A: Liposuction will not remove stretched skin

Liposuction will not remove loose skin. In fact, liposuction can worsen the contour of loose or stretched out skin. The success of liposuction depends on the quality of the skin in that area. Good elasticity with no stretch marks is ideal skin for liposuction, especially in younger patients. If you happen to have loose skin, the only definitive way to treat it is to remove the skin, such as in a tummy tuck for extra or loose skin of the lower abdomen.

Be sure to consult with board certified plastic surgeon prior to any liposuction or body contouring procedure. An experienced surgeon should easily be able to tell you in you are a candidate for liposuction versus a skin removing procedure.