Body Contouring After Weight Loss

by the MWHC Blog Team
May 18, 2016

Body Contouring Sculpts Patients After Significant Weight Loss

Body contouring surgery is often the next step for patients who have had a dramatic weight loss. This surgery removes hanging skin and stored fat deposits that remain after weight loss surgery. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons are the best choice for the best results.

“After massive weight loss—50-plus pounds to several hundred pounds—patients are left with excess skin, so they have a deflated look and appearance,” says Derek Masden, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Masden performs this surgery about once a week.

“We can do a number of different procedures that help patients achieve great results,” he continues. Patients may have one or all of these procedures, depending on their needs. Often, patients require more than one surgery to perform all the necessary work to achieve the best results.

Body contouring procedures include:

  • Abdominoplasty/Panniculectomy (Abdominal lift)
  • Brachioplasty (Arm lift)
  • Breast reduction/lift
  • Torso lift
  • Thigh lift

The best candidates for body contouring surgery are patients whose weight has stabilized. They should be healthy, without other medical conditions, and committed to maintaining their current weight through good nutrition and fitness.

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Derek Masden, MD

Derek Masden, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Call to schedule a consult with a specialist 202-877-3627.


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