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What Happened to Your Tight Skin and How Can You Get It Back?

What Happened to Your Tight Skin and How Can You Get It Back?

Saggy skin is linked to a combination of factors, including aging, loss of collagen and elastin, genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits.

Our specialty team at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, California, led by triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Sasaki, offers multifaceted care for your cosmetic concerns, including tightening loose and sagging skin.  

Your experience at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic starts with a thorough evaluation identifying the underlying factors causing issues like sagging skin. From there, our specialists design a personalized treatment plan that may include skincare, nutrition, nonsurgical procedures, surgical treatments, or all of the above.  

Here's a breakdown of what causes sagging skin and how our team can help.

Causes of sagging skin

Skin loosening, also known as skin laxity, can occur due to various factors, including:


As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen and elastin, proteins that maintain firmness and elasticity. This leads to a gradual loss of skin firmness and tautness, resulting in sagging skin.


Genetics plays a significant role in determining how quickly and to what extent our skin ages. Some people may be genetically predisposed to more resilient skin, while others may inherit traits contributing to premature sagging.

Sun exposure

UV radiation from the sun damages the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, accelerating the aging process and leading to sagging skin. Prolonged sun exposure without adequate protection can result in sun damage, wrinkles, and sagging.

Weight loss

Rapid or significant weight loss can cause the skin to sag, as it may not have enough time to adapt to the changes, particularly in areas where fat was previously stored.

Poor diet and hydration

A diet lacking essential nutrients, particularly those that support skin health, such as vitamins C and E, can contribute to sagging skin. Similarly, inadequate hydration can lead to dryness and loss of skin elasticity, making it more prone to sagging.

Lifestyle factors

Lifestyle factors such as stress, smoking, lack of exercise, and poor skincare habits can also contribute to the development of sagging skin over time.

Nonsurgical approaches to tightening skin

Based on your evaluation results, the Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center team may recommend nonsurgical solutions that enhance your body’s natural ability to tighten loose skin, such as increased collagen productioln.

Our expertise includes advanced medical-grade treatments personalized to meet your cosmetic goals and skin needs, including:

Dr. Sasaki also offers skincare regimens and nutritional supplements through his multi-tiered aesthetic center that address the foundation of skin health and regeneration.

He’s chosen therapies that complement the effects of his practice's surgical and nonsurgical treatments, each meeting his rigorous standards for effectiveness, safety, and patient satisfaction.  

You also receive personalized instruction regarding healthy habits that benefit the skin, such as exercise, adequate hydration, sun protection, and stress reduction.

Surgical solutions for skin tightening

Internationally known and highly respected for his surgical skills, Dr. Sasaki and his team offer top-level solutions for sagging and loose skin. Some, like a brow (forehead) or eyelid lift, focus on specific areas, while others address several areas.

For instance, depending on your needs, a mommy makeover may include a tummy tuck and breast lift to restore your pre-pregnancy curves, tighten abdominal muscles, and reduce loose or sagging skin.  

Other procedures your surgeon may recommend to tighten skin and underlying musculature include:

Before scheduling surgery, Dr. Sasaki and his team perform a detailed evaluation and frank discussion of the procedure, recovery, goals, and expectations. You can also count on ongoing support before and after the surgery to help ensure a successful outcome.

For a multitiered, medically sound approach to youthful, healthy skin, schedule an evaluation at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center today. 

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