR OWN research. Their lies are based off of truths...
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    Mar 08, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    sanjose470 said

    Its a little taboo but if they sold it at vitamin shoppe and called it "skin destroyer" then I might have to take another look. Curious, where would one get cow urine...?


    Pretty sure you're fooling yourself here.
    What about surgery puts you off:
    1) Fear of Surgery
    2) Cost
    3) Lack of sense of achievement (since you had surgeons' help)
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    Mar 08, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    neosyllogy said
    sanjose470 said

    Its a little taboo but if they sold it at vitamin shoppe and called it "skin destroyer" then I might have to take another look. Curious, where would one get cow urine...?


    Pretty sure you're fooling yourself here.
    What about surgery puts you off:
    1) Fear of Surgery
    2) Cost
    3) Lack of sense of achievement (since you had surgeons' help)
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    Not trying to fool myself. Wasnt being really serious about that. Not scared of surgery, my pride wont get in the way because I know the excess skin was just that, extra. The main reason would probably be cost.
  • Richbehr

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    Mar 20, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    I just underwent my 4th plastic surgery to have excess skin removed after loosing 180 pounds thru gastric by pass. These are painfull surgeries but to me they are worth it.