Washington, D.C. (202) 785-4187

Post Weight Loss

You lost the weight. You had skin reduction surgery. You still do not look like the person you feel should be looking back at you in the mirror. Our skin has memory. When it has been stretched beyond its normal capacity it remembers this. Even with weight loss and a certain amount of natural retraction, if the skin is stretched again, it will quickly relax to that previous state. Many surgeons who dabble in the contouring of the massive weight loss patient do not appreciate the nuances of skin reduction. Not only to remove as much as possible, but to also create the aesthetic result that you deserve. Revision of previous Post Massive Weight Loss Surgery is associated with a significant amount of emotional baggage and low self-esteem. Skin that has loosened, scars that have migrated and scars that were initially misplaced leading to secondary deformities are all part of the evaluation and plan for correction.

Paul G. Ruff IV
M.D., F.A.C.S.

Personalized, compassionate patient care is the foundation of West End Plastic Surgery's philosophy. Our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV embraces innovative techniques to ensure our patients get the best treatments available.

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We're as thrilled with our patients' results as they are. Check out our before-and-after photo gallery and see for yourself the kind of work our talented surgeons do.

Paul G. Ruff IV, MD, FACS and his team at West End Plastic Surgery have a wide array of surgical and non-surgical options to achieve optimal results with revision procedures. At your initial consultation, Dr. Ruff will review your concerns and perform a thorough history and examination. After reviewing all of the information, Dr. Ruff and his staff will customize a course of therapy that will lead to the best possible aesthetic and functional result. Possible options may include topical therapies, fractional laser resurfacing, surgical revision and stem cell therapies. Your particular issue and the best procedure or combination of therapies will be fully discussed with you, including anesthetic options, recovery time and risks. If further surgery is required you will feel comfortable with the discreet care provided at his AAAASF certified surgical suite.

Plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV, is an expert in the revision of previous post massive weight loss plastic and reconstructive surgery. His office is conveniently located in Georgetown and is a quick drive from Northern Virginia, Maryland and nearby cities such as Potomac, McLean and Alexandria. Three international airports in the metropolitan region also offer easy access from anywhere in the nation and the world.

Please review this website for further information about the practice of Paul G. Ruff IV, MD, FACS. View his before and after pictures to see his results. Then call us at (202) 785-4187 to schedule your personal consultation. You'll be glad you did!

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