Body Contouring

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC -  - Dermatologist

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons located in Fairfax, VA

Body Contouring Specialist
Dr. Reza Mirali is a board certified plastic surgeon serving patients living in and around Fairfax, Virginia. He performs a full range of body contouring surgery to remove excess skin and lingering fat in patients who have achieved and maintained significant weight loss. Call Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates to learn how surgical contouring can help you get the body shape you want.

Body Contouring Q & A

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

Why do you need body contouring after massive weight loss?

Many people think they’ll automatically have a toned body after losing a significant amount of weight, but discover that large folds of excess skin remain. This happens because of collagen and elastin, the components that keep skin strong and elastic, become damaged and deteriorate when skin stays stretched for an extended period of time. As a result, skin can’t contract back to normal after the fat is lost. The only way to regain your natural body shape is to remove excess skin through body contouring surgery.

What physical benefits do you gain from surgical body contouring?

One of the most important benefits gained from surgical removal of excess skin is cosmetic — you’ll look and feel as wonderful after losing weight. But you’ll gain other health benefits, too.

Loose skin is heavy and uncomfortable, and sometimes painful, so removing it helps you move freely and get back to an active life. You’ll also be able to stop worrying about skin irritation, rashes, and infections that easily develop as hanging skin traps moisture and rubs against underlying skin.

During body contouring, Dr. Mirali can remove any remaining pockets of fat. He may also reposition underlying connective tissues that support the skin and give you a stronger abdomen by tightening muscles.

What surgical body contouring procedures are provided by Dr. Mirali?

No matter which area of your body needs attention, Dr. Mirali can help. He’ll work with you to determine the best surgical choice for your body, but here are a few of the most common procedures: 

  • Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck – removes skin and fat in the abdomen and restores weakened or separated abdominal muscles
  • Medial thigh lift – removes excess skin on inner thighs
  • Arm lift – removes excess skin and shapes upper arms
  • Breast lift – restores sagging and flattened breasts
  • Facelift – eliminates excess skin in the neck and restores the face
  • Body lift – removes excess skin and improves the tone of the abdomen, thigh, and buttocks

You should celebrate your dramatic weight loss, not struggle with unsightly and uncomfortable skin. Call Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates so we can answer your questions and schedule a consultation for body contouring.


Click below for further information on Body Contouring after major weightloss:

Consulation and Preparing for Surgery


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Recovery After Surgery



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