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 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:
- Love handles
- Muffin top
- Beneath the buttocks
- Above the knee
- Back fat
- Gynecomastia (male breasts)
- Double Chin
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.
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.
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.
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.
Focus on the Tummy
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 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.
Gotham Plastic Surgery offers our exclusive procedure, BodyBanking®, a safe and effective technique that enhances specific areas of the body while reducing others. Since our doctors tailor BodyBanking to the patient’s needs and goals, the technique produces excellent results for any patient.
Liposuction to the Next Level
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. Our doctors have 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
Our proprietary BodyBanking® procedure creates transformative results for our 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
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.
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.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons take liposuction to a whole new level with a revolutionary technique that optimizes body sculpting results. Our 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 Gotham Plastic Surgery’s high-definition approach to body contouring, giving our 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. We use 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. We perform liposuction on an outpatient basis at the JCAHO-accredited office-based surgery facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York. The procedure involves injecting saline solution into the fatty donor sites to enable a more fluid collection of fat. Then, through a small incision, we insert 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
The selective fat transfer process follows the liposuction procedure. Our 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. We transfer 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 we tailor 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
We use selective fat transfer to enhance the following areas:
- Gluteal Muscles
Body Banking vs. Traditional Liposuction
Traditional 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. We improve 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
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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. Our doctors lead the new wave of techniques in the rapidly advancing field of men’s aesthetics.
The Male Trend
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 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.
Our plastic surgeons perform 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. We may administer local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or an epidural.
We make very small incisions in the treatment area, through which a narrow, blunt-tipped tube known as a cannula is inserted. We 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 – We first inject 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 we remove it through the cannula.
We also performs high-definition liposuction: an innovative approach that uses more precise methods to create more chiseled contours. The technique not only allows us 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 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.
We use 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. We can perform body banking on its own or with the addition of silicone implants.
Implants for Everyone
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:
These implants are long-lasting and provide men a permanent change to their physiques.
The Torso Tuck for a Full Lift
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. Our 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, we make 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, we may add some body banking to further sculpt the body.
What No Man Wants to Talk About: Gynecomastia Treatments
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, we 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.
We have 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. We 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
Our board-certified plastic surgeons 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.
You look forward to winter every year because of winter holidays, winter vacations, and a light winter workload. It’s the perfect time for cosmetic surgery.
If you’ve been considering plastic surgery, but think your busy schedule won’t allow it, think again. Both the wanted and unwanted changes that harsh weather brings make it easier for you to transform your look in time for spring. At Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City, our expert surgeon Dr. Philip Miller breaks down how you can turn the plunging temperature to your advantage:
Keeping your face covered from the cold
Winter winds force you to protect your face with a scarf that reaches to the top of your nose, a beanie that covers your brows, and wind-blocking shades. In other words, you’re wearing the perfect disguise to hide your facelift, blepharoplasty, or rhinoplasty bandages while checking out the shops along the High Line. To completely rejuvenate your look, add in a neck lift, too. To learn more about cosmetic surgery procedures visit healthfinder.gov
There’s barely any sun
Gray, mushy days may dampen your mood but they also make it easier to avoid the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. After laser skin resurfacing, or any facial plastic surgery, protecting your skin is paramount. It’s easier to stay out of the sun when you’re already limiting your time outdoors to mad dashes from your office to a cab. But don’t forget: you need to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 no matter how gloomy it looks outside.
You’ll look like you had a really, really great vacation
When you come back from winter break with a fresh new look at a company picnic next spring, no one will guess your secret. At Gotham Plastic Surgery, we pride themselves on results that make you look dramatically better and yet perfectly natural. You won’t look like you spent your holidays recovering from plastic surgery, you’ll look like you spent them at an exclusive spa on a private Caribbean island, doing intense cleanses, Qigong, and tantric meditations.
Schedule a consultation at our Manhattan, New York office
Turn the gloom of winter to your advantage by getting the look you want for spring. Schedule a consultation today.