Can I tighten loose abdominal skin without a tummy tuck?
By Dr. Christopher Patronella
There is no reliable way of eliminating loose abdominal skin without a tummy tuck. All nonsurgical methods that promote skin shrinkage or reduction such as laser or radio-frequency (RF) treatments are either almost completely inadequate or can cause adverse effects like scarring, burns or pigmentation issues. Therefore, when loose abdominal skin is present, my only recommendation is abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery. Smartlipo™ particularly is promoted to reduce fat and shrink abdominal skin. In my experience, having seen many patients who’ve had this procedure done, significant contour irregularity and deformity of the abdominal skin is not uncommon as a result of that procedure.