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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Exercise and Fitness
I lost about 80 pounds a little after having my first child . I have `a lot` of loose skin on my arms. its embarasing, so i dont wear any sleeveless shirts. can all that loose skin dissapear with weights or am i going to need surgery. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Other than surgery, the only way to firm skin is to firm the muscles beneath it. If you're over a certain age (40 or so) and depending on heredity, skin elasticity varies (decreasing with age). I would suggest discussing this matter with your physician. Congratulations on your weight loss. Thank you for your question.
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati