Ive got a question, I was 254 and now im about 177, and i have alot of loose skin at the bottom of my waist line, has any had this problem before? and does the skin go back in time?
Thread: Loose Skin
01-21-2012, 05:44 PM #1
01-21-2012, 06:08 PM #2
01-21-2012, 06:42 PM #3
skin loses a lot of elasticity when we start getting older. Hopefully you're young enough where it will tighten back up over time. I have no experience with excessive tight skin, but know a lot of people who have tried a lot of remedies. Most with no success. So my best guess is that the topical solutions will do very little in helping your skin tighten up... I think it will mostly depend on your age and if your skin still hasn't lost its elasticity. My best guess is, you'll be fine. You weren't that heavy to begin with and 77 pounds is a lot, but it's not an insane amount. Usually people who can't get their skin to tighten have lost 100+ pounds. good luck."The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge, but Fools Despise Wisdom and Discipline." Proverbs 1:7
01-21-2012, 06:49 PM #4
- Join Date: Jul 2011
- Location: New York, United States
- Posts: 12,374
- Rep Power: 63657
Having lost 100 lbs myself, I can relate to the loose skin. I didn't use any topicals or scrub the shti out of the skin. Over time it has slowly gone away while I continue to lift heavy. I guess the only "broscience" I bought into was to drink plenty of water and green tea. I can't say if that worked or not. So basically keep
lifting and wait it out and you should be ok judging from your AVI.
01-21-2012, 07:40 PM #5
01-21-2012, 07:42 PM #6
01-21-2012, 07:44 PM #7
01-21-2012, 07:48 PM #8
- Join Date: Sep 2011
- Location: New Hampshire, United States
- Posts: 12,677
- Rep Power: 85421
Genetics will play the biggest role in determining if your skin will bounce back. Some extremely obese people can have perfect skin after losing significant weight, while others may experience sag with very modest weight loss.
Dermabrasion, lotions, vitamins etc may or may not help, but trying couldn't hurt.
01-21-2012, 08:08 PM #9
01-22-2012, 08:38 AM #10
I have the same problem. From my heaviest to my lightest, I lost 119 lbs. The loose skin isn't going away. My approach is trying to fill it up with muscle. I'm about 40 lbs heavier than I was at my lightest weight, and there is still some hanging skin around my gut.
It sucks working so hard and still looking like a chewed up piece of bubble gum when I take my shirt off. But it beats the heck out of being obese.
Last edited by jdtemple; 01-24-2012 at 05:57 AM.
01-22-2012, 03:10 PM #11
- Join Date: Jan 2011
- Location: Arizona, United States
- Age: 53
- Posts: 148
- Rep Power: 172
01-23-2012, 03:09 AM #12
- Join Date: Dec 2009
- Location: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
- Age: 66
- Posts: 65
- Rep Power: 173
01-23-2012, 05:40 AM #13
01-23-2012, 05:43 AM #14
01-23-2012, 06:58 AM #15
- Join Date: Nov 2011
- Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
- Age: 48
- Posts: 2,141
- Rep Power: 2529
I've got a load around my belly and back after losing 100lbs and I'm using an oil that women use after they've given birth and want to get rid of stretch marks. I figured the same thing as you though - that building muscle is going to be the best way to tighten it.
I'm gonna try green tea as well.
01-25-2012, 10:13 AM #16
01-25-2012, 04:31 PM #17
06-24-2015, 03:02 PM #18
06-24-2015, 04:11 PM #19
By jus-some-guy in forum Losing FatReplies: 6Last Post: 12-17-2013, 12:33 AM
By yioti in forum Losing FatReplies: 20Last Post: 06-21-2007, 02:48 AM
By hardestgainer in forum SupplementsReplies: 10Last Post: 03-12-2006, 02:37 PM
By Ace_reject in forum Losing FatReplies: 6Last Post: 03-03-2006, 06:17 AM