Summer can be an opportune time for plastic surgery procedures. Many people take vacation time during the season, which means you will be able to take time off for recovery without raising too many eyebrows at the office. While any procedure can be performed during the summer months, there are a few we perform at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery more than others this time of year.
When bathing suit weather rolls around, some men and women realize that body that was hiding under bulky winter clothing isn’t as ready to come out of hiding as they would like. This may inspire them to consider body contouring treatments to remove those isolated areas of fat and create a smoother body profile. Fortunately, the New York Group for Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of body contouring procedures to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Liposuction is one of the least invasive and more effective methods of sculpting a smoother body contour. We offer different liposuction techniques that allow us to tailor the procedure to the unique needs of each patient. These include:
Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) – This procedure uses gentle vibration to loosen fat cells in the treatment area for easier removal. This technique leads to less trauma to surrounding skin and tissue, which means less discomfort and downtime for the patient.
SmartLipo (Laser-Assisted Liposuction or LAL) – This technique involves the use of laser energy to liquefy fat cells for easier removal. The laser energy also tightens skin in the area for a smoother result overall. This procedure may be recommended for patients with some skin laxity to ensure a better outcome from the fat removal.
We perform nearly all of our liposuction procedures on an outpatient basis, using either local or general anesthesia. Most patients return to daily activities within 3-5 days, although strenuous exercise may be restricted for up to two weeks.
Breast enhancement is another procedure patients often consider during the summer months when they realize they don’t feel as comfortable in their bathing suits as they would like. Breast enhancement may involve augmentation of small breasts using implants, or reduction for breasts that are disproportionately large and uncomfortable. Women may also opt for a lift procedure to reduce significant ptosis (sagging) and restore a more youthful body profile.
No matter which breast enhancement procedure you choose, the surgeons at the New York Group for Plastic Surgery will walk you through the decision-making process to choose the implants or surgical techniques that will give you the best possible results. Most breast procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Patients are usually back to their regular schedules within two weeks.
If you are not looking forward to the summer season due to concerns about your appearance, New York Group for Plastic Surgery can help. We offer a wide range of body contouring and breast enhancement procedures to help you get the curves you want while removing the excess bulges you don’t. To learn more about body contouring options or other procedures we offer, contact the New York Group for Plastic Surgery at 888-591-4845 (New York City) or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown).