Loose Skin from weight loss?

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November 18, 2019

Has anyone here dealt with this? I have seen a lot of posts about dropping a ton of weight but nothing really addressing the skin. I’m approaching 50 pounds down and nothing stomach skin is pretty loose. I have about 30 left to drop and know it will be bad then. Has this affected SMV for anyone? How about at the beach? Just curious if anyone has any experience in this area.

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Title Loose Skin from weight loss?
Author prematureredpill
Upvotes 16
Comments 40
Date 18 November 2019 11:59 AM UTC (1 year ago)
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Link https://theredarchive.com/post/295678
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[–]hack3geRed Beret22 points23 points  (10 children) | Copy

So I can weigh in on this - I went from 360lbs down to 140lbs and yep loose skin sucks. Most people don’t know what real loose skin is because usually it’s still stubborn fat - you can’t make a judgement until you get down to 8% BF or so.

I got there and definitely had loose skin on my chest and stomach. The funny thing is that the real reason it was bad was because I had little to no muscle. The more I bulked up the better things got.

I’m not gonna blow smoke up your ass as it won’t be perfect - I did end up having surgery but you have to realize I dropped 200+ lbs. I was crazy lean with striations in my chest and abs but still had like this wrinkly paper thin skin and my chest was not sitting right. Most people won’t need surgery if they get lean and bulk properly.

Most of my scars are hidden and there’s just one you can see feintly just where my bathing suit sits. The recovery sucks ass but I’d do it again in a heart beat as it’s life changing. It’s completely unnoticeable to the point where people who knew me before say they are amazed that I have no loose skin and looks amazing.

All in the 4 surgeries cost me about 20k but I had two of them awake which saved me money.

[–]HornsOfApathyMod / Red Beret7 points8 points  (5 children) | Copy

Holy fuck. I had no idea you used to be that fat. Great work.

[–]hack3geRed Beret6 points7 points  (4 children) | Copy

Oh so I told the wife that she isn’t allowed to cum until I say so anymore and if she did she was going to finish me with her mouth - she balked and said no way in hell she never will do that and she said she has tried but she can’t seem to stop herself.

She did it again last night and then immediately after looked up at me and I raised my eyebrow and she hopped up and started blowing me.

Doesn’t solve my problem but it’s funny as hell how easy that boundary went down.

[–]HornsOfApathyMod / Red Beret2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

Love it.

Have more fun with it than a BJ next time. Spread eagle, nose on the wall. Use your imagination.

[–]hack3geRed Beret1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Guess my problem was solved - last night she stopped herself from cumming, sucked me off, went back to fucking and right before she came did it again and again until we both came at the same time. Not gonna lie but it was one of the hottest things to see her face literally dripping with her own pussy.

[–]HornsOfApathyMod / Red Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

You still have untapped potential you should explore with this newfound ability bro. Have some more fun with it!

Personally I'd alternate someone cum on command play in interesting situations.

[–]mrbadassmotherfucker-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

Fuck, I'm using that

[–]SBIIIRed Fucking Commando4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

Plus the savings you make on your food bills. Fucking hell... 25 stone... :0

Serious work bro.. kudos.

[–]hack3geRed Beret11 points12 points  (0 children) | Copy

You know that post by J10 where he says you don’t get credit for fixing shit just because you fucked up your life?

That’s how I feel about it....I should never have let it get to that point to begin with.

[–]SteelSharpensSteelMod / Red Beret3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

360lbs down to 140lbs

Damn dude.

[–]tightsleeves1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Damn! serious commitment

[–]ibelieveican19827 points8 points  (10 children) | Copy

Fasting is your friend. There is a thing called autophagy - excess skin will be taken care of this up to a certain extent over time. Check out the r/fasting sub if you want to find out more. Go for a 24 hour fast, then 48 hours. Do this once a week. You lose weight and your skin problem will also become much better. Check out the reports from above sub for more info/evidence/motivation. Good luck.

[–]hack3geRed Beret6 points7 points  (4 children) | Copy

I fasted 22 hours everyday while losing my weight so it’s probably got some truth to it because my plastic surgeon said for the amount of weight I lost he hasn’t see any other patient have skin that tightened like mine did.

[–]EasyDaysHardNights1 point2 points  (3 children) | Copy

How much of a caloric deficit were you running during your cut? Just the usual 500 Calories or more?

[–]hack3geRed Beret2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

I used the lean gains stuff most of the time - so 10% deficit in lifting days and 30-40% on rest days.

As you get leaner your gonna need refeeds - when I was going from 10-8% I had to refeed every two weeks. Now that I’m on TRT I just cut straight through - 1400 calories on rest days and 2500 on lift. No muscle loss all fat loss - it’s legit a cheat code.

[–]AlohaMaui8080 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

This plus a Google search just taught me about refeeds. Thanks for sharing. I was wondering why when I hit 12% after 45 days of strict cutting I suddenly stopped losing weight and had massive appetite. Now I know.

[–]hack3geRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah it’s counter intuitive but every time I did a refeed I would drop a pound or two 3 days later. I stopped at 9% because I didn’t want to lose more muscle but I bet it works all the way down to 6-8%.

The issue I’m having now is that my TRT dose makes me fucking starving all the time and cutting is hard. I’m stalled at like 11-12% and nothing is working because I can’t keep calories low enough and not feel like absolute shit.

[–]tap09885341 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

Autophagy is also induced by exercise. However it really kicks in at around 7 days of water fasting. This can provide a lot of health benefits, including killing most cancerous and precancerous cells in your body. It works by sending a signal to all cells to systematically break down a bunch of their machinery and consume it. Cells that have broken mechanisms can't do it and just die. When the fast is broken, the machinery is rebuilt. Useless tissues and old scar tissues get heavily consumed. Some cancers can survive Autophagy because they don't interfere with the breakdown mechanisms, but many get destroyed.

[–]johneyapocalypseThe one that says "Bad Motherfucker"1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

This can provide a lot of health benefits, including killing most cancerous and precancerous cells in your body.

This is simply not true.

There are a few preliminary studies which illustrate that cancer cells are better targeted by the immune system to aid chemotherapy delivery, but fasting does not "kill most cancer cells."

What's more, if I recall correctly, these studies were either in vitro or mouse models.

Early data suggests that chemotherapy outcomes may be improved with fasting. I believe, however, that even this data is largely pre-clinical and that analysis of a very small number of patients proved no definitive correlation.

[–]Big_Daddy_PDX0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

For fat people, fasting absolutely is not the answer. They need to keep moderate movement energy and low food quantity with low sugars. Every fat persons I’ve seen that is “struggling” is still eating a massive amount of food.

[–]Rifleshoot1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I started at 315 and am down to 248 right now. Fasting +keto is a godsend. Fasting really helps with appetite control.

[–]Cam_Winston211 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

They need to keep moderate movement energy and low food quantity with low sugars.

Says who?

[–]Cam_Winston215 points6 points  (3 children) | Copy

On an old iPad but Google Dr. Fung, fasting & skin. Fasting leads to autophagy. IIRC, dry fasts have greatly helped a lot of people in this area.

[–]Perfectinmyeyes2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

Curious if any people here has seen results. I've actually read his 2 books and have been doing fasting on and off the past year. Have arm skin from bodybuilding 29 years ago and it's 'stretchy' skin now.

To be honest I'm not sure I believe in this skin autophagy - been 29 years and ya still the way it is.

[–]Cam_Winston214 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

To be honest I'm not sure I believe in this skin autophagy

Skin autophagy is a real thing. You've got the issue of extra skin from I'm assuming mass loss (you said BB'ing 29 yrs ago) plus the factor of age, which adds in aging dermal fibroblasts. I'm 52 & have lost > 20 lbs in the last 9 months, I can relate.

But, the studies are becoming more & more abundant and they say that autophagy helps combat loose skin & skin aging. Doesn't reverse, age can't be reversed, but it most certainly helps.

Edit: Dr. Fung discussing.

[–]Perfectinmyeyes0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Don't care what Dr fung said, I've fasted on and off for past year, had built arms at 18 and 19 and I can pull my arm skin like a blanket, it's been that way since I stopped lifting like that. Before the fasting I was doing keto for 2 years.

Been taking collagen for awhile now... Year no change in my arm skin. Not that big of a deal for me just stating what I see.

[–]mrbadassmotherfucker2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Fill it back up with muscle dawg!

Otherwise I guess you could go the surgery route, depending on how bad the situation it. Also, maybe the skin just takes time to reduce back to its original elasticity.

[–]SBIIIRed Fucking Commando8 points9 points  (10 children) | Copy

I’m approaching 50 pounds down and nothing stomach skin is pretty loose. I have about 30 left to drop and know it will be bad then.

Most of that is fat. That's because you are fat - you say that you have 30 lbs to lose but I bet it's even more than that. Get yourself down to sub 10% bodyfat and then you'll see how bad the problem actually is.

In the meantime, lift weights with a program that focuses on compound lifts with progressive overload, get the right amount of protein in and eat a good balance of healthy carbs and fats. And sleep at least 7 hours a day.

You can always get a surgical procedure done but I wouldn't even consider that until you lose the fat and build up a decent amount of muscle. So, give it 1-2 years of consistent gym work and proper nutrition then look at surgery as a last option.

If you dive into that now, you're simply taking an easy route to solve a bigger problem - which is how you ended up as a massively overweight fat fuck in the first place. Don't repeat the same problems again. Do the work and reap the rewards.

This might take a long time to get but you didn't turn into a fucking whale overnight, so you're not going to turn into a Greek God in a couple of weeks.

[–]RedPillGlasses3 points4 points  (9 children) | Copy

But getting to sub 10% body fat is hard

[–]SBIIIRed Fucking Commando2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

C'mon, you know that fat people love to be spoonfed.

Two years ago:

I'm very overweight. Have been my whole life, my lightest was 195, right before I met my wife (imagine that). Ballooned all the way up to 270, currently at 230. BF is probably 30-35%. So yes. I'm a fat tub of fuck.

One Year ago:

I'm still a fat fuck, but have made good progress.

H: 5'8" SW:238 CW:212 BF: 30% +- 5%

[–]red-sfpplusHard Core Red6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

fat people love to be spoonfed.

God damn right we do.

[–]hack3geRed Beret2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Holy shit I missed these little tidbits.

If he started at 270 and lost 50 he still has at least 50lbs to go at 5’8” and that’s if he’s able to keep some muscle.

OP is still a fat fuck and it’s not loose skin.

[–]gameoflibidos0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

People throw that around on here. I don't think people really know what that really looks like and means.

Sub 10% is A) Nearly impossible without gear B) not sustainable for any length of time.. this is stage condition only area C) borderline dangerous/unhealthy. D) you WILL lose muscle mass getting there.

12-14% is really a good target for healthy sustainability and looking great.

[–]hack3geRed Beret3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

10% is doable without losing to much muscle and not being on gear but you are other I got down to 8% and I lost a shit ton of muscle - it wasn’t worth it.

Now with gear it’s a different story - I’m cutting after my bulk and I swear I’m gaining muscle and losing fat on my TRT dose. TRT is a cheat code for cutting because your hormones stay at ideal levels regardless of calorie consumption.

[–]arm_candy1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

10% is absolutely not stage condition unless you’re wearing a bikini on stage. Stage condition is closer to 5% for men.

Plenty of people can get to 10% and maintain it without gear. It’s not easy, but it’s very doable.

[–]RedPillGlasses0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

borderline dangerous/unhealthy

Essential body fat for males is 1-3%

[–]Big_Daddy_PDX0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

That’s quitter talk. If you’ve been at or below 10%, then you know. I’ve spent all day running stairs and spitting in order to make weight. You don’t need gear, you just need to eat very little.

[–]SBIIIRed Fucking Commando0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

  1. Sub 10% is very possible without gear. You just eat less calories than you expend. It really is THAT FUCKING SIMPLE.
  2. Sub 10% is totally sustainable for any length of time. It requires total dedication and consistency but it is totally possible.
  3. There is nothing unhealthy or dangerous about being sub 10% BF. That is utter fucking nonsense.
  4. Yes, you will lose some muscle mass getting there, but how much depends on where you started from and what you do to maintain your mass. A fat cunt will lose a lot of muscle. A person at 20+ % will lose a lot less.

12-14% is really a good target for healthy sustainability and looking great.

I do agree with this.

[–]part_wolf0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

No personal experience with this, but everyone I’ve known that’s had this issue has had it affect their self-confidence. Typically the solution is plastic surgery (which seems to help with most of the confidence issues) but you have to recognize you’re trading loose skin for scars.

Keep lifting, there’s probably some woman out there who wants to butter up those tummy flapjacks.

[–]MillionaireSexbomb0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Going to suggest an alternative here that should be for when you start losing more weight- non invasive or invasive skin tightening. Depending on how much skin there is, you can use a radio frequency treatment at a medical aesthetic practice to get some pretty good results, the full series of treatments will probably run you $2,000, but you’ll get some serious tightening effects and it’ll look a lot better.

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