Pregnancy, weight loss and the unfortunate effects of gravity can lead some people to develop areas of loose, hanging skin on their bodies. Unfortunately, this excess skin will not disappear on its own, even when a patient commits to eating healthy and exercising. For patients in Annandale who are looking to eliminate loose skin, Dr. Nickodem offers various body contouring options.
Liposuction – Liposuction is one of the most popular body contouring procedures. Liposuction is characterized by removing fat through a slender instrument called a cannula. Dr. Nickodem removes the fat by placing the cannula through tiny incisions and attaching it to a suction machine which then literally sucks the unwanted fat out from the body.
Abdominoplasty – For someone who has lost a large amount of weight, excess skin and residual fat around the midsection is a common result. Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, removes unwanted fat and skin, in addition to tightening muscles in the abdominal wall to sculpt your tummy into that firm, flat look you’ve wanted.
Upper Arm Lift – Upper arm lift surgery is designed to correct sagging skin underneath the arms. Dr. Nickodem makes an incision in the arm through which he recontours the area by removing excess tissue and tightening muscles.
Thigh/Buttock Lift – A thigh lift reduces loose skin in the thigh area to give an overall tighter appearance to the inner thigh. For some patients, the buttock area is lifted at the same time the thighs are lifted.
These body contouring procedures help patients in Annandale make the final improvements they can’t accomplish through discipline and hard work alone. To learn more about body contouring in Annandale or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nickodem, contact Anne Nickodem, M.D., at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com.