Bariatric Surgeon & Medical Weight Loss Physician located in Austin, TX & Cedar Park, TX
Skin sagging after significant weight loss or aging can make you feel incredibly self-conscious and unhappy with your appearance. At the two NuSelf Bariatrics locations in Austin and Cedar Park, Texas, you’ll find a wide range of skin tightening treatments and procedures ranging from body sculpting to tummy tuck and liposuction. Leading bariatric physician Sashi Ganta, MD, is an expert in both weight loss and in looking your best afterward, so don’t hesitate to get help from a true specialist now. Call either office or book a consultation using online scheduling now.
Skin Tightening Q & A
What is skin tightening?
Skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure in which Dr. Ganta uses a state-of-the-art light-based system to reduce or erase the signs of aging. As your body ages, and also at other times like after significant weight loss, you may notice skin sagging or wrinkles. These changes can affect both your face and body to make you feel unhappy about the way you look.
Skin-tightening treatments work by stimulating collagen and elastin remodeling below your skin. The laser energy gently heats the cells in the dermal skin layer, launching them into collagen and elastin-production mode. There are no incisions needed, and the laser passes your upper skin layers without damaging them.
As you make new collagen and elastin, your skin regains its firmness, lines diminish, and skin tightness increases significantly. This can create a younger look in both your face and your body, depending on your areas of concern.
Do I need a tummy tuck for skin tightening in my abdomen?
Many patients ask about a tummy tuck or liposuction after they lose a lot of weight, after pregnancy, or as their skin starts sagging with age. Often, the abdominal area is best treated with a combination approach: skin tightening and fat reduction.
This treatment, sometimes called a no-incision tummy tuck, reduces your fatty deposits and decreases abdominal circumference by melting the fat cells during a body contouring treatment. Dr. Ganta also tightens sagging abdominal skin to enhance the overall look of your abdominal area.
Unlike a surgical tummy tuck, a no-incision tummy tuck requires no anesthesia or downtime. Often, a series of three to five sessions can yield excellent results. Each treatment session is just 30-40 minutes at NuSelf Bariatrics. You can see a noticeable change after one session, with progressive results.
What other cosmetic procedures can help with skin tightening?
NuSelf Bariatrics offers a full menu of services to help you have youthful and vibrant skin from head-to-toe. Options include:
- Dermal fillers
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Intense pulsed light (IPL)
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Scar reduction
- Cellulite reduction
When you’re unhappy with your face or body, you don’t have to live with it. NuSelf Bariatrics can customize a solution that gives you the results you want, without the downtime associated with surgery.
For the latest skin-tightening treatments, call NuSelf Bariatrics or click the online booking tool now.