Can Liposuction Help Skin Shrink?

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Liposuction is used to remove stubborn fat deposits from the body. Suitable for contouring nearly any area of the body, liposuction is commonly used to trim and tone:

  • Ankles and calves
  • Thighs, hips, and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist (love handles and muffin top)
  • Flanks and upper back (bra roles)
  • Arms and chest
  • Neck and chin

The areas that could benefit most from liposuction on your body can be identified and discussed during your initial consultation. In many instances, more than one area can be contoured during a single surgical procedure. This can help to reduce the total amount of time you will need to spend in recovery.

Skin Elasticity

Liposuction is best for people who have good skin elasticity. The procedure can remove several pounds of lumpy and uneven fat deposits, but it is not designed to shrink the skin. While some liposuction techniques may stimulate skin shrinkage, the procedure itself cannot be relied upon to reduce loose or saggy skin.

Excess skin is a common result of weight fluctuations. When fat deposits are removed, excess skin may remain in place, serving to detract from your results. For this reason, some people will benefit more from a lift procedure – during which both fat and skin are eliminated – than from traditional liposuction alone.  This is entirely dependent on your anatomy, your desires, and other factors that are unique to your experience.

At Beauty by Brueck, our board-certified plastic surgeon is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of body contouring procedures, including various lift techniques that can be used to remove unwanted skin and restore a tight and toned appearance. Tummy tuck surgery, arm lift, thigh lift, and entire body lift options are available through our Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda offices. We encourage you to get in touch today to schedule a consultation and learn if liposuction alone or in combination with a lift procedure could help you reach your goals.

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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brueck, please call 239-939-5233 today. Board-certified and experienced, Dr. Brueck welcomes patients from Southwest Florida and all surrounding areas of the state.

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