Q. What is the solution for skin sagging following bariatric sleeve surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 23, 2016 and last reviewed on: Aug 19, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have gone through bariatric sleeve surgery for three years. Now, my stomach skin is sagging. Would you please advise me what to do?



Welcome to

Since you have gone for bariatric surgery, I want to elaborate the things for better understanding. The skin has to stretch as we move and grow. In the case of weight loss surgery, skin shrink and will have sagged since the skin is an incredibly elastic living organ. Attend to your hydration needs. Water is a crucial component of maintaining skin elasticity. It would be best to take in at least two liters of water from both food and drink each day. Two necessary ingredients that keep skin plump and elastic are collagen and elastin. Protein-rich foods such as cottage cheese, milk, legumes, tofu, beans, seeds, nuts, and fish contain collagen and elastin forming components and oil to help maintain healthy skin. The last option is that you can go for further body contouring surgery.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
What are the procedures done to reduce the overhanging and sagging skin post weight loss?

.. loss people go for many procedures to reduce the overhanging and sagging skin all around. Basically, the procedures include, circumferential lower body lift, breast lift, upper roll lift, arms and thigh lift, butt lift and facelift. These can be d...   Read full

Can I get even skin tone by using Cetaphil?

Avoid intake of sugary foods, oiling of scalp and use only those cosmetics which have a label of non-comedogenic ...   Read full

What is the most effective treatment for clogged skin pores?

.. have excess sebum then you can develop acne or seborrheic dermatitis, which can cause itching. The best way to remove excess of sebum is steaming your face which not only open your closed pores but also reduce the chance of acne and other skin ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Coronavirus Variant Arcturus: | Omicron XBB.1.16 Variant
Arcturus is an emerging variant of the Omicron virus that causes various symptoms and spreads rapidly across the world. ...  Read more»
Adrenaline Rush - Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and How to Control
Adrenaline is a hormone responsible for fight or flight response. It is also a neurotransmitter and medicine. It is also...  Read more»
Fatty Liver - Types, Symptoms, Stages, and Treatment
The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume. and filte...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Cosmetologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.