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Procedures That Will Set You Up to Achieve Your 2019 Body Goals

We’ve reached the close of another year, and it’s natural for many of us to begin planning what New Year’s resolutions we want to make to improve our lives in the new year ahead. These goals often center on the desire to lose weight or break through a fitness plateau. If your resolutions have failed in past years, don’t get discouraged. Re-commit to a healthier, happier you in 2019 with these procedures.

Mommy Makeover

Welcoming a new life into the world can be one of the most incredible experiences you’ll ever have, but many women find their bodies can’t bounce back from pregnancy and breastfeeding as quickly as they’d like. A mommy makeover can help you recover the shape you enjoyed during your pre-childbearing years and make you proud to show off your curves and contours.

Because it’s such a customizable procedure, a mommy makeover can include your choice of surgical procedures like a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, as well as non-invasive techniques such as injectable dermal fillers. There are many ways to help you meet your cosmetic goals in the upcoming year.

Male Breast Reduction

There are a variety of reasons men might develop unwelcome breast tissue, including weight gain, age, genetics, and hormonal imbalance. Many men dedicate themselves to specific exercises such as push-ups and chest presses but still find themselves unable to sculpt a more masculine-looking chest. These men might suffer from a medical condition called gynecomastia – which, while harmless, can significantly impact self-esteem. Getting male breast reduction can help these men start off 2019 on the right foot.


Liposuction is a procedure designed to help complement a balanced diet and healthy exercise plan by reducing “trouble spots” that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss techniques. These problem areas can not only be embarrassing and discouraging but might also be standing between you and your fitness goals.

Though liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it can significantly improve the appearance of areas like the thighs, abdomen, and neck by providing a targeted toning technique. During a liposuction surgery, Dr. Desman suctions out fat deposits through small incisions using a thin tube called a cannula. The results will be a tighter, firmer shape, which you can maintain by watching what you eat and getting plenty of activity. Resolve not to let stubborn body fat hold you back in 2019!

Body Lift

If you lost a significant amount of weight in 2018, congratulations! Once you’ve reached your weight-loss goal, you can keep your transformation going in 2019 and fully enjoy your improved physique with a body lift surgery.

Formerly overweight people who experience dramatic weight loss often find that their skin doesn’t recover its elasticity after stretching to accommodate a larger body type. They struggle with loose, overhanging skin that obscures their smaller size and inhibits their ability to feel proud of the results of their hard work. A body lift is a surgical option that can reduce excess skin from the abdomen, buttocks, waist, hips, thighs, and arms. For patients who have attained their ideal weight, a body lift can provide their desired figure, remove uncomfortable, lax skin, and allow them to finally feel confident about their accomplishment.

Your 2019 Body Goals Are Within Reach

At the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eric Desman uses his skills and training to customize procedures for every patient in the Alexandria and Washington, D.C. area. If you’re looking for ways to jumpstart your New Year’s resolutions and find your way to making 2019 your best year yet, contact us today to schedule a personalized consultation.