Conditions Body Loose Skin

After nine months, you’re probably eager to get back to your pre-baby body. Or, if your hard work has paid off and you’ve lost significant weight, naturally, you want to enjoy a slim, contoured figure! Unfortunately, you may instead find yourself with loose excess skin keeping you from your body goals. Dr. Langdon can help remove loose skin with innovative procedures at the Langdon Center.

Loose Skin After Weight Loss or Pregnancy

When your weight fluctuates, your skin has to stretch and shrink to accommodate. Though you may gain some stretch marks from the process, your skin’s elasticity should allow it to change along with you. However, significant weight loss or pregnancy may leave you with loose skin that doesn’t “snap back.” This is particularly likely if your skin has lost elasticity with age or if you lose weight quickly. 

Many women struggle with a “belly pooch” that won’t budge after childbirth. People who lose a significant amount of weight often have the same problem, though the skin laxity can affect any part of the body they’ve lost fat. You might find yourself with flabby, sagging skin around your arms, torso, or thighs.

In addition to its effect on your appearance, loose skin can have other consequences on your well-being. Folds of excess skin can cause chafing and skin irritation, including eczema, rashes, sores, and infection. People with large amounts of loose skin may struggle with hygiene and physical activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Skin laxity is also a natural part of the aging process. It often leads to loose, drooping skin around the face and neck, as well as the body. Though age-related skin laxity is typically less pronounced than the loose skin you might see from significant weight loss, it can still damage your appearance and confidence.

Your skin loses elasticity with age as it produces less collagen and its collagen fibers break down. Without sufficient collagen, the skin loses its smooth, youthful firmness. This is often most noticeable in the areas that receive more sun exposure, like the face, neck, and arms. Common hallmarks of skin laxity include jowls, droopy eyelids, and a “turkey neck.” 

You can improve mild skin laxity with skincare products and non-surgical treatments that promote collagen and elastin production. However, severe loose skin may need to be surgically removed. Dr. Langdon can help you determine the best course of treatment for your skin laxity during a comprehensive consultation.


The innovative Renuvion® technology uses helium gas and radiofrequency energy to create a plasma stream that tightens collagen fibers. Dr. Langdon often performs this procedure with liposuction, allowing him to place the Renuvion® electrode under the skin through the same small incision. This minimally invasive treatment requires only local anesthesia and has little downtime.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing with a CO2 laser rejuvenates the skin in two ways. First, it “resurfaces” the top layer of dull, damaged skin, allowing a healthy new layer to appear. Second, the laser heats up the deeper tissues in the dermis, causing controlled damage that initiates a healing response. This contracts and tightens the fibers while promoting increased collagen production. The result is firmer, more youthful skin.


Dr. Langdon may recommend the Sciton SkinTyte™ laser for signs of aging like mild skin laxity, wrinkles, and sun damage. This gentler alternative to CO2 laser skin resurfacing stimulates collagen production without harming the top layer of skin. SkinTyte™ doesn’t require any downtime and is safe for all skin types.


ThermiTight is an RF skin-tightening treatment that can be used on the face, neck, and body. Dr. Langdon makes a tiny incision to place the electrode under the skin, delivering radiofrequency energy to the deeper tissues. ThermiTight treatments typically take less than an hour, and you can resume your regular activities immediately after.


Dr. Langdon may recommend a facelift, neck lift, or both for moderate to severe skin laxity on the face and neck. A facelift removes excess skin and lifts and smooths the tissues of the face to a more youthful position. Adding a neck lift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty can also address specific areas of skin laxity like jowls, a sagging forehead, or droopy eyelids.

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To learn more about loose skin or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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