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Best Procedures for Sagging Skin

Does the jiggle of your arms make you uncomfortable? Are you constantly pulling back the skin of your face when looking in the mirror, only to wish that it would stay there? You might be a casualty of sagging skin.

Procedures for Sagging Skin

Loose or sagging skin can occur anywhere on the body, including the face, jawline, neck, arms, abdomen and breasts. This is caused by your skin losing elasticity as you age, with factors such as sun exposure, diet, smoking or genetics significantly speeding up the process.

Luckily, there are a variety of cosmetic surgical procedures that target sagging skin on different parts of the body. Keep reading to find out our top recommendations for the best procedures for sagging skin.

Facelift

There are a variety of factors that affect the look of our skin as we age, including sunlight exposure, stress, and gravity. It’s possible to help reverse the aging process with a facelift. This cosmetic procedure aims to give you a rejuvenated and younger appearance by tightening the underlying facial muscles and redraping the skin.

Anyone who undergoes the facelift procedure is able to leave the same day, without any bandages. You’ll even be able to apply light makeup and wash and style your hair the next day! Any stitches or incisions will be well hidden in the natural contours of your face to ensure you have the most natural appearance possible.

Brow Lift

If you aren’t looking to undergo a complete facelift, then a more straightforward procedure like a brow lift might be a good option for you. This surgical cosmetic procedure enhances the appearance of the forehead, as well as the areas around the eyes, including the brows. It lifts your brow, preventing it from sagging into the upper lid area, as well as minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

It’s important to keep your head elevated for the first few days after your procedure and apply a cold compress to reduce any swelling. You will need plenty of rest for a week, fully allowing your body a chance to rest and heal. You may be able to return to work within 10 to 14 days.

Tummy Tuck

Many people’s greatest insecurity is their stomach. A tummy tuck is an excellent option if you’re looking to get rid of any excess, sagging skin on this area of your body. During your consultation, it will be determined which kind of tummy tuck is best for you; abdominoplasty, abdominoplasty with liposuction, or mini-abdominoplasty.

This procedure requires at least two weeks of recovery, and maybe even as long as six weeks for any heavier work or exercise.

Breast Lift

Fluctuating weight, pregnancy and nursing can have adverse effects on a woman’s breasts. When the tissues are stretched too much, it can result in the breasts sagging or drooping. If you want to restore your breasts to a perkier, more youthful look, a breast lift is a trendy procedure you may want to consider.

Following the procedure, many patients can return to work as early as 1 to 2 weeks. You shouldn’t participate in any strenuous physical activity for anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks after your procedure. It may take up to 3 months for your breasts to ultimately settle and look more natural.

Arm Lift

If you’ve spent hours and hours at the gym trying to tone your arms without any success, an arm lift might be what you’re looking for. Good candidates for this procedure have loose, sagging skin on their upper arms that can appear disproportionate compared to the rest of their body. An arm lift will remove this sagging skin and any excess fat to tighten the arm, making it thinner, smoother and more proportionate.

For the first week of recovery following the procedure, you should refrain from any form of physical activity. It’s recommended that you keep your arms slightly elevated while you are sitting or sleeping as well in order to reduce the swelling.

If any of these procedures sound like something that would benefit you, contact McLean Clinic today! Frequently, these procedures can be paired together so that you can achieve the exact results that you’re looking for. Dr. McLean would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss what your options

August 7, 2019
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