Loose skin - how much to lose before it starts?

previous topic · next topic
Teratos

Joined: Mar 12
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 14:29
Hi everybody,

Just a quick question. I understand that some people suffer from loose skin after shedding weight and that others are blessed with having skin snap back even after significant weight loss. I've also heard that building a bit of muscle mass can help with the problem of loose skin.

That aside, I was wondering do people have any rough ballpark how much weight needs to be lost for the average person before loose skin might be a problem? Sorry for the nebulous nature of the question - I know it depends on starting weight as well. Any clarification would be appreciated.

All the best,
T
woox2

Joined: Aug 11
Posts: 520

      quote  
Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 15:25
I just asked this question so I'm interested too!
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." ~ William James
JessWhatINee...

Joined: Jan 12
Posts: 275

      quote  
Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 15:31
I lost just over 100lbs and had an abdominoplasty/pannulectomy to remove my excess belly skin. Still have the upper arm and inner thigh jiggle. Plus back fat rolls. I was fat my whole life. It look a year to lose the weight.
sarah_cook20...

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 48

      quote  
Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 15:36
It really depends on a lot of factors. Age, skin texture, elasticity in skin, hydration of skin, and thickness of skin. I have lost 136 pounds since my largest and I have SOME loose skin in my belly, arms, thighs, and boobs. But it doesnt look like ive lost 136 pounds just from my skin. Its not really a problem. Can only tell the skin is loose if i squeeze the areas or shake them. I stay hydrated and I use lotion everyday.
Helewis

Joined: Jan 11
Posts: 339

      quote  
Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 16:44
I think excess belly skin is probably the hardest, but it's not in a place you can see. I lost over 160 lbs and with weightlifting, you can't really tell from my arms.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

THE BIGGEST LOSER - MUST NOT SEE TV
@notelaine, you also have youth on your side. I lost a lot of weight slowly when I was around your age. I ended up going well below my targeted weight range for a while, since I'd gotten so good ...
by kpwcalories on 04 May 16 12:49 AM
spot the bad food
Never said it effected CICO. But you didn't specify that either. You stated "And the glycemic Index, Matters not...". For people like myself who do LCHF, and for diabetics The GI is VERY ...
by knuckles the mgtow monk on 03 May 16 09:37 PM
Favorite new product
Love the Blue Diamond Nut-Thins. Yes, they have the evil rice flour in addition to nut flour, but they are not horribly high in carbs, and they are FODMAP safe.
by Hermiones Mom on 03 May 16 09:29 PM
Is there a way to add a new food item?
thanks. I figured it out.
by salsmom on 03 May 16 09:24 PM
low calorie restaurant lunches?
Some of the larger chain restaurants will have certain items designated with "low carb," "low fat", or list the number of calories -- although that designation is usually only for the ...
by pandasmom on 03 May 16 11:26 AM