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What can I do for my arms?

nancykhayesnancykhayes Posts: 20Member Member Posts: 20Member Member
What can I do for my arms? I have lost 100 pounds and still have more to lose but I still have to buy larger sizes for my arms. It's embarrassing. I am 59 years old. Any thoughts?
edited June 11


  • brenn24179brenn24179 Posts: 1,715Member Member Posts: 1,715Member Member
    I have lost 30 and my arms are saggy, I do weights but actually I think it is an age thing, we lose elasticity as we get older.
  • nancykhayesnancykhayes Posts: 20Member Member Posts: 20Member Member
    That's what I am afraid will be the problem. Thanks for your input!
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,416Member Member Posts: 25,416Member Member
    It can take up to two years for skin to tighten up after weight loss. It may never be perfect, but it may get better. Keep the area moisturized to help out.

    Amazing work on your weight loss, BTW!
    edited June 11
  • mango90mango90 Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    Like has been said, time will tighten them up some. Lotion, collagen powder, and tricep exercises will help. In the meantime, be proud of the weight you lost! That's an amazing achievement.
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 308Member Member Posts: 308Member Member
    I can relate. I am 45 years old and I loss over 100 lbs in 2017 in 8 months time. I have maintained that loss since. I have the 'bat wings' as many reference them on here. I do think they've improved some over time. I work with a trainer at my gym and building muscle in the arms helps it not be quiet so thin and saggy... but there is still some there that I am sure will always be the case.
  • jelleighjelleigh Posts: 550Member Member Posts: 550Member Member
    So I'm not sure how popular this would be but my friend lost a lot of weight but for some reason her arms were a real problem spot for her. She had surgery done to remove the extra skin and now you can't even tell. It was a short recovery for her.
  • eb8566eb8566 Posts: 232Member Member Posts: 232Member Member
    I’m still losing but my arms are a little wrinkly and saggy. It seems like it is getting a bit better. I am doing arm exercises such as tricep dips and I swim. I take collagen each day. I was also told to use Nectifirm and Glypro mixed twice a day. Probably a huge waste of money but I’m continuing because something seems to be working right now. I will get to maintenance and then give it a year. If at that time they look bad I will probably have surgery. They have new procedures with minimal scarring now.
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