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What Can I Do For Excess Skin From Weight Loss? I have lost 150 pounds after weighing close to 300 pounds. I have a lot of sagging skin from my chest down to my knees.

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What Can I Do For Excess Skin From Weight Loss? I have lost 150 pounds after weighing close to 300 pounds. I have a lot of sagging skin from my chest down to my knees.

  • Losing almost half of your weight is quite an accomplishment!
  • It is very common after losing so much weight to notice excess skin of the arms, chest, abdomen, back, and thighs. 
  • Unfortunately, no amount of exercise will improve this, but you may be a good candidate to undergo an arm lift, chest contouring, tummy tuck or lower body lift, as well as thigh lifts. 
  • Prices differ from surgeon to surgeon and may be dependent to some extent on where you live.  Definitely meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out what operations could benefit you and what the costs would be. 
  • Best of luck to you!
 

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