Put the Finishing Touches on Your Stunning Physique With Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Washington, DC

Losing a significant amount of weight, whether through bariatric surgery, dieting, or any other means, can make a massive difference in how you look and feel. However, getting rid of that extra weight typically isn’t the final step toward attaining the physique of your dreams. Oftentimes, once that weight is gone, you’re left with quite a bit of excess skin, which can negatively impact your appearance, self-confidence, and even the way your clothes fit. At Forman Plastic Surgery, we offer several forms of body contouring to help you achieve a firmer, more toned figure after losing weight.

What Is Body Contouring After Weight Loss?

When you gain weight, your skin gradually stretches to accommodate the increase in fat tissue. While the skin is a highly flexible organ, there is a limit to how far it can stretch. Once it has passed that limit, it will not reduce back down again when you lose a significant amount of that weight through bariatric surgery, childbirth, or dieting and exercise. Instead, you are left with quite a bit of loose, sagging excess skin as well as stretch marks. Body contouring, also known as surgical body sculpting, is a general term for several procedures designed to eliminate excess skin and create a firm, toned physique.

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Body Contouring Procedures

Because each patient has unique needs and goals, there are several different procedures that can be included in the body contouring process after weight loss.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure performed to remove loose excess skin and fat deposits from the thighs, creating firmer, smoother skin and a more youthful, sculpted appearance.

Arm Lift

After weight loss, many individuals have excess skin on their arms. An arm lift is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate this excess skin and enhance the tone and definition of the arms.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a popular surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. The procedure can be very effective in creating a flatter, more contoured midsection and a slimmer overall figure.

Facelift or Neck Lift

Many people accumulate excess fat around the face, and when they lose that fat, it can leave the facial skin loose and saggy. A facelift or neck lift can tighten the facial skin and lift the facial muscles to reduce signs of aging and create a more youthful-looking facial appearance.

Breast Lift

For some women, losing a significant amount of weight can leave the breasts sagging. A breast lift is a surgical procedure used to eliminate excess breast skin and tissue and lift the breasts to a more youthful, perky position.

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Benefits of Body Contouring After Weight Loss

If you’ve recently lost a large amount of weight, body contouring offers the completion of your weight loss journey. You have worked incredibly hard to lose that weight. Getting rid of the excess skin and sagging tissues is the final step, and you deserve it.

  • Reduction of loose excess skin
  • Removal of excess fat deposits
  • A firmer, more toned physique
  • Improved body proportions
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Improved self-confidence

Who Is a Candidate for Body Contouring After Weight Loss in Washington, DC?

You may be a good candidate for body contouring after weight loss in Washington, DC if you’re dealing with loose, sagging skin after losing a significant amount of weight. Ideal candidates for the treatment have a significant amount of skin laxity in one or more areas, and are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Patients should be at a stable weight that has been steady for at least six months. For those who had bariatric surgery to lose the weight, the surgery date should be at least 18 months ago, giving your body adequate time to heal and adjust before having a new procedure.

Your Body Contouring Consultation

If you’re interested in body contouring after weight loss, the first step will be to sit down for a private consultation with Dr. Forman. During this meeting, he’ll examine you and ask you about your specific goals for the treatment. He’ll talk with you about your different treatment options and help you decide which procedure or procedures will be most effective for achieving your desired results. This will depend on where you’re experiencing loose skin that you wish to contour.

Dr. Forman will also ask you questions about your medical history, current health, and any medications you’re taking to ensure that you’re a good candidate for body contouring. Based on what he learns during the consultation, Dr. Forman will work with you to create a bespoke body contouring plan.

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How Long Is the Recovery for Body Contouring After Weight Loss?

Your recovery after your body contouring treatment will depend on which procedure or procedures you undergo. However, with most surgical body sculpting treatments, you’ll need to rest at home for one to two weeks before returning to work and easing back into your routine. It’s also likely that you’ll need to refrain from strenuous physical activity for around four to six weeks.

After your procedure, Dr. Forman will give you detailed instructions to ensure that you heal properly and achieve optimal results. It’s important that you follow these instructions closely and alert the doctor if you encounter any unexpected complications during your recovery.

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Body Contouring After Weight Loss FAQ

Are the results of body contouring after weight loss permanent?

Will the procedure leave scars?

How long should I wait after childbirth to undergo body contouring?

Are the results of body contouring after weight loss permanent?

Typically, the results of body contouring after weight loss are extremely long-lasting. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and stable weight is crucial to ensure the longevity of your results.

Will the procedure leave scars?

Depending on which specific procedure you undergo, there may be some visible scarring. However, Dr. Forman will be sure to make the incisions as small and inconspicuous as possible to minimize long-term scarring.

How long should I wait after childbirth to undergo body contouring?

It’s important to wait a minimum of six months after giving birth before you undergo any body contouring surgeries to give your body adequate time to heal and recover.

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Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Body Contouring After Weight Loss in DC?

Because body contouring after weight loss is highly personalized for each patient, choosing a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon is imperative. At Forman Plastic Surgery, Dr. Douglas Forman is a board-certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeon who has helped numerous patients achieve their dream physique. As a leader in his field and recognized leading doctor and surgeon, he ensures you are in the very best hands for this important procedure. If you’re ready to complete your journey toward a slim, stunning figure, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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