Body Plastic Surgery Procedures at Wolfeld Plastic Surgery New York
A brachioplasty, also known as "Arm Lift" or "Arm Tuck," is a procedure to remove redundant flabby and sagging skin folds of the upper arms and to restore the firmness of younger arms. Arm Lift or brachioplasty allows patients to once again enjoy arms that are firm, toned, and proportionate with the rest of their body.
Upper Body Lift
An upper body lift simultaneously addresses skin laxity and sagging of the arms, axilla (armpit), side of chest, back, and breast. Dr. Wolfeld performs an upper body lift on patients who will need more than one region of their upper body addressed. Dr. Wolfeld recognizes that patients with one area of skin laxity usually have adjoining areas which are also in need of tightening and toning.
Lower Body Lift
Body lifting, sometimes referred to as a circumferential abdominoplasty, is a dramatic surgical procedure that eliminates flaccidity, drooping, and sagging of the trunk and upper legs associated with aging, post pregnancy changes, or significant weight loss. If you desire a firmer, more youthful looking body contour, with a firmer, smoother buttock, and lateral thigh and back, then a surgical body lift by Dr. Wolfeld may help achieve your goals.
Post Bariatric Surgery
Following bariatric surgery (gastric bypass surgery or lap band surgery) and the weight loss that follows, patients are left with enormous amounts of skin and soft tissue excess that needs to be tailored. Losing large amounts of weight can be the most exciting adventure of a person's life. But because the excess skin doesn't go away when the weight goes away, patients are often distressed at the excess skin that remains. The person who just lost weight feels great about him or herself, but Dr. Wolfeld understands that the sagging folds of extra skin can interfere with their excitement.
Dr. Wolfeld understands that loose and sagging skin in the area of the inner and outer thighs caused by weight loss from diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery can make some people self-conscious about their legs. They might avoid wearing shorts or bathing suits, or have a difficult time finding clothes that fit correctly. In addition to making some people feel unattractive, excess skin in the thighs can cause uncomfortable rubbing and chafing that can lead to rashes, sores and even infections. The frustrating truth is that no matter how hard you’ve worked to lose weight and get into shape, when stretched skin loses its elasticity, diet and exercise can’t eliminate that extra, hanging skin. An inner thigh lift is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper legs.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The abdominoplasty is a commonly performed surgical procedure to get rid of excess skin and fat in the tummy area (tummy tuck), and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. In patients who have had one or more pregnancies, or who have lost large amounts of weight, the skin and fat in the abdomen can become loose and flaccid. No amount of exercise will get rid of this hanging, loose skin. At the same time, because the muscles of the abdomen have been stretched, your belly can push forward from the inside, creating an unsightly bulge of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty can tighten these muscles to help create a flat, firm abdominal wall. At the same time, any excess loose, hanging skin and fat is removed.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. Dieting and exercise can slim and tone your body but there still may be some areas that are resistant to all of your hard work. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is the process of removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. The most common treatment areas include the upper outer thigh area known as “saddlebags”, the abdomen, the flanks or “love handles”. Other treatment areas include facial/neck fat, (“double chins”), hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, arms and ankles. For men, liposuction can be used to correct gynecomastia (enlarged breasts). While no method of liposuction is a substitute for good nutrition and physical exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that won’t respond to traditional weight loss methods.