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Weight loss causing belly droop & sag

Oh my, alas & alack! I was an apple shape with a big round belly. Lost more than 50 lbs (still have close to 100 to go). Now the waist measurement is much smaller but the belly skin drooped and is hanging and flopping around. I'm just mortified. I thought it would all melt away, not just the fat. Evidently the skin stays. What now???!!!

Thu. Nov 15, 1:28pm

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Cosmetic surgery. Never thought I'd consider it, but tucking a belly flap into my jeans detracts from my ability to appreciate and enjoy the body I've worked really hard to repair, to the tune of 70 lbs thus far.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:18 PM

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Time will also help. Skin will eventually shrink back at least a bit but it takes longer than it takes to lose the weight. How much it shrinks back mostly depends on genetics I think.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:37 PM

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Actually, it depends on age, rate of loss, levels of minerals/vitamins/etc that support skin elasticity, and how much weight you've lost.

Over 30? Over 80 pounds lost? We hope and wait in vain.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:31 PM

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I've lost about 60 pounds 5 years ago. The skin shrank back some, but it's still hanging somewhat. It's not so bad when I'm standing, so I'm just going to live with it, but if tummy tuck was more affordable, I would seriously consider it.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 5:31 PM

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well that's what you get for being a big fat pig! If you'd of pushed away from the table once in a while you wouldn't of become such a lard ass and wouldb't have to worry about this at all. L O S E R!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007, 10:54 AM

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