Loose Skin Workouts?

Stacy E.
on 8/14/19 8:35 pm

I'm 3 months post op of having rny and I've been loosing the weight wonderfully ever since. My next step is to hit the gym because I can see some loose skin starting to come on. So I wanted to know what are some excercises or tips I can do to tighten up? Especially while at the gym.

quutgrrl
on 8/15/19 2:35 am

Congratulations Stacy on joining the losers bench ! There IS a lot you can do 2 help the loose skin " situation " :) .

The big first one you're already doing ... working out . Don't know why exactly but regular workouts may turn the skin over faster ... or just make the body reevaluate and resize the skin in the active areas so it doesn't flap around . I've always been a walker / runner and my legs stayed firm .... only needed a bit of lipo around my knees . Eventually I did have a thigh lift to correct a bit of jiggle ... but that's another story ...

You can also use a body wash that helps skin turn over faster like when you were younger ... I use Neutrogena grapefruit body wash containing 2 percent salycilic acid ( aspirin ) I find in the acne section of any drugstore for like seven bucks . It's VERY effective and helps get rid of the hangdog look about the face too used as a face wash .

I scrub my skin as well to encourage it to renew faster ... it feels great especially on the back and seems to discourage the body forming warts and spots to sequester toxins .

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 8/15/19 7:48 am
RNY on 08/05/19
On August 15, 2019 at 9:35 AM Pacific Time, quutgrrl wrote:

Congratulations Stacy on joining the losers bench ! There IS a lot you can do 2 help the loose skin " situation " :) .

The big first one you're already doing ... working out . Don't know why exactly but regular workouts may turn the skin over faster ... or just make the body reevaluate and resize the skin in the active areas so it doesn't flap around . I've always been a walker / runner and my legs stayed firm .... only needed a bit of lipo around my knees . Eventually I did have a thigh lift to correct a bit of jiggle ... but that's another story ...

You can also use a body wash that helps skin turn over faster like when you were younger ... I use Neutrogena grapefruit body wash containing 2 percent salycilic acid ( aspirin ) I find in the acne section of any drugstore for like seven bucks . It's VERY effective and helps get rid of the hangdog look about the face too used as a face wash .

I scrub my skin as well to encourage it to renew faster ... it feels great especially on the back and seems to discourage the body forming warts and spots to sequester toxins .

Unfortunately, this is incorrect information.

Skin cell turnover will simply renew the EXISTING cells, of which you will eventually have too many. As you lose weight, you'll have more existing skin cells than you need at a lower weight; your body grew additional skin to cover your fat.

It is impossible to "reevaluate and resize" your skin if you have a massive amount of extra grown while obese. Skin doesn't magically disappear on its own; the only way to remove it is through plastic surgery.

Additionally, it's worth pointing out that warts do not grow because of "toxins," but rather because of viruses related to HPV.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!
VSG 2013, lost 150lb - RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD


quutgrrl
on 8/15/19 9:16 am, edited 8/15/19 2:16 am

I wasn?t specifically speaking of ?warts ? SK ... keratinous growths ?

You know the ugly wartlike things ? witches ? are supposed to have on their faces

? If you don?t scrub urself properly sweat toxins out And enhance your rate of skin turnover bariatric patients do get these as a result of rapid weight loss and toxin dumping as fat cells rapidly empty immediately post op .

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 8/15/19 9:26 am
RNY on 08/05/19
On August 15, 2019 at 4:16 PM Pacific Time, quutgrrl wrote:

I wasn?t specifically speaking of ?warts ? SK ... keratinous growths ?

You know the ugly wartlike things ? witches ? are supposed to have on their faces

? If you don?t scrub urself properly sweat toxins out And enhance your rate of skin turnover bariatric patients do get these as a result of rapid weight loss and toxin dumping as fat cells rapidly empty immediately post op .

Your post literally said "wart."

There is no evidence that bariatric patients are more prone to keratosis than anyone else. Research on dematological problems after WLS shows that the root is nutritional deficiency, NOT lack of exfoliation. (Source)

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!
VSG 2013, lost 150lb - RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD


ScaleSkater
on 8/15/19 9:34 am

It's official, I have to remove my block of this person as I'm missing out on too much entertainment!

HW 510 / SW 424/ GW 175 (secondary after PS) / CW 182

RNY November 2016

PS: L/R arm skin removal; belt panniculectomy - April, 2019

rocky513
on 8/15/19 3:38 am - WI

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to tighten up lose skin aside from plastic surgery. We actually grow extra skin to cover the extra fat from weight gain. You can't un-grow skin.

Exercise does not tighten skin...it builds muscle, and building muscle might help fill in the skin a little, but the skin is still there. Moisturizing might help the appearance of the skin...but the skin is still there.

Start saving up for plastic surgery, that's the only remedy.

HW 270 SW 236 GW 160 CW 145 (15 pounds below goal!)

quutgrrl
on 8/15/19 3:57 am, edited 8/14/19 8:59 pm

Sorry Rocky I don?t agree ... the ps article today on the site w photos is great . I can tell u I NEVER EVER looked anything like that . Just try it don?t argue PLEASE then tell m what U think .

Grim_Traveller
on 8/15/19 5:31 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Rocky is correct. When we gain weight, we literally grow new skin to cover our new size. It's the same as when you go from a child to an adult -- new skin.

Skin has a little elasticity, but not a lot. No exercise, creams, lotions, or anything else will make the excess skin disappear. The only thing that will do that is surgery to cut it off.

Some people are a little luckier than others. If you are young, are not obese for too many years, or don't have a ton to lose, the excess skin may not be too bad. Genetics can play a big part in this. But if you lose half your body weight, you are going to have excess skin.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Citizen Kim
on 8/15/19 6:07 am, edited 8/14/19 11:08 pm - Castle Rock, CO

I'm sure you'll want to believe the only poster who gives you the information you want to hear, but it's not based in fact.

No exercise, pills, potions, wraps etc will get rid of lose skin. Only surgery will do that. Start saving now!

You can tell a lot from people's signature line as most people will include their plastics.

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