Substantial weight loss is a great accomplishment that opens the door to a happier and healthier way of life. Unfortunately, some patients might not be able to fully enjoy the results of their weight loss due to complications caused by excess and drooping skin.
That’s why we are proud to offer excess skin removal surgery in Washington DC, allowing patients to fully enjoy the results of their transformed bodies.
What You Need to Know About Excess Skin Removal Surgery
For starters, excess skin removal procedures are a significant form of plastic surgery. Only expert surgeons should perform them – like our team at Peel Haus.
So, why get excess skin removal surgery? Well, if someone has lost a lot of weight, they might consider surgery or other body contouring treatments to get rid of excess skin on their:
Removing the excess skin helps patients achieve a more pleasing appearance.
About the Procedure
Every post-weight-loss skin removal surgery is unique. Typically, surgeons use a combination of body lifting treatments to address a patient’s areas of concern during surgery. And whether we use local or general anesthesia depends on the extent of the procedure.
Here are the most common excess skin removal surgeries we perform:
1. Lower Body Lift
The lower body lift dramatically rejuvenates your abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. We tackle excess skin and weakened muscles through a strategically placed beltline incision. And while front and back drooping skin disappears, abdominal muscles strengthen. Finally, the residual tissues are gently elevated and shaped to perfection, giving you a gorgeous lower body.
2. Thigh and Buttock Lift
A thigh and buttock lift reduces extra skin and fat, making legs and buttocks tighter, smoother, and slimmer.
The incisions for this procedure depend on skin location and quantity. Our expert cosmetic surgeon will make incisions in the groin, the natural crease behind the buttocks, or low on the hips.
After weight loss, many individuals may develop excess skin that hangs below their belly button, commonly called a “pannus” or “apron.” This procedure aims to give you a smoother and firmer torso by removing the excess skin via a small incision above the pubic area.
4. Upper Body Lift
An upper body lift addresses back fat, sagging breasts (or extended skin in the chest area), and hanging arm skin – sculpting a smoother appearance. Choose from a targeted arm lift with discreet underside incisions, a back lift/bra line lift that combines liposuction for a sleek back, or a breast lift to restore volume and shape.
Benefits of Excess Skin Removal Surgery
Excess skin removal surgery goes beyond aesthetics for many people. It provides a practical and confidence-boosting transformation. This procedure helps remove excess skin, fat, and weight – revealing the underlying muscle definition.
Additionally, when you don’t have excess tissue weighing you down, your clothes fit and feel better, and exercising becomes more leisurely. Ultimately, the surgery can help you become a more comfortable and confident version of yourself.
Excess skin removal surgery in Washington DC can be transformational for the right individuals. There are a few key factors that contribute to being an ideal candidate for this procedure:
- You are in good health
- You are at a stable weight
- You have enough time to recover (several weeks)
- You have realistic expectations regarding plastic surgery
- You’re okay with minimal scarring on certain parts of your body
What to Expect
Before your operation, you will have an initial consultation with our team. We’ll discuss your medical history, options, risks, recovery, expenses, and restrictions. This appointment is your chance to meet with the surgeon and ask any questions. Likewise, they will explain how the operation schedule will unfold, ensuring you’re fully prepared for the big day.
Your recovery timeline depends on the treatment and amount of skin removed. Expect a longer journey for extensive surgeries like lower body lifts and a quicker bounce back for procedures like arm lifts. The surgery’s intensity also determines your hospital stay – but all procedures require someone to drive you home afterward.
Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are possible in the following weeks. You’ll receive pain medication, compression garments, and temporary drains to ease these.
Since healing can take several weeks, plan to take time off work. This phase might be challenging for climbing stairs, heavy lifting, and exercising. But fear not. After a few weeks and any necessary follow-ups, you’ll be back to your routine and feeling confident in your newly contoured self.
Cost of Skin Removal Surgery in Washington DC
We tailor each procedure to meet the specific requirements of each patient. The amount of skin removed, fat suctioned, and other contouring treatments performed might vary from patient to patient, affecting the ultimate cost. We’ll cover these logistics in detail at your initial consultation!
Here are the most common questions we receive regarding excess skin removal surgery in Washington DC:
1. How long do the results last?
If the patient keeps active and eats healthily, the effects of this procedure are permanent!
2. Can I get pregnant after having excess skin removal surgery?
Technically, you can get pregnant, but we don’t recommend it as it can reverse the results.
Feel Confident with Excess Skin Removal Surgery in Washington DC
Our plastic surgery team is widely recognized as one of the best practices for excess skin removal surgery in Washington DC. Our expert staff includes the plastic surgeon Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS and as well as Kristen Coffield Diet & Weight Loss Consultant. Our team is uniquely qualified to prepare you for surgery, to get you the optimal results and maintain those results post-surgery.
Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS
Dr. Fripp has a stellar educational background and achievements as a medical student, she had the distinction of a general surgery residency at Howard University Hospital and pursued a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training at Cornell University – New York Presbyterian Hospital. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Fripp has honed her exceptional skills as a plastic surgeon. Her dedication to achieving results that appear remarkably natural has contributed to her outstanding reputation with patients. Dr. Fripp’s patients appreciate her expertise to bring their envisioned aesthetic to life, including personalized procedures such as the best excess skin removal surgery in Washington DC.
It’s her mission to provide the best possible outcome for her patients. She follows the highest standards of plastic surgery, utilizing cutting-edge techniques in every procedure to bring the patient’s envisioned aesthetic to life, including with the best excess skin removal surgery in Washington DC.
Kristen Coffield Diet & Weight Loss Consultant
Every plastic surgery patient has the option of working with Kristen Coffield as our Diet & Weight Loss Consultant. She teaches proven practical techniques that allow people to achieve optimum wellness and slow down the aging process by harnessing their own bodies’ abilities to heal. Using effective pre and post treatment lifestyle changes, Kristen helps cosmetic treatment patients improve outcomes, create lasting change and be happier in their bodies. Kristen is an author, content creator and regular contributor on local television shows.
Schedule a consultation with our expert team today to create your unique treatment plan for excess skin removal surgery in Washington DC.
A $50 deposit is required to secure all appointments. This deposit will be used towards your treatment.
As a courtesy to others, please arrive for your appointment 15 minutes early. Because we’re on a strict schedule, patients more than 15 minutes late may need to be rescheduled.
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