Liposuction is a powerful treatment that can help to remove stubborn fat deposits that you may have been trying your best to remove for years. For many patients, it can feel as if a metaphorical weight has been lifted when the area of concern has been addressed. However, if a patient loses significant weight, it can take a while for the skin laxity to adapt to the change, and there can be issues with loose skin.
VASER liposuction is a very safe treatment with minimal side effects, apart from a little discomfort and swelling. Sometimes, depending on several different factors, you may experience some loose skin after your treatment. It’s often possible to predict if you will experience loose skin as it depends on several controllable factors.
Genetics has a big role to play in whether you might get loose skin after VASER liposuction; the amount that the skin contracts after liposuction varies in each patient. Another factor is how much fat is removed – VASER can sculpt the body but not tighten the skin, so excessive removal will leave loose skin behind.
During your pre-treatment consultations, Dr Comins will examine the treatment area, discuss your lifestyle habits, how much fat will be removed and any concerns that either you or your consultant may have. In some cases, If Dr Comins is concerned about loose skin, he may suggest a skin treatment that can be performed simultaneously with the liposuction or a different treatment that may be better suited to you.
There isn’t a lot that you can do before your treatment to prevent loose skin other than eating healthily and exercising regularly. However, there are several things that can be done after the treatment to improve long-term results.
Your skin will naturally tighten to some extent over time as the body heals and the skin reattaches to the muscle. Having less fat removed will help to prevent sagging skin, but this isn’t ideal if you have a particular concern that needs fixing.
One of the best things that you can do before your treatment is simply to maintain a good fitness routine, eat a balanced diet and drink enough water. Ensuring that your body is in good shape before the procedure will make your body look more toned overall, even while you’re healing.
Incorporate weights into your exercise regime to tone your muscles before the treatment, which will help your body appear more defined and tighter, even if you get loose skin. Drinking water is also vital as dehydrated skin is less flexible.
Combining VASER liposuction with a Renuvion skin tightening treatment has been hailed as “the secret weapon” on social media forums. The combination of the two treatments has the ability to drastically improve your results.
Renuvion isn’t something that everyone needs. However, it can drastically reduce the appearance of sagging skin after treatment if there are concerns with skin laxity. Dr Comins may recommend this combination if he determines that you’re likely to have issues with loose skin after liposuction. This would be during an initial consultation so you can make an informed decision before booking any treatment.
Renuvion is a minimally invasive procedure designed to give you long-lasting skin firming results in a single treatment. It can be used across most parts of the body, making it an ideal addition to a liposuction procedure.
The Renuvion wand is inserted subdermally using small incisions in the skin. The wand applied cooled radio frequency energy which causes the sub-dermal collagen tissue to contract, promoting the production of new collagen and immediately tightening the treated area.
One factor that needs to be considered when undergoing liposuction is the effect of stretch marks. A higher concentration of stretch marks can reduce the skin’s elasticity and cause loose skin after liposuction.
INTRAcel combines radio frequency technology, micro-needling and fractional treatments into one impressive procedure. INTRAcel can be used across the body, but it’s most popular for skin tightening on the face and jawline because it strikes the perfect balance of being powerful yet gentle.
The skin will be stimulated to produce more collagen after just one treatment, with more visible results arising after two or more visits.
ULTRAcel is a non-surgical treatment that combines high-intensity ultrasound and radio frequency technology to smooth, firm and lift the skin. The results are powerful without the downtime associated with other treatments.
ULTRAcel can be used across the body but is also delicate enough to be used on the face and décolletage. It can treat skin texture issues, loss of elasticity, stretch marks and general skin tightening.
It’s one of the most commonly recommended procedures to go hand-in-hand with VASER liposuction. Patients will normally see results after just one treatment, although the treatment area will continue to improve for up to 6 months after.
Your skin will naturally tighten to some extent after the treatment, but it may not be as much as you would like; some patients naturally need more help than others. Dr Comins will examine the treatment area, determine how likely loose skin will be for you, and recommend pre and post-op care.
Having questions and concerns is completely normal, and during your consultation, Dr Comins will be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have to ensure you make the right decision for you.