What You Need to Know About Body Contouring at Home

Body image is a topic that affects almost everyone to some degree. The way you feel about your body may affect not only your self-esteem, but also the way you behave, the goals you set for yourself, and the choices you make. 

Body contouring procedures are designed to enhance those problem areas of the body that can impact your appearance and your self-confidence. Home contouring solutions are becoming more popular due to their lower cost and perceived convenience. While some home contouring methods may provide slight modifications, professional treatments are nearly always safer and more effective options.  

Options for Body Contouring at Home 

There are different body contouring machines and tools available for home use. The Enshey 8-in-1 Anti-Aging Beauty machine claims to dissolve fat and tighten loose skin using radiofrequency energy.  An integrated cooling tube is supposed to make the device safer for home use. Another home contouring device is the SIXPAD Absfit 2, which uses electrical muscle stimulation technology to produce a tighter, toned abdomen.  

These tools and others like them may be effective in the short-term with the correct application. If you want to see significant, long-lasting results, professional body contouring treatments are much better options. When board-certified experienced plastic surgeons and their staff perform contouring procedures, you can rest assured your treatments will be both safe and effective. 

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Is body contouring at home safe? 

When used as directed, some devices can be safe for home application. However, the fact that the device will be operated by someone without experience or expertise can greatly increase the risk for user error. Even when these devices are used correctly, they will never be as effective as a professional treatment. 

For example, home body contouring devices that use cryolipolysis – the same technology found in CoolSculpting® can lead to potentially dangerous side effects when not operated correctly. Professional CoolSculpting treatments use a sophisticated device with controlled cooling to protect the skin and body while destroying fat cells. 

When a delicate procedure like this is performed with less advanced technology, the result may be skin or tissue damage. If the cryolipolysis potency is reduced to ensure the device is safe, it will likely be highly ineffective.  

Another issue with home treatments is that while the price may look attractive compared to professional treatments, that number can be deceiving. Consider the fact that you might not get the results you want. You may end up turning to a board-certified plastic surgeon to fix or enhance the results of your initial efforts, spending even more money in the long run. The best value is often to work with an experienced professional from the start. 

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Professional Body Contouring Treatments  

Body contouring treatments offer customizable options for nearly any part of the body, from the neck to the ankles. The main goal of body-shaping products is to slim and refine targeted contours that do not typically respond to diet and exercise efforts. Professional body contouring treatments vary from non-invasive procedures to surgeries. When choosing a professional body contouring treatment, consider: 

  • Your budget 
  • Number of treatments you will need to achieve goals 
  • Recovery time after the procedure 
  • Whether results will meet your aesthetic goals 

Treatment Options at Gotham Plastic Surgery  

Body contouring can make the body appear slimmer or to achieve a more toned body shape. They can also be used to create fullness or definition in specific areas like the breasts or buttocks. Gotham Plastic Surgery offers different types of contouring procedures, including:

  • CoolSculpting: A non-surgical option that eliminates fat cells and fat deposits through controlled cooling. The body flushes out the treated fat cells over time, leaving behind a slimmer, toned shape. CoolSculpting is non-invasive and downtime after treatment is minimal. Patients may want to schedule more than one treatment session to achieve their full results. 
  • Liposuction: This surgical procedure removes isolated pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. To perform liposuction, we insert a tiny tube called a microcannula into the treatment area. The microcannula loosens the fat cells and gently suctions them out of the body. Liposuction does require a few days of downtime but a single treatment session is all that is needed to achieve full results.    
  • Body Banking®: Dr. Steinbrech’s proprietary procedure aimed toward men that takes liposuction to the next level. Once fat is removed, Dr. Steinbrech will place it into areas that require more definition, such as the pecs, shoulders, or biceps. This approach creates superior results, sculpting the body at the same time it slims down problem areas.   
  • Tummy Tuck: This surgical procedure removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while tightening weakened muscles. It is a good choice for patients who have lost a great deal of weight quickly and have loose skin folds as a result. It is also a preferred option for women who want to regain their pre-pregnancy body and is often a core component in the combination treatment known as a mommy makeover.  
  • Mommy Makeover: A combination of surgical contouring treatments like the breast lift and tummy tuck to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy and childbirth. The combination treatment is highly customizable so women can get just the correction they want in the areas they need it most. .  
  • Lifts: Neck lifts, facelifts, and body lifts are contouring treatments that address excess, loose skin at the same time they remove or reposition fat to create the smoothest, most natural results. Body lifts are another popular option for people who have lost weight quickly and want to remove the loose skin left behind once they reach their target weight.  

Why You Should Choose Gotham Plastic Surgery for All Your Body Contouring Needs 

Gotham Plastic Surgery offers a range of body contouring procedures to help bodies appear smoother, slimmer, and more appealing. Philip Miller, MD, FACS, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts. Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon known for his advanced training and cutting-edge techniques in body contouring. 

Gotham Plastic Surgery focuses on achieving a natural appearance using the NatraLook® process, which empowers patients to explore their aesthetic beauty and make educated choices.  

Contact us today to learn more about your body contouring treatment options. 

Is Body Contouring Permanent?

Body contouring is a way to address stubborn problem areas that don’t seem to respond to your diet and exercise efforts. There are numerous treatment options that fall under the body contouring umbrella. Whether you are looking for a non-surgical method of sculpting the abdomen or a surgical procedure that provides a full body makeover, the experts at Gotham Plastic Surgery can help you.  

Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring procedures at Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York. His proprietary body banking procedures effectively move fat from one area of the body to another to create the lean, sculpted look his patients crave. With a customized treatment plan, you can achieve your contouring goals with Dr. Steinbrech and his experienced team. 

What is Non-invasive Body Contouring?

Non-invasive body contouring is one option for reshaping the targeted areas of your body that traditional weight loss efforts may have missed. The most popular method of non-invasive body contouring is CoolSculpting. This device uses cryolipolysis (controlled cooling) to freeze and destroy fat cells, creating a slimmer, more sculpted contour in the treatment area. 

CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive, meaning the entire procedure takes place on the external surface of the skin. The device is placed over the treatment area, where it delivers targeted cooling to the fat cells located deep beneath the surface. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than other cells, the fat is destroyed without damaging surrounding skin and tissue. 

The body flushes out the treated fat cells over time, so you will see the slimming effect occur gradually. Most patients start to see positive results within a couple of months, with full improvement occurring by six months post-treatment. Once the results are evident, they are permanent since the fat cells are eliminated. However, if you gain weight after your procedure, this could impact your overall contour and necessitate additional treatments in the future to maintain your slimmer appearance. 

Our medical aesthetician, Jill Badalamente, performs all of our CoolSculpting procedures. With decades of experience in all facets of the beauty industry, she is highly qualified to provide our patients with the highest level of care and superior results. 

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Surgical Options in Body Contouring

While you can get very good results from non-invasive body contouring, you can get even more dramatic improvement with surgical treatments. Dr. Steinbrech offers a wide range of surgical body sculpting options, including:

Lifts and Tucks

Lifts and tucks are surgical procedures that remove extra fat and excess skin at the same time to produce a superior outcome. Examples of these surgical procedures are a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast lift (mastopexy), and lower body lift. Lift procedures are particularly helpful for patients who have lost a large amount of weight faster than skin can conform over the new contour. These procedures remove the extra loose skin at the same time they reposition and remove any remaining fat tissue to put the finishing touch on your weight loss efforts. 

Tummy tucks and breast lifts are also included in a popular combination treatment known as a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers are specifically designed to help women restore their pre-pregnancy bodies by addressing the areas where pregnancy and childbirth have taken their toll. Men can also enjoy a combination treatment known as a Daddy Do-Over, which also restores a youthful, masculine physique to the aging male body.

Lift and tuck procedures produce long-lasting results as long as you maintain a healthy weight after your procedure. If you notice weight gain or additional skin laxity in the future, you can consider additional treatments to touch up and maintain your positive results. 

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Liposuction

Liposuction is a less invasive surgical procedure that uses a slender tube called a microcannula to suction away small areas of fat from targeted areas of the body. The incisions used to insert the cannula are too small to leave any significant visible scarring behind and downtime after liposuction is typically just a few days. This procedure can be used on nearly any area of the body, including: 

  • Chin and neck 
  • Back and bra rolls 
  • Abdomen and waistline
  • Hips and thighs
  • Buttocks and banana rolls 
  • Calves and behind the knees
  • Upper arms

Dr. Steinbrech uses different liposuction techniques, depending on the specific needs and goals of his patients. Advanced techniques like tumescent liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction provide precise results with less trauma to surrounding skin and tissue. This means superior outcomes with less downtime for our patients. Since the fat is removed from the body, results of liposuction are also permanent. 

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Body Banking

Dr. Steinbrech invented a technique known as body banking, which takes the basic liposuction procedure to the next level. Once Dr. Steinbrech removes the fat tissue via tumescent liposuction, he can process it and place it into other areas where the patient might want additional fullness or definition. For example, Dr. Steinbrech might remove excess fat from the midsection and then use it to augment the pecs or shoulders to create a more masculine contour. 

Results from Dr. Steinbrech’s body banking procedures are both dramatic and very long-lasting. Fat that is removed does not return, and fat that is placed into other areas of the body is usually permanent. These procedures require a great deal of precision, expertise, and artistry, which is why Dr. Steinbrech is sought by patients across the country and around the globe for their body contouring procedures. 

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Does Body Sculpting Actually Work? 

Body sculpting is an extremely effective treatment option, particularly when performed by an expert like Dr. Steinbrech. These procedures remove stubborn fat from the body, creating a slimmer contour in even the most challenging areas. Many of the procedures also address skin laxity to ensure the treatment area is both slimmer and smoother. With the ability to transfer fat to other areas, Dr. Steinbrech takes body sculpting to a higher level, creating sculpting and toning not typically seen with basic body contouring techniques. 

How Long Does Body Contouring Last?

Because these procedures remove excess fat and skin from the body, the results are considered permanent in most cases. However, if you gain weight after your treatment, it is possible this can alter your improvement, however. If this occurs, patients often have the option of undergoing additional procedures to restore their results and maintain their body contour. Of course, it is easier to go into your body contouring procedure with a plan for maintaining your results so you don’t need to pursue additional procedures in the future.

Tips for Maintaining Your Body Contouring Results

After your body sculpting procedure, there are several things you can do to help you maintain your new body. 

Drink Enough Water

Our bodies need water to stay hydrated and optimally perform. Drinking plenty of water also helps keep you full so that you do not overeat. Try drinking a glass of cold water before every meal for better portion control.

Eat Good Fats

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are considered the good fats, while saturated and trans fats are the fats you want to limit in your daily diet. Examples of good fats include avocados, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish like salmon.

Try High-Intensity Interval Training Workouts

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts offer positive results in less time. Benefits of HIIT workouts include additional calorie burning, a higher metabolic rate, and increased muscle building.

Try Metabolism Boosters

Science has proven that specific foods and drinks can help boost your metabolism. Although you will not lose weight overnight, it is a good idea to include them in your regular diet. These foods include green tea, spicy foods like cayenne pepper, and high-protein foods like cottage cheese.

Get Enough Sleep

Most people require 8-10 hours of sleep every night to maintain a healthy weight. Sufficient sleep ensures you have enough energy to keep up with a regular workout program. It also balances hormones in your body that can lead to weight gain when levels fluctuate.

Body contouring procedures offer a vast array of benefits for men and women. If you are interested in improving those problem areas, contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, NY, today to learn more.

How to Smooth Out Your Stomach After Liposuction

Body contouring procedures like liposuction have become increasingly popular in the past few years and are now an integral part of the aesthetic practice for men and women. Body contouring is the practice of reshaping and contouring the body to address areas of stubborn fat and other concerns. These treatments pick up where diet and exercise don’t have the desired effect, to create the beach-ready body you want.

Liposuction is a fat-removing procedure that can help patients achieve an appealing body shape. Unfortunately, some patients find that the procedure can also leave behind lumps that don’t give the smooth, contoured shape they were hoping for. This common side effect is preventable with proper aftercare, and patients can experience that beautifully contoured body.

What to Expect After Liposuction

Liposuction is the process of removing isolated pockets of fat from nearly any area of the body. Your doctor will insert a microcannula into the treatment area, which loosens the fat cells and gently suctions them away. Some liposuction techniques use ultrasound, radiofrequency, or laser energy to melt the fat first for easier elimination. While it is a less invasive surgery than other body contouring procedures, it does involve a recovery process. Common side effects might include:

  • Lumpy skin
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Redness around incisions

The first week after liposuction is critical for proper recovery. Patients should expect to rest and follow all post-operative instructions very carefully. A compression garment is typically worn for the first week or longer after the procedure. 

Most patients return to work and other activities within one week, but strenuous exercise is not recommended for at least three weeks. Understanding the process and expectations can help patients better prepare for the procedure and appropriate aftercare.

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Why do lumps occur?

Lumps and bumps are common side effects after a liposuction procedure. The procedure is performed with a cannula which creates tunnels under the skin to suction out excess fat. After the procedure, these tunnels can fill with fluid, leading to a lumpy-looking exterior. Lumps can also occur due to:

  • Localized accumulation of blood, known as a hematoma
  • Residual fat deposits

Will lumps go away on their own?

Yes, lumps and bumps are normal after liposuction and will usually go away on their own. Lumps can feel hard for several weeks after a procedure, but eventually, they dissipate, and the skin returns to normal. Patients will start to see significant improvement in lumps three to four weeks after the procedure when the swelling has significantly subsided and the skin has fully conformed over the new contour. Patients can also follow simple aftercare instructions at home to help prevent lumps and encourage the skin to return to normal faster.

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How to Massage Lumps after Liposuction

Typically, lumps do not last forever and will dissipate on their own over time. Some home remedies like massages can help improve the appearance of lumps or prevent them from forming. A massage can also:

  • Decrease recovery time
  • Reduce swelling
  • Minimize the risk of scar tissue formation

Massaging the skin using manual lymphatic drainage therapy can help improve lumps. This type of massage uses light pressure and delicate pumping movements to push fluid from the treatment area toward lymph nodes. After liposuction, the lymphatic system is not working at 100% and cannot always correctly drain fluid, leading to swelling, pain, and lumps. Lymphatic drainage massages can help kickstart the process to reduce those side effects.

The Importance of Compression Garments after Liposuction

Lumps and bumps are normal and common after liposuction and cannot always be prevented, even with proper aftercare. Compression garments are essential to encourage the skin to conform smoothly over the new contour. These garments also promote healthy blood flow to reduce:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Fluid
  • Lumps

A compression garment should be worn day and night for 1-2 weeks after a liposuction procedure. After that, we recommend continuing to wear it at night for at least two more weeks. The compression helps reduce swelling and helps your body absorb excess fluid from the procedure. This added pressure from the garment can also reduce lumps because fluid is properly flushed out of the body. Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech work with patients to ensure the healing process is working and that lumps are going away at an appropriate rate and not causing concern.

Schedule a Liposuction Procedure in New York Today

Gotham Plastic Surgery is an innovative and experienced practice in the heart of Manhattan that offers liposuction to help patients feel empowered, natural, and confident. The practice is led by Philip Miller, MD, FACS, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in liposuction and transformative body contouring procedures. Gotham Plastic Surgery focuses on achieving natural results with the NatraLook® process, which creates a supportive environment to boost aesthetic confidence by enhancing appearances. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about liposuction or any of our body contouring procedures.

How Much Weight Can You Lose with Liposuction?

Stubborn body fat can be difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise alone, and hard-to-tone body areas can lower your self-confidence. If diet and exercise aren’t targeting the places you want, liposuction may be an option for you. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes isolated areas of fat to shape the body.

Gotham Plastic Surgery is an innovative, confidential, and accredited facility led by board-certified plastic surgeons Philip Miller, MD, FACS, and Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS. Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech offer a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures in Manhattan, including liposuction and other body contouring solutions.

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

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Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure and is not intended to help patients lose weight. However, it does remove excess fat, which helps patients lose inches, and can sculpt the body to make it more aesthetically appealing. Liposuction is ideal for removing fat that has not responded to diet and exercise. It can be used on the following treatment areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Waist

While liposuction does not result in weight loss, it does create a slimmer, smoother, and more contoured body shape. Small incisions are made in the target area where a narrow tube is inserted and manipulated by a surgeon to distribute and suction out fat cells. Liposuction reduces the fat cells in the treatment area, and over time, the skin molds to the new contours to create a slimmer body shape.

On average, 10 lbs. of fat is removed from the body during a liposuction procedure, but that does not necessarily translate into weight loss when you step on the scale. The main goal of liposuction is to shape the body by removing inches. Many patients can lose 1-3 inches depending on the treatment area and the amount of fat removed.

How much weight can you lose with laser liposuction?

Laser liposuction is an advancement in liposuction procedures and has been around for more than 15 years. It utilizes laser energy to heat the fat, making it softer and easier to remove through suction. The laser heat stimulates collagen production to tighten the skin and create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Just like traditional liposuction, laser liposuction is not a weight-loss solution. The procedure removes fat, resulting in lost inches and a slimmer, smoother body shape. Laser liposuction is ideal for patients seeking to remove stubborn fat and target skin laxity.

Can you lose weight with liposuction and a tummy tuck?

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No—but combining two effective body shaping procedures creates dramatic results in the midsection compared to a stand-alone procedure. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that specifically targets excess fat and loose skin in the abdomen. It can also tighten abdominal muscles that typically separate during pregnancy, which is not something that crunches and situps can ever achieve. It can also be beneficial for women with loose skin from pregnancy or individuals who have lost significant weight.

While neither a tummy tuck or liposuction are weight-loss procedures, when combined, they result in better outcomes and an even slimmer body shape around the waist. This combined procedure can help patients lose 2-4 inches in the abdomen and go down 2-4 pant sizes.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

Liposuction can be a safe and effective solution for many patients that have worked hard to slim down but still have stubborn fat in isolated areas. The procedure offers many benefits, including:

  • Safe and effective
  • Permanent removal of fat cells
  • Less body fat may improve health
  • More appealing body contour
  • Elimination of fat inches

What are my other body contouring options?

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Liposuction and tummy tucks aren’t the only body contouring procedures to eliminate stubborn fat. Gotham Plastic Surgery offers a range of procedures to help patients shed unwanted fat and lose inches. Dr. Steinbrech’s proprietary procedure, BodyBanking®, is an innovative body contouring tool that removes fat and defines muscles for a sculpted, natural-looking body.

Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech also offer non-surgical body contouring with different devices, including CoolSculpting. It is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that permanently eliminates fall cells by freezing them. The body naturally absorbs the treated fat cells, leaving behind a more appealing body shape. As a non-surgical procedure, there is little to no downtime, and patients can resume regular daily activities immediately after a treatment. No anesthesia is used, and it can be completed in 30-60 minutes. CoolSculpting can be used on the following body areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Flanks

Our medical aesthetician Jill Badalamente performs all of our CoolSculpting procedures at Gotham Plastic Surgery. Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech also work closely with patients to identify their unique needs and the best procedure to achieve their goals.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation with Us Today

Gotham Plastic Surgery strives to deliver unparalleled and natural-looking results using the NatraLook® process. Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech customize treatments and empower patients to explore their unique aesthetic confidence. Whether you desire a liposuction or combination treatment, they work to ensure natural-looking results.

Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about liposuction and other body contouring procedures. 

CoolSculpting Now for a Spring Body

If you regret the overindulgences of the holiday season as swimsuit weather approaches, now’s the perfect time to do something about it. 

Gotham Plastic Surgery is midtown Manhattan’s exclusive choice for CoolSculpting. This non-surgical procedure allows you to rid yourself of fat deposits on your body’s most stubborn, diet-and-exercise-resistant areas. Gotham’s expert aesthetician, Jill Badalamente, can help you get ready to hit the beach or pool with confidence. 

The Cool Solution

coolsculpting new york results CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, a non-surgical treatment performed in a doctor’s office using cold temperatures to eliminate fat cells from your body. This technique has been used in Europe for years and has also gained popularity in the United States with men and women alike. 

CoolSculpting has been featured on television shows such as The Doctors and Good Morning America. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has named CoolSculpting one of their “10 Anti-Aging Technologies to Watch.”  

The device used during your CoolSculpting procedure delivers freezing temperatures through your skin to the body’s fat cells. Using this technique, the fat cells are essentially crystallized and gradually die, resulting in fat reduction over time. The dead fat cells are naturally metabolized and eliminated by your body’s natural metabolic processes. Since fat freezes at a higher temperature than other cells, the surrounding skin and tissue are not affected by the treatment.

This procedure is ideal for people seeking to remove localized fat deposits without surgery or other invasive methods. CoolSculpting can be used on any body area that has proven resistant to your weight loss efforts.

After treatment, patients typically see initial results within four weeks and can expect to achieve their desired body contour within three months.

Your Problem Areas – Solved

Because of our specialized attachments, CoolSculpting can effectively treat and eliminate stubborn fat anywhere it has settled on the body, including:

  • liposuction body contouring diagram in new york Abdomen
  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Muffin top
  • Flanks
  • Beneath the buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Above the knee
  • Back fat
  • Arms
  • Gynecomastia (male breasts)
  • Double Chin 
  • Neck

The Natural Approach

The fat cells in the treatment area are frozen immediately during the CoolSculpting procedure. However, results gradually appear several weeks to a few months following the procedure. Changes occur over time as your body naturally absorbs the crystallized fat cells.

Although only one treatment per area is all that is needed in many cases, patients often choose to have CoolSculpting performed on additional body areas after seeing the incredible results! They can also have a second treatment on any area where they wish to reduce fat even more. 

Unless you choose to tell people about your CoolSculpting procedure, no one will suspect you’ve had anything done. They’ll simply assume your fabulous results are the product of your enviable willpower and your diet and workout regimen.

Nonsurgical – No Downtime

CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive procedure with minimal risk and no required downtime. The most common side effects are numbness, tingling, and minor bruising in the targeted area. These effects are temporary and will resolve within a few weeks.

CoolSculpting Alternatives

The CoolSculpting procedure is ideal for individuals who are mostly satisfied with their current body shape but would like to see improvement in specific stubborn areas.  

breast augmentation before and after Suppose you want to achieve significant fat loss results. In that case, you can do no better than working with  Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS,—a nationally recognized expert in minimally invasive and surgical body sculpting procedures. Among these procedures are tummy tucks, breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, liposuction, and his proprietary BodyBanking®.

While both CoolSculpting and liposuction eliminate stubborn fat, the procedures are quite different. Liposuction is surgery that removes large amounts of fat and dramatically contours the body. Because liposuction is a surgical procedure, you’ll need to allow downtime for recovery afterward. 

Gynecomastia treatment and pec contouring by Dr. Steinbrech. After surgery, fullness is transferred to upper chest for a more masculine contour. While Dr. Steinbrech counts many women among his clientele, he’s a renowned, sought-after expert and innovator in procedures for men. 

If you want to take body sculpting to the next level, Dr. Steinbrech’s Body Banking® procedure—which achieves stunning results using the selective fat transfer process—is an especially popular option with his male clientele.

 Selective fat transfer involves the collection of high-quality fat during liposuction. Dr. Steinbrech then injects the harvested, purified fat beneath the patient’s skin in a series of injections using a mini cannula. The areas of the body receiving the strategically placed fat will appear more muscular and defined.

Why Gotham Plastic Surgery Should Be Your CoolSculpting Choice

By scheduling your CoolSculpting procedure now, you’ll be ready when swimsuit weather arrives. With our innovative techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, you can confidently select Gotham Plastic Surgery as your choice for non-surgical—and surgical—body sculpting procedures in Manhattan, New York.

The team at Gotham Plastic Surgery provides custom cosmetic treatment plans that include a combination of minimally-invasive techniques and advanced procedures. Only Gotham Plastic Surgery offers the exclusive NatraLook™ process to help each patient achieve the Aesthetic Confidence® they desire. 

Get Summer-Ready At Our NYC Plastic Surgery Clinic

Feel confident on the beach or by the pool with CoolSculpting or our other body sculpting procedures. Contact our plastic surgery clinic today to schedule a consultation.

What’s Hot in Body Contouring: Real Housewives Spill

Featuring jaw-dropping drama and over-the-top lifestyles, The Real Housewives franchise is among the most popular in reality TV. It’s no secret that many (if not most) of the Real Housewives cast members have had plastic surgery in some form, from liposuction to breast augmentation and buttock implants. 

the real housewives logo At Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, we want to make aesthetic goals attainable for anyone—female or male. Our unique NatraLook™ approach addresses both restorative and transformative changes, producing natural-looking results that boost your aesthetic confidence by enhancing your appearance. 

Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, Gotham’s renowned, board-certified expert in body contouring procedures, achieves world-class results for female and male patients alike. 

Focus on the Tummy

New York Abdomen Liposuction Body Sculpt The tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the removal of excess fat and skin and the tightening of weakened abdominal muscles to flatten and shape a protruding abdomen and waist.

The procedure is beneficial for patients who have stretched skin and muscles due to pregnancy or considerable weight loss. Liposuction alone may be helpful for patients with only localized areas of fat and no excess skin.

Childbirth is one of the most meaningful experiences in a woman’s life. Even while enjoying motherhood, women often wish they could get their pre-pregnancy body back. After having children, women are often left with sagging breasts and enlarged areolas, less definition in the waistline, a sagging abdomen, and stretch marks. 

Cosmetic surgery can help restore youthful contours to the breasts and abdomen – often at the same time. A combination of procedures often referred to as the “mommy makeover” adds procedures like a breast lift, breast reduction, and liposuction to the tummy tuck for a dramatic result. 

Pregnancy leaves many women with stubborn fat pockets in the lower abdomen and decreased definition in the waistline. Women who’ve undergone a C-section often have an area of fat remaining above the surgical scar. In these cases, liposuction can help remove excess fat from the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and waist. Liposuction can effectively remove fat deposits after pregnancy, or anytime you discover stubborn pockets of fat, for a sleeker shape.

Breasts and Backsides

breast augmentation before and after Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States—and certainly a favorite among The Real Housewives cast. This procedure places implants into the breast for a fuller, more shapely look.

Breast augmentation can be an excellent option for women dissatisfied with their breast size or those who’ve noticed changes in their breasts from breastfeeding, weight loss, pregnancy, or the aging process. For asymmetrical breasts, this procedure can help provide a balanced look. 

Although breast augmentation will enhance the shape and size of the breasts, it can’t significantly lift drooping breasts. We frequently recommend a combination of breast augmentation and a breast lift to address this concern.

Our New York City plastic surgery clinic offers a variety of breast implant options, depending on a patient’s specific needs. Your procedure will be tailored to your particular desires and body proportions for a beautiful, natural result. Implants can be round or tear-shaped, and a variety of implant types are available.

The Brazilian butt lift has been a popular plastic surgery procedure since the early 2000s and was another favorite of The Real Housewives and other celebrities. However, the procedure has fallen out of favor in the last several years, with record lows in the number of procedures performed. 

Dr. Steinbrech offers his exclusive procedure, BodyBanking®, a safe and effective technique that enhances specific areas of the body while reducing others. Since Dr. Steinbrech tailors BodyBanking to the patient’s needs and goals, the technique produces excellent results for any patient.

Liposuction to the Next Level

liposuction before and after new york Liposuction can be ideal for body areas with stubborn fat deposits, including the abdomen, buttocks, chin, hips, knees, neck, thighs, upper arms, and waist.

Tumescent liposuction is a procedure that gently suctions out excess fat in predetermined areas using a cannula. While the procedure creates a slimmer and smoother appearance, there are limits on the effectiveness of fat removal in resculpting the body. 

Liposuction alone can’t create fuller breasts or shapelier buttocks. Dr. Steinbrech has improved on the typical liposuction procedure by adding another step that sculpts and shapes the body.

BodyBanking® involves performing liposuction in designated areas and then injecting the removed fat into other areas of the body to achieve the desired results.

After deciding to have her breast implants removed, Emily Simpson of The Real Housewives of Atlanta underwent a fat transfer procedure to add fullness to her breasts. Another cast member used a similar procedure to enhance her buttocks.  

Not Just for Housewives

male fat grafting results new york Dr. Steinbrech is an internationally recognized expert in male plastic surgery. His proprietary BodyBanking® procedure also creates transformative results for his many male patients. 

Men typically seek BodyBanking to eliminate fat from the abdomen or love handles and augment the glutes, pectorals, and biceps for a muscular, chiseled body appearance.

Your Best Choice for Body Contouring in New York City

As a cosmetic surgery innovator with a large contingent of female and male patients, Dr. Steinbrech is an expert in using the latest, most effective body sculpting techniques to create dramatic results that aesthetically flatter the female or male physique.  

Are you ready to achieve the body of your dreams or to restore your pre-pregnancy contours? Contact our New York City plastic surgery clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech.

No More ‘Dad Bod’: Liposuction Options for Men

Liposuction is an effective, popular procedure for removing unwanted fat from the face and body. Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, of Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City, is one of the nation’s most sought-after experts in men’s cosmetic surgery. His approach and techniques have been customized to the male anatomy. 

Multiple media sources — The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC & ABC — have recognized Dr. Steinbrech as one of the nation’s top plastic surgeons for men.

The Facts About Men and Liposuction

liposuction for men before and after in new york

Liposuction is currently the number one cosmetic surgery chosen by men.

The ideal male physique is typically depicted as trim and athletic, with a broad chest and shoulders, a flat abdomen, and narrow hips and waist. However, the aging process can cause fat to accumulate around the chest, waist, abdomen, lower back, and along the chin and neck.

Men often seek liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat that has proven resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can help sculpt these areas into a more youthful, leaner, athletic appearance — achieving a toned and defined look.

Liposuction is also frequently used to treat gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia to reduce excess male breast tissue.

Men vs. Women

The liposuction procedure is essentially the same for males and females, although fat deposits on the male physique often appear in different areas than on the female body.

Many of Dr. Steinbrech’s patients at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City, NY, are men. Dr. Steinbrech’s experience and innovation in cosmetic procedures for men make him uniquely qualified to help achieve your desired results.

Liposuction Options

liposuction for men before and after in new york

Popular liposuction techniques include tumescent liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Compared to traditional liposuction methods, these options offer more precise fat removal and quicker recovery times. 

During tumescent liposuction, a mixed solution of saline, lidocaine, and a small amount of adrenaline (to decrease bruising and bleeding), is injected to ease the removal of fat. 

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction involves the application of ultrasonic energy to liquefy the fat before removal.

Tumescent liposuction is the most commonly used technique, primarily when fat removed from one area will then be used to sculpt or enhance another area of the body. 

What to Expect from the Procedure

You may be given local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or an epidural. Small incisions are made in the treatment area, through which a narrow, blunt-tipped tube known as a cannula is inserted. The surgeon manipulates the cannula to disrupt the fat cells, which are then suctioned out of the body.

Liposuction typically takes between 1-3 hours, depending on the size and number of treatment areas and the amount of fat being removed. 

Expect to experience some bruising, pain, and swelling. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication for your comfort and antibiotics to help reduce the risk of infection.

Patients must wear a compression garment for several weeks following their procedure to control swelling and help support the body’s new contours. Swelling and bruising generally subside within about three weeks. 

You’ll see an immediate change in your body shape after your procedure, with continued improvements becoming visible as swelling diminishes. Most patients resume work within a few days, although strenuous activity should be avoided for 2-4 weeks.

A healthy diet and exercise regimen will help you maintain your results. 

Adding Body Banking for a Full Contouring Experience

Body banking with fat transfer to the pecs and shoulders by Dr. Steinbrech. After surgery, abdomen is more chiseled and upper body is more contoured.

The combination of a slowing metabolism and the aging process can make it challenging to achieve your ideal body through diet and exercise alone. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steinbrech offers patients at Gotham Plastic Surgery his exclusive BodyBanking® procedure. During this procedure, Dr. Steinbrech redistributes the fat to sculpt and contour other areas of the body, such as the pectoral, bicep, or gluteal areas. This innovative method of body contouring, combined with his MuscleShadowing® technique, can transform your body and help you attain your aesthetic goals. 

Is Male Liposuction Right For You?

The best candidates for liposuction have realistic expectations, are within a healthy weight range, but are bothered by stubborn fat deposits in specific body areas. Results are best on skin that has a healthy elasticity.

If you smoke, it’s strongly recommended that you quit well before your procedure to facilitate quicker healing and reduce the risk of complications.

Liposuction is not recommended if you have diabetes, a weak immune system, heart disease, or other major health problems. 

Gotham Plastic Surgery’s Exclusive NatraLook Process

Aesthetic Confidence is the sense of empowerment we feel about the way we look, dress, design, and decorate. It dovetails with confidence in our abilities, intellect, and emotions. The NatraLook Process focuses exclusively on the look component of Aesthetic Confidence. The NatraLook Process is an enriching experience through which you explore and ultimately boost your aesthetic confidence by enhancing your appearance.

Get Your Male Liposuction With the Best in NYC

Dr. Steinbrech can help male patients achieve significant physique improvements with liposuction and Body Banking. 

If you’re ready to transform your body, contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, NY, to schedule a consultation with #1 male plastic surgeon Dr. Steinbrech.

What is Body Banking?

Stress, poor lifestyle habits, and aging may lead to the reduction of muscle mass, resulting in the lack of body definition. This may also lead to fat accumulation in the waist, stomach, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and other areas. Unfortunately, age and slow metabolism can render all your diet and exercise efforts less effective. And while liposuction is a medically proven way to “slim out” certain body parts, fat removal is not always enough to achieve the more sculpted physique that most men desire. 

Described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men” and one of the nation’s most sought out experts for men’s surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech takes liposuction to a whole new level with a revolutionary technique that optimizes body sculpting results. His Body Banking® procedure combines liposuction with selective fat transfer, effectively transforming your body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse.

Body Banking Basics

Body banking is Dr. Steinbrech’s high-definition approach to body contouring, giving his patients in Manhattan, the opportunity to not only eliminate stubborn fat but also redefine and reshape their body’s contours. The cosmetic procedure involves designating specific areas for fat removal, using proper fat-purification techniques, and introducing fat to parts of the body to produce the desired results. Dr. Steinbrech uses the patient’s own body fat as tissue filler material to shape and sculpt the body and create the appearance of muscle enhancement. 

How Body Banking Gets Rid of Stubborn Fat

A body banking procedure involves the tried-and-true fat reduction technique known as liposuction. Dr. Steinbrech performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at the JCAHO-accredited office-based surgery facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, as well as his Los Angeles and Chicago plastic surgery clinics. The procedure involves Dr. Steinbrech injecting saline solution into the fatty donor sites to enable a more fluid collection of fat. Then, through a small incision, he inserts a blunt-tipped cannula under the skin until it reaches the adipose tissue (fat). Suctioning begins, and the fat collected undergoes a purification process. The incision site will then be cleaned and disinfected, and the incisions are sutured closed.

Body Contouring on a Whole New Level

body banking before and after results in NYC, NY

The selective fat transfer process follows the liposuction procedure. Dr. Steinbrech’s motto, TURN FAT TO FIT®, perfectly summarizes the technique’s main goal. While fat placement seems counterintuitive to achieving a leaner, more toned physique, there are many advantages to transferring fat when it comes to body contouring. The initial liposuction procedure accomplishes the first step of muscle enhancement – removing fat layers that obstruct the view of muscle definition. 

Selective fat transfer involves harvesting fat of the highest quality. The fat undergoes a purification process, so it can be redistributed to the recipient sites. Dr. Steinbrech transfers purified fat below the skin through a series of injections using a mini cannula. Areas where selective fat transfer is performed (e.g., shoulders and pectorals) will benefit from the strategically placed fat by achieving the appearance of muscle enhancement.

Benefits of Body Banking

Body banking provides results that cannot be achieved with liposuction alone. Only body banking can elevate the typical fat reduction technique into a more precise procedure that literally chisels and sculpts various regions of the body. Furthermore, it is a safe and effective technique. The patient’s own fat provides a safe filler material, one that the body’s immune system recognizes. This means rejection won’t be a concern. 

Additionally, fat is a naturally occurring material in the body which means it will look and feel natural to the human touch. And since Dr. Steinbrech tailors body banking to the patient’s specific needs and goals, the custom-created technique produces excellent results.

With body banking, patients are essentially benefitting from two procedures in one session. Therefore, it is a time-saving and cost-effective procedure. Body banking is relatively quick to perform too – it takes about an hour to complete and offers instant results. Additionally, the new muscular contours achieved by body banking can last for years, and may even be permanent.

Treatment Areas for Body Banking

Dr. Steinbrech uses selective fat transfer to enhance the following areas:

  • Pectorals
  • Shoulders 
  • Biceps
  • Triceps 
  • Gluteal Muscles
  • Calves

Body Banking vs. Traditional Liposuction

body banking body contouring before and after results in New York CityTraditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves gently suctioning out excess fat in predetermined areas using a cannula. While the procedure creates a slimmer and smoother appearance, there are limits on how far fat removal can go when it comes to sculpting the body. Liposuction alone can’t add shape and fullness to the legs, nor can it create gladiator abs or bigger biceps. Dr. Steinbrech improves on the standard liposuction procedure by adding an extra step that shapes, sculpts, and adds more dimension to the body. To learn more about traditional liposuction, please visit ncbi.gov.

A body banking procedure using tumescent liposuction will also take less time to perform than a traditional liposuction procedure. Most patients will only spend about an hour in the operating room for body banking. Traditional liposuction patients, on the other hand, could undergo a longer procedure, sometimes taking up to 5 hours, depending on how much tissue is being removed and the number of treatment areas. Any discomfort is minimal, and body banking offers lower downtime than most traditional liposuction procedures.

Eliminate Stubborn Fat With Body Banking From Our NYC Plastic Surgery Clinic

Dr. Steinbrech is an expert in male plastic surgery and body contouring procedures, and is leading the new waves of techniques in the field of aesthetics. Are you ready to achieve your dream physique? Contact our New York City plastic surgery clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech. 

Say Goodbye to the Dad Bod with These Procedures

Women may be known for it, but many men also care about their appearance, which motivates them to stay youthful and fit. Whether it’s keeping a competitive edge in the workplace or simply looking their best, men are beginning to embrace the benefits of cosmetic procedures, especially those that can help them achieve slimmer and more toned physiques. 

With innovative techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, Gotham Plastic Surgery is your number one choice for plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures in New York, Manhattan. Dr. Steinbrech is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring. Described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men,” Dr. Steinbrech leads the new wave of techniques in the rapidly advancing field of men’s aesthetics. 

The Male Trend

male plastic surgery treatment results in NYC A man’s physical competencies and muscle strength generally reach their peak between 20-30 years of age and then begin to change. The reduction of male hormones, combined with a diminished response to strength training, leads to a natural loss of muscle mass. Men also tend to steadily gain weight from age 30 to 55. Since men typically carry excess weight around the waist, they often develop a pot belly or love handles. 

Men’s body goals differ from women’s. Men don’t want to look thin but more toned and defined. They want to get rid of the spare tire and love handles while also achieving obliques and contours that make them look younger and stronger. And men are more willing to turn to cosmetic procedures to help make those goals a reality today. The numbers say it all. According to an ASPS report, 1.1 million men in the US underwent cosmetic procedures in 2020. Liposuction made up 22,815 of those procedures, while 18,575 men underwent breast reduction (gynecomastia).

Liposuction Options

male liposuction results in NYC, NY

Liposuction is a clinically proven method of eliminating fat cells and reducing the size of the waist, abdomen, upper arms, hips, thighs, and other areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. 

Dr. Steinbrech performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at his JCAHO-accredited plastic surgery clinic at Gotham Plastic Surgery. Depending on the size and number of treatment areas, as well as the amount of fat to be removed, liposuction may take anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete. He may administer local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or an epidural. 

Dr. Steinbrech makes very small incisions in the treatment area, through which a narrow, blunt-tipped tube known as a cannula is inserted. He will then manipulate the cannula to disrupt the fat cells which are then suctioned out. The result is a slimmer, more contoured body shape.

Advanced liposuction techniques offer several advantages over traditional liposuction, including more precise fat removal and quicker recovery times. Examples of advanced liposuction techniques include:

  • Tumescent liposuction – Dr. Steinbrech first injects a saline (salt water) solution that includes a local anesthetic called lidocaine and a small amount of adrenaline to help decrease bruising and bleeding. 
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) – Ultrasonic energy is first applied to liquefy the fat before Dr. Steinbrech removes it through the cannula.

Dr. Steinbrech also performs high-definition liposuction: an innovative approach that uses more precise methods to create more chiseled contours. The technique not only allows him to enhance abdominal muscles, but also the back, arms, calves, and thighs for a complete body transformation.

Body Banking: An Innovative Approach to Body Contouring

body contouring for men results in New York City

Dr. Steinbrech combines his high definition liposuction with a proprietary procedure known as body banking, his signature fat transfer procedure that takes body contouring to a whole new level.

Body fat makes for a source to shape and sculpt areas of the face and body. The method involves designating specific areas for fat removal, using proper fat-purification techniques, and introducing fat to parts of the body to produce the desired body contours. 

Dr. Steinbrech uses selective fat transfer to enhance areas like the pectorals, shoulders, biceps, triceps, glutes, and calves. The strategically placed fat provides the appearance of muscle enhancement, providing that coveted chiseled look. He can perform body banking on its own or with the addition of silicone implants. 

Implants for Everyone

male pec implants surgery results in NY, NY Despite dieting, exercising, and weight lifting, some men simply cannot build or define certain body parts like the chest, pectoral muscles, calves, and buttocks. In these situations, body implants can help restore balance and enhance the male body shape. Implants are made of soft but solid silicone that mimics natural tissue or muscle. When inserted, they can shape the following areas:

  • Triceps
  • Biceps
  • Pectorals
  • Deltoids
  • Hips 
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

These implants are long-lasting and provide men a permanent change to their physiques.

The Torso Tuck for a Full Lift

male torso tuck surgery results in Manhattan, NY For men who have lost a significant amount of weight rapidly, one side effect they may experience is excess flab and skin. This can make any man lose confidence, especially when wearing a swimsuit or during intimacy with a partner. Dr. Steinbrech’s torso tuck procedure can address this problem by removing loose skin to create smoother and sleeker body contours.

During the procedure at his NYC plastic surgery clinic, which is typically done under general anesthesia, Dr. Steinbrech makes incisions near the buttocks, inner thighs, or near the bottom of the stomach. Excess skin is removed and smoothed firmly over the new body contour. The incisions will be closed via sutures. In addition to removing excess skin, Dr. Steinbrech may add some body banking to further sculpt the body. 

What No Man Wants to Talk About: Gynecomastia Treatments

male breast reduction surgery results in NYC,NY Enlarged male breasts, medically referred to as gynecomastia, affects more than 60% of the male population at some stage in life. Whether caused by medications, heredity factors, hormonal imbalance, or being overweight, gynecomastia is often a sensitive topic for men.

For men who are unable to resolve gynecomastia symptoms despite initial efforts, Dr. Steinbrech in New York, Manhattan can help improve its appearance and restore a firmer, flatter male chest. There are two surgical methods for treating enlarged male breasts: liposuction surgery, which removes breast fat only, and male breast reduction surgery, which removes breast gland tissue. 

Dr. Steinbrech has developed a unique technique for breast reduction surgery using mini-incisions to remove the glandular tissue and fat without a larger incision that can leave visible scarring. Dr. Steinbrech can give patients more natural-looking results, as well as more confidence in their toned, well-contoured bodies.

Schedule a Body Contouring Treatment at our Plastic Surgery Clinic Today

Dr. Steinbrech can provide customized treatments for the skin and body. The NatraLook® Process ensures that you will undergo an enriching experience in which you achieve results that are rewarding in both physical and emotional ways. Are you ready to transform your body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse? Contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech. 

7 Myths (and Facts) About Liposuction

Since liposuction removes fat from the body, can it cure obesity? And if the fat removed can be replaced over time, does this mean improvements aren’t permanent? 

While liposuction is among the most popular and widely performed cosmetic procedures in the world, people still have various misconceptions about it that can lead to unwarranted fears and unrealistic expectations. The best way to optimize the likelihood of liposuction success is by doing your homework, including understanding what the procedure is (and isn’t) and selecting the most qualified surgeon who can give you the best possible outcome. 

before and after results from a liposuction procedure in NYC Dr. Philip Miller and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech comprise Manhattan’s first collaborative duo of a facial plastic surgeon and a general plastic surgeon who work together to create comprehensive, custom treatment plans.  By combining minimally invasive techniques with advanced technology, they can help patients achieve the best version of themselves with natural-looking results. 

With their NatraLook® approach, they can address both restorative and transformative changes by allowing their patients to work on improving their Aesthetic Confidence® and creating a unified vision for their desired results. To help patients make a more informed decision about liposuction, they are debunking its most common myths.

Myth #1: Liposuction is an Effective Weight Loss Tool

The reality is that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Rather, it is for patients who are looking for a body contouring treatment. Ideal liposuction candidates are those within 30% of the healthy weight range and have localized fat pockets in the body.

Liposuction is neither a “miracle cure” for obesity nor an “easy way out.” It is still essential that patients stick to a healthy lifestyle after liposuction, so they can achieve long-lasting results while maintaining a proportionate figure. To learn more about liposuction, please visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Myth #2: You will Need Significant Downtime After Your Liposuction Procedure

before and after results after minimal downtime from a liposuction procedure in NYC Over the years, surgeons have refined liposuction into a safer and more effective procedure. Dr. Steinbrech, one of the top plastic surgeons in New York, performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at their JCAHO-accredited office-based plastic surgery clinic at Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York. He offers many newer liposuction techniques, including ultrasound-assisted and tumescent liposuction. These generally offer several benefits over traditional liposuction including more precise fat removal and quicker recovery times. Patients will see an immediate change in their body shape after surgery, with continued improvement over time as the swelling fades. They can usually resume work within a few days, but should postpone strenuous activity for 2-4 weeks.

Myth #3: Liposuction Only Offers Temporary Results

Liposuction not only successfully removes fat from various body areas, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks, but it removes fat for good. Fat cells that are removed won’t return to the treatment area. However, fat cells will remain and can grow and expand in the same area where liposuction was performed if you do not maintain an improved lifestyle. A healthy diet along with a fitness regimen will not only preserve your results, but help enhance them too.

Myth #4: Liposuction is Only for Women

Liposuction is one of the top five most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Because liposuction is a safe and effective procedure, both men and women of any age can benefit from it. It’s not just women who have trouble getting rid of unwanted fat. In fact, liposuction is one of the most popular procedures requested by men to target excess fat pockets in areas such as their “love handles,” chest, stomach, and thighs in order to get more toned and ripped.

Myth #5: Liposuction Tightens the Skin

Liposuction only targets excess fatty tissue and not skin issues such as laxity. For instance, a double chin or heavy abdominal area that has some degree of sagging skin may become more prominent once the underlying fat is removed. For these cases, Dr. Steinbrech may recommend our BodyTite procedure in conjunction with liposuction to tighten and contour the skin and achieve optimal results.

Myth #6: All Liposuction Procedures are the Same

liposuction procedure results in NYC, NY There are several different types of liposuction procedures and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Surgeons also perform each procedure in a slightly different way. The most common procedures include:

  • Tumescent liposuction – This procedure uses liquid solution prior to fat removal that numbs the treatment area, stops bleeding, and loosens fat cells for gentler fat removal. Once the fluid is injected, tiny cannulas combined with gentle suction remove the fat.
  • Laser-assisted liposuction – This device liquefies the fat using laser energy for easier removal from the body.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) – uses high-frequency sound waves to liquefy the fat before being removed

Myth #7: All Liposuction Providers are the Same

When it comes to liposuction, it’s not just the technique or device that matters. The most important factor to consider is the surgeon performing the procedure. Only a skilled, board-certified surgeon who specializes in body contouring can have a high level of training and expertise, as well as the arsenal of tools that will help you safely achieve the results you desire.

Dr. Steinbrech is a highly-acclaimed plastic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, including liposuction. He also offers patients who come to Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York one of the most innovative body contouring methods. Dr. Steinbrech developed the BodyBanking® procedure that allows the transfer of fat from one part of the body to the other. Specifically, he uses a patient’s own body fat to augment areas like the shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, or calves. Fat is delivered via injections, enhancing muscle appearance and ultimately, sculpting the perfect physique.

Schedule A Liposuction Procedure at Our Plastic Surgery Clinic Today

If you are ready to say goodbye to stubborn, unwanted fat, Dr. Steinbrech can help you determine whether this procedure is right for your goals. Contact our plastic surgery clinic in New York, Manhattan to learn more about our body contouring procedures or to schedule a consultation.