Body Lift: A Slimmer, Fitter Figure 

A body lift gives you total body improvement, slimming your entire silhouette:

  • Smoother, flatter abdomen
  • Tighter buttock
  • Diminished thigh cellulite 
  • Removed back rolls or excess back skin

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia:

  • Depending on the patient, we will usually treat the belly first by removing the excess skin from the belly button down to the pubic area 
  • The abdominal wall muscle is then tightened
  • The fat and skin above the belly button is then stretched down to the pubic area and sutured in place 
  • A new opening is made to allow the belly button to be brought through in its original position.
  • The patient is then turned to the side and the excess skin and fat from the side to the mid back is removed. This part of the operation reduces and lifts the outer thighs 
  • As the skin and fat are removed from the back, the back rolls are reduced and the buttocks are lifted
  • Each of these procedures is done to a different extent depending on the needs of the patient(some patients require liposuction of the outer thighs) 
  • The procedures are then repeated on the other side of the body

What to Expect After Your Body Lift Surgery

The body lift can be one of the more uncomfortable plastic surgery procedures. As a result, it requires a longer, more time-consuming recovery. 

  • You will be encouraged to keep moving and walking regularly within one to two days of surgery. 
  • It is also important to stay hydrated throughout recovery. 
  • After the surgery, you will go home with drains that will be removed in the office seven to 21 days later. 
  • Light activity is generally comfortable in 10 to 20 days. 
  • Sports and intense physical activity are not generally comfortable for about six weeks.  

Questions? Ask Your Patient Coordinator