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Transform Your Physique With Body Contouring

Whether you’ve lost weight and have loose skin to contend with, or you just want to trim those last few areas down that never seem to look as firm and tight as you want them to, Dr. Alizadeh's body contouring in NYC can do wonders to sculpt your physique.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring, or body sculpting, can eliminate fat, shape areas of the body, and tighten skin using a variety of methods, both surgical and non-surgical. Non-surgical body sculpting, also called lipolysis, uses cold, heat, lasers, and other methods. Surgical options include tucks, lifts, and liposuction. Surgery has more risks and longer recovery, but it usually provides more significant and noticeable results.

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: Surgeon's fee starts at $5,000. Fee does not include Surgery Center fees or Anesthesia fees. Call for details.
  • 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 body sculpting surgery to help patients in NYC 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 in Long Island is a highly customized procedure, surgeon fees start from $5,000 up to $20,000 depending on the individual procedure (not including surgery center or anesthesia fees). The cost can vary 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 New York City.

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 receive an exquisite body lift in Long Island.

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 requires 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.

What are the benefits of body contouring?

Body contouring in Long Island has many benefits. Those who have lost significant weight and have heavy, draping skin will be freed of this, which allows for the completion of their weight loss journey, easier exercise and mobility options, and better hygiene. Those who are targeting key areas to shape and sculpt as a part of their physique experience many benefits as well.

Dr. Alizadeh's body contouring patients in NYC often find the following benefits from this procedure:

  • More defined, well-shaped physique
  • Younger, thinner appearance
  • Reduced stretch marks, wrinkles, and cellulite
  • Eliminated fat
  • A more sculpted figure
  • Difficult areas toned and trimmed
  • Loose, hanging skin removed and remaining skin tightened and firmed
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Who is a candidate for body contouring?

You may be a candidate for body contouring if you are tired of seeing stubborn pockets of fat and would like to see a trimmed, sculpted figure instead. Generally, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • You are close to your ideal weight (within 10-20 pounds)
  • You don’t have scars, infections, or open sores in the problem areas
  • You’re generally healthy
  • You don’t smoke
  • You have excess skin following significant weight loss
  • You have positive, realistic goals about what body contouring can do for you
  • You have fat in trouble areas despite a good diet and regular exercise

Surgical body contouring methods

Dr. Alizadeh specializes in a number of procedures for surgical body contouring in New York City at his private practice, from liposuction to muscle lifting and shaping.

NaturaTuck™ Tummy Tuck

Dr. Alizadeh has spent years perfecting the tummy tuck procedure and has developed a trademarked technique, called NaturaTuck™ Abdominoplasty, which improves upon older approaches to tummy-tuck surgery. It is designed to help men and women tighten and realign their stomach muscles, remove excess abdominal skin and fat, and recreate the belly button for a tighter, sleeker-looking abdomen. The NaturaTuck™ provides better results, minimizes scarring, uses progressive-tension sutures (PTS), requires minimal or no use of abdominal drains, and maximizes state-of-the-art anesthesia techniques to block nerves to the abdomen. This means little to no pain the first week after surgery. In fact, they popularly call his NaturaTuck™ Abdominoplasty the "no pain, no drain" tummy tuck.

NaturaSmooth™ Liposuction

NaturaSmooth™ liposuction provides a marked reduction in isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. Common treatment areas include the upper arms, male breasts, love handles, abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, double chin, upper back or even knees.  Liposuction has become one of the safest, most successful, and most widely requested plastic surgery procedures worldwide, removing fat from targeted areas and achieving a sculpted, trimmer physique.

Post-Bariatric Surgery

This procedure is done following massive weight loss after bariatric surgery. Previous weight, often hundreds of pounds, stretched the skin to the maximum, greatly reducing its elasticity. Once the weight is lost, layers of extra hanging skin remain across the body, including a large apron of skin hanging from the stomach that can cover the groin area.

Post-bariatric surgery is done to remove these excess folds and tighten the remaining skin, returning the normal, attractive appearance of the body and allowing the patient to fully complete their weight loss journey.

NaturaCurve™ Buttocks Lift Surgery

To lift and shape the buttocks, Dr. Alizadeh exclusively employs NaturaCurve™ Brazilian Buttocks Augmentation, improving safety and outcomes with decreased recovery time. Dr. Alizadeh has the aesthetic eye of a sculptor, a gift he uses to his patients' advantage to achieve incredibly beautiful, feminine NaturaCurve™ Buttocks Augmentation results. He understands intuitively that harmonious contrast creates the most appealing curves.

A Brazilian butt lift uses a woman's own fat or silicone implants to enhance her feminine curves and bring her body into better proportion and aesthetic balance. It also helps men and women who have had trauma, scarring, or asymmetry of the buttocks and want to use their own natural tissue to achieve a more balanced result.

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Non-surgical body contouring methods

Also known as non-surgical fat reduction. There are a variety of non-surgical fat reduction procedures that Dr. Alizadeh performs in his NYC office. These procedures reduce or remove stubborn pockets of fat to contour and shape different areas of the body.


CoolSculpting reduces volume more gradually in the treated area than liposuction. There are no incisions, sutures, or potential scars to consider. This means the patient can go right back to typical daily activities—even work—as soon as a session is done. CoolSculpting destroys fat with extreme cold, and the body naturally flushes these dead cells out. The freezing point for fat is higher than other tissue, so surrounding skin and muscles are not harmed. The treatment can be used on large areas, such as the belly, flanks, or thighs, or on small areas, such as below the chin. The procedure usually takes less than an hour.

Ultrashape & Cellfina

UltraShape helps reduce isolated areas of fat on the abdomen, hips, and thighs. It is the only ultrasound device approved by the FDA to safely target and destroy fat cells, leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. The treatment takes about one hour and provides smoother definition to targeted stubborn fat pockets. For patients who struggle with cellulite, Dr. Alizadeh offers Cellfina, a minimally invasive, FDA-approved treatment. During the procedure, which takes less than an hour, Dr. Alizadeh uses a needle-sized device to release the bands of connective tissue that pull on the skin's surface and create small dimples of cellulite. This skin-smoothing procedure has no downtime, and our patients report minimal bruising or pain following treatment. Results last approximately two years.

Profound Cellulite Treatment

If you are plagued by cellulite, Cosmoplastic Surgery also offers Profound skin tightening cellulite treatment. The Profound system is a laser injectable that works by delivering precise heat to a specific depth of your skin’s deeper layers to trigger a regenerative effect. It addresses cellulite dimples and rejuvenates sagging or aging skin. Profound is popular for its wonderful results and minimal downtime.

NaturaGlow™ Fat Transfer

NaturaGlow™ fat transfer is a procedure done to remove unwanted fat from one area of the body and replenish it in another. Dr. Alizadeh routinely uses fat transfer to add volume and contour to the buttocks, hands, and face or to recreate during breast reconstruction the breast's natural shape and feel. While Dr. Alizadeh focuses on safety and superior aesthetic outcomes, his fat-grafting patients embrace the dual benefit of this effective, long-lasting procedure.


The J-Plasma advanced facial rejuvenation technology combines powerful RF (radio frequency) energy with helium plasma to revitalize and refresh the complexion, removing blemishes while firming sagging skin. J-Plasma comes with minimal discomfort or downtime and can be used effectively in multiple areas of the face and body.


Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to reduce moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Containing deoxycholic acid, a natural compound aiding in fat breakdown, it is injected into the submental fat to destroy fat cells, resulting in a more defined jawline and improved facial profile. It is administered through a series of spaced injections over several weeks and yields noticeable improvements in jawline definition and overall facial appearance. Kybella is an excellent non-surgical option for individuals seeking to tackle stubborn chin fat without resorting to liposuction.


MyEllevate offers an innovative solution for rejuvenating the neck and jawline, using a patented medical device to tighten and lift sagging skin and tissues in the lower face and neck area. This non-invasive treatment delivers long-lasting results by supporting underlying structures and promoting collagen production, providing a safe alternative to liposuction with less downtime and risk of scarring. Tailored to your specific aesthetic goals, MyEllevate leaves you with a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

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.

Determining which method is right for you-your body contouring consultation

Each patient has unique concerns and target areas and their own aesthetic goals for their body. Body contouring in New York City is a personal journey that Dr. Alizadeh customizes for each patient. During your consultation with Dr. Alizadeh in his New York City office, you will discuss your history and hopes for your future look and do a full review of any areas of your body you would like to address. Dr. Alizadeh will examine you, explain each option and the details of the various procedures, and work with you to understand what you would like to accomplish. From there, he will create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your vision for your physique.

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Why choose Dr. Alizadeh for Body Contouring in NYC?

One of the most talented and well-respected plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the metropolitan NYC area, Dr. Alizadeh is a full Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College. He has worked diligently to improve and perfect the procedures of body contouring and presented the results of his techniques for body contouring at international meetings, including his pain-free, drain-free surgical procedures.

A Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Alizadeh is a standout in his field. He's trained 100+ plastic surgeons, holds the role of an oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and boasts a substantial portfolio of peer-reviewed articles. As the primary clinical trial investigator for the FDA, he's advanced various medical devices, which are utilized in multiple surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Alizadeh's global reach includes teaching his techniques to hundreds of surgeons in 27 countries, alongside his philanthropic efforts through Mission: Restore.

His practice and staff are warm, welcoming, and professional. They proudly offer the best and highest standard of care and technology, both surgical and non-surgical, to give you the body that you’re dreaming of with body contouring.

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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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