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What is a body lift?

woman in a swimsuit with a perfect shape and line showing her bodyDo you have excess skin and fat left over from your killer weight loss program? Or maybe you’ve had a baby, and you just can’t seem to get rid of that last bit of fat? A body lift may be the solution for you – read on to find out more about this procedure!

Can a body lift help me?

A body lift is actually a combination of procedures that your doctor will suggest that will help you meet your own personal goals. It might be a tummy tuck, a buttock lift, and a thigh lift – you can discuss with your doctor what you are hoping to achieve with your body lift, and he or she can help you to decide exactly what your body lift will include.

A body lift may be right for you if you have hanging or drooping skin left over after you have lost a lot of weight. This may cause you to feel self-conscious and to lose confidence in yourself, even when you always wear big, fluffy sweaters that cover your body. A body lift can help with these issues, and it can also help if your hanging skin is causing rashes or chaffing and other medical problems.

If you lead a healthy lifestyle after your body lift, there is no reason why the results won’t be permanent. The other nice thing about a body lift is that, although it may combine a few procedures, these will all take place during one surgery, so there is only one recovery period needed. You will need some time to recover, though, as it is surgery. You should plan on taking time off of work and plan on having help for at least 2 weeks.

If you’ve done the hard work of losing weight (or the hard work of carrying a baby!), you shouldn’t have to live with excess skin and fat. Dr. Gary J. Price can perform a body lift to help you have the toned and contoured body you deserve to have. Call the office in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, for a body lift consultation. Call (203) 453-6635 today!

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5 Ways Plastic Surgery Can Help After Weight Loss

Cropped close up photo of shirtless sexy tempting muscular attractive man's torso, man is keeping hands on hips isolated on gray background copy-spacLosing weight isn’t easy – especially if there is a lot of it to lose. When you do lose weight, very often you have excess skin and fat that you can’t get rid of, which can make it difficult to see the results you want and deserve to see after all the work you’ve done. If you’ve dieted and exercised for years and still don’t have the body you want, Dr. Gary Price can help, with a variety of plastic surgery options. 

One or more of these procedures can help: 

  1. Mastopexy. Very often, when weight is lost, it can dramatically reduce volume in the breasts, making them look droopy. Mastopexy, also known as a “breast lift,” can restore sagging breasts and help them to look younger and firmer.
  2. Facelift. Losing a lot of weight can mean sagging skin in and around the face, jaw, and chin. A facelift can remove this and help to contour and tone the skin.
  3. Abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”). A tummy tuck can tighten and smooth the muscles and remove excess skin that remains in the stomach area after weight loss.
  4. Liposuction. This procedure can get rid of those extra bits of fat that remain in the hips, buttocks, and other areas of the body, to make you look more toned and make your body look more proportional.
  5. A body lift. A body lift can be used to attend to many areas of the body, all in one procedure, that have been affected by a lot of weight loss. It gets rid of excess skin and provides tone and contour for the abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks, and hips.

Losing weight is a big accomplishment, and it is definitely something to celebrate. However, it can be hard to really feel good about it when you look in the mirror and don’t see the body you want to see. With one of these procedures from Dr. Gary J. Price, you can finally have the body you’ve worked so hard for and deserve. Call the office in New Haven or Fairfield County, CT, at (203) 453-6635 to discuss your options today!

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3 Surgeries to Get Now That The Kids Are Back In School

In between packing lunches, going back-to-school shopping, registering your kids for school, and dropping them off on their first day, there are some things that you may want to consider doing for yourself once your kids are back in school. Now that you have a whole lot of free time on your hands, why not get some elective surgeries done that you’ve wanted to get?

Breast Augmentation

If you breastfeed your kids, then you probably lost a lot of volume in your breasts. During a breast augmentation, we will place implants under your natural breast tissue to help enhance your breasts and give you a sexier look. If your breasts have also lost elasticity, we can also perform a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation so that your breasts sit higher on your chest as they did pre-baby.


All of the stress of raising kids can make it hard for you to get rid of stubborn fat (especially around your abdomen). If you are having a hard time reaching your weight loss goals, then it may be time to get liposuction. As one of the most effective body contouring procedures, liposuction works by surgically removing unwanted fat from the body to give you a slimmer appearance.

Fillers and Botox

Although fillers and Botox don’t take much time to get done, they can be hard to take the time to do when you are chasing kids around. Botox and fillers can help correct a variety of different cosmetic issues, including a loss of volume, fine lines, and wrinkles. Depending on what your skin concerns are, we may recommend a combination of the two or we may be able to get away with just using one.

With your kids back in school, you will have some extra time to rest, recover, and recuperate after any one of these procedures. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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Mommy Makeover Vs. Liposuction

Liposuction and Mommy MakeoverHaving a slim body is something that most of us want, but that many of us don’t have. Even though eating healthily and working out regularly can help you get to an ideal weight, it doesn’t’ always do the trick. In fact, a lot of people have a hard time getting rid of the last 10-15 lbs on their own, which is why body contouring procedures like liposuction have started to gain more and more popularity. But, even though liposuction is still really popular, a new type of method has taken the industry by storm: the mommy makeover. As two different procedures that give you great options, some patients aren’t’ sure how to determine the difference between a mommy makeover and liposuction. Let’s take a closer look.


Liposuction is ideal for patients who have a little bit of stubborn fat to get rid of. During this surgical procedure, we will make small incisions in the skin, scrape off excess fat, and then suction it out with a vacuum-like device called a cannula. Whether you want to get rid of fat on your upper arms, abdomen, buttocks or thighs, liposuction gives patients real, long-lasting results.

Mommy Makeover

The unique thing about a mommy makeover is that it combines a variety of different procedures into (usually) one surgery. Typically, patients choose from liposuction, a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and breast augmentation. If you feel like you not only want to get liposuction done, but you also want to tighten the skin on your abdomen or enhance your breasts, then a  mommy makeover may be the way to go. During your mommy makeover consultation, we will discuss all of the options that you have and then create a customized surgical plan to give you the results that you want.

Whether you get liposuction or liposuction in conjunction with other surgeries as part of the mommy makeover, you really can’t go wrong. To learn more about both of these surgical options, contact our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for a Body Lift

Body Lift Guilford, CTLosing a lot of weight can make you feel like you won the lottery but noticing all of the excess skin that you have can make you feel like you’re in somebody else’s body. Rather than hiding your newly slim figure because of all of the skin that you have, why not embrace your new body and get a body lift procedure from Dr. Gary J. Price?

During this surgical procedure, Dr. Price will remove excess skin and then tighten your remaining skin so that it is more taut. But how can you tell if you are a good candidate for this type of procedure?

In order for us to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for this surgery, you will have to come into our office of ra consultation. During your initial consultation, we will go over this surgery and Dr. Price will determine whether or not you’re a good candidate based on:

  • Sagging skin in one or more areas of the body
  • Your overall health and whether or not you have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risks involved with the procedure
  • The outcome you want from surgery and whether or not your goals are realistic
  • Non-smokers
  • The desire to lead a healthy lifestyle after surgery
  • You have already lost the majority of your weight

If you are sick of feeling self-conscious about your body because of your excess skin, then it may be time to consider a surgical procedure like a body lift. To learn more about this procedure, contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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Body Lift Basics

Body Lift Surgery Guilford, CTIf you recently lost a lot of weight, congratulations! A successful weight loss journey is hard to achieve and knowing that you did all of the hard work to get there is worth celebrating. However, although the weight loss itself is an amazing accomplishment, many patients suffer from excess, hanging skin. If you have loose, baggy, or drooping skin across your body due to weight loss or other body changes, then you may be an ideal candidate for a body lift procedure from Dr. Gary J. Price.

What Is A Body Lift?

During a body lift surgery, Dr. Gary J. Price will make an incision along the abdomen to remove excess, sagging skin. At this time, liposuction can also be done to remove stubborn pockets of fat. In addition to the abdomen, the buttocks, hips, arms, and thighs can also be lifted during this same procedure.

Many body lift procedures can be performed with IV sedation without the need for hospitalization or general anesthesia. However, some patients may still require conventional anesthesia and a hospital stay. During your initial consultation, we should be able to determine what option is going to be better for you.

What Are the Benefits of a Body Lift?

We have seen so many patients finally achieve their weight loss goals only to still have bad self-esteem because of excess, sagging skin. The main benefit of getting a body lift after extreme weight loss is finally being confident in the skin you are in. Additionally, you will notice less chafing and more comfort overall.

What Is Recovery Like?

Directly after surgery, we will place bandages over the incisions, and small drainage tubes will be temporarily placed beneath the skin to drain excess blood and fluid. Additionally, Dr. Price will also send you home with detailed instructions on medications, how to treat the incision sites, how to care for drainage tubes, how to reduce infection, and when to return to our office for your follow-up appointment.

Are you interested in learning more about a body lift? Schedule a consultation appointment at our office today and call: (203) 453-6635.

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Why You Should Put Your Waist Trainer in the Wastebasket

Body Procedures Guilford CTWith the whole minimalism trend circulating, it may have you assessing your belongings. And although there are some things that are worth holding onto like your wedding dress, old photographs, and some family heirlooms, there are other things that are worth throwing away— like that waist trainer. And even though celebrities from The Jersey Shore and other reality TV shows have raved about the great results they’ve received from their waist trainers, there are more things to be scared of than rejoiced when it comes to these bad boys.

They Don’t Work

First things first, if you think that by just wearing one of these modern-day corsets every day is going to give you slimmer waist, you’re going to be very disappointed. Not only don’t waist trainers work but they also can’t give you the hourglass shaped figure that they claim, unless you already have an hourglass figure. The best way to get a slimmer waist is with diet, exercise, and liposuction. Remember that your body needs to burn calories to lose weight, and wearing a waist trainer doesn’t burn calories.

They Restrict Oxygen Flow

If you have seen the first Pirates of the Caribbean, you remember the scene in which Elizabeth Swann falls off the wall because her corset is too tight. Although wearing a waist slimmer won’t necessarily land you a future with Orlando Bloom, they can restrict your oxygen flow which can cause a variety of issues including problems with your lymphatic system.

There are some things worth holding onto, and there are other things that are worth throwing away like clothes that are ripped, furniture that is broken, and your waist trainer. If you want real weight loss results, schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price at our New Haven office today (203) 453-6635.

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After Your Bariatric Surgery And Beyond

Body Procedures in Guilford CTIf you made the life-changing decision to have bariatric surgery, congratulations! Hopefully you have lost the weight you wanted, you feel better and most importantly, you are healthier.

The changes that accompany weight loss are, for the most part, positive. But saggy skin is a concern for many bariatric surgery patients. It may affect skin hygiene, comfort and self-confidence. It may also be a daily reminder of your former self.

Does everyone experience saggy skin?

Everyone is different, making it hard to predict how each body will look after bariatric surgery. How your body looks following a large weight loss is directly related to the elasticity of your skin. Skin in regions of your body that are most stretched tend to be less elastic and, therefore, loose and saggy.

What areas are most affected?

Any part of the body can be affected by loose skin. The most common area of concern is the belly and the the fold of skin in front of the abdomen called a “pannus.” In addition to preventing clothes from fitting well, a pannus can cause skin irritation and can interfere with exercise and normal activities.

Dr. Price offers a body contouring surgical procedure called a Body Lift…the best solution to sagging skin following bariatric weight loss surgery. During body lift surgery, an incision is made along the abdomen and excess belly skin is removed. The buttocks, hips, thighs, and arms can also be lifted with the same procedure. Liposuction is usually done to remove pockets of fat, and a buttock augmentation may also be done.

When should you consider a body lift?

For optimal results, consider a body lift when you are as close to your goal weight as possible and your weight has been stable for at least three months. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight and engaging in a good exercise program are vital to the success of both your bariatric surgery and your body lift.

When you are ready, call to schedule a consultation, and let’s discuss the cosmetic surgical options available to you: (203) 453-6635.


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Transform, Lift and Enhance Your Body For Spring

Body Procedures in Guilford CT Gary Price MDThe sun-filled days of summer are just around the corner. Days at the pool and beach vacations mean looking your absolute best. That’s why it makes perfect sense to consider the many options of cosmetic surgery.

Here are 5 of the body-transforming procédures Dr. Price offers…especially designed with you and your summer in mind:

  1. Consider “lipo” – Struggling with stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to traditional exercise and weight loss methods can be frustrating. Liposuction provides a minimally-invasive solution. Liposuction works to suction out unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs and hips, resulting in a slimmer silhouette for you just in time for summer.
  2. Say goodbye to your sagging tummy – A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in a smoother, more toned stomach. Remember that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It does address a tummy that is sagging as a result of a prior surgery, aging, pregnancy or a fluctuation in weight.
  3. Reduce your breasts – Overly large breasts are a cosmetic and a medical concern. Poor posture, clothing issues and chronic back pain are reasons many of our patients request breast reduction surgery. This surgery reduces glandular tissue and fat from the breasts while tightening the breast skin. The results are more esthetically appealing and structurally healthier.
  4. Enlarge your breasts – If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, augmentation is a great option. This customizable procedure which utilizes saline or silicone implants, can increase the size of small breasts or improve the appearance of uneven breasts.
  5. Lift your breasts – Gravity, aging, weight loss and pregnancy can cause even the best of breasts to droop. A breast lift is designed to combat this drooping and restore a more youthful breast contour.

If you are curious about these and the various cosmetic and plastic surgical options we offer, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price. Spring is here and now is the perfect time: (203) 453-6635.



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