Body Lift in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island
Losing a large amount of weight is the achievement of your lifetime, but you may not be happy with how your body looks. Loose skin folds over your contours, and excess fat appears as random bulges on your abdomen, thighs, back and other areas. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, recommends body lift surgery to help with these problems and give men and women in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island the bodies they imagined when they started their weight loss journeys.
What is a Body Lift?
Being obese or significantly overweight changes many aspects of your body. Not only do you carry excess fat, but your skin is also being stretched beyond its ability to bounce back once you shed the pounds. After you lose the weight, you may not like what you see in the mirror. Lax skin hangs down in folds and creases. You even still have fat that you simply cannot eliminate no matter how much you diet and exercise. If this is your experience after massive weight loss, know that you are not alone. These are common after effects of being overweight. The good news is that Dr. Baldenhofer knows how to repair these problems with body lift surgery.
Body lifts are combinations of cosmetic surgeries that address the problems that are unique to your body. Dr. Baldenhofer may recommend:
What is a Thigh Lift?
Thigh lift surgery removes excess skin and fat from your inner and outer thighs. Depending on your anatomy, a thigh lift may help you achieve a thigh gap.
How Do I Get a Thigh Gap?
Thigh gaps have been discussed recently as a desirable anatomical feature. The term applies primarily to women. A thigh gap is the space between your upper legs when you stand with your feet together. Dr. Baldenhofer cautions women who attempt to achieve a thigh gap. Several factors determine if you can achieve a thigh gap, such as hip size and body style.
What are the Benefits of a Body Lift?
Removing excess fat and skin from the body after losing a significant amount of weight has strong emotional benefits, but it also provides medical benefits. The skin folds trap moisture and bacteria, which may lead to infection. Patients with large amounts of sagging skin may also experience chafing because their clothing does not fit well.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?
Being near your ideal weight is important before you have body lift surgery. Dr. Baldenhofer advises his patients to postpone their procedures until they keep their weight steady for at least one year. This reduces the chance of needing follow-up surgeries to address any new fat and sagging skin.
What Should I Expect from a Body Lift?
Dr. Baldenhofer performs body lift surgeries in our certified in-house surgical suite. Most complex cases may require a hospital stay. He discusses the surgical techniques for the procedure during your consultation appointment.
How Much Does a Body Lift Cost in Manhattan?
Body lift surgery is not typically covered by medical insurance. We discuss cost after your consultation with Dr. Baldenhofer. Payment is expected at the time of the procedure via cash, check, credit card or CareCredit® financing.
After losing a large amount of weight, you want to feel better about the way your body looks. Skin folds and pockets of fat that may remain keep you from feeling good about your journey to lose weight. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD, works with men and women after massive weight loss to remedy loose skin and excess fat. If you are interested in body lift procedures in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island, contact us to schedule a free personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.