Will I have excess skin folds if I lose weight?

Losing a lot of weight can result in the overlying skin becoming excessive and sagging as a result. The more gradual and controlled the weight loss is, the less likely this is to happen. However, if you have a high BMI and are successful in reducing this significantly, then you may find that you do have excess areas of skin. This particularly occurs around the breasts, abdomen and limbs. This is not harmful and some people have no problems. However, if you do suffer distress due to the excess skin then this can be surgically treated. This is a cosmetic treatment and something that can be discussed in greater detail with your surgeon.

Published: Thursday, 8 August 2019

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