Body

Heredity, environment, lifestyle, age, pregnancy and significant weight loss can all result in sagging, excess skin or localized fat deposits that don’t respond to diet or exercise. While “tummy tucks” and liposuction are two of the best known procedures, restoring a firmer and more attractive lower body can also be achieved with a lower body lift that treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and outer thighs in one procedure. Arm lifts and thigh lifts, typically performed on an outpatient basis, reshape and contour the extremities for a more toned and proportioned appearance.

NYC Plastic Surgeon ReviewsDr. Monaco is just amazing - she is by far the best doctor I have ever seen. Not only is she one of the best in her field, but she also always takes the time to give careful and honest advice. She really goes above and beyond!

V.J.
Brooklyn, NY

NYC Plastic Surgeon ReviewsAfter I lost over 125 pounds I turned to Dr JoAn Monaco to help me with the next part of my transformation. In a staged procedure I had a breast lift, thigh lift and abdominoplasty. To say that I am thrilled with the results would be an understatement. Dr Monaco is a true artist as well as a compassionate and caring surgeon. Her preoperative consultation was thorough and honest. She discussed exactly what she would be able to do for me and what I could expect after surgery. Dr Monaco and her entire office staff were wonderful. She was available to me and my husband, both before and after surgery, to answer any questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr JoAn Monaco. For me, she was the perfect surgeon to guide me through my body contouring journey.

Linda R.
Manhattan, NY

  • Mommy Makeover

    Mommy Makeovers

    A Mommy Makeover is a individualized plan for women looking to restore their health and beauty after starting a family.  Custom plans fit every schedule and body type and can include procedures such as tummy tucks, beast lifts, thigh lifts, and body sculpting with liposuction.  Many mothers experience excess fat, sagging or deflated breasts, abdominal muscle separation - all of which can be easily addressed with minimal pain and recovery time.  A Mommy Makeover is a well deserved solution for moms who have experienced these body changes from pregnancy.  This is a popular procedure that helps bring back that feeling of wellbeing and confidence in the beautiful female form.  

    To learn more about  what your custom Mommy Makeover plan would include, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.

  • Thigh Lift Plastic Surgery NYC

    Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)

    A thigh lift procedure lifts and removes excess skin of the thigh to restore a youthful appearing leg and thigh.  This surgery is meant to reshape the thigh by reducing excess skin and, in some cases, fat to provide a smooth appearance and a better-proportioned contour of the thigh and lower body.  It is sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction depending on a patient’s needs and anatomy.  Incision patterns vary and are primarily limited to the groin viagrasstore.net.  Patient’s who have had massive weight loss often times require an incision that is longer sometimes extending down toward the knee along the inner portion of the thigh but this is often a welcome trade off for removal of excess skin than can interfere with wearing slacks and some activities of daily living.  This surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis.

    To learn more about thigh lift surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.

  • Arm Lift Brachioplasty Manhattan

    Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

    An arm lift procedure reshapes the under portion of the upper arm or the area between the shoulder and the elbow.  This surgery is meant to recontour the skin and sagging appearance of the upper arm that can occur with aging or weight fluctuations.  A brachioplasty procedure results in a more toned and proportioned appearance of the arm but it does leave a scar, as all surgeries do.  Incisions may be limited to the mid arm or may extend from the arm onto the armpit area http://viagraindian.com/products/cialis/.  This surgery is performed on an outpatient basis.  Patients typically will wear a support garment in the perioperative period to help remove excess fluid within the arm that occurs after surgery.  This garment can be hidden easily under clothing and can be removed for daily showering.

    To learn more about arm lift (brachioplasty) surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.

  • Liposuction NYC

    Liposuction

    Despite diet control, weight loss and exercise, many individuals have a body that is disproportionate in one or more areas due to localized fat deposits.  These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of fitness.  Alternatively, post-pregnancy, despite returning to a pre-pregancy weight, women may have one or two problem areas around the abdomen or flanks that are not due to excess skin.  Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body and improves overall body contour and proportion.  Second to breast augmentation, liposuction is the second most common cosmetic surgery that was performed last year with more than 300,000 surgeries performed according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  There are various techniques and equipment for liposuction and each surgery is individualized for a patient’s needs.  Liposuction can be performed on the neck, chest, abdomen, back, arms and legs to name a few potential problem areas for individuals.  It can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures depending on a patient’s reasonable surgical goals.   Depending on the volume of fat to be removed and the other procedures that may be performed at the same time, liposuction may be performed on an outpatient basis but may also require overnight hospitalization.

    To learn more about liposuction surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.

    NYC Plastic Surgeon ReviewsDr. Monaco is an amazing plastic surgeon.  She is honest, thoughtful, caring and extremely talented.  Dr. Monaco performed a tummy tuck on me in September 2011 and I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the results.  Dr. Monaco gave me my confidence back.  You cannot put a price tag on that!

    Momma M.
    East Meadow, NY 

  • Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgery NYC

    Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) and Circumferential Body Lift

    Excess skin from massive weight loss, pregnancy, genetics and aging are some of the reasons that patients seek consultation for circumferential body lifting.  Tissue and skin sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and back requires surgical correction that removes this excess skin in order to restore a firmer, more-youthful body contour.  This surgery can also improve the appearance of dimpled skin and irregular body contours.  This is not a procedure that is designed to remove excess fat.  A lower body lift is geared towards patients who have laxity in the abdominal area that extends around the sides to the lower back area.  Incisions are designed for an individual’s body habitus and are traditionally circumferential.  This procedure typically treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs (outer thighs) in one procedure.  This surgery typically requires a one to two night hospital stay.

    To learn more about lower body lift (circumferential body lift) surgery, contact our NY plastic surgery offices.

  • Brazilian Lift

    Brazilian Lift (Buttocks Augmentation)

    Weight gain or loss, aging, pregnancy and genetics can have an adverse affect on the appearance of  well contoured and well proportioned buttocks.  The Brazilian Buttocks Lift or Augmentation has become very popular in the past few years and is a procedure which uses a patient's own fat to increase the size and round the contour of a patient's buttocks.  Having shapelier and well proportioned buttocks completes a patients overall feeling of balance for the body.  The procedure involves removing fat from unwanted areas of the body such as the hips, back, lower abdomen or love handle area with liposuction.  This fat is then prepared and injected into the buttocks to improve the contour and shape of a small or flat or sagging derriere.  This procedure has the added bonus of liposuction to an area of the body that needs it.

  • Abdominoplasty Surgery NYC

    Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

    The abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” procedure recontours the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and tissue and, if necessary, tightening the abdominal muscles that may have lost their tightness from weight fluctuations or pregnancy.  This procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction to the “love handles” area to help restore a pre-pregnancy waistline which often is not possible with a tummy tuck procedure by itself.  Some patients need only a procedure limited to the skin below the belly button.  Other patients may not require abdominal muscle tightening.

    Some patients who have had massive weight loss may have excessive skin that is referred to as a pannus or “apron” of skin.  Such a pannus can interferes with normal activities of daily living, making exercise difficult and hygiene may even become a problem.  These patients require a “panniculectomy” procedure.  

    A bikini line incision can conceal the abdominoplasty scar underneath a bikini bottom.  Dr Monaco also specializes in the “high lateral tension abdominoplasty” for appropriate candidates.  An abdominoplasty is most commonly performed on an outpatient basis.
     
  • Fat Transfers and Fat Grafting

    Fat Transfers and Fat Grafting

    Fat grafting has become one of the hottest areas of plastic surgery over the past few years.  Using unwanted fat from various areas of the body such as the hips, back, lower abdomen or love handles to fill an area that needs improved contour such as the face, breast or buttocks is very commonly performed across the world.  Harvested fat and stem cells are injected into the face or body to plump an unwanted wrinkle or change the contour of a thin lip or to help lift a sagging face.  There are many uses for fat grafting depending on a patient's goals and needs.  It can be performed by itself under local anesthesia or in combination with another surgery under general anesthesia.