Body Lift for Men in Manhattan, NYC
Whether you’ve lost weight from a bariatric procedure or by traditional weight loss methods, you may find that your body looks sleeker and more toned—under all that skin. A body lift for men performed by board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. can help give you a more proportionate, show-off-worthy physique.
What Is a Body Lift for Men?
A body lift is cosmetic surgery designed to remove excess and saggy skin from a man’s body after a significant reduction in weight. Unlike liposuction, a body lift does not remove fat; instead it lifts and shapes excess skin so it properly contours to the body.
Benefits of a Body Lift for Men
The most reported benefit of a body lift for men is an overall improved sense of self-esteem. The excess skin left over after a significant weight loss can be a cause of embarrassment and hinder the new-found mobility that a healthy lifestyle brings. Removing and tightening the skin makes the underlying muscle tone visible, allows clothes to fit better and improves self-image.
Body Lift for Men Before and After
Although individual results vary, the majority of men who have undergone body lift surgery report a dramatic improvement in appearance and self-image. Men considering body lift surgery are encouraged to browse through Dr. Swift’s collection of before and after images to witness the dramatic difference that the removal of excess skin has on various body types.
How Is a Body Lift for Men Performed?
A body lift for men is performed by removing excess skin through a series of incisions. As the incisions are sutured closed, the remaining skin tightens over the underlying tissue. The number and length of the incisions are dependent on the areas where skin is being removed and are strategically placed to help minimize visible scarring. The exact method of body lift surgery is dependent on the man’s body type and the amount of skin to be removed.
Preparing for a Body Lift for Men
Dr. Swift will provide instructions on how to prepare for your body lift surgery which may include lab tests to ensure overall health, and the cessation of certain medications. As with any surgery, leading an overall healthy lifestyle of non-smoking, regular exercise, and proper nutrition can help to minimize the associated risks and increase your body’s ability to heal. Due to the nature of the surgery, you are encouraged to be at a relatively stable weight before becoming a candidate for a men’s body lift.
Body Lift for Men Recovery
Recovering from men’s body lift surgery will require the placement of drains under the skin to help the body expel fluid and facilitate healing. You may also expect dressings over the incision sites with specific care instructions on how to clean and properly bandage the wounds. Medication may be administered to help with pain relief, prevent infection and control swelling. During the recovery period, it is important to avoid any strenuous activity and allow your body time to heal. Dr. Swift may fit you with a compression garment to be worn while your skin heals and tightens.
Is a Body Lift for Men Right for Me?
If you are a man who is bothered by excess skin after a significant weight loss, you may be a candidate for body lift surgery. During your initial consultation, Dr. Swift will examine you to determine overall health, discuss your surgery goals, and decide what type of body lift surgery would most benefit you. Understanding the importance of patient education, Dr. Swift will review the results you may expect from body lift surgery as well as any potential risks to consider.
How Much Does a Body Lift for Men Cost?
Costs for your body lift 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 thoroughly examine the treatment area to determine the right plan for your specific needs. He understands that you may have many questions, which is why he takes the time to carefully explain the process and answer any concerns you may have.
A body lift can help give you a more toned physique and help you show off your weight loss achievements! Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation and see how much better you could look and feel!