When I was about 12 years old, I weighed in at 160 lbs and was wearing a size 16. Now, even though I still weigh 145, I wear a size 10. I've got the "saggy skin syndrome" but it's really not as bad as some of those makeover stories. My suggestion is to lose the weight over a longer period of time (maybe losing up to 3 pounds a week). Also, those creams, yeah, I've tried about four of them. None of them work. One, I even paid $60 with the expectation that if it didn't work, I could get my money back. I sent the jar back like they told me to but I never got my money back. Needless to say, I've given up on the creams.