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turningtides
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I was over weight since i was 10 and now im 20 and i have lost 72 lbs. i have lots of stretch marks and i still have more weight to lose. but ive noticed alot of what i though is fat is actualy just lose skin. will the skin retract? or do i have to get it removed?

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samir


Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Excess skin
October 6, 2009 7:57 AM

Congratulations on losing 72 lbs.
Un fortunately there is excess skin, it will require surgery. I would wait till you loose all the weight you want to loose then consider Body Contouring (more)
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drpousti


Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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  removal of excess skin
October 5, 2009 4:12 PM

I would recommend getting to your goal weight before considering plastic surgery to remove the excess skin and tissue. Unfortunately the loose skin may not bounce back or retract to where (more)
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ssperon


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Park Ridge, IL
United States
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July 13, 2009 9:09 AM

Congratulations on your weight loss. The condition and elasticity of your skin before and during the weight loss, determines how much loose skin you are left with. Your chances of having (more)
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