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Stretchy stomach skin, want to have abdominoplasty, might have EDS. Is it safe ?

Hi. I think I might have EDS (Can it only appear in my stomach )? I heal wounds normally, so I was wondering if I wanted to have abdominoplasty surgery, would there be complications? Or is there another way to solve this really stretchy stomach skin? I went from 180-190 pounds to 150 pounds in about 3-4 months. I m 21 yearsold. I ve been working out consistently and eat a clean diet . But as long as I can remember, I have this really elastic skin in my stomach area. My forearms are tiny and can see my veins. My bodyfat (via basic, white calipers) say is 9%.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Let us say you lost 40 lbs in 4 months, that is 10 lbs were week (2 lbs per week is healthy.) you lost 10 lbs more than what you should have and combined with lack of exercise of the abdominal muscles led to the elastic skin. When you exercise you lose the fat all over except the abdominal fat since you need to do specific exercise for the underlying abdominal muscles to prevent the skin getting elastic in the belly area. You are good candidate for abdominoplasty (not liposuction) since it does take away the extra loose skin and tightens it. There is no reason why you cannot have this surgery, as long as you eat healthy and maintain an ideal and healthy weight you will do fine.
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