As a plastic surgeon have you noticed a difference between diet and the effect it has in skin?
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Skin looseness after weight loss
Hi adsevy. I haven't noticed a consistent trend with dieting and skin looseness. The collagen & elastin fibers, hyaluronic content, etc. of your skin changes throughout life partly from nutrient intake, but also from environmental & lifestyle damage (e.g. tanning, sunexposure, smoking, etc). Especially rapid stretch results in stretchmarks where the skin tears and becomes crepe, and that skin is less likely to recoil with weight loss. Repeated gaining and losing of significant weight can also take its toll on the skin's ability to rebound. Your sister sounds like a candidate for some body contouring by a PS. Congratulations to you both on your weight loss & improved health!
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