A liposuction is a popular option for people who want to lose weight and look their best. This popular, minimally-invasive procedure can be used to reduce stubborn fat across a variety of areas. These areas include the hips, abdomen, and back as well as the thighs, hips, stomach, under the chin, back, backs, and arms. Although liposuction is capable of sculpting the body in many ways, it can’t tighten the skin. This is a significant aspect of body contouring. Without proper planning and consideration, someone’s skin could look loose following their liposuction procedure. We will discuss the reasons and how to avoid them.
The Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction doesn’t remove excess skin after fat removal. After patients have used diet and exercise to reduce excess fat, liposuction can be great for addressing that fat. Liposuction is best suited to smaller areas such as the hips and the back of your knees. When liposuction treats larger areas such as the stomach, buttocks, and thighs, excess skin can be left behind.
Loose Skin Is The Result of Liposuction
Liposuction can cause the skin to look loose and saggy. No. No. Liposuction removes excess fat tissue and reduces the volume under the skin. However, skin with poor laxity will not retract or bounce back the way they want. Tissue laxity does not depend on fat. It is a matter of chemical balance.
Chemicals are used to plump, firm, and smoothen the skin and other superficial tissues. These chemicals include collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acids. These vital nutrients are lost to the cells around age 20. We start to notice lines, wrinkles, and jowls in our 40s. The skin may also not recover after liposuction if it has been stretched too much. This may be a problem for those who have lost significant weight.
After Liposuction – Loose Skin
We don’t like to wait and see how tissue retraction will respond to liposuction. We can often predict how the skin will react to the loss of volume. She may recommend appropriate treatments to correct the problem either immediately after surgery or if it is still loosening before liposuction.
It is common to remove loose skin during body contouring surgery. A few examples of surgical skin tightening include abdominoplasty and thigh lifts. These procedures are exceptional because they permanently change the problem area. We can now also use innovative technologies to tighten loose skin during liposuction.
Schedule a Lift Procedure
Some surgeries are specifically designed to address loose or sagging skin. These procedures are often recommended for patients who have lost significant weight or have experienced major body changes after having had their baby. They smoothen the skin by removing excess skin and tightening certain muscles.
You and your surgeon may agree that loose or sagging skin after liposuction might be a problem. In this case, it is a good idea to schedule lipo and a lifting surgery together. This will save you time and make it easier on your budget.
To ensure patients achieve the desired results, a skilled plastic surgeon will address issues such as loose skin before performing liposuction. To learn more about our body contouring techniques, and schedule a consultation at www.atlantaliposuction.com.