Does Liposuction Get Rid of Loose Skin?
You may be considering liposuction as a way of removing fat from one or more trouble spots on your body. Athenix can support you by improving a variety of areas, including the abdomen, hips, waist, and legs.
As body contouring experts, we help patients slim trouble spots and sculpt their bodies in a way that is more aesthetically pleasing. While improving loose skin isn’t the focus of a liposuction, there are situations in which the procedure can help with the skin’s appearance.
Skin Elasticity and Liposuction
The biggest factor in how skin looks after liposuction is its elasticity: how readily your skin returns to form after excess fat has been removed. Your skin elasticity can be compromised by various factors:
- Age. As we get older, our skin becomes less elastic.
- Genetics. Inherited traits from your parents or grandparents can affect the quality of your skin.
- Significant weight loss and pregnancy. As your body works to accommodate drastic changes in your weight, skin may remain loose and inelastic.
Post-surgical care. After your surgery with Athenix, your doctor will recommend that you wear a compression garment. This garment can tighten skin modestly (though the other factors mentioned above are the largest determinants of final results.)
Liposuction Combined with Tummy Tuck
As an Athenix patient, our team will take the time to answer your questions and discuss your goals before your liposuction procedure. If you are concerned about skin elasticity, we may recommend the option of having a tummy tuck surgery in addition to liposuction.
Tummy tuck excises loose, unwanted skin from the abdomen to help create a natural-looking, slimmer appearance. Used in combination with liposuction, your Athenix surgeon can help you to tighten your midsection and rid unwanted areas of fat.