Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, provides comprehensive plastic surgery services throughout Manhattan, New York City, and the general Tri-State area, helping you embrace and enhance your natural beauty. Plastic surgery is a highly personal decision that can provide life-changing results. Whether you’d like to remove fat in unwanted places through liposuction or you’ve been embarrassed by a congenital issue for far too long, now is your chance to shine.
What Is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery involves the use of advanced technology and skilled surgical procedures to remove, enhance, contour, or rejuvenate the body or specific areas such as the face, stomach, arms, thighs, and more. In many cases, tissue or fat is transferred from one area of the body where it is unwanted to another where the enhancement is desired. Plastic surgery can also be used to restore form and function to parts of the body affected by certain congenital issues.
Benefits of Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery offers a number of benefits to improve your overall well-being. Many of Dr. Swift’s patients report feeling the following benefits:
- Higher self-esteem and self-confidence
- An improved self-image
- Less social awkwardness or embarrassment because of their body
Plastic Surgery Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.
How Is Plastic Surgery Performed?
Each procedure and treatment is different, which is why there’s no “one size fits all” plastic surgery treatment. Many advanced tools and technologies can be used, including laser treatment, tissue transfer, implantation/augmentation, and much more. Details about your specific treatment will be provided during your consultation, during which time you are welcome to ask questions or voice your concerns and receive clear compassionate answers.
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Preparing for Plastic Surgery
To help you properly prepare for your surgery or treatment, you may be asked to refrain from smoking and avoid taking any aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs as they may increase bleeding. You should also stop taking any herbal supplements in case of interactions with the anesthetics or pain relievers you may be prescribed afterward. You may also be asked to undergo a lab test or medical evaluation to determine if you are healthy enough to have the procedure or treatment done. Finally, you may be asked to adjust your current prescription regimen. Full instructions and details will be provided during your consultation to highlight the specific steps you’ll need to take before and after your surgery or treatment.
Plastic Surgery Recovery
Each surgery and treatment is different and you will receive specific instruction on recovery and post-operative treatment during your consultation. Depending on the extent of the procedure, small tubes may be inserted under the skin to help drain excess fluid or blood that may collect at the surgical site. You may also be asked to take antibiotics, wear bandages, apply specific creams, or wear a compression bandage to help properly shape the skin after surgery. You should follow Dr. Swift’s instructions explicitly as these will help speed your recovery and minimize scarring. You may also be asked to return to the office for proper evaluation or follow-up.
How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?
Costs for your specific plastic surgery procedure will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of procedures needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Prosper Healthcare Lending as a financing option.
Is Plastic Surgery Right for Me?
If you’ve felt self-conscious about the way you look and wished for a way to improve or enhance certain areas of your body, plastic surgery and related treatments can give you the look you’ve always wanted. Ideally, you should be in good health and a non-smoker (or willing to quit in the weeks leading up to your surgery or treatment). You should not drink alcohol or have certain serious health risks including heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, or a bleeding disorder. You may be asked to stop or adjust your medications before surgery. Be sure to tell Dr. Swift which medications you take – including vitamins and herbal supplements as these may interfere with other medications used during the surgery or treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.
What to Expect During Your Consultation?
Dr. Swift will take the time to carefully explain and go over your plastic surgery treatment, as well as answer any questions you may have about it. He will share details about pre-operative and post-operative care as well as specific steps needed to better prepare your body or skin for the planned treatment. Above all, Dr. Swift is committed to your complete satisfaction and comfort and will do everything possible to ease your concerns.
Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation and learn how new advances in technology and treatments can help reveal your natural beauty!