Is Laser skin tightening an alternative to a tummy tuck?

Does Laser skin tightening work well with minimal loose skin on belly? I just have some fat rolls when I sit or bend down, nothing too dramatic, but still annoying. I don't want to suck in my belly every time someone can see it.

lucyl899

F, 29, Kentucky

Tags:woman age 25-34 stomach excess fat options laser skin tightening

There's no laser treatment that will take care of loose or sagging skin on the abdomen at this point in time.

I don't think the laser skin tightening works very well for skin in other areas besides the face.  Usually not enough to avoid needing a tummy tuck.  I think you should meet with a plastic surgeon for an in-person evaluation based on your specific issues.

Generally, noninvasive procedures are not an alternative. If you have excess skin that distresses you, excisional procedures like a tummy tuck are king. I'd visit a local board certified plastic surgeon to gather some in-person thoughts on the topic.

I think the ThermiTight procedure that tightens skin by placing a wand under the skin is an option for mild skin laxity of the belly.   Best to see a Doctor for a consultation to see if your a candidate for ThermiTight.


Ken Oleszek, MD

La Fontaine Aesthetics


Denver, Colorado