After losing a large amount of fat, you can be left with a band of sagging excess skin around your body. A belt of loose skin can hang over areas such as your abdomen, back and buttocks as a result. Men and women struggling with these sagging areas of skin may benefit from a body lift with New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcel Scheinman.
What is a Body Lift?
When you gain a large amount of weight, your skin and tissue is stretched to a point where it slowly begins to lose elasticity. Because of this, losing the body fat can leave you with the skin still draping over certain areas of the body. Skin cannot tighten up on its own once it has lost sufficient elasticity, and therefore will often require surgery to adjust to your body's slimmer size.
How Does the Body Lift Work in NY?
The body lift is an effective body contouring surgery for treating sagging skin in areas such as the:
- Lower back
- Upper arms
In order to tone and refine your body's contours, New York plastic surgeon Dr. Scheinman will make a circumferential incision just below the line where your underwear would sit. Removing this apron of excess skin, he can then work to reshape underlying muscle and tissue for a tighter toning of your body. Dr. Scheinman then pulls the skin tight to achieve a natural looking firmness and then closes your surgical incisions.
Dr. Scheinman will provide you with a special compression garment after your surgery to help with healing and to minimize swelling. Surgical drains may be required to control the buildup of fluids beneath the skin.
New York Body Lift Results and Recovery
You will be provided with detailed care instructions after your surgery to help make your recovery as easy as possible. It will take some time before you are able to return to work and normal activity, so it is a good idea to have the house clean and tidy before you have your surgery, stock up on your favorite shows or movies to watch, and have family with you in case you need help. You should feel well enough to go back to work after about 2-3 weeks.
Any bruising and swelling will continue to heal over time. You will quickly notice the changes in your body—a tighter, younger looking shape.
NYC Body Lift Surgery
For more information about body lift surgery in New York or to schedule your consultation to speak with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marcel Scheinman. Service areas include: New York, Valley Stream, Oceanside, Freeport, Rockville Centre, Garden City, Hicksville, Lynbrook, Glen Cove, New Rochelle, Hempstead, Long Beach, Manhasset, Woodmere, Elmont, Cedarhurst, Hewlet, Inwood, Lawrence an Rego Park New York.