Sagging Skin Treatment

Are you frustrated by loose, sagging skin that makes you look older than you feel? Sagging skin, whether on the neck, chin, arms, or elsewhere on the body, can be a common concern after significant weight loss or as we age. Treatments include neck lift and skin removal surgery, as well as non-surgical options such as Facetite, BodyTite and Morpheus8, available from our cosmetic clinic in Albury-Wodonga, led by Dr. Queenie Chan Plastic Surgeon (Registration number: MED0001191760), an experienced reconstructive and plastic surgeon

What Does Sagging Skin Treatment Involve?

This is a cosmetic procedure that includes various surgical and non-surgical procedures aimed at tightening and firming lax or drooping skin, including neck skin, stomach skin, arm and thigh skin. Depending on the area of concern and severity of sagging, treatment options may include:

  • Surgery: Surgical interventions such as facelifts, neck lifts for turkey neck, arm lifts, or body lifts tend to deliver more dramatic results. These treatments involve removing surplus skin, tighten muscles and tissues and achieve a firmer, more toned appearance.
  • Non-Surgical Treatments: Non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments like radiofrequency skin tightening, ultrasound therapy, laser resurfacing, botox injections, or injectable fillers stimulate collagen production and improve skin laxity without surgery.
  • Facetite: FaceTite combines fat reduction and skin tightening methods to sculpt and recontour the face and neck for a more youthful, toned look. Known as radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL), it’s a minimally invasive non-surgical option that offers minimal downtime.
  • Morpheus8: Morpheus8 is a groundbreaking treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency to tighten skin and improve contours, as well as diminish wrinkles, target cellulite, and minimise scarring. With minimal downtime and no need for surgery, it’s an effective way to reduce sagging skin and improve skin at the same time.
  • Bodytite: BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that precisely targets and reshapes specific areas of the body, ensuring customised treatments that complement individual body shapes. This tailored approach guarantees a contouring experience aligned with your unique aesthetic preferences and personal goals.

How Excess Arm or Neck Skin Can Be Treated

  • Neck: Neck lift surgery can address sagging skin, excess neck fat, and neck bands in the platysma muscle – often called turkey neck – resulting in a smoother, more defined neckline and chin, improving the neck’s appearance.
  • Arms: An arm lift removes surplus skin and extra fat from the upper arms, tightening the skin and reducing the appearance of sagging or “bat wings” for a more sculpted and toned arm contour.

Benefits of Surgical Intervention to Remove surplus Skin

  • Restores a more youthful and toned appearance
  • Improves self-confidence and body image
  • Reduces discomfort associated with surplus skin rubbing or chafing
  • Enhances mobility and ease of movement
  • Provides long-lasting results with proper maintenance and care

All surgical and non-surgical interventions are carried out by Dr. Queenie Chan, an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Who Is a Good Candidate for Loose Skin Treatment

Ideal candidates for loose skin treatment may exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Noticeable sagging or laxity of the skin in the targeted area
  • Good overall health and realistic expectations
  • Non-smokers or those willing to quit smoking temporarily
  • Individuals with stable weight and skin elasticity
  • Those seeking to address cosmetic concerns related to ageing or weight loss

The Treatment Process


Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Queenie Chan, a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in reconstructive and plastic surgery. During this consultation, she will assess your concerns, medical history, and aesthetic goals, recommending the most suitable treatment options based on your unique needs.


Depending on the chosen cosmetic procedure (surgical or non-surgical), sagging skin treatment can be performed in-office under local anaesthesia. Surgical options involve carefully planned incisions to remove skin and reshape underlying tissues, while non-surgical treatments utilise advanced technologies as an adjunct to tighten and firm the skin for facial rejuvenation without incisions.


Following sagging skin treatment, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or discomfort in the treated area. Your provider will provide detailed post-operative instructions to help manage these symptoms and promote minimal recovery time and optimal healing. Recovery times vary depending on the extent of the procedure but typically involve several weeks for surgical interventions and minimal recovery time and downtime for non-surgical treatments.


As swelling subsides and tissues settle into their new position, you’ll begin to notice gradual improvements in skin tightness and contour. Surgical procedures offer long-lasting results that can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle and skincare regimen, while non-surgical treatments may require periodic maintenance sessions to sustain optimal outcomes over time.

What is the Cost of Sagging Skin Treatment?

The cost of treatment varies depending on factors such as the chosen procedure, provider expertise, geographic location, and any additional fees associated with facility use or anaesthesia. It’s essential to consult with your provider to obtain a personalised quote based on your specific treatment plan and budgetary considerations.

Why Choose Us for Loose Skin Removal Treatment in Albury-Wodonga?

  • Experienced Team: Dr Queenie Chan brings years of plastic and reconstructive surgery expertise and a passion for delivering exceptional results.
  • Personalised Care: Your journey is unique, and so is your treatment plan. We prioritise holistic care to address your specific concerns and goals.
  • Natural Results: Our goal is to enhance your natural beauty, providing subtle yet impactful results that boost your confidence.

Start your journey to a more youthful, lifted appearance. Contact us today and discover how treatment from our cosmetic clinic in Albury-Wodonga can get rid of turkey neck and loose skin to redefine your looks with natural-looking results.

Meet The Team

Dr Chan – Plastic Surgeon (Registration number: MED0001191760)Dr Chan maintains a professional and friendly practice which runs seamlessly from your initial assessment, to your pre-surgery period through to your post-surgery recovery phase. She is a strong believer in individualising treatment plans and understanding the whole patient.
The period leading up to surgery can often be a very stressful time for the most stoic amongst us. Dr Chan places immense value in listening to her patients and having an open discussion about their needs and wants, guiding them through the decision-making process armed with the right information.

Pip Pitson (RN) – Aesthetic Practice Nurse
Pip is here to look after your aesthetic concerns. Whether it is anti-wrinkle, filler injections or radiofrequency skin rejuvenation treatments you are after, Pip will be able to guide you through the myriad of options and provide you with a comprehensive skin care program that works for you. Pip also has a background in burns, plastics and reconstructive surgery nursing and enjoys anything wound related.

Ros Watson (RN) – Clinical Liaison Nurse
Ros is our experienced registered nurse who has years of experience in wound care management. She has years of experience in wound care management and she manages our patients’ peri-operative care enquiries and needs. Her attention to detail and meticulous organisation skills make her a valuable member of the team, allowing us to provide comprehensive care for every patient.

Helen Anderson – Medical Administration
Helen looks after our patients’ appointment schedules from the initial assessment to the subsequent follow-up visits. She also manages bookings for our local anaesthetic procedures. She excels at tackling problems thrown at her creatively and efficiently.

How to schedule a consultation

To book for BodyTite near you, please call us on 02 6059 0612, email us at [email protected] or book online via our website.

Find us here:

13 Yalandra Court
West Albury NSW 2640

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If you still have some questions below you can find our most frequently asked questions about our Enlarged Pores Treatment in West Albury:

“Turkey neck” refers to the sagging or drooping skin that develops beneath the chin and along the neck as a result of ageing, weight loss, or genetic factors where skin loses collagen and elasticity. It is often characterised by loose, wrinkled skin and prominent bands of neck muscles that often don’t respond to neck exercises.

Yes, surgery is an effective neck treatment for sagging skin and is often used to address turkey neck and other issues that affect skin’s elasticity. It works by removing surplus skin to tighten underlying muscles, and recontouring the chin, neck and jawline. Neck lift surgery is a common procedure used to rejuvenate the appearance of the neck.

Look for surgeons like ​​Be sure to find a surgeon like Dr. Queenie Chan who has relevant qualifications (Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS qualified), and are specialist plastic surgeons. If you are unsure about who to see for your neck lift or arm lift, visit the ASPS database of Specialist Plastic Surgeons.

Recovery times vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing factors. Generally, patients can expect a few weeks of downtime for surgical interventions like neck lifts or surplus skin removal, during which they may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Non-surgical treatments typically require minimal to no downtime.

Yes, there are non-surgical options for treating sagging skin, such as Morpheus8, BodyTite, and FaceTite. Morpheus8 combines microneedling and radiofrequency to tighten skin, while FaceTite utilises radiofrequency-assisted liposuction for contouring and skin tightening, offering effective alternatives to surgical procedures. Combining these techniques with an effective skincare regime containing antioxidants (such as vitamin C), topical hyaluronic acid based creams and daily use of sunscreen can help improve skin elasticity and moisture and prevent further skin ageing.

The longevity of results depends on various factors, including the type of procedure. Facetite, BodyTite, and Morpheus both offer results that can last up to a year or more. Surgical interventions can provide longer-lasting results, with improvements typically lasting several years or more. Maintaining a stable weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results of treatment.

Like any surgical procedure, neck lift and skin removal surgery carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and adverse reactions to anaesthesia. However, these risks are relatively rare, and choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in these procedures can help minimise complications.

This article is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a clinical assessment. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

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