Over time, your body's skin begins to loosen. This means that you will begin to see your chest, arms, buttocks, thighs, etc., begin to lose their firmness.
As a result, it is not unusual for women to turn to cosmetic medicine or surgery to treat this situation. This allows them to restore the firmness of their body and feel better about themselves.
Sagging body skin: what is it?
Sagging skin happens as the skin loses its elasticity with age. Cells are renewed more slowly, which weakens the fibroblast (cells in the dermis that creates collagen and elastin). The lack of elasticity begins in the muscles and then in the skin, resulting in excess of loose folds.
Thus, from the age of thirty, the first lines begin to appear in the corners of the eyes or on the forehead. However, when you reach fifty, this phenomenon is getting worse and can lead to more serious skin wilting.
Generally, the areas of the body that are most impacted by loose skin are:
- The arms
- The lower abdomen
- The buttocks
- The breasts
- The inside of your thighs
You can turn to cosmetic medicine or even cosmetic surgery to regain the firmness of your skin.
Sagging skin: what are the causes?
Sagging skin may be caused by a wide range of factors:
- Age: over time, the skin creates less collagen and elastin that are responsible for its firmness and elasticity. As a consequence, the skin ends up getting loose.
- Extreme weight loss is also one of the primary causes. After losing weight, relaxed skin appears on your face or belly, because after a person has been obese for any length of time, their skin has been used to being stretched. Then it hangs and appears to be loose.
- Some hormonal changes can also cause the skin to hang. This is especially the case during menopause, which causes the skin to dry out.
- Tobacco is also an aggravating factor and nicotine has a negative effect on the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in the body. That's why cigarettes have a drying effect on your hands and make your skin slack faster.
Sagging skin: how can you fix it?
Although there are some good firming body creams out there, it's tough to fight against the effects of time. That's why a lot of people are turning to cosmetic surgery or medicine.
Slightly loose skin can be treated with non-invasive medical means that produce good results, as long as you have reasonable expectations.
Once the skin is very relaxed, the only remedy is to undergo surgery to remove excess skin and tighten the remaining areas.