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What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring refers to any procedure that improves the appearance of a specific body area. This can range from something as simple as liposuction to more complex procedures that will remove excess skin after massive weight loss.
Surgical Body Contouring Procedures
As you can probably guess, there are many types of body sculpting procedures that range from minimally invasive to extensive surgery that requires a week or more of downtime. They can be performed on their own or as part of a combination procedure, like during a mommy makeover.
An arm lift achieves exactly what its name implies: a lifting of the appearance of sagging upper arms caused by excess skin or fat. This surgical procedure excises (or trims away) loose skin using an incision the usually runs the length of the upper arm, from elbow to shoulder. The result is a firm appearance and no more loose skin. With proper scar care and Dr. Wallach’s intentional technique, an arm lift scar will not be easily visible to others.
The most popular plastic surgery in the United States, breast augmentation uses either a patient’s own fat cells or artificial breast implants to enhance the shape and volume of the breasts. There are many options to consider for this procedure, including implant type, shape, and size, where it will be placed, and what incision is used for the person’s aesthetic goals.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Another highly popular procedure for both men and women in New York City is tummy tuck. In a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, Dr. Wallach can shape the abdomen and remove loose skin, excess fat, and tighten the abdominal muscles to create a dramatically transformed appearance of the body shape of the midsection. The options for this body contouring procedure are wide-ranging, from a mini tummy tuck to an extended one that can also address issues on the sides and back. The scar from tummy tuck surgery is placed in the bikini line to make it easily concealable in clothing and intimate attire.
One of the most sought-after minimally invasive surgical procedures worldwide is liposuction. This aesthetic plastic surgery procedure gets rid of stubborn fat deposits nearly anywhere on the body, helping people feel who lead a healthy lifestyle feel fully in control of their figure. Since the target fat cells are completely and permanently removed from the body, people seeking nonsurgical body contouring in NYC don’t have to worry about the stubborn fat coming back as long as they keep up their normal diet and exercise routine.
What Should I Expect Before Body Contouring Surgery?
Prior to a body contouring surgery, Dr. Wallach will give you detailed instructions on what you can and cannot do leading up to the day of your procedure. Each procedure comes with its own unique risks, costs, and recovery experiences, and he will provide all of that during consultations leading up to the surgery.
Commonly patients need to adjust blood-thinning medications and quit smoking in the weeks before surgery. If going under general anesthesia, patients will need to fast the night before the procedure.
What Should I Expect After Body Contouring Surgery?
After surgery, you should expect some swelling and bruising and some post-operative discomfort in the treatment area. You may have dressings in place, or be wearing a compression garment. You may also have drains.
Every procedure and every patient is unique, and the recovery times vary based on patients’ overall health and how well they adhere to Dr. Wallach’s post-op instructions.
How Much Does Body Contouring Cost?
Because there are so many different procedures that can be included in body contour surgery, the fee will depend upon the specific procedure chosen.
Body Contouring Surgical Procedures in New York
There are a myriad of options for you to achieve your ideal figure through plastic surgery, and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach is a premier choice among people in NYC for all kinds of body sculpting procedures. Whatever your aesthetic concern, there is likely an option for you to feel confident and self-assured when you look in the mirror. Learn more in a consultation with Dr. Wallach and get started today by calling our Manhattan office or contacting us online.