Gastric sleeve surgery is a type of bariatric surgery that helps reduce the amount of food a person can eat by removing part of the stomach. Although it is a safe and effective way to help people lose weight, patients may experience skin sagging after the procedure.
Skin sagging can occur when large amounts of fat are removed from the body, resulting in loose skin. For most people, this is a temporary condition that can be addressed through lifestyle changes and exercise. Consistent physical activity can help build muscle, which will help to provide better support for the skin. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight will help prevent weight fluctuations that can cause skin sagging.
Patients should also consider taking nutritional supplements to prevent loose skin. Nutritional supplements such as collagen and protein can help with skin elasticity, encouraging the skin to bounce back to its former state. Additionally, supplements such as Vitamin C can help to stimulate stronger and thicker skin cells, improving the appearance of the skin.
In cases where skin sagging persists, a few surgical options are available. Tummy tuck surgery can remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal region, while non-invasive treatments such as Radio Frequency and ultrasound-based procedures have been shown to be effective in tightening loose skin.
Gastric sleeve surgery can be a safe and effective way to help people lose weight, however, skin sagging can be a common side effect. Patients can address this condition by pursuing lifestyle modifications and taking nutritional supplements, and should discuss all of their options with a doctor.
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