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Body Procedures Long Island


Abdominoplasty
Body Lift
Liposuction for the Body

Body contouring is the reshaping of the body’s problem areas. Whether it’s a flatter stomach, the removal of excess skin left over from major weight loss, or more defined legs and thighs you’re after, body contouring can help to improve many of your problem areas. Dr. Harris offers some of the most advanced body contouring procedures, including:

Abdominoplasty
Some people do dozens of crunches and abdominal exercises a day and still find it impossible to lose the excess fat and skin around the midsection. Luckily, there is a solution—abdominoplasty. Also known as a “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty is a cosmetic procedure sure to give you sleeker, more defined abs.

Abdominoplasty begins with an incision made from one hip to the other, creating a skin flap. Next, the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles, which are then tightened, narrowing the waistline and flattening the midsection. The flap of skin is then folded down and excess skin is removed. Last, the flap is replaced and the incision is stitched closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours, depending on how much work is needed. Bruising and swelling (which typically subside within 10 days) are the most common side effects of this procedure.

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To learn more about this abdominoplasty, contact our practice today.

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Body Lift
The benefits of substantial weight loss are seemingly endless—improved overall health, a boost in confidence, even a better outlook on life. But, unfortunately, extreme weight loss can leave the skin stretched, sagging, and loose, especially for patients who have had bariatric surgery.

A body lift is performed to trim away excess skin and tighten remaining tissue, leaving the body taut and toned. The techniques used in body lift are very similar to those used in abdominoplasty, except that body lift is a more involved, in-depth procedure. Body lift results can be life changing.

To learn more about body lift, please contact our practice today.

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Liposuction for the Body
While sticking to a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen are the best ways to lose weight, many people just can’t seem to get rid of fat pockets and cells from problem areas. This is particularly true for the legs, buttocks, hips, stomach, arms, chin, and neck. Liposuction can make the body look more sculpted and toned, thereby increasing one’s body image and level of self-assurance. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that targets these problem areas and leaves your body more sculpted and toned.

Liposuction begins with a small incision in the area to be liposuctioned. Next, a thin, hollow tube is inserted into the incision, and fat cells, pockets, and tissues are vacuumed out and discarded. Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under anesthesia and can last two or more hours. Common side effects include temporary bruising, numbness, soreness, and burning sensations, but most of these effects will subside within a few days’ or weeks’ time. Once the area has healed, the patient should notice a firmer, tighter physique.

To learn more about liposuction, please contact our practice today.

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