Loose Skin After Liposuction

Will I Have Loose Skin After Liposuction? | NYC Plastic Surgeons

Depending on your age and health, it’s possible that you will have loose skin after liposuction. At Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery, we often pair skin-tightening procedures with liposuction in NYC for our patients.

What causes loose skin after liposuction?

If you’re considering liposuction, you might wonder, “will I have loose skin after liposuction?” This depends on a few factors.


Our skin produces less collagen as we age, and collagen provides our skin with structure. Older patients are more prone to skin sagging after their liposuction procedure.

Skin Elasticity

Patients with poor skin elasticity will likely develop loose skin after liposuction. Genetics and lifestyle factors, like smoking, can cause poor skin elasticity. One sign of poor skin elasticity is having stretch marks

Ignoring Aftercare Instructions

It’s important to follow instructions regarding your liposuction recovery to prevent side effects like loose skin.

Treatments for Loose Skin After Liposuction

Liposuction is often part of surgeries for loose skin, such as a body lift. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss whether you need an additional skin tightening treatment after your liposuction.

Most patients don’t experience loose skin after their liposuction surgery, however some do. Ideal liposuction candidates are already within a few pounds of their goal weight. This amount of weight loss doesn’t normally result in excessively loose skin.

However, when a patient is older, or has poor skin quality, or if liposuction is used at the end of a major weight loss journey, loose skin may be possible.

A Note About Scar Management

For patients who need skin tightening procedures, scar management is important. In order to address and tighten the extra skin, a portion of skin will be tailored to be removed during the procedure. This is individualized to each patient, and the amount of excess skin to be removed depends on the patient. 

In order to make the resulting scar appear as inconspicuous as possible, Dr. Bassiri uses special techniques during surgery to reduce tension on the wound so that the scar heals as good as possible. After surgery, scar management continues for several months after surgery to make the scar as hidden as possible.

Interested in Liposuction in NYC?

Dr. Bassiri-Tehrani is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who combines his passion for medicine and love for aesthetics to create amazing results and help patients restore their bodies after pregnancy, weight loss, or other changes.

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