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How to Tighten Skin After Weight Loss

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Here is a 61-year-old female with loose skin and has now tightened skin after weight loss, after SurgiSculpt surgeons performed post-bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgeries, such as the Gastric Sleeve, have become an incredibly popular and effective method for weight loss in the United States. Over 200,000 weight loss surgeries were performed in 2018, which has grown by at least 30 % in 2023. Following extensive weight loss, many patients will observe saggy skin. As such, patients are routinely seen at SurgiSculpt who are curious about how to eliminate their extra skin or skin elasticity following weight loss.

Unfortunately, even though weight loss dramatically reduces fat cells, healthy skin is compromised by rapid weight loss for multiple factors. The shear loss of bulk in the soft tissues results from loss of fat volume and muscle mass and compromise in collagen production. Both building muscle and limitations in collagen production result from unavoidable malnutrition, which is a consequence of gastric reduction surgery. In summary, following dramatic weight loss, clients are left with unsightly skin folds that undermine their efforts, resulting in their quest for body contouring surgery.

How do I tighten loose skin after weight loss?

Various methods to tighten skin range from noninvasive subdermal coagulation (RENUVION™) to full-body invasive excisional surgeries. After weight loss surgery, plastic surgery is your definitive answer to anybody contouring concerns.

SurgiSculpt surgeons are experts at determining the optimal technique to counter skin elasticity and redundancy. Their proprietary protocols provide an objective method to determine the ideal customized surgical plan for anyone with excess skin that looks droopy and baggy after major weight loss.

After a weight loss surgery like a gastric sleeve, areas of concern for ugly, loose skin include the arms (bat wings), upper and middle back (bra rolls), sagging breasts, lower back and flanks (love handles, abdomen (stomach rolls) and the butt and thighs.

It can be disheartening to have a look of saggy and loose skin after you have gone through all the hard work to lose weight. However, SurgiSculpt surgeons have mastered the total body lift procedure that will tighten skin after weight loss in the areas we often mention in a single surgery!

This surgery may combine an arm lift, upper body lift, tummy tuck, breast lift, lower body, and thigh lift. After a total body lift, you will look slim, tight, and narrow to match the incredible weight loss. If you want to be evaluated by one of our healthcare providers to see if you qualify for surgery, we encourage you to contact us today.

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