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Lower Body Lift

Lower Body Lift

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New York Lower Body Lift

A circumferential body lift also referred to as a lower body lift or belt lipectomy, is a surgical procedure for patients who have excessive loose skin located around their midsection. A lower body lift is commonly performed after a patient receives weight loss surgery but may also be used for patients who lose weight naturally through a healthy diet and exercise. During the procedure, excess skin is removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and lower back. Weight loss patients may choose to undergo a lower body lift for a variety of reasons, including to:

  • Address aesthetic concerns and create a slimmer contour
  • Eliminate rashes and ulcers between folds of loose skin
  • Meet weight loss goals by removing excess skin weight
  • Increase your ability to walk and exercise
  • Improve overall self-confidence and self-esteem

Dr. Marc Everett wants you to feel comfortable in your own body. After undergoing the arduous and commendable process of shedding excess weight, a lower body lift can help finalize your weight loss journey by sculpting the physique you have worked so hard to attain.


The Procedure

The Procedure

A lower body lift is completed under general anesthesia. The procedure is a combination of abdominoplasty, thigh lift and buttocks lift and may also include liposuction for fat removal. Every patient has unique needs and desired results, so the procedural steps may not be the same for everyone.

One incision is made around the entire width of the midsection to allow skin removal from the abdomen, hips, and lower back. If necessary, liposuction may be used before making the incision to remove any excess fat located in the targeted areas. The shape of the incision will resemble the pattern of a bikini bottom, curving slightly downwards toward the pubic region and resting above the hips on the sides of the body. The incision will be placed low enough on the midsection to allow scarring to be covered up by normal clothing, including low-cut jeans and swimsuits.

During the abdominoplasty portion of the procedure, an incision will be made around the navel to free the belly button from the skin. If necessary, the abdominal wall may also be repaired to correct abdominal separation that occurred from weight gain or any previous pregnancies. Doing so will create a firmer, tighter abdomen, in addition to eliminating any discomfort resulting from muscle separation. The stomach skin is then pulled taut, and any excess skin is trimmed away. A new hole is made in the navel, and the belly button is stitched into place.

When addressing the hips, any excess flank skin will be removed. Liposuction may be used to reduce the appearance of love handles, allowing for a slimmer and more youthful contour. The effects of the tightened skin along the hips will noticeably smooth the outer thighs, providing an even shape around the midsection.

Finally, the skin along the lower back will be pulled tight to address any sagging in the buttocks. Excess skin is trimmed away before stitching the taut skin into place. The buttocks, groin, lower back, and inner thighs will become noticeably smoother, ensuring the patient’s new contours are even throughout. The buttocks may become noticeably flat after removing the excess skin, so a lower body lift is commonly paired with a Brazilian butt lift to accentuate the patient’s slimmer waist.

In additional to superficial stitches in the skin, deep sutures will be placed in the underlying tissues to anchor and support the new shape. The entire surgery may last between three and six hours, depending on the amount of skin targeted for removal and the addition of liposuction, butt augmentation, or any other secondary procedure.

Recovery & Results

A lower body lift is major surgery and will require an extensive recovery period. Patients will need to spend one to three nights in the hospital before returning home and about one week on bed rest, limiting all physical activity as much as possible. Most patients resume working in two to four weeks. Exercise and more strenuous activities can be gradually resumed four to six weeks following the procedure. Extra care during exercise will need to be taken by patients with repaired abdominal separation.

Total recovery times will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the surgery, the patient’s overall health, and the inclusion of any additional procedures. Dr. Marc Everett works extensively with their patients before and after all procedures to provide specific recovery instructions and timelines.

Common side effects include swelling, bruising, numbness, and soreness that last for several weeks. Pain medication will be prescribed to limit discomfort during the weeks immediately following surgery. Potential complications and risks of a lower body lift include unfavorable scarring, asymmetrical results, infection, seromas, and hematomas. Steps will be taken before, during, and after surgery to minimize risks and ensure a healthy recovery. Our staff is available throughout each patient’s recovery to provide professional care and advice around-the-clock.

Results will be immediately noticeable, allowing patients to enjoy their slimmer contours and better-proportioned figures right away. The swelling will distort results for the first several months but will gradually subside with the aid of compression and plenty of rest. Compression garments will need to be worn for several weeks to minimize swelling and support the underlying tissues as they settle into place. Dr. Marc Everett will provide detailed instructions and recommendations regarding compression usage to patients following their surgery to deliver optimal results.

The incision scar will take one year to heal and mature into a thin white line that encircles the midsection. Final results will develop over the first several months as swelling continues to diminish, and the incisions continue to heal.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

Can a lower body lift be combined with other procedures, like Brachioplasty or a breast lift?

Some additional treatments may be completed during a lower body lift to complement the procedure, such as Brachioplasty or liposuction. Let us know during your initial consultation if you are interested in comprehensive body rejuvenation, and we will work on developing a personal treatment plan that meets all of your goals. Combining too many extensive procedures may extend the surgery time and increase the risk of complications. We will discuss this in more detail during your consultation.

How long do results last?

Results from a lower body lift are lifelong. You can expect to enjoy your new contours and smooth skin well into the future. However, you will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle going forward to prevent weight gain that can distort your results.

How soon after weight loss surgery can I have a lower body lift?

You should plan on waiting 12 to 18 months after your weight loss surgery before undergoing a lower body lift. Weight loss is a gradual process that takes time, so make sure you have lost all of your target weight before moving forward with plastic surgery. Further weight loss after a lower body lift can lead to more excess skin and ruin your results.

How noticeable will scarring be?

Scarring is an unavoidable part of the lower body lift process. We will work with precision to place your scarring inconspicuously, allowing you to wear most forms of clothing, including swimsuits, without worrying about noticeable scarring.

How soon after surgery can I shower?

You will need to wait until your surgical bandages and drains have been removed before getting your incisions wet. Patients can typically shower around five days after surgery. You will need to wait four to six weeks before submerging your incisions in still water, including bathing and swimming, to prevent complications.

Who is a good candidate for a lower body lift?

Good candidates for a lower body lift are patients with excess skin located in the abdominal, hip, and buttocks regions. The ideal candidate would be a non-smoker who is in good health and has realistic expectations about surgery. We will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure after performing an in-person evaluation during your initial consultation.

Losing weight can completely transform the way you live your life. We want you to enjoy your new lease on life without worrying about loose skin. With a lower body lift, Dr. Marc Everett can help you restore your self-confidence and finalize your weight loss journey. To book an appointment, call us today at 212-774-7715.

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Rapid Recovery Breast Reduction In NYC

It’s time you chose the right doctor to perform your breast reduction in NYC. Achieving your ideal body image is no easy endeavor, but Dr. Marc Everett has helped thousands of women attain this goal by creating and sculpting a more attractive and proportionate breast. Dr. Everett performs the breast reduction operation more than any other, and his techniques and care strategies are designed in such a way to result in spectacular outcomes with almost no care needed after surgery and minimal downtime.


Dr. Everett's Signature Breast Reduction

“The breast is the three dimensional body structure that I enjoy building the most. The key to designing the perfect breast operation is to interpret the nuances that make your breasts different from everyone elses’, and then design the blueprint that results in the operation that will create a beautiful, high breast with longevity.”


Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help individuals relieve the physical discomfort and emotional distress that many people with large breasts may feel. This procedure can offer many benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Increased ability to exercise and be physically active
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Reduced bra strap indentations and skin irritation
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviated neck, shoulder and back pain

Is Breast Reduction
Right for You?

Dr. Everett will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure after an in-person evaluation. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You do not smoke
  • You are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts
  • Your breasts are finished developing
  • You have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure

New York City Breast Reduction In NYC

Breast reduction surgery begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Everett, who has garnered a reputation as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in NYC. As this is the procedure he performs most often, it’s also the consultation he sees the most patients for.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you and educate you about the implications of future pregnancy, ability to breastfeed, changes in nipple sensation, and more so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques may be considered, but the method you and Dr. Everett ultimately choose will depend on multiple factors, including: the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present, and your individual goals. The objectives of the breast reduction surgery are threefold.


The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett


The first objective is to remove anywhere between a third and two-thirds of your breast tissue, reducing the actual weight that neck, upper back and shoulders have to carry.


The second objective is the redistribution of the remaining breast tissue higher onto your chest wall. This changes the weight bearing dynamic and now your breasts will be seated high and pointed forward, facing your movements, instead of hanging low and away from you and working against your movements, i.e. “the pendulum effect.”


The third objective is to create two beautiful breast mounds that are nearly identical in size, shape and position. The third objective is never less important than the first two. In fact, Dr. Everett considers every single breast reduction to be a “Cosmetic Breast Reduction.” It doesn’t matter if your operation is covered by your insurance or paid for out of pocket.

Rapid Recovery

rapid recovery

New York breast reduction is easier than you would ever imagine it to be. NYC breast surgery is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Learn more about Dr. Everett’s signature breast reduction with internal bra.

Additionally, Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery. In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days.

The tensions on your neck and shoulders can disappear immediately and some patients improve their posture in weeks. You will notice results right away and will continue seeing the evolution of your breast surgery results over the next several months. Some subtle changes can continue for up to a year until your breasts are fully settled.

rapid recovery

We have patients who post on social media with the hashtags #IFeelWeightless and #LightAsAKite
—and they mean it!


See for yourself what pure transformative success looks like. Dr. Everett’s cosmetic excellence promises a rapid recovery window and minimal complications.

NYC Breast Surgery:
Reductions and Insurance


The cost of plastic surgery is something that many of our clients wonder about before they visit. Most health insurance plans do not cover elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. This means that no matter what the cost of your surgery is, you will likely need to pay out of pocket. There are some exceptions, however, and New York breast reduction surgery may be one.

In many cases, a breast reduction procedure alleviates unpleasant or painful symptoms that women experience as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. Consider the ways your breast size impacts your daily life and create a list that details how your breasts are problematic for your health and well-being. Women whose breasts are sizable enough to cause problems such as neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation or difficulty exercising may be eligible for breast reduction surgery that is partially or fully covered by their health insurance plan. It’s unlikely that your procedure will be covered if you have no symptoms and are seeking a breast reduction solely for cosmetic purposes.

If you aren’t sure whether your breasts are impacting your health, a visit with a visit to Dr. Everett or your primary care doctor for an exam can help bring any medical concerns to light.
the  procedure

The Procedure

the  procedure

Breast reduction surgery in NYC begins with a consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques can be utilized when performing breast reduction surgery. The method used for you will depend on the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present and your desired outcome.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Everett will make incisions in the designated areas. The nipple will then be adjusted to place it in a more upright and centered location. If necessary, the areola will be reduced at this point. Dr. Everett will then remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the remaining tissue, ensuring symmetry between both breasts. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the procedure.


Traditional or Anchor Incision

The traditional or anchor incision technique requires three incisions: one around the areola within the natural texture of the skin, one extending vertically from the areola to the natural crease beneath the breast and one horizontally underneath the fold of the breast. This method maximizes the amount of tissue removal possible and can treat moderate to severe sagging.


Vertical or Lollipop

The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.



The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Recovery & Results

Expect to rest for about 48 hours after your procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and discomfort that can last several hours. Some patients can return to work in one week, while others may need to wait two weeks before resuming their daily schedules. Plan to wear a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and irritate your incisions while they heal. Dr. Everett will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions so you can ensure your body receives the care it needs to heal and deliver beautiful results.

Breast Reduction Results

Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Swelling will make your breasts larger at first and they may temporarily appear asymmetrical if they heal at different rates. Final results are typically visible three to six months into recovery, although subtle changes in size can continue for up to one year. The scars will reach full maturity in about 12 to 18 months. Once your breasts have settled into their new size and shape, you can enjoy your size reduction — as well as improved self-confidence, relief from discomfort and a broader range of clothing options — well into the future.

Recovery and back to work in

4 to 5 Days

Back to exercise in

2 Weeks

Final results in

3 to 6 Months

Scars reach full maturity in

12 to 18 Months


Work with a Leading New York City Plastic Surgeon

What makes Dr. Marc Everett the best breast reduction surgeon in NYC?

It starts with his expertise and experience, as well as his compassion for every patient who walks through the doors of our office. No two women’s bodies are identical — which means breast reduction requires an artistic and detail-oriented approach in order to achieve results that are beautiful and balanced.

Dr. Everett is a thought leader of New York’s surgical community, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society’s Product Development & Market Research Committee and a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.


Breast Reduction FAQ’s

Why is it called rapid recovery breast reduction?

Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting-edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery.  In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good health, do not smoke, are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts, and whose breasts are finished developing. We can better determine if you are a good candidate after an in-person evaluation.

Which incision technique is best for me?

We will discuss this with you in detail after performing an in-person evaluation. Not every option is available to each patient. Sometimes the best method for patients may not correlate with their desires for minimal scarring, but we always emphasize placing a priority on results and improved quality of life, rather than the presence of minor scarring. We will help you make an informed incision during this part of the process so that you can be satisfied with your results.

How long before I can go swimming or take a bath?

Once your surgical bandages have been removed, you are free to shower and get your incisions wet. However, you should refrain from submerging your breasts until your incisions have fully healed. Avoid swimming or taking a bath for at least two days following surgery.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding more difficult later in life. Depending on the method used for the surgery, breastfeeding may not be an option for all patients following breast reduction. We will go over this with you more in-depth before your surgery and take every precaution necessary to both provide optimal results and retain your ability to breastfeed if possible.

How long will results last?

You can enjoy your size reduction following surgery well into the future. We only perform breast reduction after the patient’s breasts have stopped developing, so you will not need to worry about returning to your pre-surgery size. Pregnancy and weight gain can affect your results, however, since both can lead to an increase in breast size. We can discuss this in more detail during an initial consultation.

What kind of bra will I need to wear following surgery?

You should plan on wearing a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and also irritate incisions while they heal. You should refrain from purchasing new and expensive bras until most of your swelling has diminished, around two or three months into your recovery.

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Reclaim Your Life and Love Your Body Again

At Marc Everett MD, we know that breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure for women who struggle with the physical and mental weight of macromastia. We believe every woman should be able to feel comfortable and confident in her own body and we are here to assist you in reaching that goal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Everett in Manhattan or Queens — you can reach us at 212-774-7715.

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