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Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. The best candidates are in good physical condition with pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’t responded well to diet and exercise. Abdominoplasty can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy, although results from the procedure will diminish if they continue to bear children.The procedure takes approximately two to five hours and can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with a sedative. Recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months, but with a balanced diet and regular exercise results are long-lasting. Abdominoplasty will likely leave a permanent scar stretching between the hips, although it should be low enough for even a bikini to conceal it.

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Liposuction

One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms that have not responded to diet and exercise. Local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used and the procedure can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the amount of fat being removed.There are several different methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, including tumescent liposuction, the super-wet technique, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), or Cool Touch Laser liposuction with skin tightening. In all types a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible; a cannula (small tube) then breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.Cool Lipo New Technology for an Old Age Problem As we grow older our skin begins to show signs of the sun, lifestyle and aging. The face and neck are exposed to the sun more than any other part of the body; therefore they both tend to age more quickly. As these aging effects begin to appear we look for topical formulas and non-invasive treatments to help reduce future aging plus improve current appearance. Many prefer not to undergo extensive surgical face and neck lifts due to expense and risk. Additionally, these procedures require a lengthy time for the face and neck to heal, not always an option for people with limited recovery time.

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Arm Lift

Brachioplasty, or as it is more commonly known – arm lift, refers to the cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in which there is a reduction of skin and excess tissue in the upper arm region. Brachioplasty (arm lift) at Dr. Schwartz’s Woodbury Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery office is very effective, especially when it comes to improving the appearance of people who have lost weight and still have excess skin in this area.

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Thigh Lift

Many women on Long Island dread the appearance of fat, dimpled thighs. They would like to visit Jones Beach or the Hamptons without having to worry about exposing their thighs in a bikini. For many women, the rest of their body may be in great shape, but their thighs are a trouble spot. A thigh lift (thighplasty) cosmetic surgical procedure performed by Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Peter L. Schwartz can significantly reduce excess skin and fat in the thigh and knee area. The results will be a slim, defined body that looks great in jeans, skirts, shorts and bikinis.

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Body Lift

A well-toned body with smooth contours is not easy to come by. In order to have a well-toned body, people must practice eating healthy along with an exercise program. However, no matter how healthy the diet or how much exercise a person does it is not possible to achieve desired results. Diet and exercise alone cannot always correct loose, sagging skin or uneven contours. There are many factors that contribute to poor tissue elasticity. Sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms are all the results of aging, sun damage, pregnancy, fluctuations in body weight and genetic factors.

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Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss

After major weight loss, individuals may experience skin that is loose or sagging and body contours may be irregular. Dieting and exercise cannot correct this condition. Under these circumstances, body contouring is the only path towards achieving the fit and healthy body image that you desire.

For individuals who have undergone dramatic weight loss that has resulted in excess sagging skin, surgical body contouring may be right for you. In general, body contouring following major weight loss reduces excess fat and skin that has developed in various areas of the body. The result of body contouring surgery is a smoother, more appealing body contour. Body contouring after major weight loss can further improve an individual’s body image and self-confidence.

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Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a customized plan designed to meet a mother's unique aesthetic needs. Whether you had a child recently or several years ago, a mommy makeover can help you achieve the results you desire. Dr. Schwartz will work with you during a one-on-one consultation to understand your needs and goals, then design a treatment plan to address them. When you combine two or more procedures into a mommy makeover, you can enjoy substantial cost savings in terms of surgical fees like the cost of anesthesia. Mommy makeovers often include tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, and a variety of other treatments to help return your body to pre-baby form.

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