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10/28/12 2:25 P

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If I had too much loose skin and the money to do it I wouldn't hesitate to have a tummy tuck. It's according to the individual.

You're not touching my face, though. Too much facial surgery...... scary! I think I'll just get old. emoticon

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10/28/12 12:45 P

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You know I was thinking about this earlier.. I hated my tummy before I lost weight and it seems like I still do. Maybe a tummy tuck is the answer. Okay, probably not. It is something that has to come from within... self acceptance!

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10/28/12 6:25 A

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Another thing that I've found helpful is exfoliating and moisturizing. Seems to help improve my skin's elasticity and makes it (at least temporarily) seem to have better tone and less sag.

My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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10/27/12 8:27 P

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I think it is a body image issue. I also wonder if its also an issue with sudden or quick weight loss. I've taken losing weight slowly this time around. Part of the reason I've joined this team, is since I'm losing slowly, I want to maintain what I've already lost. I am pretty happy with most things except my stomach, but I think its a combination of age, weight (which I still have about 10 pounds) and what I call c-section belly. I exercise, but it still sags. For me, I'll see when I reach my goal weight and then give it time to tighten. And in the end see if its enough for me to worry about.
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10/27/12 7:35 P

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I agree about the age factor. This time around with weight loss, I am seeing more of the sagging skin issue than I have when I lost weight before. If I was going to do surgery it would be for my arms because they are the hardest to hide. I personally just can't imagine going through the pain and expense of surgery for that, however. This topic did get me thinking about body image and how we struggle to accept our bodies to the point that I decided to do a blog on it. I wish we could all make peace with our bodies, whatever the faults or shortcomings we see when we look in the mirror.

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10/27/12 5:27 P

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Having yoyoed all my life and never dealing with this skin - I was really surprised this time. Guess it is age but 30 lbs lighter and my arms and thighs sag. Also due to age, my arms and thighs are the smallest they ever have been (even though I have weighed about the same before). Hoping muscle will help them - soon as I can get myself seriously doing what I need to.

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10/27/12 1:35 P

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Some people have very elastic skin that snaps right back, and others don't. Unfortunately this isn't something any of us can control. The only thing we CAN control is our body fat and amount of muscle. Often surgery is the only answer for getting rid of loose skin.

I will say that as I have lived with the loose skin in my abs, it has tightened up somewhat as time goes on. But I doubt it's ever drum-tight as I would like without a tummy tuck.

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10/27/12 12:44 P

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Seems to be genetic to some point - unfortunately.
TINAJANE's suggestion about weight training and maybe adding a few pounds sounds like a good one.

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10/27/12 9:40 A

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You probably won't be able to get rid of it all without surgery, but I've found that heavy duty weight training goes a long way to help. It seems to plump up and push out your skin making the extra seem less noticeable. I also maintain on the higher end of my healthy range because I find that if I go too low the extra skin is more noticeable.

Edited by: TINAJANE76 at: 10/27/2012 (09:47)
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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10/27/12 8:45 A

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Even though I have reached my ultimate goal weight, I STILL hate my body because I have loose skin on my arms and legs, even with exercising every day. I lost 46 pounds. I see pictures of people who lost much more weight than I did - and their arms look great. I MUST wear long sleeves, even in summer, even in 100 degree weather. My thighs are even worse. I am muscular (not bulky) but its the skin, not flab. Help, please.

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