Non-Surgical Options for Skin Tightening During Massive Weight Loss

I am in the process of losing a lot of weight in an unhealthy and pretty unmanagable way.

About 5-10 pounds a week for the past 2 months. I am being diagnosed with some sort of autoimmune problem with my colon, but they suspect Chron's disease.

I hate all this sagging! Luckily I have lots of extra weight to lose but I'd rather be fat than have all this skin! I know I'll probably hear about the wonders of having a frankenstein makeover which will cost more than my cars and a year's house payments.

I have bagging in my arms, stomach, inner thighs, and jowl. I imagine it will only get worse as I continue to drop this weight. But what I'm looking for is: What vitamin supplements can I take (right now I'm only able to eat chicken and turkey without getting sick) What exercises can I do? Are there lotions I can rub in? Is there special clothing that will help aid the return of eleasticity?

Other info you might need: Gender : Female with 2 kids, Age: 32 Starting Weight: 238, Current Weight: 203 and dropping daily. Any help would be appreciated!


Doctor Answers (1)

First thing is to take care of yourself


An "unhealthy" loss of weight is not the best way to lose, and I worry about your nutrition and your ability absorb vitamins properly esp. if you have a colon condition. Medications prescribed to you can also affect your immune system.

I would recommend getting a handle on treating your condition ASAP so your weight loss is more manageable and healthy.

Of all the groups of patients who are candidates for non-surgical skin tightening, I would have to say that weight loss patients are proably the last in line.

The non-surgical alternatives provide at best a mild effect.

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