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Body Contouring After Weight Loss
If you have undergone bariatric surgery, dieted and exercised aggressively, or given birth, you probably understand that there is one more step after taking off the pounds. Although you look and feel like a new person, you are probably left with loose, saggy, excess skin that is unable to conform to your new shape.
After undergoing such a major transformation, living with this problem can leave you feeling disappointed and dissatisfied. Many men and women in the Tarrytown, Goshen, and Tri-State areas trust the New York Group for Plastic Surgery to help them reach their final self-improvement goals. With over 27 years in the area, our team of New York plastic surgeons has extensive cosmetic surgery training and experience, and we are dedicated to providing a personal approach to patient care.
Skilled Plastic Surgery You Can Trust
Our surgeons help their patients achieve a refreshed appearance and renewed self image. See how you can get started today.
Are you ready to learn more? Request a consultation online with the New York Group for Plastic Surgery. You can also schedule a consultation by phone. Call our Tarrytown office toll-free at 800-433-7410 or 914-366-6139, or call our Goshen office in Orange County, New York at 845-294-2018. We have offices conveniently located in Westchester and Orange Counties.
Body Contouring Plastic Surgery Procedures in New York
Although body contouring plastic surgery cannot give you a perfect body, it can further refine the improvements you've already achieved after losing so much weight. Our New York surgeons will help you devise a personalized set of plastic surgery procedures, which often includes:
- Body lift to tighten loose skin and tissue on the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, and outer thighs for a smoother, more compact shape
- Arm lift to smooth and tighten the skin of the upper arms through incisions along the back of the arms from elbow to armpit
- Thigh lift to shape and tighten skin and tissue of the groin and inner thigh
- Liposuction to improve remaining, isolated fat deposits from areas like your arms, chin, thighs, or hips
- Tummy tuck to sculpt your waistline and flatten your abdomen
- Breast surgery procedures, including breast reduction and breast lift to enhance breast shape
- Facial surgery procedures, such as facelift and neck lift to help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed facial appearance
Many post-weight loss patients require multiple combined procedures, which must be scheduled from several weeks to a few months apart to allow adequate healing and recovery time. While results differ from person to person, be sure to review our gallery of before-and-after photos to see the changes body contouring has made for some of our actual post-weight loss patients.
At your confidential consultation, your surgeon will make sure to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and give you all the information you need to make educated decisions about your body contouring surgery. Together with your surgeon you can discuss:
While all cosmetic surgery involves scars, most of our New York post-weight loss patients prefer some scarring over excess, sagging skin. Your surgeon conceals incisions in areas covered by clothing whenever possible and can recommend treatments to promote healing and minimize scarring.
Your plastic surgery will be most successful if your weight has had a chance to stabilize for several months. Subsequent weight gain or loss will negatively affect your results. You will need to make a commitment to maintaining a stable weight to retain your improved appearance.
Risks of complications
Your safety is our priority at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery. It is important you answer your surgeon's questions honestly and completely when he reviews your medical history with you at your consultation.
Maintaining a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco use all will help you maintain the improvements from your procedure.
What to Expect
Post-weight loss body contouring cosmetic surgery in New York usually requires multiple procedures with many incisions; therefore, we generally require patients to recover in a hospital setting for the first few days after their procedure. Plan to have someone who can drive you home and help you out around the house once you are released.
After your surgery, treated areas will probably be sore and swollen. You will need to wear compression garments to minimize swelling and promote desired body contour. You should be ready to return to light activity, including work, after about 1 to 2 weeks, and resume more vigorous activities, including exercise, after about 3 to 6 weeks.
The improvements from body contouring plastic surgery will be immediately noticeable through your new slimmer and trimmer shape. Once recovery is complete, most patients enjoy a tighter body contour, greater comfort in clothes, and enhanced self-esteem. The New York Group for Plastic Surgery is here to help you complete this final step in your weight loss journey.
Let's Get Started
Are you ready to learn more? Request your consultation online, or give us a call at 800-433-7410 or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown), or 845-294-2018 (Goshen). At the New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we serve patients in the entire Hudson River Valley, Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Western Connecticut.