Massive Weight Loss: Facelift in Washington DC

Also Serving Mclean, Alexandria, Loudoun County and Arlington

  • Massive weight loss leads to loose facial skin and gaunt facial contours. This necessitates face and neck lift surgery and facial fat grafting.

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       How It’s Done

      • Dr. Rad injects fat to revolumize the face, he then separates the skin from the underlying muscle layer, tightens the sagging muscle with permanent sutures and removes excess skin.
      • Facial harmony, balance, proportion and symmetry are the guiding principles in Dr. Rad’s facelift work in order to achieve beautiful results that last many years.


        • Dr. Rad works with a board certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery only in an AAAASF accredited surgery center or hospital operating facility.
        • Medical clearance by your Primary Care Physician is required prior to surgery.
        • Accompaniment by a family member or friend for 48 hours after surgery is required.
        • Dr. Rad does not accept patients seeking an extreme makeover or the looks of another person.

          What to Expect

          • Pain is rare. The most common sensation is tightness.
          • Bruising and swelling are normal and resolve over 7-10 days.
          • While healing and recovery will be different for each patient, return to work or going to social outings 2-3 weeks after the most extensive surgery is common.

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          BEFORE + AFTER

          This 52 year old woman lost 150 pounds after gastric bypass surgery. She desired facial rejuvenation. Dr. Rad treated her with Lateral ‘Short Incision’ Brow Lift, SMAS Imbrication Facelift, Open Neck Lift, and Facial Fat Grafting.

            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