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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 and Dr. Vega are New York cosmetic surgeons who understand 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, our team 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 and Dr. Vega customize 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 and Dr. Vega recommend 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, we pride ourselves on tailoring the safest and most effective cosmetic treatments to each individual patient. Drawing on Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega’s general surgery background, they will often recommend 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?

Our New York cosmetic surgeons are 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 a thorough consultation with you and your physician, as well as medical clearance, our 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?

If you choose to stage your body lift, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega 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 and Dr. Vega 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 your New York cosmetic surgeon will perform the body lifts at one of our 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 our cosmetic surgery team 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 or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my body lift results last?

Body lifts yield drastic skin reduction results that are long-lasting. 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, we will outline all detailed expenses.

What are 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. See what Dr. Vega’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 or Dr. Vega 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 and Dr. Elena Vega are New York cosmetic surgeons whose eye for detail and careful attention to their patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, 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 Elena Vega

Victoria Karlinksy M.D. and Elena Vega, D.O.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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