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Body Contouring after Weight Loss

Body Contouring after major weight loss, along with other Body, Face, Breast and Nose Procedures that I perform, can help give you a renewed physical and emotional self-confidence.The most important first step is for us to have a consultation to discuss your concerns, needs, expectations and to answer ALL of your questions.  Having a mutual understanding is valuable for your success since your well being is my main concern.  – Brian D. Cohen, M.D.

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During recent decades, plastic surgery has increased in popularity as talented surgeons like Dr. Brian D. Cohen have broadened its scope and perfected its results. Body contouring, involving the surgical removal of excess skin and fat and the smoothing of body surfaces, has provided a great many individuals with increased self-confidence and improved body images. If you are considering body contouring in the New York metropolitan area or in Nassau County, Dr. Brian Cohen, an outstanding plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan and Great Neck, is available for consultation. Why not contact him and take this important step towards positive life change?

Why Dr. Brian D. Cohen Is a Wise Choice

Examine Dr. Cohen’s website and you will see for yourself how impressive his credentials are and how highly his patients regard him. He has a well-earned reputation for kindness as well as surgical prowess, and his photo gallery provides undeniable evidence of his artistic talent. If you’re looking for a consummate professional in the field of body contouring, Brian Cohen is the plastic surgeon to choose. 

Reasons for Body Contouring

There are several reasons people become disenchanted with changes of their body contours, including:

  • Major weight loss
  • Aftermath of one or more pregnancies
  • Aging, during which skin loses elasticity and sags

Whatever the reason you are seeking the smooth, sculpted results of body contouring, you will be delighted with the results that will make your body look firmer, more supple, and younger. 

Whether you have lost weight due to lifestyle changes, bariatric surgery, after pregnancy, or simply because of increased age, your sagging skin or localized regions of extra fat may be making you feel that your body doesn’t fit properly. If this is the case, body contouring may be life-changing remedy that restores your sense of wholeness, comfort, and youthful allure.

Types of Body Contouring

Depending on your circumstances, you may be seeking correction of one or more areas of your body. Dr. Brian Cohen routinely performs the following types of body contouring:

  • Arm lifts (brachioplasties) to correct sagging of the upper arms
  • Breast lifts to correct sagging, flattened breasts
  • Facelifts to correct sagging of the jowls and neck
  • Lower body lifts to correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs
  • Tummy tucks (abdominoplasties) to remove excess skin that hangs over the belly
  • Panniculectomies to remove excess skin from the lower abdominal region

How Body Contouring is Successfully Performed

The most important element of successful body contouring is having a skilled, experienced surgeon like Dr. Brian D. Cohen. In many cases, there may be more than one region of the body to be operated on or Dr. Cohen may decide that for optimal results he should divide the process into stages. In such circumstances, he may perform more than one procedure.

Body contouring, usually performed under general anesthesia, may require an overnight stay in the hospital, depending on how extensive the surgery is. Two basic techniques are employed in body contouring: [1] surgical excision and [2] liposuction. 

Excision requires a somewhat larger incision than does liposuction. Through this opening, the surgeon removes layers of excess skin. Liposuction, on the other hand,  involves a tiny incision through which a small tube (cannula) is inserted to break up fatty tissue and suction it out. There are several types of liposuction (tumescent, super-wet, ultrasound-assisted, and laser-assisted). Dr. Cohen will determine which will be most helpful in your particular case.

What makes a good candidate?

Although body contouring procedures are quite safe, there are certain preconditions that make body contouring more risky and/or less likely to lead to a successful outcome. In order to seriously consider body contouring as an option, you should:

  • Be in generally good health
  • Have no medical conditions that increase your surgical risk
  • Have no medical conditions that will be worsened by this surgery
  • Be able to tolerate anesthesia
  • Not be planning to undergo a major weight loss in the future
  • Not be considering future pregnancies
  • Not smoking or abusing alcohol or drugs
  • Realistic in terms of your postsurgical expectations 
  • Committed to living a healthy lifestyle going forward

During your initial consultation, Dr. Cohen will ask you some questions to help him determine whether you are a good candidate for body contouring, and he will answer all your questions concerning the procedure and its aftermath. 

Benefits of Body Contouring

Assuming that you and Dr. Cohen agree that body contouring is appropriate and will be beneficial, you have many positive results to look forward to, including:

  • Noticeably better physical appearance
  • Increased ability to fit into the clothing of your choice
  • Increased comfort in social and intimate situations
  • Lack of self-consciousness during physical activity

All of these benefits make you more likely to maintain your proper weight and to exercise with greater physical and emotional ease. By redefining your physical self, body contouring will make you more determined than ever to remain committed to a healthy lifestyle.

Contact Dr. Cohen To Discuss Your Options

Dr. Brian D. Cohen is not only distinguished in the field of body contouring. He is a dedicated physician who takes his Hippocratic oath very seriously. You can trust him to evaluate your situation from all angles and to guide you in the right direction. Once you meet him, you will know you have come to the right place.

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