Many people work hard to lose weight: spending several hours a week at the gym, carefully watching what they eat, and doing their best to change their lifestyle. After putting so much time and effort into weight loss, it can be disheartening when you finally reach your target weight, only to notice sagging skin and stubborn fat deposits that haven’t responded to your efforts.
Depending on the amount of excess skin you have, liposuction can potentially tighten loose skin while it reduces the small areas of fat that remain after weight loss. The elasticity of your skin will have a significant impact on your results. Older patients and smokers may have skin that does not respond as well to certain liposuction methods. If you need to remove a significant amount of loose skin, consider combining your liposuction procedure with a tummy tuck, an arm lift, or a thigh lift.
A recent non-surgical body contouring procedure called Exilis® uses radio frequency (RF) waves to stimulate your skin’s collagen production, effectively tightening and firming up your skin while it naturally reduces small areas of fat. This increasingly popular procedure is virtually painless, with no downtime or recovery period. If you have recently lost weight and are looking for ways to efficiently tighten loose skin, Exilis® may be a valuable procedure for you.
If you have further questions about how to reduce loose and sagging skin after weight loss, please contact experienced Fort Myers plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña today to schedule a consultation. We can discuss your options and help you decide which treatment option is best for you.Dr. Peña serves patients in Estero, Naples, Fort Myers, and Bonita Springs, Florida.