How do you tighten up the jiggly skin left behind?

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losinmama

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Posted: 13 Aug 2010, 22:30
Everyone is different and will respond to things differently. However, the best thing everyone can do for their skin is hydration. Elasticity is the ability to stretch and bounce back. As we get older our skin loses it's elasticity little by little. Here are some tips to keep skin hydrated and help slow down that part of the aging process:

1. water, water, water (of course)

2. No scented lotions, they contain alcohol which dries out your skin. There are good ones out there, but you may have to look. Jojoba is fantastic for skin.

3. When you get out of the shower, don't scrub yourself dry, pat yourself with the towel and let your skin air dry the rest of the way.

4. The sun dries out your skin. Wear sunblock. Has anyone seen "There's Something About Mary?"

9. When you put lotion on, massage the loose skin on your stomach, legs, hips, and arms, or wherever the skin is loose. Work the lotion into your skin so it's absorbed. If you can't afford massages, it's the next best thing. Even use massage oil if you like.

9. If you do get massages, don't go home and wash the oil off immediately. Leave it to absorb into your skin.

10. Again, like someone else said, tone, tone, tone.

There are a lot more, but I'm sure you have other things to do than read my rambling.
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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 22:43
losinmama - keep up with the tips if you've got'em! they're great!
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Nikita 007

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 23:26
Wow! I feel better already, there may be hope for my jiggly arms yet!
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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 22:32
Hmmm...after stumbling across this topic, I may have to 'reward' myself after every 20lb loss with a trip to a massage therapist Smile

It's definitely better than sweet treats!

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LisaRN

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Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 22:56
Weight training will help because you will add muscle which will help the appearance of the skin. However, the only thing that will 100% take care of the problem is surgery. Unfortunately, this has many risks so consult a doctor.
Cr0wnedDynam...

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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 15:35
My great aunt suffered with a lot of bacterial out breaks due to excess skin, I know that if you document with your doctor when you have these out breaks and seek treatment for it, if it goes on long enough sometimes insurance companies will pay for the surgery to remove it, due to these skin problems. It's basically a yeast infection and can develop into something much worse, and even having good hygiene will not prevent it from happening. So if you do notice a problem, get the ball rolling with your doc, you might find out that after some time you won't have to worry about the costs of the surgery, if you need it for health reasons.
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Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 15:44
mouse4 wrote:
I've been going to the gym. There is a woman there who lost 163 pounds and toned it all up just by going to the gym. It took her almost 2 years, but no surgery. She is 62 by the way. I think there is hope for us all!!!


Unless you've seen her in the nude, you really can't say. Trust me.
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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 03:24
MomofTwoGirls wrote:
mouse4 wrote:
I've been going to the gym. There is a woman there who lost 163 pounds and toned it all up just by going to the gym. It took her almost 2 years, but no surgery. She is 62 by the way. I think there is hope for us all!!!


Unless you've seen her in the nude, you really can't say. Trust me.


lolololololol, I was thinking the same thing..
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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 03:33
Thanks for this story. Makes you feel a lot more positive. Not suffering ye, but need to take precautions, just in case
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Posted: 29 Mar 2011, 06:12
Kingcole35 wrote:
What people don't get is its not a cosmetic issue for people that have ALOT of excess skin. It's a health issue. That is the reason why some health insurances are starting to include the body contouring in the package for bariatric surgery. I would not do it for simple cosmetic reasons. I would do it because of the risk of infection, abscess, hygiene, and necrosis all things that are very common and happen in people that have to lose more then 150 pounds.

I know this isn't the case of the OP but in others working out and massage and oils are not going to be miracle cures and education and preparation into what might be waiting for you at the end will save you alot of sadness. Many people lose a significant amount of weight and are distraught at what is a big side effect after a few years of hard work and lifestyle changes. They actually have support groups at a local hospital here for people with excess skin after weight loss because it is that polarizing.


I think that the mental aspect is as much a health issue..even though any surgery may be thought of as cosmetic..I agree that having so much lose skin severely affects a persons image.
My son lost a lot of weight when he was a young teen..he is 28 now and much of the loose skin has resorbed and tightened up with his hard hard work over 15years..but he stll has some and as a young man (or woman ,,or even older..)who cannot be extremely self conscious. In some ways I think it can be worse than the fat itself..
I think anyone who makes such effort to become healthy..should if nothing else be assisted and have much more support in "supposed" cosmetic issues. It isn't about becoming a movie star..it's about a normal body image.

and kudos 2 you Kingcole!!!
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MeenzBiz

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Posted: 03 Apr 2018, 11:25
mouse4 wrote:
I've been going to the gym. There is a woman there who lost 163 pounds and toned it all up just by going to the gym. It took her almost 2 years, but no surgery. She is 62 by the way. I think there is hope for us all!!!


That is the best news I've heard all day!!!! I've often felt people dive into surgery too fast. I know that after pregnancy it felt like my skin would never tighten up but it did, remarkably. It just took a year. I wondered if the same would be true with weight loss.
All the best!



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