Surgery after Weight Loss Northern Virginia
If you have experienced massive weight loss due to dieting or surgical intervention you may benefit from surgery to remove excess skin that is now hanging and may even be causing you discomfort. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman may recommend a Body Lift which is a surgical procedure used to improve the body’s appearance after massive weight loss. Excess skin can be removed from the abdomen as well as the buttocks, waist, hips, thighs and arms. Sometimes several procedures are needed, depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of skin removed. Liposuction may or may not be used for contouring. Results of these procedures are usually permanent, except for a loss of natural firmness and skin elasticity that comes as we age.
Who is a good candidate for surgery after weight loss?
You are likely a good candidate for plastic surgery after weight loss if:
- Your weight is stable.
- You’re in good health.
- You don’t smoke.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for the results.
- You are committed to proper nutrition, fitness, and an overall healthy lifestyle.
If you’re a woman planning to get pregnant, it’s best to wait until after you’ve had children before having any of these plastic surgeries after a weight loss.
If you live in the Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax or Springfield, Virginia, or Washington DC areas and would like to learn more about the body lift or other body contouring procedures, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Eric Desman.