Loose skin is a problem everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives. At Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, we offer several skin-tightening treatments and procedures that will work quickly and provide long-lasting results. Keep reading if you are interested in learning the best way for you to get rid of loose skin.
How Can You Get Rid of Loose Skin?
You can get rid of loose skin with surgery or injectable dermal fillers. The optimal skin tightening solution for you depends on several factors, including your health, lifestyle, personal preferences, and concerns. If you have very loose skin throughout your body, you may be a good candidate for body contouring after massive weight loss. If you only have loose skin on your buttocks and legs, a lower body lift may be more appropriate for you.
If you have loose skin on your upper body, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift, breast lift, or tummy tuck. If you are concerned about loose skin on your face, we offer several surgical procedures, such as a facelift, to get rid of loose skin on the face. Furthermore, you may be a good candidate for injectable dermal fillers if you are concerned about loose facial skin.
How Soon Can You Expect to Enjoy Your Results?
How quickly you can expect to see the results of your skin tightening treatment depends primarily on the treatment method you choose. If you opt for dermal filler injections, you can expect to see your ideal results just 10 to 14 days after your treatment. On the other hand, if you opt for surgery, it will be approximately one month before your results look very good. Then, it may take an additional five months before you can enjoy your results fully.
How Long Can You Expect the Results to Last?
There are several factors that affect how long you can expect your skin tightening results to last. The most significant factor is the treatment method you choose. If you opt for dermal filler injections, you can generally expect your results to last for six to 24 months, depending on the filler chosen and the area being treated.
On the other hand, if you opt for surgery, you can generally expect your skin tightening results to last for at least a decade. Factors affecting how long you can expect skin tightening surgery to last include the technique used and the area being treated. For example, your results may last 12 to 15 years if you get a facelift. As another example, you may be able to enjoy the skin-tightening results of a tummy tuck for the rest of your life.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
If you do not have any allergies and you are in relatively good health, there is a good chance that you will qualify for dermal filler injections. Typically, fillers are only used to tighten loose facial skin. Therefore, there is a very strong chance that dermal filler injections will be considered right for you if you have such concerns as jowls or sagging cheeks.
What Downtime Can I Expect After Dermal Filler Injections?
After dermal filler injections, there is no downtime required. You can go back to work if you want to, or you can go home and spend the rest of your day relaxing. However, you should keep in mind that there are several aftercare guidelines you will need to follow after your injections are administered. For example, it is crucial that you do not subject your skin to excessive heat, sunlight, or pressure for 24 hours post-treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Surgery?
To be considered a good candidate for skin tightening surgery, you must be in relatively good health. Ideally, you should also be a nonsmoker. Adherence to all preparation and aftercare guidelines is crucial for your procedure to go smoothly, and you will need to refrain from smoking during the two weeks leading up to your procedure and the two weeks immediately following surgery.
What Downtime Can I Expect After Surgery?
You can expect at least five to seven days of downtime following surgery. How much time you will need to take off from work depends on the scope of your procedures and the nature of your job, but you shouldn’t need to take much more than a week or two off from work.
However, you will need to avoid bending over, picking up anything weighing over 10 pounds, and strenuous physical activity for roughly six to eight weeks following surgery.
Schedule Your Skin Tightening Consultation Today
You can get rid of loose skin with filler injections or surgery. If you opt for fillers, you’ll be able to see your results sooner. However, the results of surgery last far longer. Typically, fillers are used to tighten facial skin while surgery is used to tighten loose skin on the body. To find out which skin tightening method is right for you, contact us today at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA to schedule your initial consultation.