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When dieting and exercise aren’t enough to bring your desired curves to fruition, body contouring surgery can be a dynamic way to refine your physique based on your individual goals. Patients who have undergone the body sculpting procedures at our NYC practice often remark that their results are not only physically transformative but also psychologically rewarding, encouraging them to live the life they’ve always wanted.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon who completed additional fellowship training to specialize in aesthetic surgery, Dr. Ira Savetsky’s goal is to help you look and feel your best with the high standards of safety, care, and service that every patient deserves. The treatment options offered at our aesthetic center can accomplish many different objectives, such as achieving a sleeker and slimmer body contour, restoring the integrity of supportive structures that have loosened with age, and improving a patient’s mobility by eliminating excess skin, among other goals.


If a hanging or protruding abdomen persists despite living a healthy lifestyle, your concerns may be caused by some combination of redundant skin and stretched musculature rather than excess weight. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is an exceedingly popular procedure designed to tighten the skin and underlying muscles to achieve a more toned and taut abdomen. A tummy tuck can smooth the abdominal contour as well as remove loose, excess skin from the midsection left behind after pregnancy or weight loss.

The procedure is typically performed using an incision placed on the lower pelvis, through which Dr. Savetsky can repair separated musculature in the upper and lower abdomen and eliminate hanging skin. Isolated fat may also be removed to further smooth and slim the midsection depending on your treatment plan. Abdominoplasty typically takes two to three hours to perform and utilizes general anesthesia.

After a recovery period of approximately one to two weeks, the outcome of surgery can be very transformative, often vastly improving the abdominal profile, correcting abdominal laxity, and potentially reducing chafing and irritation caused by excess skin.

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Mommy Makeover

After the stresses of pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women notice changes in their body that may be impossible to reverse with natural solutions like exercise and healthy living. These physical transformations can range from increased skin laxity and drooping to depleted breast volume and the accumulation of stubborn fat. A Mommy Makeover is a powerful treatment plan consisting of multiple procedures custom-tailored to correct your unique areas of concern, or to simply restore your pre-pregnancy figure.

A typical Mommy Makeover often includes some combination of breast surgery and body contouring procedures, although your treatment plan is completely personalized to your desires. In general, a breast lift/augmentation and a tummy tuck are most frequently incorporated into a Mommy Makeover to both repair abdominal musculature weakened by pregnancy and to rejuvenate the breast contours. Your treatment plan can be completed in one procedure or throughout multiple stages depending on your wishes and the procedural options chosen. Dr. Savetsky will be able to walk you through the entire process during your consultation. Recovery times for a Mommy Makeover vary, but less invasive procedures like liposuction normally have faster healing periods than more extensive surgeries, such as abdominoplasty.

One of the most satisfying procedures is restoring a woman’s body after pregnancy. It’s a miracle to bring life into this world and it is my pleasure to help a woman feel her best after!

Dr. Ira Savetsky


Liposuction is considered the gold standard of effective, long-lasting, and targeted fat removal. As a procedure safely and successfully performed for decades, liposuction can be an excellent technique to reduce exercise-resistant pockets of fat around the body and produce a more contoured look in the area(s) of treatment. Popular sites for liposuction include the abdomen, upper arms, inner thighs, hips, neck, underarms, and lower back, among virtually any other region of the body affected by isolated fat. The procedure also offers the benefits of only requiring small, inconspicuous incisions and a relatively speedy recovery period when compared to other procedures.

Using a long, narrow surgical tube called a cannula, Dr. Savetsky performs liposuction by gently dislodging and extracting excess fat in the targeted treatment sites. This is completed using suction-based techniques and the tumescent approach, which administers medications into the area prior to extraction to minimize bleeding, bruising, swelling, and post-operative discomfort. After the fat is removed, the skin and supportive structures should conform around your new body contour, resulting in a sleeker and more sculpted appearance that appears naturally attained. The liposuction procedure generally takes 30 to 45 minutes per area, and downtime usually only lasts two to three days.

“Dr. Savetsky performed a tummy tuck with lipo and muscle repair on me 8 months ago. I absolutely love my results and my body for the first time ever. What an amazingly talented surgeon!!! I tell everyone he works miracles. His after care is just as great. Even months out he has reached out to me personally to check on my healing and progress. His bedside manner, love and care for his patients is definitely rare these days!!!”