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Get A Better Beach Body With These 7 Procedures

Jenn Fusion | June 5, 2017 | Posted in Body

beautiful woman relaxing on sandy beach aloneThe warmer weather has many of us contemplating digging that bathing suit out of storage and stretching out in the sand. Whether you’ll be staying in the Hamptons, traveling to an exotic beach on vacation or just sunbathing in the park, there are a few nip-tucks that can whip your body into shape for the summer season.

Dr. Thomas W. Loeb is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan with decades of experience in transforming area residents into sunbathing beauties. “Is the office busy this time of year? Is it ever!” he laughs. “But we can always accommodate eligible new patients who want to look better in a bikini sooner rather than later.”

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According to Dr. Loeb, top procedures in preparation for beach season include:


Areas Targeted: Abdomen, Thighs, Back, Love Handles, Butt, Chin

What To Expect: Coolsculpting uses cooling technology to freeze unwanted cells in targeted areas for up to 25% reduction in fat. Improvements can be seen in as little as 10 days, with maximum value seen within two months.

Recovery: Most people are back to work the next day, with no restrictions.


Areas Targeted: Abdomen, Butt, Thighs,

What To Expect: Under general or IV sedation, a small cannula inserted through a tiny incision breaks up unwanted fat, which is then removed through a vacuum. Liposuction works best when you’re within 10% of your ideal weight. The remaining fat can be removed, smoothed out, and re-contoured for a more attractive physique.

Recovery: You can be back to work within a week and resume light exercise in two weeks. Total recovery time is six weeks for strenuous activities. It could take 8-12 weeks for swelling to subside enough to see full results.

Tummy Tuck

Areas Targeted: Upper and Lower Abdomen

What To Expect: It’s common for patients to lose 4.5% of their original BMI a year later.

Recovery: You can return to work in two weeks, with full activity resumed at six weeks. It can take 8-12 weeks for all swelling to go down, but you should see noticeable results in about a month. Ideally, you’ll have a tummy tuck two months before you plan for the big reveal.

Breast Augmentation

Areas Targeted: Breasts

What To Expect: You’ll need to go under general anesthesia for the 2-3 hour procedure. There are many different techniques, depending on your needs, but the implant itself may involve silicone, saline, or fat transfer from elsewhere on your body. A lift is often done along with the augmentation to give you a desirable contour.

Recovery: Patients are back to work in a week and resuming full activities in six weeks. Though the final results could take up to six months to see, most people are ready to reveal their new breasts after two or three weeks.

Lower Body Lift

Areas Targeted: Butt, Abdomen, Thighs

What To Expect: A lower body lift can dramatically improve the size and contour of your derriere, flatten the abdomen, and reduce the circumference and/or tone the thighs. Most patients see about 10 pounds of fat removed.

Recovery: You can return to work in as little as 10 days, but may need to wait up to three months to feel totally comfortable and confident at the beach. Permanent results are evident in six months.

Brazilian Buttlift

Areas Targeted: Butt, Thighs, Hips, Lower Back, Flanks

What To Expect: General or twilight sedation can be used during the 2-4 hour procedure, where fat is removed from unwanted areas using tumescent liposuction, and transferred into the rump by injection. Up to 80% of the transferred fat will survive, leaving you with a perkier, plumper rear and a sexier silhouette.

Recovery: You can return to work in a week, but won’t be beach-ready until week six.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Areas Targeted: Crow’s Feet, Marionette Mouth Lines, Forehead Lines, Scars, Sun Damage, Age Spots, Liver Spots, Warts, Birthmarks, Saggy Skin

What To Expect: Laser skin resurfacing gives you a tighter, younger, smoother appearance. It can easily take five years off your appearance, and leave you feeling more radiant and confident than ever. Just be sure to pack that sunscreen in your beach bag!

Recovery: Patients take at least a week off work. The treatment area can be pink for a month. A noticeable difference is evident immediately, but full results are visible at the three-month mark, when all inflammation has cleared.

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Injection therapy like Kybella (for neck fat and double chins) or Botox (for facial wrinkles) offers super quick results for people in need of a quick summer pick-me-up. Contact Dr. Loeb directly if you have any questions about these body contouring procedures or others that may help you feel more attractive in a bathing suit.

Additional “bikini body cosmetic procedures” resources:

  1. W Magazine – How Elite New Yorkers Are Preparing Their Skin for Summer, According to Gwyneth Paltrow-Approved Dermatologist Dr. Robert Anolik,
  2. ASPS – How Liposuction Can Get You Ready for Beach Season,
  3. New Beauty – How Long Before I’m Bikini Ready?
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