Hi There, I'm starting to get really concerned with this. I'm a dancer, So I have to wear some pretty revealing costumes sometimes, and I've been able to cover it up so far, but my stomach jiggles. I lost about 80- 100 pounds over the course of years, and this stomach jiggle will not go away, I exercise and eat healthy foods, with little to no change. Can someone please tell me if this is fat or loose skin? What are my options? Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
Can someone please tell me if this is fat or loose skin? (photo)
Doctor Answers 5
Is this fat or loose skin?
Looking at your photos, it appears that is a bit of both, but I think it's the loose skin that's the issue. A tummy tuck would likely best help. Liposuction could also be done, but the skin tightening will depend on how elastic your skin is. Judging by your photos and dramatic weight loss (congrats!) liposuction may not be your best option.
Fat or loose skin
70% fat, 30%skin laxity. I would recommend either lipo or Coolsculpting to reduce the fat. Your skin might tighten enough that it doesn't jiggle. Good luck.
Can someone please tell me if this is fat or loose skin?
Correct me if I am wrong, but it appears that you have had a tummy tuck in the past. After as much weight loss as you have had, it is not uncommon that the poor skin elasticity results in some recurrent laxity even it the face of a tight closure at the time of surgery.
If the skin jiggling is the issue, I don't think liposuction is likely to improve the situation. The contour at rest looks quite good, and that is the usual goal of a TT.
If you feel something needs to be done, it will be a TT revision. All the best.