Loose skin.....



  • sgt1372
    sgt1372 Posts: 3,971 Member
    I'm 66 and lost 36# in 6 months and have been maintaining at 160# for 4 months.

    Developed a 6 pack and muscle dfn but there's still a lot of loose skin in my lower abs. Not sure if it was the result of wt loss or old age. Probably both.

    No changes noted with the passage of time yet. Tried using Vit A (retinol) cream also w/no apparent result.

    Funny thing is the loose skin is most evident when I tighten my abs. Less so when I don't.

    Have a similar problem w/my butt. No loose skin noticeable when relaxed, only when contracted.

    Seems really odd.

    Needless to I try to keep my muscles relaxed when looking at myself in the mirror or standing in front of my GF naked.

    Look pretty good, if I say so myself, when I do that.

    LOL! ;)
  • cheryldumais
    cheryldumais Posts: 1,907 Member
    Lost 73 pounds so far and have lots of loose skin. I have wings and no red bull needed, lol. Still in clothes it's not noticable and I would rather be where I am than where I was. Even at 233 pounds I had a flabby hanging stomach with tons of stretch marks from two 9+ pound babies so I don't expect it to magically disappear. I am saving for skin surgery (tummy tuck, breast lift) when I lose the last 25 pounds. I'm hoping my arms and thighs will improve with time as I can only manage one surgery. Hang in there OP either way the loss is worth it flabby skin or not.
  • Theo166
    Theo166 Posts: 2,564 Member
    watched a program on fasting where they implied fasting could lead to reducing saggy skin after weight loss.
  • alifamily1130
    alifamily1130 Posts: 2 Member
    IT has been the most difficlut thing to face and i feel like i have more then i should left of skin the only alternative for me seems to be to have it cut and removed I lost over 90lbs within a year i didnt do any real strengnth training and as a result my stomach is a horrible mess however if i cut back on sugar i think it would help me but the problem is cutting back on the sugar