why/how does skin stretch so much ?


Hi, a bit confusing from the title but I’ve just seen tiktok of someone who after losing a lot of weight, they had to surgically remove 40+ lb of hanging skin and I was wondering if the skin stretch infinitely?

My question is I don’t understand how skin doesn’t just crack, how does it function, why doesn’t it just crack how does it stretch so much?

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When it stretches slowly over a long time, more skin grows. That’s how we can grow up without being trapped in a baby skin. Growing really fat works the same way, only in the other direction.