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Losing a massive amount of weight is a fantastic accomplishment, as it can improve your health, appearance and mobility. However, fat loss does not necessarily shrink everything on your body. Many people who have lost a tremendous amount of weight have excess skin and tissue left behind that can be uncomfortable and unattractive. At Maia Plastic Surgery in the Washington, DC, area, we offer body lift after weight loss plastic surgery to help reshape your midsection and other areas of the body.

Many men and women have success in losing hundreds or more pounds from gastric bypass or other weight loss methods. This transformation can be amazing – the weight loss can help improve many health conditions and overall quality of life. Yet, once the fat is gone, the skin and tissue that encapsulated the fatty tissue may remain. In the midsection, this can result in a large flap of skin and tissue that encompasses the abdomen, back and pubic region. This can impact how clothes fit and cause discomfort and chaffing. The solution is removing the skin, fat and tissue to restore a trimmer abdomen, backside and pubic region.

Post-Gastric Bypass Body Lift Surgery

A belt lipectomy or truncal body lift can be used post-gastric bypass or after any massive weight loss to reshape the midsection. This is an extensive lift surgery, with an incision that circumferences the abdomen and lower back to remove the excess skin flap and reshape the midsection. The pubic region can also be liposuctioned and lifted to rejuvenate the mons pubic. Other body lifts that may help reshape the body after massive weight loss include:

  • Arm lift surgery or brachioplasty
  • Thigh lift surgery
  • Breast lift surgery
  • Butt lift

If you have lost a tremendous amount of weight, congratulations! To continue your journey of improving your confidence and appearance, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner, VA, to schedule a body lift consultation with Dr. Maia. We offer body lift surgeries after weight loss, including belt lipectomy, brachioplasty, monsplasty and thigh lifts.

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Kerri L.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a consultation with Dr. Maia, not only was her expertise evident, her compassion shown through as she walked us through the process. Thankfully, I felt very comfortable trusting her as I underwent reconstruction surgery. I am very happy with the results and highly respect and recommend Dr. Maia.

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Dr Maia and her staff were wonderful! I was super concerned in doing my procedure, but they walked me through every step. Had a really great experience with them❤️

Caroline H.

Dr Maia truly loves what she does. She is invested in making you the version of yourself you want to be. She listens attentively to what you want and makes relevant suggestions. She did not try to introduce anything unnecessary into my treatment plan. The results I achieved during my first treatment keeps me coming back. Her staff is excellent and works to accommodate your schedule. I have recommended Dr. Maia several times and each time I get the same positive feedback.

Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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