Body Contouring: Everything You Need To Know - PSNY


July 2023

Body Contouring: Everything You Need To Know

In recent years, body contouring has emerged as a transformative solution for those seeking to achieve their dream silhouette. It’s especially popular for patients who have just undergone significant weight loss, including those who were recently pregnant.

Body contouring includes a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to sculpt and enhance the body’s contours. From eliminating stubborn pockets of fat to tightening loose skin, body contouring techniques empower individuals to regain confidence and embrace their unique beauty. Keep reading to discover everything you should know about body contouring.

Understanding Body Contouring: Common Procedures

Body contouring encompasses a diverse array of surgical procedures. These procedures can address specific concerns such as stubborn fat deposits, sagging skin or areas that have lost firmness and elasticity. Here are some of the most common.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that eliminates stubborn fat deposits in various body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms and chin. It involves the removal of excess fat through suction tubes called cannulas, resulting in improved body contours and enhanced definition.

Breast lift

Weight loss can result in changes to breast shape and elasticity. A breast lift is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts. It involves removing excess skin, repositioning the breast tissue, and lifting the nipples, resulting in a more youthful and uplifted breast shape.

Buttock augmentation

Buttock augmentation enhances the shape and size of the buttocks. Dr. Marc J. Elkowitz achieves this through the use of implants or fat transfer techniques, creating a fuller and more defined buttock contour.

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat, tightens weakened muscles, and results in a flatter, firmer abdomen. This procedure is especially popular for patients who have recently undergone pregnancy and don’t plan on having children in the future.

Why Choose Body Contouring?

Body contouring procedures offer a range of benefits that go beyond just aesthetics. As advancements in the field continue to emerge, these procedures have become increasingly effective and safe, providing individuals with transformative, confidence-boosting outcomes.

Body contouring procedures can significantly improve the overall appearance and proportions of the body. Whether it’s eliminating excess fat deposits, tightening loose skin, or lifting and sculpting specific areas, these techniques help create a more balanced silhouette. By achieving better body contours, individuals often experience a boost in self-confidence and a more positive body image.

This procedure can also alleviate physical discomfort caused by excess skin or fat deposits. For people who have undergone significant weight loss or experienced changes due to aging or pregnancy, body contouring procedures can remove the excess skin that may cause discomfort or chafing.

Body Contouring: Preparation and Aftercare

When you undergo a body contouring procedure at the Plastic Surgery of New York office, Dr. Marc J. Elkowitz will provide you with detailed preoperative instructions to follow before your body contouring procedure. This may involve guidelines for medication usage, dietary adjustments, and avoiding certain substances that may interfere with the surgery or the healing process.

Following all instructions carefully post-procedure is crucial to a speedy and healthy recovery. Dr. Elkowitz will provide instructions for pain management, wound care, activity restrictions and the use of compression garments. Following these guidelines diligently will promote healing and minimize complications. Be prepared for a period of downtime, during which you may need to refrain from strenuous activities and arrange for any necessary support or assistance during your recovery.

Questions about body contouring? Our team is here to assist you! Reach out to us at 855-770-1121. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

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