Massive Weight Loss
- Skin that is stretched due to obesity can become severely loose and hanging after massive weight loss (MWL).
- Body contouring for MWL patients involves multiple operations to remove the excess skin safely, and incredible physical transformations are achievable.
- Belt Lipectomy removes tissue of the lower trunk all the way around the body.
- Breast Augmentation restores volume whereas Breast Lift corrects asymmetry and deflation.
- Back Lift removes excess tissue from the upper back.
- Chest Lift contours the chest and is most appropriate for men.
- Arm Lift contours the upper arm above the elbow.
- Face Lift for MWL is often needed to address sagging facial tissues, and Facial Fat Grafting restores facial contour and volume.
- Abdominoplasty or Lipoabdominoplasty is best in the presence of loose abdominal skin and in the absence of fatty deposits.
- Liposuction alone is most appropriate in the presence of fatty deposits and good skin elasticity, and in the absence of loose skin.
- Breast Augmentation + Lift is effective in adding volume and lifting low nipples.
HOW IT’S DONE
- Dr. Rad places incisions in order to optimize body contour, symmetry and hiding scars.
- Skin and fat are lifted away from the underlying muscle layer and the excess is removed in a ‘tailoring’ method.
- Laser Scar Therapy also helps to fade scars quickly and prevent thickening.
- For healthy patients, combining procedures is safe in Dr. Rad’s hands.
- Several stages are usually needed to complete comprehensive body contouring safely:
- Stage 1: Belt Lipectomy + Arm Lift
- Stage 2: Chest Lift [men] or Breast Lift/Augmentation [women] + Back Lift
- Stage 3: Face Lift + Thigh Lift
- Dr. Rad works with a board certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery in the top hospitals in the Washington DC and northern Virginia area.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Each stage takes 6 hours to perform and requires a hospital stay of 1-2 days.
- Temporary moderate discomfort is common and is easily controlled with pain medications.
- Recovery lasts about 3 to 4 weeks.