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What causes sagging skin?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

Sagging skin is primarily the cause of loss of elasticity and the aging process. The amount of collagen is reduced and the elastin in diminished with aging. This is one reason why so many skin care products are composed of collagen or induce collagen formation. The gravitational descent of the skin and underlying muscle create major facial skin laxity. The most common aging skin problems include prominence of the nasolabial fold, jowl formation, and the turkey neck (platysmal banding under the chin). The goals of plastic surgeons include tightening these areas and enhancing volume to the facial regions showing atrophy.

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