Here Comes Mr. Creosote!

You know that Monty Python “Meaning of Life” skit with Mr. Creosote eating too much and exploding. I was wondering about people who lose a tremendous amt. of weight then have excess skin removed. If they subsequently gain weight does the remaining skin have enough elasticity to allow them to get fat again or would they tear at some crucial juncture.

How about a mint? It’s wafer thin…

If the weight gain is quite rapid, skin can actually be torn, leaving deeper “stretch marks” which can be very painful.

If the weight is gained slowly, the skin will generally accomodate. Stretch marks may still occur, but they shouldn’t be too severe and usually don’t hurt much.

QtM, MD