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Body Lift in New York City

Losing a large amount of weight should be an exciting and positive experience, but it doesn’t always feel that way if you’re stuck with large amounts of excess skin afterward.

Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons understand that the end goal for many weight-loss patients is to be rid of the sagging, hanging skin that obscures their newly shaped contours.

With a body lift, our team can help add the finishing touches to your new slimmer body, providing you with well-toned and natural-looking contours that complement your healthy new lifestyle.

What Is a Body Lift After Weight Loss?

A body lift is a comprehensive procedure that addresses excess tissue and fat in patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight, especially those who have undergone bariatric or gastric bypass surgery. For these men and women, exercise cannot eliminate the skin that has lost its elasticity.

We customize each body lift procedure to the patient and their unique needs for the abdomen, buttocks, back, and thighs.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?

New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is a boutique cosmetic surgery practice in the heart of bustling New York City. Our team is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful, and natural-looking aesthetic results that highlight your weight-loss transformation. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your body lift to your needs and practice one-on-one care throughout your body contouring process.

From your pre-op consultation to after your post-op appointments, you will always have access to your surgeon. This personalized care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.

What Are the Benefits of Body Lift Surgery?

Thigh lift surgery is performed on women and men to:

  • Eliminate sagging or hanging skin resulting from weight loss
  • Reduce remaining pockets of fat
  • Tighten and sculpt body contours to highlight your weight loss
  • Expand wardrobe opportunities
  • Increase your confidence

Am I a Candidate for a Body Lift?

Massive weight loss is an amazing accomplishment that should be rewarded with a healthier life and a more confident outlook.

For many, the excess skin that remains after weight loss restricts movement, comfortable dressing, and prevents complete enjoyment of the weight loss. Our surgeons recommend that patients maintain their weight loss for a minimum of six months to a year before choosing a body lift.

At New Look New Life, we pride ourselves on tailoring the safest and most effective cosmetic treatments to each individual patient. Drawing on our surgeons’ general surgery backgrounds, they often recommend that patients undergo body lift procedures in two or more stages.

Anesthesia risks are reduced, and the recovery is more manageable.

Learn more about what our previous patients say about their body lift with New Look New Life.

How Can I Personalize My Body Lift?

A body lift is a comprehensive body contouring surgery that combines many surgical techniques. Because of this, our cosmetic surgery experts often suggest staggering your surgical procedure, with a lower body lift being performed separately from an upper body lift.

What Is a Lower Body Lift?

Your lower body lift will likely include a tummy tuck, thigh lifts, and a butt lift or buttocks enhancement.

Butt lift surgery removes excess skin around the buttocks and lower back. Butt enhancement surgery, with the Brazilian Butt Lift, reshapes the buttocks by grafting fat that has been taken elsewhere from your body. This creates a fuller, shapelier backside.

What Is an Upper Body Lift?

Your upper body lift will include a chest or breast lift, back lift, and arm lifts.

  • Breast lift surgery tightens breast skin and tissue to raise sagging breasts. This surgery also repositions and resizes the areolas.
  • Arm lift surgery trims excess skin and fat from the upper arms.
  • Back lift surgery addresses excess skin in the back area.

How Is the Body Lift Performed?

Our surgeons will skillfully make as few incisions as possible, removing excess fat and skin as is suitable for your body. Their dedication to natural contouring and appropriate size reduction will give you the slender, tighter appearance you desire.

A total body lift is a comprehensive surgical procedure performed in a hospital setting. Patients who undergo this type of body lift surgery will spend a few days recovering in the hospital prior to returning home to rest.

For patients who choose to stage their body lift procedures, an overnight stay is not required. If you choose to have a total body lift, then you will require an overnight hospital stay.

What Are Your Concerns?

What Will My Body Lift Recovery Be Like?

Body lift recovery requires one to two weeks if done in stages. A total body lift requires a significant amount of additional rest and recovery time.

You will be provided with a specific recovery plan that takes all of your surgical techniques into account. It is important to rest during your recovery and not push yourself too soon. Failure to follow this could result in a prolonged healing period with post-surgical complications.

Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at any time during your recovery.

Is Body Lift Surgery Painful?

Body lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and you will feel no pain during the surgery itself. Because body lift surgery is extensive, it is expected to develop discomfort and pain in the days and weeks following your procedure. The extent of this will depend on whether you staggered your procedures or had the surgeries performed simultaneously.

Your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to ease any discomfort.

Will My Body Lift Leave Scars?

Your body lift requires incisions; therefore, the surgery will result in scars. The placement and extent of this scarring will depend on the types of surgical techniques being performed in your body lift and the amount of skin removed. The board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life do everything they can to make these incisions as hidden and concealable as possible.

All scars fade with time and can be lessened with scar-fading treatments. Please be sure to keep your healing incisions out of the sun, as this can darken their pigment.

What Does Body Lift Surgery Cost in New York?

Because a body lift is personalized to your needs, the cost of your surgery varies significantly. Our expert team at New Look New Life will provide you with an accurate cost estimate once your surgical plan has been determined. This price will include all the techniques combined as well as anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and follow-up visits.

We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your thigh lift in New York.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini is a New York cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinksy-Bellini give our office a call today at one of our two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Body Lift Surgery?

When will I see my body lift results?

Whether performed as a total procedure or staged in sections, body lift results are immediate and significant. As with most cosmetic procedures, your enhanced body will continue to improve throughout the healing process.

How should I prepare for my body lift?

Body lift surgery is an invasive procedure performed under general anesthesia. Therefore, it is important to quit smoking, reduce alcohol intake, and temporarily stop blood-thinning medication use (such as NSAIDs, aspirin, and ibuprofen). Also, patients undergoing body lifts after weight loss should have reached and maintained a stable weight.

Please speak with your prescribing doctor to be sure it is safe for you to pause medication use. 

Because body lift surgery requires downtime, it helps to arrange for help during your recovery. This includes scheduling time off work and your required activities, arranging for childcare, stocking up on healthy meals, and setting up a comfortable recovery zone.

What are the risks associated with body lift surgery?

Body lift surgery is very safe when performed by the experienced cosmetic surgery team at New Look New Life. Unfortunately, there is no way to eliminate surgical risk.

These risks may include:

  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

Proper adherence to recovery guidelines is important to prevent wound separation or the need for additional wound care. Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call their surgeon’s cell phone immediately.

Are there alternatives to a body lift?

During your initial consultation, we listen to your body goals and present you with a range of cosmetic procedures that might be right for you. We will give you a thorough understanding of your options that might include liposuction, Lunchtime Lipo, tummy tuck surgery, thigh lift surgery, arm lift surgery, breast reduction surgery, facelift and neck lift surgery, or other body and facial procedures.

Are my body lift results permanent?

Body lifts yield drastic skin reduction results that are long lasting. As the body naturally ages, some skin elasticity will be lost. However, maintaining a consistent weight will preserve your body lift results indefinitely. This can be done by following a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Additional pregnancies can negate the quality of results, and it is usually recommended to wait on the surgery until you are finished having children.

Ready to schedule your body lift surgery consultation?

We would love to discuss your options and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call at (646) 559-2854 to schedule a private body lift surgery consultation. New Look New Life has two New York locations (Manhattan and Westchester).