Does Everyone Who Loses a Lot of Weight Need to Have Skin Tightening?


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Not all people who experience significant weight loss require skin tightening or removal, according to the University of California, San Diego Health System. The condition of the skin, a person's genetics and how rapidly the weight loss occurs factor into how much loose skin a person has.

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In general, those who lose a lot of weight should avoid skin tightening and removal for 2 years to see if the skin bounces back on its own. If there is still loose skin after this time, surgery to remove and tighten it is something a person can consider according the Cleveland Clinic. Proper skin care to promote elasticity may help to reduce the need of skin tightening.

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