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The Next Steps
We understand the challenges of managing obesity and the transformative journey that follows weight loss surgery. Our compassionate surgeons are here to help you triumph over these challenges and embrace the possibilities that lie ahead.
Achieving your desired weight is an incredible accomplishment, and we are thrilled to help you take the final steps toward tightening and sculpting your body. Through innovative surgical methods and a steadfast commitment to your well-being, we empower you to make informed decisions about your health and explore the life-changing opportunities that await with body contouring. Join our supportive community and continue on your path of self-transformation. At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, a brighter, more confident future is within reach.
The Body You Worked So Hard For
Those who experience major weight loss are to be commended, having moved past a big hurdle in life. Unfortunately, while their new shape represents a proud accomplishment, sometimes, they will be faced with additional frustrations. This is due to the stretched-out skin that resides on the body.
Massive weight loss often leaves patients with skin that cannot shrink to a new size. Regardless of where the loose skin resides, plastic surgery is necessary to correct the issue. Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers skin removal cosmetic surgery, also known as body contouring, for Reston, VA men and women. This can be a life-changing treatment performed by a member of our team of skilled plastic surgeons and is also the last step in their personal transformation. Unlike many other surgeons, our providers do not have BMI restrictions for post-weight-loss body contouring surgery candidates.
These are some of the most common skin tightening procedures we perform for post-weight-loss patients:
Many patients benefit from having a combination of procedures, which may be performed in stages.
Remove Excess Skin
A customized body contouring procedure designed by our experienced team of plastic surgeons has a number of great aesthetic, functional, and psychological benefits, including:
Many people enjoy wearing a wider range of clothing styles, such as swimsuits or sleeveless shirts, after having post-weight-loss body contouring performed. Not worrying about covering up or concealing loose skin can greatly improve your self-confidence, free you to engage in more different activities, and help you express your unique style and personality to the world.
Leading Care. Top-Quality Compassion.
Schedule your consultation with one of our highly experienced plastic surgeons to learn how we can help you finish your weight loss transformation and attain the body you’ve worked so hard for. Our surgeons have grown quite the following in the weight-loss community and are highly regarded for their ability to deliver extraordinary results.
They are leaders in their field who stay abreast of and contribute to the latest innovations and approaches. They are also caring partners on your post-weight-loss journey. We take the time to learn about your needs and share our expertise to help you plan your procedure with confidence and knowledge. Loudoun & Reston body contouring patients can count on our incredible team to plan and perform a safe and completely personalized procedure for a more taut, sculpted physique.
In the journey towards achieving the body of your dreams, we will create a comprehensive surgical plan, encompassing the necessary procedures and their timing. These procedures may include arm lifts, breast lifts, facelifts, lower body lifts, medial thigh lifts, and tummy tucks, each addressing specific areas of concern, such as sagging skin and excess fat.
The incisions made during body contouring surgeries are a necessary step in removing excess skin, and their length and pattern depend on factors like the amount and location of skin to be removed. Our surgeons are trained to strategically place the incisions where they can be concealed under clothing. It's important to note that body contouring is often performed in stages, taking into account your individual condition, goals, and your plastic surgeon's expertise. Each procedure has its own unique incision patterns and techniques to address specific concerns. Because multiple surgeries may be performed, the process of body contouring may take some time. In the planning stage, your surgeon will ensure you understand your recovery requirements so that you can take the time you need to heal and achieve optimal results.
Taut, Toned Confidence
Your surgery is custom designed based on your specific aesthetic goals.
The main change you will see is a major reduction in loose skin in the areas treated, letting the body you have worked so hard for shine through. Many procedures, such as a breast lift, tighten and carefully lift lax skin and underlying tissues into a more youthful position. Your surgeon may incorporate techniques like liposuction to smooth out pockets of fat, helping sculpt the treatment area further.
After post-weight-loss body contouring Reston patients feel more comfortable wearing a wider variety of clothing and participating in different activities after their procedure. Chafing and irritating symptoms caused by excess skin will be reduced or eliminated. Patients tend to be highly satisfied with how their results improve their self-image and overall quality of life.
A New Start
After body contouring surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions. We will monitor you in our comfortable recovery suite until you are ready to return home in the company of a friend or family member. We also have an onsite overnight recovery room where you can receive concierge nursing care the night after surgery if that level of care is needed or desired.
Your Reston plastic surgeon will provide specific instructions for post-operative care, including wound care, medications for healing, signs to watch for in your health, and follow-up appointments. They may also provide instructions for incision care, the proper timing for removing any dressings, when you can resume normal activities and exercise, and when to attend follow-up visits. At home, you may need to avoid bending, straining, or lifting for a period of time. If tightening of the abdomen or thighs is involved, you may be advised to avoid fully upright positions and to elevate your knees while sleeping. It is also crucial to stay active by walking and staying hydrated to reduce the risk of blood clots.
The timing of post-weight-loss surgery, also known as body contouring surgery or skin removal surgery, can vary depending on individual circumstances. It is generally recommended to wait until you have achieved a stable weight and have maintained it for a certain period of time. You will typically need to wait at least 12 to 18 months after any initial weight loss surgery, such as a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedure.
The results of post-weight loss surgery can be long-lasting, but the extent of permanence depends on several factors, including your individual circumstances, lifestyle choices, and the aging process. Maintaining a stable weight and eating a healthy diet can help you maintain your results.
Most of the procedures used for body contouring after weight loss comprise major surgeries. Surgery always comes with rare but serious risks, such as blood clots, infection, bleeding, adverse anesthesia reactions, or unsatisfactory results. Selecting a highly qualified surgeon is essential when planning a safe procedure, as is following all pre-operative and post-operative care instructions.
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Our four plastic surgeons have over 100 years of combined experience & work together in our dedicated, luxurious center providing combined knowledge on all procedures. Schedule your consultation today to learn how our surgeons can guide you on your journey to aesthetic harmony.