Getting Rid of Loose/Saggy Skin After Weight Loss

Most people who have ever wanted to shed some extra pounds know the joy and fulfillment of achieving the goal. However, one frustrating thing after weight loss is the saggy or loose skin that comes with it. Exercise and diet can improve your skin’s appearance, but some people struggle with saggy or loose skin. 


Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tucks

An abdominoplasty is a surgery that creates a contoured and smooth appearance by removing excess fat and skin from a patient’s abdomen. It achieves these results by tightening the underlying muscles.

Specialists recommend this procedure for individuals with sagging or loose skin after weight loss. Tummy tucks take around one to a few hours to complete. A patient will require a few weeks to recover.


Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction

A UAL or ultrasound-assisted liposuction helps with treating loose skin. It breaks down fat cells suctioned from the body using ultrasound energy. It can help individuals with loose skin in such parts as the thighs, neck, and arms. It can take one to two hours to complete and has minimal downtime. 



An arm lift, also called brachioplasty, is a procedure that rids excess fat and skin from your upper arms. It does so to restore a more youthful and toned appearance. Experts often recommend it after significant weight loss or sagging or loose skin from aging.

A brachioplasty procedure entails your specialist making incisions along your upper arms on the inside from your armpit running to the elbow. They will remove excess fat and skin through the incisions. After doing so, they will tighten the tissue underneath and create a more toned and smooth appearance by repositioning the skin.

The location and length of the incisions and the time taken during the procedure vary with the amount of fat and skin removed. Some brachioplasty can use techniques that require extensive tissue removal, while others can be minimally invasive. Recovery takes a few weeks. Your specialist will advise you to avoid strenuous activities. It is vital to follow the instructions your plastic surgeon gives you.


Thigh Lift 

A thigh lift can reduce saggy or loose skin from your outer or inner thighs. The procedure is ideal for individuals losing weight significantly or experiencing sagging skin due to aging. It entails your plastic surgeon making incisions in your hip or groin area. 

Your plastic surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat through the incisions. They will also tighten the tissues underneath to create a more toned and smoothed appearance.


Body Lifts

You can address sagging skin on various body parts through a body lift. The surgical procedure can work on your hips, arms, buttocks, and thighs. It works like a tummy tuck. However, it can remove excess skin from many parts of your body, not just the abdomen. Experts recommend body lifts for people who lose substantial weight. The procedure helps restore a youthful and more toned body appearance.

For more about getting rid of saggy skin after weight loss, visit Pacific Lipo in San Diego, Beverly Hills, or Newport Beach, California. Call (858) 427-8899, (424) 421-2250, or (888) 575-8898 to book an appointment today.

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