Losing a significant amount of weight is a major personal accomplishment that often elicits compliments from friends impressed with your commitment and fortitude. While their praise feels good, you might remain self-conscious about your body because excess skin — stretched to the point it can’t shrink back to your new shape — is draped over your waist like a deflated balloon. If you’ve undergone successful weight loss surgery in Washington, D.C., the next step is to contact us at West End Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Ruff is experienced in performing post‐bariatric surgery body contouring procedures at our Washington, D.C. practice and are sensitive to the needs of their weight loss patients. Request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Ruff to learn about the surgical options available, or call our office at (202) 785-4187 and a member of our knowledgeable staff will schedule a consultation.
Body Contouring Procedures
An upper arm lift eliminates the “waving” on the underside of the upper arm of loose tissue and skin left behind after weight loss or natural aging. The result is a tighter, more youthful upper arm contour that will have you going sleeveless again!
A lower body lift is the answer to excess fat and skin on the lower body, buttocks, and thighs that occurs with normal aging as well as after massive weight loss. This hanging skin and tissue restricts movement and irritates the skin. Once the excess skin and fat are eliminated and the remaining tissues tightened, you’ll enjoy a much more attractive body contour as well as an increased comfort engaging in physical activities — not to mention fitting into those clothes you worked so hard to get into! Although often performed as a standalone procedure, it can also be done at the same time as a tummy tuck.
A thigh lift focuses on eliminating the sagging of the inner thighs, which occurs both with massive weight loss and normal aging. Following liposuction, tightening of the underlying structure is performed, followed by excising the extra skin. Both inner and outer thighs can be treated with a thigh lift.
This procedure eliminates excess, sagging skin on the arms, legs, trunk, or belly that resulted from significant weight loss, aging, or pregnancy. It’s often performed as a secondary procedure several years after initial post-bariatric procedures, as the skin, accustomed to being stretched to accommodate a larger body, can relax a bit over time, creating sagging.