We previously explored how to restore your skin elasticity after weight loss. However, several factors contribute to loose skin following weight loss. These are 6 contributing factors to loose skin after weight loss.
Length of time overweight
In general, the longer you have been overweight or obese, the looser your skin tends to be after weight loss due to elastin and collagen loss.
Amount of weight lost
Weight loss of more than 100 pounds (46 kg) or more typically results in a greater amount of hanging skin than more modest weight loss.
Older skin has less collagen than younger skin. Because of this, the skin of an older person tends to be looser after weight loss.