Will Liposuction Help Tighten My Skin?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada

Posted: November 11, 2021

Woman after liposuction in Las VegasIf you want to eliminate stubborn excess fat, then liposuction may be the perfect procedure. However, if you’re hoping to tighten your skin at the same time, there are a few things to know. 

Unfortunately, liposuction will not address hanging skin or skin that’s significantly loose. However, some devices do firm up mild skin laxity. Skin tightening treatments can help with that too.

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is a time-tested method of fat removal. It has helped many people get rid of their unwanted fat and enhance their figures. However, removing excess fat is all that it does.   

This minimally-invasive procedure won’t tighten your skin. If you have good skin elasticity, then this shouldn’t be an issue. If you don’t, your skin may sag instead of matching your new shape.

SmartLipo Laser Liposuction

SmartLipo is a liposuction procedure that uses heat from laser energy to liquify fat cells before they are suctioned out. This step makes the fat easier to remove and can also reduce bruising. 

For patients concerned about their skin quality, SmartLipo may be a better fit than the traditional method. That is because it has the added benefit of boosting collagen and elastin production. In many cases, SmartLipo can firm up the treatment area and provide some great skin tightening.

Tighten Your Skin During Liposuction

Avoiding loose skin after liposuction can be as simple as choosing the right procedure for your needs. To further enhance your results, you may decide to incorporate skin tightening services. 

Our practice offers skin tightening during liposuction. You can add it to each treatment area to help your skin contract over your slim new contours and achieve the best cosmetic outcome. 

Learn What Liposuction Can Do for You

Are you wondering if liposuction is the right way to achieve your body goals? Take the guesswork out of looking your best! Call 702-369-1001 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Miller. Our practice serves Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and nearby areas of Nevada.

Stephen M. Miller, MD, PC, FACS
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