Is LPG massage a good thing for somebody with very poor skin laxity? (photos)

I have been doing liposuction on several parts of my body during the years, latest one 2 month ago on my arms and the doctor recommended me lpg massage as a complementary treatment. The only hint is that I have very poor skin laxity to begin with and after the Lipo things have only gotten worse. I have been doing 6 sessions of LPG massage with now obvious result and I am worried that the skin will only get looser not tighter.. I really appreciate some good advice. Thank you

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Is LPG massage a good thing for somebody with very poor skin laxity?


 LPG massage won't have any lasting effect on your skin laxity and is helpful for swelling after liposuction procedures. Unfortunately, skin laxity is a difficult problem and non of the non-invasive treatment have really shown to be very helpful long term. Good Luck!

Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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LPG massage for skin laxity

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.

  • I am sorry your skin is loose after arm liposuction.
  • If your skin is loose with poor elasticity, you may not have been a good candidate for this.
  • LPG massage (often called Endodermologie) has temporary effects, if any. 
  • I suspect that what you are seeing is further skin loosening as swelling goes down.
  • All you can do is give it time and consider an arm lift if the laxity is severe 6 months after surgery

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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