What is Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring?

Losing a significant amount of weight when obese is a great achievement toward improving your overall health. However, many people find that once the weight is gone, they are left with excess folds of sagging skin that can cause discomfort and interfere with everyday activities. At Charlottesville Plastic Surgery, we offer massive weight loss body contouring to reduce unwanted skin and fat for renewed confidence.

Massive weight loss body contouring can be used to improve the following:

  • Excess, hanging skin
  • Stubborn pockets of fat
  • Saggy breasts
  • Loose facial skin


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Who is a Candidate?

Healthy adults who have lost a significant amount of weight are now left with lax skin and excess tissue on their face, arms, breasts, torso, or lower body can often benefit from this procedure. It is important to note that body lifts are not intended for the removal of excess fat alone. If you have fatty deposits in certain areas of your body but have good skin elasticity, liposuction may be a better treatment option. For more information about candidacy, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Willis.

The Procedure

Massive weight loss body contouring can be achieved through a variety of different plastic surgery procedures, depending on the areas that require treatment.


This procedure eliminates sagging and lax skin on the mid-face, jowls, and neck.

Arm Lift

Corrects excess lax skin on the upper arms due to weight loss, aging, or heredity.

Breast Lift

Lifts sagging or flattened breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging.

Tummy Tuck

An effective solution to excess skin and fat on the lower abdomen. Can also correct separated or weakened abdominal muscles for a smoother midsection.

Lower Body Lifts

Eliminates excess lax skin on the abdomen, buttocks, and inner and outer thighs for a more proportionate body shape. Is ideal for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with uncomfortable skin folds.

Medial Thigh Lift

Corrects sagging skin on the inner thighs.


After your body contouring procedure, you will have gauze dressings placed on your incisions and surgical drains placed to collect excess fluid. You may also be asked to wear a special compression garment on the treated area to minimize swelling during recovery. Dr. Willis will provide you with specific instructions regarding how to care for your surgical sites, specific concerns to look for, and when to follow up at our office.

We recommend that patients avoid strenuous activity and avoid lifting anything over 10 lbs. for at least six weeks. Swelling may persist for a few weeks, after which results will be more noticeable.

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If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Willis regarding massive weight loss body contouring, give Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA a call today! We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have, as well as schedule your initial consultation appointment.

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Can ultrasound melt fat?

An ultrasound can help break up fat cells for liposuction and sometimes is included in the liposuction machine.

Can you freeze your fat off at home?

You cannot freeze fat at home to see any noticeable results.

Do you lose weight when you have CoolSculpting?

You will not lose any significant weight through CoolSclupting.

Does body sculpting work on cellulite?

Cellulite is typically not addressed with body sculpting.

Is CoolSculpting better than liposuction?

CoolSculpting is not as efficient as liposuction when it comes down to how much fat you can remove. Liposuction is the most definitive way to remove unwanted fat, but is more invasive than CoolSclupting.

What happens to fat cells when you lose weight?

Your fat cells remain the same in numbers if you lose weight. The fat cells will just be smaller in size.

Does insurance cover body contouring?

Insurance will not cover body contouring as this is a cosmetic procedure.

What is non surgical body contouring?

Non surgical body contouring includes procedures such as CoolSclupting.

What is the best fat removal procedure?

The best fat removal procedure will be liposuction.

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

Most patients describe their experience with CoolSculpting as slightly uncomfortable but not painful. You are able to comfortably read a book or watch a TV show while the CoolSculpting takes place.

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