Weight Loss Surgery and Loose Skin

Obesity is a real problem and people struggle to lose their excessive weight. Weight loss surgeries are preferred by people with stubborn fat that they cannot get rid of. The aims of weight loss surgeries are to decrease calorie intake and minimize the feeling of hunger. Sanamentum offers three types of gastric surgery techniques to its patients: Gastric Bypass SurgeryGastric Sleeve Surgery, and Gastric Balloon Surgery. Sanamentum welcomes many patients from all around the world to Turkey for weight loss operations.

One of the patients' primary concerns before having weight loss surgeries is loose skin. After gastric surgeries, people lose a lot of weight, however, they have loose skin afterwards. Skin does not dissolve naturally, so, sagging skin remains on the body after weight loss surgeries. Gaining weight stretch the skin over time, and, in the end, people are left with saggy skin after losing weight. In this blog, we will tell you how you can deal with it!

Consequences of Excess Skin

Excess and saggy skin can cause some problems in people's bodies, so, it is better to get rid of it. Irritation can occur when the excess skins rub each other and also, and saggy skins can cause rashes on the body. On the other hand, saggy skin is harder to clean. The epidermis, the top layer of your skin, gets rashed and this makes it easier for infections to damage your skin. Another thing is that loose skin may cause low self-esteem for the person. After losing a lot of weight, the skin remains and gets saggier, so it leaves you exposed. Saggy skin and its damage can occur anywhere on the body, but the most common places are inside the thighs, underarms, stomach and groin. 

How to Get Rid of The Loose Skin?

There are ways to minimize loose skin after weight loss surgeries.

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Cosmetic Surgery

 Patients can minimize the size of their saggy skin by following some instructions, however, patients will saggy skin after the weight loss surgeries. We will discuss how to minimize it in this blog. Most of the people prefer cosmetic surgeries to get rid of their excessive and loose skin. Before that, there are ways to follow to minimize loose skin.


After gastric surgeries, dieting is crucial for the recovery period. Patients are expected to follow a protein-based diet during their recovery. Protein is essential for the recovery period of weight loss surgeries because it can build muscle to have a healthy body and it also has a positive influence on your mindset. 

The excess and loose skin has no mass under it, so, building muscle mass after your weight loss surgery will make you look better. The muscle mass will fill under the saggy skin, so, it will look much better. 

After the weight loss procedure, the skin will get saggier and lose its elasticity. Vitamins are important for the recovery period too. Vitamins A, B, C, E and K are beneficial for skin health. You should also drink a lot of water because dehydration can cause the skin to saggier. 


Dieting can help you during the recovery period and build muscle mass. Besides a protein-based diet, you should also do exercises to build muscle mass. The muscles will fill under the loose skin and make you look better while minimizing the consequences. With the combination of exercising and dieting you will have a better appearance and feel much better.

When you can start exercising is an important question too. After the gastric surgery, you should avoid exercising for one month. After that, you can start exercising without pushing your limits. You will progressively do much more intense exercises over time. 

Cosmetic Surgery

After weight loss surgeries you will lose a lot of weight and have saggy skin no matter what you do. Yes, you can minimize the loose skin by following a diet and exercising. Because the skin loses its elasticity, it will not heal itself. Some people can be okay with their loose skin but some do not like their appearance. Cosmetic surgeries are for people who do not like their appearance and want to get rid of their loose skin. 

Cosmetic surgery removes loose skin and fat from the body. Cosmetic surgeries create natural-looking physiques.

Sanamentun offers all-inclusive weight loss surgery packages at affordable prices. Contact us for more info about weight loss surgeries!