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Body Lift

Body Lift in Manhattan, NYC
Have you lost a significant amount of weight but find yourself left with saggy, droopy skin? Over time, weight gain and loss can cause your body to look disproportionate. A body lift, performed by board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. is the ideal way to get back your body shape.

What Is a Body Lift?
A body lift involves the removal of excess skin and tightening of the skin to reshape the body and get rid of sagging or drooping caused by significant weight loss. A body lift is often performed on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and hips. After significant weight loss, the loose skin can hang around the body like an apron or a thick belt. A body lift corrects this issue while giving you a more proportionate form.

Benefits of a Body Lift
A body lift can have a remarkable transformation and impact on the way you see yourself, including the following benefits:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Greater body image awareness and positive reception
  • Better self-confidence

Body Lift Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

How Is a Body Lift Performed?
Body lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that can take several hours. You will be put under general anesthesia during the surgery. The incision location depends on the amount and location of the excess skin you need to be removed. If Dr. Swift is performing a complete lower body lift, he will make a circumferential, belt-like incision above the outer thighs and buttocks. He will remove excess skin and reshape the tissue before tightening the remaining skin and stitching it into place.

If Dr. Swift is performing an upper body lift, he will make an incision around the bra-line area of the back. He will remove fat from the upper back and narrow the waist. Then he will remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin under the breasts or over the lower rib cage.

Dr. Swift can incorporate abdominoplasty into the body lift procedure to contour and tighten the abdomen.

Preparing for a Body Lift
Dr. Swift will consult with you one on one to determine your goals and reasons for having a body lift. Ideally, you should be near or close to a stable weight (as any weight gained after the procedure will be evident) and in good physical and emotional health. Having reasonable, realistic expectations for the results of your body lift is crucial to fully enjoying the results. Dr. Swift will walk you through the steps of your own individual plan and provide you with pre-operative and post-operative guidelines to make your surgery a success.

Body Lift Recovery
Dr. Swift will encourage you to start walking as soon as you can after surgery, but it’s best to avoid strenuous exercise for about a month. Dr. Swift may put you in a compression garment to help support your new curves and contours.

Is a Body Lift Right for Me?
The best candidates for body lift surgery in Manhattan are those who have lost a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery or more traditional diet and exercise and who have maintained their weight loss goals. Dr. Swift will discuss your specific reasons for wanting a body lift, as well as what you can expect as a result.

How Much Does a Body Lift Cost?
Costs for your body lift treatment will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Swift will perform a detailed examination of the area(s) to be treated by the body lift so you can show off your toned new body with confidence! He values each patient and understands that each person has their own unique needs and goals for surgery, which is why he provides an individualized plan to help you better understand pre-operative and post-operative procedures that will help speed healing and make your body lift a complete success.

Whether you’ve lost weight for cosmetic or health reasons (or both), a body lift can help restore your natural shape and help you show off all that weight loss! Be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation.

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