Body Contouring Manhattan

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.

Arm Lift

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.

Breast Surgery

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.

An alternative or complementary procedure to breast augmentation is a breast lift. A breast lift is performed for people who are concerned about the shape or sagging of their breasts, but who are generally happy with the overall volume. People who want both perkier, tighter breasts as well as bigger ones benefit from a combination breast lift with augmentation.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Another highly popular procedure for both men and women in New York City is a 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.

Abdominoplasty is one of our most popular body contouring surgeries, and is commonly performed for people who have experienced serious changes to their body as a result of childbirth or major weight loss.


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 targeted 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 A Body Sculpting Procedure?

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.

Body Contouring Frequently Asked Questions

Can ultrasound melt fat?

Yes some ultrasound devices can melt fat.

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

CoolSculpting does not hurt.

Can you freeze your fat off at home?

No you can not freeze your fat at home.

Do you lose weight when you have CoolSculpting?

You might lose a little weight after the procedure.

Does insurance cover body contouring?

Insurance does not cover body contouring.

Does body sculpting work on cellulite?

No cellulite will not improve with body sculpting.

How can I lose my stomach fat?

Fat can be suctioned or excised during a tummy tuck.

How do you smooth out cellulite?

It is very difficult to treat cellulite. Sometimes the fibrous bands can be cut and fat can fill the deficit.

How much does it cost for body contouring?

The fee will depend upon the various procedure you choose to have.

How long does bloating last after CoolSculpting?

Swelling can last several months after CoolSculpting.

How safe is body sculpting?

Body sculpting is a very safe procedure.

How long does body contouring last?

The result will depend upon your ability to maintain your weight and also by your overall genetics and aging.

Is body contouring permanent?

The result will depend upon your ability to maintain your weight and also by your overall genetics and aging.

How long does CoolSculpting last?

The result will depend upon your ability to maintain your weight and also by your overall genetics and aging.

Is CoolSculpting better than liposuction?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that can reduce the fat volume by about 20% after one session. It will not remove as much fat as liposuction.

What is non surgical body contouring?

Non-surgical body contouring includes procedure like CoolSculpting

Is CoolSculpting worth the cost?

It depends upon your goals. If you are looking for a small change with no downtime, then CoolScupting is right for you.

What is the best fat removal procedure?

The best fat removal procedure is either direct excision as in a tummy tuck or liposuction.

Is truSculpt permanent?

The results of truScupt are permanent but like with anything, the body will change with age and overtime.

What is the best non surgical fat removal?

There is no one best non-surgical fat removal procedure.

What happens to fat cells when you lose weight?

When you lose weight te fat cells shrink.

What is ultrasonic body contouring?

Ultrasonic body contouring can be performed using different modalities. There are external ultrasounds which may improve the skin and fat content moderately. There are also liposuction devices that use ultrasonic energy which can remove fat.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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