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Should I Get A Tummy Tuck For Loose Skin?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


What is a "loose skin after weight loss" fix? The answer is a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a highly effective cosmetic procedure to eliminate the appearance of excess skin in the stomach area. Most individuals have loose skin after weight loss, especially after losing a significant amount. Skin is stretched to accommodate weight gain, and it may lose elasticity once the weight is lost. When skin is unable to bounce back or improve, men and women may turn to surgical intervention. A tummy tuck can eliminate excess skin and improve the contour of the abdomen area. Patients can get rid of heavy, loose skin to reveal a shapelier, smoother stomach area. 

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is the Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. He is one of the leading experts in the area for body contouring procedures. Dr. Khorsandi has helped both women and men enhance their midsection and eliminate loose skin after fat loss. Body contouring help with a tummy tuck procedure can give you the body you’ve always wanted. You have done the hard work of losing weight, now let Dr. Khorsandi help you fine-tune your results with a tummy tuck.

Can I reduce excess skin with exercise?

In most cases, exercise can’t help eliminate loose skin. Loose skin around the stomach area is a common reason many individuals turn to cosmetic help with a tummy tuck. It is nearly impossible to eliminate saggy, excess skin using the traditional methods of exercise and a healthy diet. After the skin has been stretched to accommodate weight gain, it loses laxity once the weight is gone. Many women deal with this issue after pregnancy, and the natural process of aging also decreases the volume and elasticity in our skin. Body contouring help with a tummy tuck procedure is an effective solution for tightening loose skin. 

Loose skin and the right solution

Is a tummy tuck right for you? You should know that abdominoplasty is not a substitute for weight loss, so patients should be near their ideal weight to be a candidate for surgery. A tummy tuck can also resolve small pockets of fat in the lower abdomen as well as loose skin. This is achieved through an additional liposuction procedure performed at the same time, saving you recovery time and resources. A lower body lift can also be combined with an abdominoplasty procedure to give patients optimal results. Moms wanting to target loose abdominal skin and deflated breasts after pregnancy can combine breast augmentation with a tummy tuck procedure, which allows twice the results and just one recovery period. 

Loose skin after weight loss or pregnancy is a common concern among patients. With surgical advances and progressive cosmetic options, tummy tuck procedures can be customized to match a patient’s needs. Men and women can obtain their aesthetic goals and get a slimmer, flatter midsection while eliminating saggy, loose skin. With three different options available for the abdominal area, Dr. Khorsandi will determine the best procedure for you. 

If a patient has a small amount of loose skin and minimal muscle laxity, a mini tummy tuck can manage their concerns and allow for an easier, quicker recovery than a full tummy tuck. A traditional or full tummy tuck addresses the issue of loose skin and can also tighten the underlying abdominal muscles if necessary. A full tummy tuck targets the upper and lower abdomen, leaving patients with a tighter, more toned-looking stomach area. For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, a panniculectomy may be medically necessary to remove excessive amounts of loose skin in the lower abdominal area, also known as "apron fat."  

Body contouring help 

If you want to improve the way you look after losing weight or being pregnant, body contouring help with a tummy tuck can be the surgical answer you need. Dr. Khorsandi can help you eliminate loose, sagging skin in your abdominal area and even combine other body contouring options if needed to give you an overall more contoured, fit appearance. 

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi can help both women and men address their aesthetic concerns of loose, sagging skin in their abdominal area. A person’s midsection can be a constant source of struggle for many people when it comes to weight gain and loss. After significant weight loss, the abdominal area can change in appearance, leaving behind loose, sagging skin. At VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Khorsandi can determine the right course of action and give his patients a more desirable look. Regardless of what type of tummy tuck procedure you may need, Dr. Khorsandi can help. If you live in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.