Our advanced NYC body lift techniques can shape and tone the underlying tissue that helps keep your skin and fat layer firm and more youthful looking. A body lift can improve and in some cases even eliminate cellulite at our office located in NYC and Long Island.

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At NYBG Plastic Surgery, our skilled and experienced physicians are among the best at body lifts in Long Island and surrounding areas. They also understand the aesthetics that go into your transformation. It’s not just a matter of procedure. Our professional team understands your concerns. We’ve done this many times! We can take you through all your options and help you make an informed decision based on your body and personal goals.

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Before & After Body Lift in Long Island

What is a Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift in Westchester, NY, also known as the Belt Lipectomy, is a procedure that makes possible a major transformation of the mid and lower body areas. While it removes excess skin and sagging fat around the abdomen area, including hips, groin, outer thighs, and buttocks, a body lift is not a resistive fat removal process. Depending on the elasticity of your skin, a body lift in combination with liposuction can produce optimum results. Your best choices for improving the shape and tone of your body depend on your skin’s elasticity, where the fat deposits are located, and the results you desire.

What is an Upper Body Lift?

An upper body lift is needed whenever a massive weight loss patient presents with a "dropped out" lateral inframammary crease.

It is a combination of a Brachioplasty, upper-back resection, and breast reconstruction. The operation is designed to reverse the particular deformity a patient presents with.

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The Best Body Lift Candidates

For the best and longest lasting results, Long Island lower body lift candidates should be committed to a healthy non-smoking lifestyle that includes good nutrition and exercise. They should be positive in spirit and understand what a body lift procedure can accomplish for them. Ideally, they should be healthy without pre-existing medical conditions that could complicate the surgery or extend healing time. A body lift is intended to last for many years. How you take care of yourself and your health is a big factor in your success.

Patient Reviews

Dr. Small and Jen are amazing! I had my lower body lift and am amazed at how incredible it looks. His staff is knowledgeable and compassionate. Have referred family and friends. Truly the best plastic surgeon on the east coast.

Dr. Small and his team are absolutely brilliant and amazing. I had a lower body lift on Oct 27th 2020. The recovery has been a lot easier than I would have expected and Dr. Small and his team were there to help me with whatever questions I had. Everyone is very caring and has your best interest. I’m forever grateful for Dr. Small and his team.

Dr. Small is simply amazing! I had tummy tuck and lower body lift and was amazed everyday by my results. He takes his time with his patients and explains everything. He cares about his patients and wants them to have the best results.

Dr Small was excellent. I had a great experience and he was very informative. I highly recommend Dr Small. He is very efficient and extremely well versed on his practice. Also his staff is very professional and helpful.

What an amazing plastic surgeon. From the consultation to his work. I had a lower body lift, arm lift, and breast lift with fat transfer and could not be happier. Dr. Small, Jennifer, and the staff are so warm, welcoming, and have great bedside manners. I would recommend them a million times.

Is a Body Lift Right for Me? 

If you’re experiencing significant sagging skin, fat, and tissue looseness, a body lift may be right for you. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health
  • Have no serious medical concerns or blood clotting issues
  • Are at or near their ideal body weight
  • Do not smoke
  • Are committed to a healthy diet and regular exercise to maintain results
  • Have realistic goals and expectations for what this procedure can achieve
  • Have loose, hanging skin after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Would like to tighten and sculpt their body
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What Does A Body Lift Involve?

One of our surgeons will evaluate the pattern of incisions and advanced techniques required to properly perform your body lift in Long Island. The procedure best suited to your needs will depend upon several factors, including which areas of your body need to be addressed as well as other cosmetic considerations. The general procedure includes:


Either intravenous or general anesthesia depending on your doctor’s recommendation.


Incision patterns (mostly outlining the bikini region) are made that will best tighten the abdomen, groin, waist, thigh, and buttocks. This enables the removal of excess skin and fat so that underlying tissues can be tightened and better supported.


Closing the incisions with advanced techniques and deep support sutures within the foundational tissue bring about an almost immediate and significant improvement in your contours.

Although you may see quick results after your surgery, your fully developed shape can take one or two years to achieve. A body lift resets your skin, fat layer, and underlying tissue for optimum aesthetic growth into the firmer and trimer profile you’ve wanted.

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During recovery following your lower body lift in Long Island, dressings are applied and changed as you heal. In some cases, tiny thin tubes may be placed just under the skin for drainage purposes. Your plastic surgeon and support staff will remain in close contact with you and give you specific instructions and guidance regarding caring for your healing process and ways to avoid complications and maintain your general health.

As every patient has specific needs, the time in which bandages can be removed can vary. The important thing to remember is that the care you take during your brief recovery can pay you back many times over with the final result. Some scars will remain but the overall results should minimize their effect. Body lift results are often relatively permanent.

Body Lift vs Body Contouring–Which Procedure is Right for me?

Body contouring is designed to tighten, tone, and firm the physique. This procedure typically addresses loose skin or stubborn fat deposits that remain on various areas of the body after significant weight loss. Candidates for this procedure are dealing with excess, sagging skin and stubborn fat pockets and are looking to firm and tone the body.

A body lift is a more significant surgical procedure that produces a major transformation of the mid and lower body areas, removing excess skin and sagging fat around significant areas of the body, including the hips, groin, outer thighs, and abdominal area, and buttocks. A body lift is not necessarily designed to remove fat the way body contouring can, but it can be combined with liposuction to achieve more significant results. Candidates for this procedure have significant loose, hanging skin and would like to lift and sculpt their body.

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Nybg Plastic Surgery: Professionalism And Aesthetics You Can Trust

We know the emotions and uncertainties our patients go through while researching how plastic surgery may help improve their bodies. Finding the right doctor and team and knowing who to trust is difficult. Listening to the opinions and experiences of friends, and family and reading testimonials. It can be daunting!

Our practice is built around not only our surgical skills and advanced techniques but also your comprehensive care. From the first consultation, we will ease your doubts and give you the information you need to make the best choices. Our compassionate support team has seen it all and knows exactly how to best serve you at every step of the way. One of our leading sources of new clients comes from heartfelt recommendations and referrals. We believe that speaks for itself.

Contact us for a consultation today.

Kevin Small Md Publications (Body Lift)

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