Jelly Belly!

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Posted: 22 Oct 2011, 21:05
Is there anyone on FS that has lost about 50 lbs or so a while back and had hanging skin and was able to lose it over time? I understand the skin is stretched and as you get older it doesnt bounce back like it used to when younger. I also understand that if someone loses a large amount of weight there may be too much skin and has to have it surgically removed. Im just wondering about, i guess, a small amount of sagging and what to expect. Was wondering if anyone had any actual experience with it?
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Posted: 23 Oct 2011, 10:22
Gosh I have the saggy belly and the underarm bat wings. I have lost a lot of weight but not down to my goal yet. I am pretty old and no one is going to see me naked so I guess I will skip the surgery. If anything I will get a lifestyle
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Posted: 23 Oct 2011, 10:23
Congrats on your weight loss! i need to drop 20 pounds myself after letting things just get way out of control.

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Posted: 23 Oct 2011, 10:54
My stats looks about just the same as yours. I have lost my weight. I am older as well.
As far as skin is concerned. I have a bit of loose skin in the tummy area and thighs. I would say that for me it is not that bad. I can wear a bikini and be comfortable with my look. I have and I am exercising. Not so much for the toning - more because I do nto want to lose any muscle mass at my age.
My arms are pretty good. There is a little bit of a hang but considering that they were pretty flappy when I started I am happy with them.
Yeah surgery is not really on my agenda either.

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Posted: 23 Oct 2011, 14:31
I have lost 70 pounds and was worried about this. I have been "dry body brushing" - which takes of the dead skin and encourages new skin renewal. Using cream and/or oil every day and exercising. So far - fingers crossed - the stomach is ok - bit of dimpling but that's all. The tops of the legs are a bit wrinkly - but this has got better over the last month. Arms - well - bingo wings, but then so do a lot of people my age. I am exercising as well (lifting weights to try and build muscle and tone - to fill in gaps the fat loss has left).
I think patience is the key, they say it can take up to two years for the skin to "re-adjust" to a new shape. If you look after your skin and exercise you can minimise the flabby skin. By the way, I am pretty old too Smile

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Posted: 23 Oct 2011, 15:31
In the last year I've lost almost 60 lbs. and the skin-it is a hanging. I do lift weight and am trying to tone but it's more for health. What do I do--stuff the jelly belly in pants, roll the boobs and put them in a good strong bra--as for the thighs and arms, I don't show them. I'm old but not dead; I do care how I look; but it's truely wonderful what clothes can hide.

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