A 33-year-old member asked:
how do i get rid of loose skin around my stomach?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Harris answered
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck?: Some tightening of skin will occur naturally after weight loss or pregnancy; in younger patients more than in older patients. If this is not enough, the excess skin can be surgically removed. Unfortunately, this results in a scar very low across the abdomen, but the scar can be hidden in many outfits that would reveal the loose skin. No other good options exist unless the amount is tiny.
Answered on Apr 18, 2014
Dr. Robert Alexander answered
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck: Tummy tuck is commonly used, depending on laxity of skin and amount of excess. If you have extensive stretch marks, ability to remove may be limited (if above belly button). Surface wrinkling can be helped by thermage (rf) and/or subdermal laser tightening. Liporeduction is often needed, and may be done first to reduce the length of the tummy tuck scar created.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Michael Matthew answered
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Remove it.: Significant loose skin is best treated with excision but mlnor skin tightening can be achieved with heat modalities such as laser, rf waves, ultrasonic energy etc.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably surgery: Althougj some lasers, ultrasound or radio frequency devices may claim to tighten skin, they are likely to achieve onlyodesr improvements (2-3 on a scale of 1 to 10). Surgery is likely your best option for anything other than mild laxity and the length of the scar will depend on the extent of the laxity and can extend all the way around your body if necessary.
Answered on Apr 9, 2013
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