After how many lbs lost, does the skin not go back flat or almost flat in the abdominal area?

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Hi Ingrid, thank you for your question. There is not a pre-determined amount of pounds which impact skin laxity. Every body is different, that includes skin. 

Sagging in the abdomen is  especially common in the lower "pooch" area after considerable weight loss, or pregnancy in some cases. Diastasis recti, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles which can result from pressure due to pregnancy or weight gain is only corrected with Tummy Tuck surgery.

Best of luck to you!

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Hi Ingrid, thank you for your question. There is not a pre-determined amount of pounds which impact skin laxity. Every body is different, that includes skin. 

Sagging in the abdomen is  especially common in the lower "pooch" area after considerable weight loss, or pregnancy in some cases. Diastasis recti, which is the separation of the abdominal muscles which can result from pressure due to pregnancy or weight gain is only corrected with Tummy Tuck surgery.

Best of luck to you!

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