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Loose skin

06/05/2006

Question:

I lost about 80 pounds a little after having my first child . I have `a lot` of loose skin on my arms. its embarasing, so i dont wear any sleeveless shirts. can all that loose skin dissapear with weights or am i going to need surgery. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:

Other than surgery, the only way to firm skin is to firm the muscles beneath it.  If you're over a certain age (40 or so) and depending on heredity, skin elasticity varies (decreasing with age).  I would suggest discussing this matter with your physician.  Congratulations on your weight loss.  Thank you for your question. 

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David   Carroll David Carroll
Fitness Instructor
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati