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Developing loose skin may occur due to genetics, predisposition, weight fluctuations, chronic sun damage, smoking and aging. As we age, collagen and elastin production gradually decreases leading to an overall change of skin strength and overall skin appearance. Depending on the degree of loose skin, different interventions are available to help rejuvenate your skin. Learn about surgical skin tightening and how it can benefit you. 

What is Surgical Skin Tightening? 

When the degree of laxity is moderate to severe, excision of the tissue may be necessary. However if mild or moderate laxity is present, minimally invasive options are available, with minimal downtime and very small incisions. 


Recovery Time

2-6 weeks (Depends on the procedure)

Type of Anesthesia

IV sedation or General anesthesia

Surgical Skin Tightening Candidates 

Ideal candidates for surgical skin tightening include men or women who are not happy with the appearance of their skin. Skin tightening surgery is best suited for individuals who are in overall good health, Non-smokers, have a BMI of 30 or less and are at a stable weight for at least 6 months. It is important to note that this surgery is not a weight loss procedure. To determine if surgical skin tightening is right for you, it is beneficial to consult with our double board certified surgeon, Dr. D’Agostino to find the best treatment plan for your unique needs. 

Skin Tightening Procedure 

Whether a skin excision or minimally invasive procedure is performed, anesthesia will be provided. The previously discussed incisions will be made and the excess skin will be removed or the cannula will be inserted to perform the targeted treatment. 

Surgical Skin Tightening Recovery 

Once you are home you need to follow all aftercare instructions provided by Dr. D’Agostino. You may experience temporary pain, bruising, swelling, and tightness in your treatment area. Any discomfort you feel will be manageable with the medications prescribed by your doctor. 

Schedule a Consultation 

Surgical skin tightening treatments can help to improve the aesthetic appearance of loose skin on your body. To learn more about the many benefits of skin tightening, contact our office at 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery by calling or booking an appointment through our online platform.

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The results are better than I imagined and I am so grateful to have found Dr. D. I couldn’t have made a better choice then choosing Dr.D for my surgery. She is one of a kind!

I am extremely pleased with Dr. D’Agostino.

I am extremely pleased with Dr. D’Agostino. She is always on time, personable and kind! She walked me through every step of my procedure, removed all of my cancer and did an amazing job. My scar is barely noticeable at just a couple weeks after my procedure. I will definitely be back for any other cosmetic needs.

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