Skin tightening procedures like tummy tuck and facelift offer a fresh, natural, and more youthful result. At Mickel Plastic Surgery in Monroe, Louisiana, board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy Mickel, MD, FACS, is a surgical skin tightening specialist with more than three decades of experience in giving his patients excellent outcomes. Ready for more info? Call the office or click the online scheduler to book your consultation today.

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What is skin tightening surgery?

Skin tightening surgery involves removing extra skin and fat, correcting issues like muscle laxity, and repositioning the skin. You can have skin tightening surgery for both the face and body.

A few of the most common reasons to have skin tightening surgery are:

  • Massive weight loss
  • Past pregnancies
  • Gravity
  • Aging

At Mickel Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mickel is a well-known plastic surgeon with elite skin tightening skills. He has performed many skin tightening procedures since 1990 and is known for his surgical expertise and natural-looking results.

What is the best skin tightening surgery for the face?

Facelift is the best-known and most popular skin tightening surgery for the face. It addresses sagging and loose skin in your middle and lower face, including the cheeks, jaw, and jowls, to help you look years younger.

In this surgery, Dr. Mickel expertly corrects not only the issue of extra skin but also restores the skin’s underlying structures that change with age.

Many patients have a neck lift at the same time.

Dr. Mickel tailors facelifts for every patient, so if you don’t actually need a facelift he recommends other individual procedures or possibly nonsurgical options like Ellacor, Facetite, or laser treatments.

What is the best skin-tightening surgery for the body?

The best-known skin-tightening body surgery is abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck. In a tummy tuck, Dr. Mickel removes extra skin and fat while repairing damaged abdominal muscles. The procedure flattens the lower-stomach bulge and improves your appearance in clothes and swimsuits.

Dr. Mickel also performs other types of body tightening, such as thigh lifts and upper arm lifts. He can often combine these procedures with a tummy tuck if necessary.

Sometimes, when you have extra fat and still have good skin elasticity, you might not need body tightening surgery. In those cases, Dr. Mickel may recommend an alternative surgery, like liposuction, or a non-surgical procedure to destroy fat, like Coolsculpting Elite®.

If you have sagging skin, whether it’s in the face or body, it can unravel your self-esteem. At Mickel Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mickel loves his job because he gets to help patients enjoy an improved appearance and often a self-confidence boost. Call the office or click the online scheduler to find out if skin-tightening surgery is right for you.