Does the skin become loose and flabby after liposuction?
All techniques of liposuction tighten the skin, but it is not a solution for already sagging skin. The tightening will be more significant where the skin is thin, such as in the neck and arms. Elsewhere, where the skin is heavier, it will generally be sufficient to take up just the extra laxity due to the removal of fat.
In areas where the skin is already hanging in folds, such as the hanging bottom or abdominal apron, these folds tend to remain, as liposuction cannot repair already significantly loose skin. However, where there are folds of heavy fat over the lower back, liposuction can make a very significant improvement. If your skin has good elasticity at the time of the liposuction procedure you will see immediate tightening results once the fat is removed.
Where large amounts of fat are removed and the skin is loose, such as the abdominal apron, or where there has been significant weight loss, a combination of liposuction and skin excision may be the better option. Liposuction will not remove already existing stretch marks.
Body contouring includes non-surgical procedures as well as liposuction and skin excision. Non-surgical fat removal (Sculpt-Sure and CoolSculpt) does not however significantly shrink skin.
Other non-surgical options can be used to tighten the skin and improve quality. Stretch marks are now treatable at the Cadogan Clinic.
During your initial consultation at the Cadogan Clinic, your surgeon will go over all treatment options available to you for achieving your desired results. Whether it be non-surgical or liposuction, with or without skin excision, will be determined with your surgeon.
Liposuction can provide an efficient solution for the removal of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, leaving a more defined shape. In particular, liposuction is especially effective in areas such as the buttocks, hips, thighs, abdomen, chin, upper arms, breasts and knees.