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Body Contouring Procedure Overview

The primary goal of body contouring is to achieve a more proportionate and sculpted physique
by removing excess fat, tightening sagging skin, and improving overall body shape and
definition. Body contouring procedures are often sought by individuals who have undergone
significant weight loss or have areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

  • Average Cost: Starts at $5,000
  • Combo Procedures: Body contouring procedures can be combined with other treatments like
    liposuction or breast augmentation for more comprehensive results
  • Discomfort Level: Mild to moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: General anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation
  • Recovery Period: Several days to a few weeks
  • Results Length: Long-lasting, although maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for sustained
  • Potential Benefits: Reduction of excess fat and improvement in body shape and contours,
    enhanced self-confidence

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What Can Body Contouring Surgery Do For You?

When we gain a large amount of weight, our skin and muscle tissues must stretch to accommodate the extra weight. Once we lose it, either through diet and exercise or weight-loss surgery, our skin generally does not return to its original state. Instead, it remains stretched and hangs loosely on the body, causing some to feel self-conscious and defeated after working hard to reach their weight-loss goal. Dr. Alizadeh offers patients in NYC body sculpting surgery to help patients achieve a firmer, more toned body aesthetic and renewed pride and self-confidence in their weight-loss achievement.

To speak with Dr. Alizadeh about body lift options, contact Cosmoplastic Surgery today. We have three convenient office locations in the NYC area to serve you: Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester, New York. Request your appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).

What is the cost of body sculpting in NYC?

Because body contouring surgery is a highly customized procedure, its cost starts at $5,000 and varies based on your needs after you’ve lost weight and aesthetic goals for your body. Which areas of your body need contouring and how many areas you want to address are the most significant factors in determining the price. During your consultation, Dr. Alizadeh will examine your body and skin and determine the details of your treatment plan, including the exact cost.

Why Choose Dr. Alizadeh For Body Contouring After Weight Loss?

One of the most talented and well-respected plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the metropolitan NYC area, Dr. Alizadeh has exemplary credentials, decades of experience, and specialized training at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world. As a full Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Alizadeh has worked diligently to improve and perfect various components of body contouring in NYC.

A distinguished figure in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Alizadeh has generously shared his expertise with dozens of surgeons in over 25 countries. His substantial contributions include training over 100 plastic surgeons and delivering more than 100 specialized lectures and presentations. Additionally, he has assumed pivotal roles as the oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the primary clinical trial investigator for the FDA. Dr. Alizadeh's commitment to advancing his field is evident through the publication of numerous peer-reviewed articles that have contributed significantly to its progress. Furthermore, he extends his medical expertise and compassion by offering free healthcare services through his non-profit organization, Mission: Restore. Keeping in line with his dedication to excellence, he has also presented the results of his technique for body sculpting at international meetings, including the Plastic Surgery Research Council including a pain free, drain free procedure as well as innovative placement of scars to avoid nipple or umbilical displacement.

In addition, he has a longstanding partnership with board-certified MD anesthesiologists to guarantee a pain-free procedure and quick recovery from body lift surgery. Your anesthesiologist will be present throughout the entire procedure for constant monitoring, and your procedure will be performed in a boutique operating suite fully equipped with the latest technology. All operating suites are certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) or the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), signifying adherence to the highest standard of care.

Body Lift – Comprehensive Solutions

At Cosmoplastic Surgery, New York board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alizadeh has developed trademarked procedures that customize the body lift procedure to meet the aesthetic needs of each patient by combining one or more of the following:

Dr. Alizadeh and his Cosmoplastic Surgery staff guarantee confidentiality during every step of your journey, from your initial consultation for body lift surgery to your final follow-up appointment. He takes the time to listen closely to your goals, evaluate your condition, and devise a highly personalized plan to help you achieve a natural, harmonious shape, helping you get back to daily life feeling toned and terrific. Schedule a consultation to received some of the best body lifts Long Island has to offer. 

What You Should Know About Body Lift Surgery

Body lift surgery can treat isolated problem areas or entire regions of the body such as the torso, thighs, or buttocks. Body lift procedures tighten tissues in the hips, groin, buttocks, and thighs, minimizing excess drooping skin. Patients can expect incisions that correspond to the area being treated, and the incision location is designed so that the scar can be easily concealed in natural creases or under clothing.

  • Treating sagging arms, breasts, face, and neck requires minimally visible incisions that lift and support the skin while adding proper volume and shape for lasting results.
  • Surgery of the abdomen, hips, outer thighs and back require a circumferential, hip-level incision around the entire body.
  • Treatment of the inner thigh typically requires an incision in the groin area, which may also extend along the inside of the leg.

Body lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. The length of the surgery depends on the number of treatment areas and the amount of excess tissue or fat to remove. Dr. Alizadeh will explain in detail every step of your procedure and recovery so you are well informed prior to surgery and well equipped for a safe, uneventful recovery.

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Body Contouring FAQs

Does body contouring leave scars?

As body contouring procedures involve incisions and the extraction of excess fat, patients will definitely walk away with some scars. That said, there are scar creams and treatments available that can help them fade away over time.

What is the difference between body contouring and a body lift?

Body lift procedures are primarily designed to address excess skin, which is an issue that often manifests after one loses a large amount of weight. Body contouring, on the other hand, is designed to address excess fat and lack of definition. This is accomplished by way of liposuction.

What is the recovery process like?

Patients are usually fitted with compression garments to help mitigate swelling. They are typically able to get back to their regular routines in as little as four to six weeks.

How long until I can exercise after body contouring?

As with most surgical procedures, patients who undergo body contouring will have to wait approximately 6 weeks before engaging in any kind of strenuous activity (including exercise).

Does insurance cover body contouring?

While there are some rare exceptions, insurance companies typically don’t cover body contouring procedures. This is simply due to the fact that it is a cosmetic procedure.

Are there any risks with body contouring?

Beyond the risks that come with any surgical procedure, there is also the potential for difficulties with wound healing, scarring, fluid accumulation in the treatment area, asymmetry, and contour abnormalities.

Schedule A Consultation

Schedule your body lift consultation with Dr. Alizadeh by requesting an appointment online, emailing our office, or phoning 212.348.0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).

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