Dr. Brian D. Cohen, MD, one of the most accomplished plastic surgeons in the New York/Long Island area, is a master of male body contouring. For almost a decade, he has been providing men with the smooth skin surfaces they imagined when they first began their weight-loss program. To offer his patients greater convenience, he works out of offices in both Great Neck and Manhattan.

We all know that attaining and maintaining the proper weight has many advantages. What many of us are surprised to find out, however, is that losing a great deal of weight can leave us with unsightly, saggy, excess skin. If this has happened to you, you don’t have to live with the disappointment. One of Dr. Cohen’s specialties is male body contouring procedures. He has perfected techniques that will bring you closer to your own ideal masculine physique.

The Goal of Body Contouring

As our culture focuses more and more on weight loss for reasons of health and fitness as well as visual appeal, procedures like body contouring have become increasingly popular. Men who have undergone body contouring experience the pleasure of feeling comfortable in their own skin. This sense of completion after successful weight loss provides them with the positive body image they’ve been seeking, giving them a feeling of empowerment. 

Let’s face it — looking in the mirror and seeing a remarkably improved image is exhilarating. The amazing thing is that with a talented plastic surgeon like Dr. Cohen, this is not just fantasy. Your body can actually be reconfigured to fit your better, healthier self.

Why Dr. Brian D. Cohen Is a Wise Choice for Male Body Contouring

If you do your research, you will find that Dr. Cohen has a well-earned reputation for excellence. Backed by outstanding credentials and a track record of surgical success, he is respected and admired by his colleagues as well as his patients. More than that, he is known for his compassion and communication skills. When you come to Brian D. Cohen, MD, you are coming to one of the very best body contouring specialists in the greater New York area.

Why Men Seek Body Contouring

In the majority of cases men have body contouring because:

  • They have lost significant weight due to diet and exercise
  • They have gynecomastia (excessive tissue on the breast region)
  • They have had bariatric surgery
  • They want to tighten certain areas of sagging skin (such as upper arms)
  • Their skin has lost elasticity due to aging

Fortunately, whatever the reason you wish your body were smoother or more supple, body contouring can help. Men who have been through body contouring with Dr. Cohen report an increased sense of wholeness, comfort, and well-being.

Types of Body Contouring for Men

Since each individual man has a unique shape, Dr. Cohen will tailor his body contouring procedure specifically to meet your needs. Depending on your circumstances, he may be performing one or more of the following kinds of body contouring: 

  • Arm lift (brachioplasty) to correct sagging upper arms
  • Facelift to correct sagging jowls and neck
  • Lower body lift to correct sagging abdomen, buttocks, and/or thighs
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess skin that hangs over the belly
  • Panniculectomies to remove the “apron” of excess skin from the lower abdominal region

No matter which type of body contouring you have, it will certainly enhance your appearance.

What does the procedure involve?

There are two basic techniques employed in body contouring: surgical excision and liposuction. During excision, which requires a somewhat larger incision than liposuction, Dr. Cohen removes layers of excess skin. During liposuction, on the other hand, Dr. Cohen makes only a tiny incision through which a small tube (cannula) is inserted to break up fatty tissue and suction it out. There are several types of liposuction — tumescent, super-wet, ultrasound-assisted, and laser-assisted. Dr. Cohen will determine which is best suited to your particular case.

Most of the time, body contouring is performed under general anesthesia and, depending on how extensive the surgery is, may require an overnight stay in the hospital. 

Are you a good candidate for male body contouring?

While body contouring procedures are very safe, any surgical procedure carries risks and body contouring is not right for everyone. In order to be a strong candidate for body contouring, you are at lowest risk of complications if you:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Do not have a medical condition that might increase your risk
  • Tolerate anesthesia well
  • Do not smoke or abuse alcohol or drugs
  • Have realistic expectations of the outcome
  • Are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your weight loss

During your initial consultation with Dr. Cohen, you will get a chance to ask him any and all questions you have about the procedure in your particular case, and he will present you with your best options. He wants  to form a relationship with you based on mutual understanding and trust and will only recommend body contouring if he feels it is right for you. 

This Procedure Has Many Benefits

As with all surgeries, the most significant variable is the surgeon. When you choose Dr. Brian D. Cohen, you have chosen wisely. He is an experienced and thoughtful craftsman who will strategize the type of procedure he will perform with great care. If he will be targeting more than one area of your body, he may decide to perform separate procedures. Whatever decisions he makes, you can be sure they will be best for your comfort and safety, designed to produce optimal results.

When you undergo body contouring you can look forward to:

  • Noticeably improved physical appearance
  • Increased ability to fit into the clothing of your choice
  • Increased comfort in social and intimate situations
  • Lack of self-consciousness during physical activity

In addition, the sense of self-esteem these benefits provide will likely make it easier to commit to maintaining a healthier lifestyle, including eating a healthy diet and following a program of regular exercise.

Contact Brian D. Cohen, MD and Rediscover Your Best Self

Body contouring is a revitalizing process that will provide you with a renewed sense of energy. Few methods can effectively restore your body image and self-confidence so quickly and easily. Contact our office today to get started.