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Skin Care and Diseases

Dealing with Extreme Weight Loss

02/02/2006

Question:

A client had gastric bypass surgery and has dropped 100 lbs. He claims that his 43" waist is extra skin and not subcutaeneous fat as I claim. Our goal is to firm up the belly and get it down to 37". any thoughts on who is correct and the best approach? my suggestion was to work on building his abs and obliques and filling the extra skin with muscle to replace the fat that he lost. (assuming it was all `extra skin`).

Answer:

This question does not fall within the scope of my topic area. I have forwarded your question to a NetWellness Expert who I hope will be able to provide you with an answer. In a few days, please look for an answer to your question in the NetWellness Expert topic area called Athletic Training.

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Response by:

Marty O Visscher, PhD Marty O Visscher, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati