Loose skin is one of the common complaints our clients have when coming in for cosmetic surgery consults. Loose skin is unsightly and can leave a client feeling very embarrassed about how they look, especially in more revealing attire.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Loose skin is very common and can be on any part of the body. Some of the most common places where our patients have loose skin are:
Loose skin is most often caused by the person gaining and subsequently losing large amounts of weight. As the person gains weight, their skin stretches out to a point where it cannot return, even once the weight is gone.
Loose skin is also commonly caused by the loss of elastin and collagen as we age. This is a normal process but can be delayed with topical and non-surgical treatments.
The final common cause of loose skin is pregnancy. Just like with weight gain, pregnancy stretches the skin out past the point where it can snap back once the baby is born.
What Treatments are Available for Loose Skin?
There are many treatment options for clients with loose skin. Depending on the location of the offending skin and the complexity of removal, your surgeon may suggest a combination of different procedures to achieve the best effects.
For most cases of loose skin, the only option for removal is typically surgery. Our most popular surgical options for removing loose skin include:
If surgery isn’t your thing, we still have options for you. Our DOT Laser Skin Therapy not only tightens loose skin, but it also improves texture, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and reduces sun damage.
Loose Skin Solutions in Tampa Bay
If loose skin has you feeling ashamed to hit the beach this summer, our expert cosmetic surgery team has the answer. Contact us at 727-328-2299 to schedule a consultation and find out how we can give you back your confidence with strategic cosmetic surgery techniques by St. Petersburg’s premier plastic surgeon, Dr. William Adams.