Loose skin is a problem that many people face. It can be caused by many factors, for example overstretching after pregnancies, extreme weight loss or a weakness of the tissue as a result of the ageing process. This excess skin is not only unattractive, but often gets in the way of certain movements. Surgical skin tightening in Düsseldorf offers a simple and effective treatment.
The skin can be tightened on the whole body, but the procedure is usually performed on the abdomen, upper arms and thighs. Depending on the area to be treated, the plastic surgeon places the incisions so that the scars are unnoticeable later on. The surgeon removes excess skin and closes the wound edges with special barbed sutures. They provide a particularly strong hold and prevent excessive tension being exerted on the surrounding skin.
Here are the different skin tightening options:
Not all skin tightening procedures are the same. The approach and the aftercare can vary. Therefore, the duration of a skin tightening procedure depends entirely on the area to be treated and the amount of tissue to be removed. Smaller procedures, such as tightening of the skin on the arms, are usually performed under twilight anaesthesia as an outpatient procedure, while larger procedures on the abdomen or legs require general anaesthesia and an overnight stay in the clinic. In any case, the removal of excess skin requires the patient to wear special compression clothing for several weeks. It is also recommended to observe a certain recovery period and to avoid exercising.
This is a routine procedure that is relatively low-risk. However, complications can occur. Consuming alcohol and tobacco before and after the treatment increases the risk of wound healing disorders. There is also a certain risk of thrombosis; however, this is very rare if the surgeon is experienced. Many risk factors, for example certain medication, can be identified in advance during the personal examination and therefore avoided.
Since the excess skin is completely removed, the final result is, of course, permanent. However, this does not mean that the remaining skin can no longer sag. Considerable weight gain or pregnancies would have a negative impact on the result. Patients who wish to undergo a skin tightening procedure should therefore ensure that they eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and are not planning any more pregnancies where possible.
In some cases, skin tightening can be combined with liposuction. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about skin tightening. Also feel free to drop by the clinic.