Massive Weight Loss in Washington DC

Also Serving Mclean, Alexandria, Loudoun County and Arlington

  • Skin that is stretched due to obesity can become severely loose and hanging after massive weight loss (MWL).
  • Body contouring for MWL patients involves multiple operations to remove the excess skin safely, and incredible physical transformations are achievable.

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       HOW IT’S DONE

      • Dr. Rad places incisions in order to optimize body contour, symmetry and hiding scars.
      • Skin and fat are lifted away from the underlying muscle layer and the excess is removed in a ‘tailoring’ method.
      • Laser Scar Therapy also helps to fade scars quickly and prevent thickening.


      • For healthy patients, combining procedures is safe in Dr. Rad’s hands.
      • Several stages are usually needed to complete comprehensive body contouring safely:
        • Stage 1: Belt Lipectomy + Arm Lift
        • Stage 2: Chest Lift [men] or Breast Lift/Augmentation [women] + Back Lift
        • Stage 3: Facelift + Thigh Lift
      • Dr. Rad works with a board certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery in the top hospitals in the Washington DC and northern Virginia area.


        • Each stage takes 6 hours to perform and requires a hospital stay of 1-2 days.
        • Temporary moderate discomfort is common and is easily controlled with pain medications.
        • Recovery lasts about 3 to 4 weeks.

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        BEFORE + AFTER

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        Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad’s patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns. SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.

        What Patients Are Saying

        We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17 year old son’s rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy – warm, caring, attentive and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.

        Esther Alpert | July 2017

        “I would (and have) recommended Dr. Rad to my family and friends. Dr. Rad is extraordinarily talented. He is extremely professional, articulate and patient. He is singularly focused on ensuring the very best results for each of his clients. I put my trust and confidence into Dr. Rad and his interactions with me and the results of my surgery greatly exceeded my expectations.”

        Lisa Kay in Arlington, VA | May 18, 2017

        “I am so grateful I chose Dr. Rad to perform my surgery. From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease & comfortable. The office is very clean & creative. He took time to answer all my questions, I didn’t feel rushed as I did w/ other surgeons I met. His staff was prompt to respond & very friendly. Post surgery I called over a holiday weekend w/ a question & he called me back quickly. It has been an easy recovery & trust him fully. My scars are fading quick & it’s only been 5 weeks! He’s the best!”

        Jennifer W in Germantown, MD | Jun 22, 2017

        “Dr. Ariel Rad is the finest physician I’ve ever met! I’ve worked with Dr. Rad over the last five years and he encompasses everything you’d hope from a physician and much more. He possesses the highest intellect, sophistication, dedication, and compassion. I can’t say enough about Dr. Rad. Every appointment I’ve had with him has exceeded my expectations. He’s the absolute best! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr. Ariel Rad to my family and friends for medical care.”

        KVR in Pennsylvania | Jan 10, 2017

        “My goal was to be a refreshed, happy, more confident version of “me.” As I prepared for surgery I had no unanswered questions and was totally confident about Dr. Rad’s skill and judgment. Interactions with Dr. Rad and his team at the time of surgery and follow up were efficient, and delivered with compassion and kindness. I recommend him without qualification.”

        Cathy in Washington, DC | Dec 04, 2016

        “Had a facelift with Dr. Rad. Not only did he do a magnificent job, but he was extraordinarily attentive and caring when I experienced an acute complication from surgery. He has an outstanding bedside manner. In his office, he never makes you feel rushed. Explains everything carefully. And is all around extremely kind and very talented. I have referred several people to him.”

        Louise in Washington, DC | Nov 21, 2016