Skin tightening

  • JockJerm

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    Apr 14, 2010 8:53 AM GMT
    I have lost 30 lbs and 8% body fat in seven months. Anybody have an insight on how to tighten up my skin where the fat deposits were the most?
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    Apr 14, 2010 9:00 AM GMT
    Use skin creams with Vitamin E.
  • JockJerm

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    Apr 14, 2010 10:09 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. Surgery looks like it. But it's not that much. I'm thinking seeweed wrap at a SPA?!icon_biggrin.gif
  • GQjock

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    Apr 14, 2010 10:21 AM GMT
    Really the skin will retract back as much as it can
    Depending on your age mostly
    The younger you are the more elasticity your skin will have
    Yes you can use skin creams but that will only help prevent stretch marks
    it won't help with skin contraction
  • JockJerm

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    Apr 14, 2010 10:31 AM GMT
    Thanks GQ, I'm 35, so just on the edge...I was hoping for a miracle vitamin or supplement, or something expensive at a vitamin shoppe...
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:39 AM GMT
    Surgery:
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    For the record, that guy had lost over 250 lbs and needed surgery to tighten his skin...at age 19.
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    Apr 14, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    Re: Scar pics above... I don't think this looks too terrible. With a creative tattoo(!) this could look quite hot in fact. Necessity is the mother... but I'm not even sure it's necessary.
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    Apr 14, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    I have no idea how to help, but want to congratulate you on your progress. Keep up the great work.
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    Apr 14, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
  • MilitaryWolf

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    Apr 14, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    Congrats man, that's quite an accomplishment.

    I was in the same boat a couple of years ago. I lost 93lbs over the course of 7 months. I can't speak for everyone but from my experiences I can tell you that it seems the faster you lose weight the more loose skin you'll have immediately following simply due to the fact that it takes your skin a lot longer to tighten back up than most would think. But trust me, it will get there naturally. That was about three years ago and I'm happy with what I have now, if that gives you a good time frame, but then again everyone is different so it might take more or less time.

    I was really worried during the first year that I would have my excess skin forever... of course it was much better than having the extra 93lbs, haha. But I thought about what I could do if my skin didn't tighten naturally and came down to the conclusion that I could atleast fill in what I had taken off with muscle! icon_smile.gif

    That helped the process a lot too ;). You can't have loose skin if you build enough muscle right?

    So maintain your healthy lifestyle.
    Focus on putting on muscle weight.
    And patience is a virtue...

    Once again, congrats man
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    I would check this out...

    http://www.docshop.com/education/dermatology/body/thermage/

    laser skin tightening is gaining in popularity, especially for those who don't have vast amounts of skin to tighten (i.e. you). I don't know much about it, but it could be worth a consultation (especially since there are no scars and not as long of a recovery time).

    Hope it helps.
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:43 PM GMT

    Depending how much the excess skin bothers you the only other procedure other then surgery would be Thermage. You need to go to a cosmetic and plastic surgeon and it was just approved for the body here in the USA. It is available mostly for the face.

    There is a new Laser out in conjunction with Lipo that claims to shrink the skin. Google past shows of the Doctoc's. Everything you need to know.

    Also the ER doctor that is the main host is Hotter then Hell and built. You don't see ER doctors like that anywhere. icon_sad.gificon_sad.gif

    I would wait for another year if I was you let you body stabilize keep working out. Then look at what you want removed or tightened.
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    Apr 14, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    Hey JockJerm,

    Give it time and drink lots of water.

    An x-employee of mine lost 160 lbs over 2 years on Weight Watchers. She didn't exercise or drink very much water. She was chosen for one of those plastic surgery shows and I will never forgot the time when the Doctor told her if she drank a lot of water and exercised, the skin would tighten on it's own to a certain extent that she would require a less drastic surgery.

    She lost all that weight and went on the show and then had a huge scar around her worse than in the pic posted on this topic. She started to get off her diet and she gained weight again and her scar actually split open. She had to be rushed in for emergency surgery.

    I think most of us are looking for fast fixes these days, but do yourself some justice and drink water and keep working out. You will be surprised how much of that skin will begin to move back in place. While I won't say you will see it all go back to normal...you lost a good amount of weight in a short amount of time. Give it another 7 months and see what happens!

    Good luck to you!

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    Apr 14, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    dcblue saidI would check this out...

    http://www.docshop.com/education/dermatology/body/thermage/

    laser skin tightening is gaining in popularity, especially for those who don't have vast amounts of skin to tighten (i.e. you). I don't know much about it, but it could be worth a consultation (especially since there are no scars and not as long of a recovery time).

    Hope it helps.


    Good to see you are taking an early interest in your body. " keep the best of you change the rest of you." Do you also read American Beauty icon_question.gificon_eek.gif

    JockJerm may want to take a trip to Brazil they have been doing Thermage for the body down there for a long time. Its kind of like getting Microwaved icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 15, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
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    dcblue saidI would check this out...

    http://www.docshop.com/education/dermatology/body/thermage/

    laser skin tightening is gaining in popularity, especially for those who don't have vast amounts of skin to tighten (i.e. you). I don't know much about it, but it could be worth a consultation (especially since there are no scars and not as long of a recovery time).

    Hope it helps.


    Good to see you are taking an early interest in your body. " keep the best of you change the rest of you." Do you also read American Beauty icon_question.gificon_eek.gif

    JockJerm may want to take a trip to Brazil they have been doing Thermage for the body down there for a long time. Its kind of like getting Microwaved icon_razz.gif


    Nope, don't read that. I just heard about skin tightening on the news one time and googled it for him to see what was out there. Hope it helps! I'd certainly rather be lasered than cut open icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 15, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    res_ident saidRe: Scar pics above... I don't think this looks too terrible. With a creative tattoo(!) this could look quite hot in fact. Necessity is the mother... but I'm not even sure it's necessary.
    I like the tat idea, thanks! I'll mention that to him.
    Plus, just about anything will beat photochopping off the scar every time I shoot him. Last time, I told him to have a retoucher do the pics for him 'cause I was tired of retouching them. icon_lol.gif
  • JockJerm

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    Apr 15, 2010 8:30 AM GMT
    Actually a good lotion with vitamins a,c, e seems to have worked good in just a couple one day. And lots of water.

    No surgery for me. But however we get to how we want to be, at leas we've gotten there. Cheers to all that have accomplished such a goal.
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:43 PM GMT
    It is very necessary to have good health and it is more important to have good skin, I am looking for the skin tightening thread as for making proper action against skin.

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