What is loose skin (body)?
Loose skin refers to skin that has lost its elasticity and has become less firm and taut. Loose skin can occur anywhere on the body, but it is commonly seen on the arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The excess skin can cause discomfort, self-consciousness, and difficulty with physical activities.
What causes it?
Loose body skin can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, pregnancy, weight loss, and genetics. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen, which can lead to sagging skin. Pregnancy can also stretch the skin, leading to loose skin on the abdomen and breasts. Similarly, significant weight loss can leave behind excess skin that cannot be tightened through diet and exercise alone. Genetics may also play a role in how much elasticity and collagen our skin has and how prone we are to developing loose skin.
How can it be treated?
At Deemesh Oudit Plastic Surgery, we offer several plastic surgery options to help patients address loose body skin. These procedures are designed to remove excess skin and fat, tighten and tone the underlying tissues, and create a more contoured and youthful appearance. Common procedures include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), thigh lift & arm lift. Our surgeon will discuss the best option for you at your consultation. We take a personalized approach to patient care and work closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals. Our experienced staff prioritize patient safety and well-being and ensure that each patient is fully informed of the risks and benefits of each procedure before moving forward.