After Weight Loss Surgery

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

After Weight Loss Surgery has been continually advancing as a treatment option for individuals that have lost significant weight. The main goal of these surgical procedures is to help patients that have achieved weight loss, sculpt the body of their dreams.

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  2. Candidates
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  4. Techniques
  5. Recovery
  6. Cost

What is After Weight Loss Surgery?

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess or stretched skin, consider firming up your physique with “After Weight Loss Surgery”, also known as Body Contouring Surgery. Landford Plastic Surgery offers various approaches and techniques to our patients in both Washington DC and Baltimore that are designed to remove and tighten excess skin after major weight loss.

As each patient will have a unique set of needs, patients seeking body contouring after massive weight loss will have a comprehensive consultation about expectations, results, risks, and recovery with Dr. Landford.

Who is a Good Candidate for After Weight Loss Surgery?

The best candidates for After Weight Loss Surgery in either Washington DC or Baltimore have already lost their expected weight and have successfully kept it off for at least six to twelve months. In addition to that, we feel that patients looking to become great candidates have some of these common characteristics:

  • Are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise
  • Have no major heart or lung disease
  • Have excess sagging skin that is causing functional or cosmetic concerns
  • Non-smokers
  • Have had stable weight for at least 6-12 months
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How Much Does After Weight Loss Surgery Cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of After Weight Loss Surgery in Washington DC & Baltimore will vary based on a number of factors, but mostly on which procedures you will need to achieve your body’s aesthetic goals. When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Landford and she creates your surgical plan, our team will be able to use that information to provide you with a complete price breakdown.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for After Weight Loss Surgery?

Our dedicated and compassionate surgical team is committed to setting you up for a successful Body Contouring Surgery and supporting you throughout your transformative journey. Once you schedule your consultation at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC or Baltimore, Dr. Landford will carefully listen to your unique goals and reasons for considering body contouring surgery. She will then conduct a thorough review of your medical history, lifestyle, and particularly, your weight loss journey. You are encouraged to be completely open and honest about your expectations. After providing you with a comprehensive evaluation of your body and skin, based on your goals and evaluation, she will develop a personalized surgical plan that may involve one or multiple procedures to address the excess skin and contour your body.

Throughout your surgical experience, our team will be by your side providing unwavering support and ensuring your comfort during the process. Beyond the surgery itself, our commitment to your transformation extends to the postoperative period. Our team will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions, guiding you through the recovery process and offering guidance on managing pain, caring for incisions, and minimizing scarring. Your satisfaction and happiness are our utmost priority, and we take great pride in being part of your life-changing experience.

How do I Prepare for After Weight Loss Surgery?

Preparing for Body Contouring Surgery involves several important steps to ensure a safe and successful procedure. Here are some essential guidelines to help you prepare::

  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising
  • Get lab testing and a medical evaluation
  • Fill your medications before surgery
  • Meal prep
  • Prepare your recovery area so you can heal in comfort
  • Stop smoking

What are the Benefits of After Weight Loss Surgery?

We have listed some of the numerous advantages and benefits our After Weight Loss Surgery patients have seen from their procedure below:

  • Better mobility
  • More defined and toned body parts
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Reduced depression and anxiety
  • Smoother skin
  • Younger, thinner appearance

What are the Steps for Undergoing Body Contouring Surgery?

When you arrive for your surgery at Landford Plastic Surgery in Washington DC and Baltimore, Dr. Landford will go over the details of the procedure with you, answer any last-minute questions, and ensure you are comfortable before proceeding. Once you are prepped for surgery, you will receive general anesthesia, ensuring that you are asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure. The specific procedure will depend on your surgical plan. Dr. Landford will make the necessary incisions to remove excess skin and tissue, and reshape and tighten the underlying tissues to achieve the desired contours. Common Body Contouring procedures include Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), Arm Lift (brachioplasty), Thigh Lift, Breast Lift (mastopexy), and others. The procedure can last 1 and a half hours to several hours, depending on your personalized transformation plan. If you would like to know more about the individual procedures and what they entail, please see their respective pages on our website.

Surgical Techniques for After Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Landford will use a variety of procedures to help you achieve a tighter and firmer body after dramatic weight loss. These procedures can include:

Arm Lift

Removes excess skin on the upper arms

Back Lift

Excess skin can be removed from both the upper and lower back

Breast Augmentation

Improves your overall breast size and shape

Breast Lift or Reduction

Contours breast shape

Male Breast Reduction

Gets rid of excess breast tissue or sagging skin in men

Thigh Lift

Removes excess skin on the thighs

Tummy Tuck

Removes even more skin and tightens the abdominal muscles

Where are the Incisions and Scars for After Weight Loss Surgery?

Dr. Landford will discuss with you where she plans on placing the incisions during your initial consultation. These incisions will be strategically placed so they can be hidden by most types of clothing and your natural curves.

If you’d like to have a better understanding of where these incisions will be made and how you will be affected by scarring, please read this section on the pages of your procedure of choice that can be found on our website.

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After Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

After your surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area where the surgical team will monitor your initial healing. Depending on the extent of the procedures, you may stay in the hospital for a short period or be allowed to go home on the same day.

Your recovery time will vary, however much like any of our other surgeries, you can expect to take one to two weeks off of work, with a minimum of six weeks to fully recover. You will likely be required to start walking early in the post-operative period and wear compression garments as you heal to maintain contour.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Wilmina Landford is a knowledgeable surgeon who specializes in plastic and cosmetic plastic surgery. She obtained her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Landford effectively connects with a diverse patient population as she is fluent in Spanish and English, ensuring individualized care and fostering a deep understanding of their unique needs throughout the entire treatment process. Her expertise, combined with her multilingual abilities, allows her patients to receive the highest level of care and communication during their transformative journey.

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Losing a significant amount of weight is a commendable achievement, unfortunately, our bodies don’t always recover with the same diligence. If you are interested in After Weight Loss Surgery, also known as Body Contouring Surgery, in Washington DC or Baltimore, you should contact Landford Plastic Surgery to find out if you’re a candidate. Call us today or use our website to request an appointment, and a member of our team will be in touch with you. Dr. Landford and our team can not wait to hear from you!

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