Loose Skin and Rapid Weight Loss

I received this question from Emily via email. Can I avoid loose skin after a fast and substantial weight loss?

I have seen people who lost 100 pounds in a year without developing loose skin. Many individual factors could play a role in this process, because of that, it is almost impossible to predict if there will be loose skin afterwards. Unfortunately, if loose skin develops, the only solution is a cosmetic surgery.

However, you can minimize your chances of having loose skin after a weight loss. There are no guarantees, but losing weight slowly gives your skin more time to adjust to your new body shape. Slow weight loss has many benefits. One of them is less stress on your body, hence a greater chance for a better skin adjustment.

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