Sagging skin is a common aesthetic concern that can have a significant impact on self-esteem and confidence.
On this page we will explore the causes of sagging, where it can occur and what effective treatments there are to reduce sagging.
What are the causes for sagging skin?
Sagging occurs when the skin loses its natural elasticity, resulting in a loose, wrinkled and unfirm appearance.
Sagging can be caused by factors such as aging, significant weight loss, pregnancy, genetics, excessive exposure to the sun, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and decreased levels of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Where does sagging tend to appear?
Sagging can affect various areas of the body, including the face, neck, arms, belly, legs, buttocks or even the woman’s vaginal walls.
Sagging on the face and neck
Facial and neck skin is especially susceptible to sagging due to the natural loss of collagen and elastin with aging.
However, there is hope! There are numerous effective approaches to combat facial sagging, such as surgical facelifts, non-surgical facelifts or collagen bio-stimulators. Specifically for the neck, there is the neck lift, which is often performed simultaneously with the facelift.
Sagging in the arms
Sagging arms, often called the “goodbye muscle,” is common after weight loss or aging.
There are several effective ways to address sagging arms and achieve the firmness and tone you want, including surgical (such as brachioplasty) or non-surgical treatments (such as Morpheus8, EMSculpt NEO, EMTone or Radiofrequency).
Flaccidity in the belly often happens after pregnancy or significant weight loss, leaving an unflattering “flabby belly” appearance.
The most suitable surgery for sagging belly is abdominoplasty. Alternatively, as in the case of sagging arms, there are non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments that are very effective in reducing abdominal flaccidity. You should schedule a consultation so that we can analyze your specific case and suggest the most appropriate solution.
Flaccidity in the legs
Sagging legs, often located on the thighs, can occur after weight loss, aging or a sedentary lifestyle.
Normally, the way to quickly regain firmness in your legs is to undergo treatments that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin or, if you want a faster transformation (although it involves incisions), you can opt for surgery (thigh lift).
In either case, you should schedule an appointment to hear a specialist’s recommendation.
Flaccidity in the glutes
Lack of exercise and loss of collagen can also lead to sagging glutes, resulting in a less toned and firm appearance.
Many people consider these muscles to be some of the most difficult to work in the gym and end up losing motivation.
At Living Clinic there are some alternatives to reduce sagging buttocks and tone the buttocks. Non-surgical alternatives for reducing sagging in the buttocks are similar to treatments for body sagging (radiofrequency, Morpheus8, etc.) and EMSculpt NEO is the most suitable for toning.
If, in addition to reducing sagging, you want to increase the volume of your buttocks, there are buttock augmentation treatments with hyaluronic acid or gluteoplasty (surgical treatment to increase buttocks).
Vaginal laxity is a condition that affects many women and can result in discomfort and decreased self-confidence. Vaginal sagging can occur due to factors such as aging, pregnancy, vaginal birth and hormonal changes.
Intimate radiofrequency and intimate CO2 Laser are normally the most recommended treatments for vaginal sagging. However, we advise you to schedule an appointment with the Living Clinic gynaecologist to obtain specialized advice for your particular case.
Treatments for sagging skin
There are different treatment approaches to combat sagging, including non-invasive (or minimally invasive) options and surgery.
Non-invasive / minimally invasive treatments for sagging
Non-invasive (or minimally invasive) treatments are non-surgical procedures that aim to stimulate collagen production, tone muscles and improve skin firmness. Some of the treatments available at Living Clinic include:
- Morpheus 8: Using fractional radiofrequency and microneedling, Morpheus 8 stimulates collagen production and improves skin texture, providing a firmer appearance.
- EMSculpt NEO: This technology combines radiofrequency and high-intensity electromagnetic waves to tone muscles and reduce localized fat, promoting a more sculpted and firm appearance.
- EMTone: EMTone uses a combination of radiofrequency and shock waves to stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture and reduce sagging.
- Body radiofrequency (Plus): Body radiofrequency is a body remodeling treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer, more toned skin.
- Non-surgical facelift: This procedure helps improve the appearance of the face, reducing sagging and wrinkles, through Facetite and Accutite technologies.
- Gyneco CO2 laser or gyneco radiofrequency: Safe and effective treatments, carried out by gynecologists, that promote vaginal rejuvenation and increase the firmness of the vaginal walls.
- Bodytite: Bodytite is an innovative platform that allows facial or body remodeling through RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) technology. It is a minimally invasive treatment carried out in a single session and without leaving a scar.
- Collagen Biostimulators: Injectable substances that stimulate collagen production. Some of the most popular are Poly-L-lactic Acid (commercially known as Sculptra), Calcium Hydroxyapatite (commercially known as Radiesse) and Profhilo.
Surgeries for Sagging
In more severe cases of sagging, invasive treatments may be considered. These treatments involve cosmetic surgery performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Some examples of these procedures are:
- Abdominoplasty: Also known as “abdominoplasty surgery”, it is a surgical intervention that removes excess skin and abdominal fat, providing a more toned and firm appearance.
- Mommy Makeover: It is a personalized procedure that combines different techniques, such as abdominoplasty, breast lift and liposuction, to treat sagging and body changes after pregnancy.
- Thigh Lift: This surgery removes excess skin and fat from the thighs, improving the appearance and firmness of the region.
- Brachioplasty: Also known as an “arm lift,” is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the arms, resulting in a more toned appearance.
Schedule a consultation to hear our professionals’ recommendations for your particular case and clarify all your doubts.
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