Is there an ideal starting weight for skin tightening?


Even though the desired weight reduction was successful, the downer is the resulting excess skin. The aesthetic result does not conform to the lower weight because the sagging tissue on the abdomen and chest is perceived as very unaesthetic. is very unaesthetic. In extreme cases, it even restricts mobility and no satisfactory result can be achieved with sport. Usually the first thought of skin tightening flares up here.

In many cases, self-confidence and inner mental harmony also suffer from the optical deficits. As a result, the affected persons withdraw more and more from the public. Not infrequently, depression develops in the course of time. But besides these psychological consequences, the physical must also be taken into account. For example, sweating can cause moisture to accumulate in the folds of the skin and lead to inflammation. Exercise becomes a torment and can ultimately lead to lack of exercise with all its well-known consequences.

These physical and psychological sequelae can also occur after pregnancy or due to the natural aging process. Whatever the cause: The desire for e.g. an abdominoplasty understandably becomes more and more. This is especially the case when special oil massages, muscle building training, lymph drainage as well as ultrasound therapy or treatment with radio waves have not shown any success.

In order for skin tightening to be performed at rest, including the pre- and postoperative period (before and after surgery), the period of convalescence (recovery time), which usually lasts several weeks, should also be planned for from the outset.

The “ideal” weight for a skin tightening procedure

In many cases already a large weight reduction has taken place. This must be maintained as permanently as possible for successful tightening. A strong weight gain after the operation would again lead to an expansion of the tissue. A renewed weight loss would nullify or at least worsen the result. A new excess of skin can develop. Therefore, the desired weight should already be reached before the tightening. Ideally, the desired weight has existed for at least one year and has a BMI (body mass index) of less than 30. Conversely, this means that the diet with which the desired weight was achieved was at least one year ago.

If this condition is present, a Skin tightening on different parts of the body can be performed. It ultimately depends on which body regions the fat deposits have receded and consequently sagging skin is present. The abdominal as well as the chest area is often affected by excess skin after a strong weight reduction.

What factors indicate skin tightening?

There are several factors that provide a reason for skin tightening. These include:

  • There is extreme weight loss with sagging skin that will not recede.
  • The connective tissue is weakened and the skin lacks elasticity. – The psyche suffers from the sagging/excess skin.
  • Exercise has not been shown to achieve the desired result.
  • Adipositas regionalis: In this case, the body shapes do not match because one region of the body has too much fat. In this case, lifting is combined with liposuction.
  • The natural aging process causes skin and connective tissue to sag.
  • After pregnancy, the skin and connective tissue no longer regress.

Dr. Bernard works as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery according to the motto:

“Better a specialist in selected areas of surgery than a jack of all trades”..

In confidential conversations conducted by empathy for the patients and their problems, this is communicated by her and perceived positively by the patients. As a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Bernard worked at several clinics and was fully committed professionally as a senior physician in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Vogtareuth Treatment Center.

Most recently, she was in charge of the special consultation hour “Aesthetic Surgery” as well as the special care of breast patients. The in all these years, she has gained a wealth of experience brings her today in her own practice as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery in Munich, where she performs minor procedures in the operating room. For larger surgical treatments she has beds in the renowned private clinic Iatros in Munich and in the practice clinic Dr. Caspari.