What Causes Saggy Skin?

Your skin is a remarkable organ that shields you from illness-causing germs, helps regulate body temperature, and allows you to experience various sensations. Young, healthy skin is highly resilient, thanks to two structural proteins called collagen and elastin. These act like your skin’s scaffolding and help support it and allow it to resist damage.

As part of your aging process, your body’s natural production of these proteins gradually slows down. This will cause your skin to droop and sag over time. Skin laxity can occur almost anywhere – on your face, it may be most noticeable around your eyes, cheeks, jawline, chin, and neck. On your body, you might experience sagging skin on your upper arms, thighs, and stomach. What are your options for dealing with this unwelcome issue?

Facial Procedures for Addressing Skin Laxity

If you are experiencing issues like hooded eyes, jowls, prominent neck banding, undereye bags, or a permanent frowning expression, sagging skin may be the culprit. Skin laxity may cause you to look older and less vibrant than you feel. This may lead to missed opportunities in your personal or professional life.

While it may be possible for Dr. Teotia to minimize the early signs of aging with non-surgical solutions like Kybella, Ultherapy and chemical peels, more advanced drooping and sagging require surgical interventions such as upper and lower blepharoplasty, a neck lift, brow lift, or facelift. Dr. Teotia has innovated techniques that allow her to perform many of these lifting procedures in the comfort of her Flower Mound office. In-office procedures minimize risks and procedural costs while shortening your recovery time. 

Post-Weight Loss and Pregnancy Body Contouring

Have you recently lost a significant amount of weight, only to find yourself struggling with areas of loose, overhanging skin? These skin flaps can be frustrating and uncomfortable. They can also detract from the pride and sense of accomplishment you feel.

Weight gain and pregnancy are two experiences that tend to challenge your skin’s flexibility. Carrying around the extra weight of unwanted fat deposits or a growing baby for prolonged periods can make your skin’s collagen and elastin fibers less resilient, and once you shed the pounds, you might realize your skin is not snapping back the way you hoped it would – especially as you get older.

At this point, you may wish to consider contouring procedures like an arm, back, and thigh lift or a tummy tuck. In performing these surgeries, Dr. Teotia will remove this drooping, sagging skin and tighten the remaining tissue to create a firmer and younger appearance. After body contouring, you can wear clothing styles like sleeveless tops, shorts, and swimwear with more confidence.

Starting a Partnership With Dr. Teotia

When you embark on a plastic surgery journey, you want an experienced surgeon at your side to give you more confidence at every step of the process. Dr. Stephanie Teotia is a specialist who uses her training to provide each patient with beautiful, natural-looking results. If you are ready to put an end to sagging skin in Flower Mound and the surrounding communities, please reach out to us today to learn more.