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Old 09-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Excess skin

I'm worried about this. I have 100 pounds to lose. I've lost it all before, and unfortunately gained it back. I was 18 at the time of weight loss, and didn't have too bad of a time with excess skin. I'm worried that two kids later and being 8 years older will affect this. I know if varies between all individuals, but the thought of needing surgery to correct this is terrifying. Curious if anyone has been in a similar situation and if I should see the same bounce back with my skin as I did before. This is probably an impossible question, but thought I'd go for it anyway.

Also, has anyone had success in at least helping the situation naturally?
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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I've never lost this much before but my high weight was 312, I'm 27, and I have 2 kids. I have a lot of loose skin and it's going to have to be removed surgically. You may not though. Each person loses differently.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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I'm 28, mother of 6 y/o twins and 16 m/o baby, ex-smoker (bad for skin elasticity! ) and I've lost almost half my body weight, around 130 pounds. Skin isn't too bad. I won't need surgery. The more time I give it, the more my skin firms up. I am going to start weight training heavier soon, because that helps as well. Best wishes!
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