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Body Lift

Body Contouring After Weight Loss in NYC

Losing a large amount of weight should be an exciting and positive experience, but if you’re stuck with large amounts of excess skin afterward, it doesn’t always feel that way. Dr. Karlinsky is a New York cosmetic surgeon who understands the end goal of patients who have lost a large amount of weight—and it is not to be stuck with sagging skin. With a body lift, Dr. Karlinsky can help add the finishing touches to your newly slimmer body, providing you with well-toned and natural looking contours that complement your healthy new lifestyle.

What is a body lift?

A full body lift is a comprehensive procedure that addresses excess tissue and fat in patients who have lost extreme amounts of weight, especially those who have undergone bariatric or gastric bypass surgery. For these men and women, exercise cannot eliminate the larger amounts of excess skin that has lost its elasticity.

Dr. Karlinsky customizes each body lift procedure to the patient and their unique needs for improvements of the abdomen, buttocks, back, and thighs.

Am I a good candidate for a body lift?

Massive weight loss is an amazing accomplishment that should be rewarded with not only a healthier life, but also a more confident outlook. For many, the excess skin that remains after weight loss restricts movement, comfortable dressing and prevents complete enjoyment of the weight loss. Dr. Karlinsky recommends that patients maintain their weight loss for a minimum of six months to a year prior to choosing body lift surgery.

At New Look New Life, Dr. Karlinsky prides herself on tailoring the safest and most effective cosmetic treatments to each individual patient. Drawing on her general surgery background, she often recommends that patients undergo body lift procedures in two or more stages. Anesthesia risks are reduced, recovery is more manageable, and the cost is more effective.

How soon can I schedule my body lift?

Dr. Karlinsky is skilled in safely performing body lift procedures with the most natural and appealing results. However, the decision to have body lift surgery should not be taken lightly. Following thorough consultation with you and your physician, as well as medical clearance, Dr. Karlinsky’s staff will schedule the various phases of your body lift.

When will I see the results of my body lift?

Whether performed as a total procedure or staged in sections, body lift results are immediate and significant. As with most cosmetic procedures, your enhanced body will continue to improve throughout the healing process.

How are body lifts performed by Dr. Karlinsky?

If you choose to stage your body lift, Dr. Karlinsky will likely perform your lower body lift separate from your upper body lift. Your lower body lift will likely include a tummy tuck, thigh lifts, and a butt lift or buttocks enhancement. Your upper body lift will include a chest or breast lift, back lift, and arm lifts. Dr. Karlinksy will skillfully make as few incisions as possible, removing excess fat and skin as is suitable for your body. Her dedication to natural contouring and appropriate size reduction will give you the slender, tighter appearance you desire.  

A total body lift is a comprehensive surgical procedure performed in a hospital setting. Patients who undergo total body lift surgery will spend a few days recovering in the hospital prior to returning home to rest.

Do I have to stay overnight after my body lift?

For patients who choose to stage their body lift procedures, an overnight stay is not required as Dr. Karlinsky will perform the body lifts at one of her surgical centers in Manhattan or Brooklyn. If you choose to have a total body lift, then you will require overnight hospital stays.

How long does body lift recovery take?

Body lift recovery requires 1-2 weeks if done in stages. A total body lift requires a significant amount of additional rest and recovery time.

Does a body lift have any risks?

While Dr. Karlinsky is very experienced in body lift procedures, surgical complications could include an adverse reaction to anesthesia, blood clots, infection, or bleeding. Proper adherence to recovery guidelines is important to prevent wound separation or the need for additional wound care.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my body lift results last?

Body lifts yield drastic skin reduction results that are permanent. As the body naturally ages, some skin elasticity will be lost. However, maintaining a consistent weight will preserve your body lift results indefinitely.

How much can I expect to pay for a body lift?

Once you determine how your body lift procedures will be staged, Dr. Karlinsky will outline all detailed expenses.

What are Dr. Karlinsky’s patients saying after body lifts?

Body lift results can be life changing. See what Dr. Karlinsky’s patients are saying about her surgical expertise and their new and improved bodies.

What are the alternatives to body lifts?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Karlinsky will list your body goals and present you with a range of cosmetic procedures that might be right for you. She will give you a thorough understanding of your options that might include liposuction, Lunchtime Lipo, tummy tuck, thigh lift or arm lift, breast reduction, facelift or neck lift, or other body and facial procedures.

At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky is a New York board-certified cosmetic surgeon whose eye for detail and careful attention to her patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results she is able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.

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Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky M.D., Elena Vega, D.O. and Anna Avaliani, M.D.

Our two cosmetic surgeons are a highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments. Our internal and aesthetic medical practitioner believes in the “Whole Body Approach” combining traditional medical care, the finest non-invasive aesthetic treatments.

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