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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.

If you are interested in liposuction for your abdomen or another part of your body, contact us at any of our following locations: Bellevue, Fresno, Irvine, Pasadena or Portland.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.


Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer