Sagging belly skin
The sagging skin can be observed on different parts of the body especially on the belly. Aging and a sudden weight loss are the main causes of the sagging skin on the abdomen. There are different treatments to treat this problem. But cosmetic surgery remains the most effective solution.
What are the causes of the sagging belly skin ?
In addition to unhealthy diet and to the lack of physical activities, several factors lead to a sagging belly skin. The most common ones are :
- Aging : As we age, the skin tends to lose collagen and elastin, the supporting connective tissue that gives it a firm and a youthful appearance. This process can lead to a sagging skin. Moreover, the muscles weaken with age and reduce the skin elasticity.
- A sudden weight loss : losing a lot of weight in a short period of time can cause skin sagging in the abdomen and other areas of the body, as, after a rapid weight loss, the skin does not have time to adapt and return to its original state, this leads to a sagging of the excess skin.
- Pregnancy and childbirth : During pregnancy, the uterus exerts pressure on the abdominal muscles which will stretch. As a result, the skin loses its elasticity.
Can abdominal diastasis induce a sagging of the abdomen?
Abdominal diastasis is the excessive separation of the left and right sides of the right abdominal muscle. It is a very common condition that usually occurs after pregnancy, but can also affect the elderly, overweight people and those who practice too intense physical activities. Diastasis of the rectus abdominis also affects men and, in some cases, is congenital.
If, after childbirth, a swollen abdomen is considered normal and, in fact, in some cases, it becomes a pathology when the globular aspect of the abdomen does not regress in the first year after birth and is accompanied by a series of important physical symptoms and not only aesthetic.
The lack of knowledge of this pathology, easily diagnosed during a simple routine medical examination leads many people to believe that the characteristic pear-shaped belly is a symptom of abdominal bloating. In reality, it is a functional deficit of the abdominal muscles. This abnormality when accompanied by a sagging belly skin can be very embarrassing from an aesthetic point of view.
How to correct the sagging belly skin ?
One of the most frequently asked questions is how to tighten the belly skin. Indeed, it is very difficult to get rid of the excess skin located in the abdomen with physical activities. Therefore, we offer many treatment options to correct sagging skin and to tighten the skin tissue.
Among these solutions you can opt for :
Tummy tuck also known as abdominoplasty which is a plastic intervention and an effective solution that aims at improving the appearance of the belly by removing its excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles in order to have a flat abdomen and thus a harmonious figure which allows the patient to regain self confidence and feel comfortable.
It is realized under general anaesthesia and after a consultation with the surgeon to examine you and evaluate your health and give you medical examinations to do such as blood test in order to be sure that you can undergo this procedure.
It should be noted that this operation can be associated with other interventions such as liposuction.