Healthy diet and exercise can lead to a toned, athletic appearance, but these don’t change certain insecurities such as loose and sagging skin. Body lift surgery can effectively enhance the appearance of your body when a healthy lifestyle just isn’t enough.

What Is Body Lift Surgery?

Body lift surgery refers to various body contouring procedures that remove loose skin or tighten and tone different parts of the body. A total body lift addresses the overall figure by targeting the torso to contour the overall figure and shape. However, a body lift may involve one or more other procedures.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is one of the most well-known body lift surgeries. This removes loose skin and improves the contour of the abdominal region, including the love handles.

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction may be included as part of a body lift to maintain a perky yet proportionate appearance while improving the overall contour of the breasts.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

The appearance of the upper arms can be affected as a result of a dramatic change in weight or the natural aging process. An arm lift removes excess skin, often referred to as “bat wings,” for a more toned appearance.

Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)

Thigh lift surgery reduces saddlebags and addresses sagging in the inner thighs that can occur due to aging or weight fluctuation. Liposuction is often combined with a thigh lift to sculpt the overall appearance further.

Butt Lift

During a butt lift, Dr. Kovanda will remove excess skin and tighten the buttocks. This improves the drooping or sagging appearance that commonly occurs in the buttocks over time.

Who is a Candidate for Body Lift Surgery?

The typical body lift surgery candidate has loose skin and a sagging or drooping appearance in various body parts due to pregnancy, significant weight loss, or aging. A good candidate is generally healthy overall. Dr. Kovanda will review your health history to determine if a body lift is the right procedure for you during a consultation.


Does a lower body lift include thighs?

Yes, a lower body lift commonly includes treating excess skin, fat, and loose muscle tissue in the thighs.

Does insurance cover lower body lift?

Insurance will most likely not cover the costs of a lower body lift because it is not a required procedure. Dr. Kovanda can help provide information about financing to help make procedures affordable for everyone.

How do they remove excess skin after weight loss?

In many cases after massive weight loss, the only or best way to tighten skin is by undergoing a surgical body lift or other plastic surgery.

How much does a body lift cost?

Body lift surgery can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars range but averages about $7,500 nationwide.

How much is a 360 body lift?

A comprehensive 360 body lift can cost as much as $10,000 depending on the extent and time of the surgery.

What does a lower body lift consist of?

Lower body lifts can include procedures to remove excess skin and hone the appearance of the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and even back.

What is a 360 body lift?

A 360 body lift is a whole-body approach to lower body rejuvenation. It involves rotating the patient throughout surgery to address problems from the front to the back of the body - all 360 degrees.

What is a circumferential body lift?

Body lift procedures that treat the entire circumference of the body, also known as a 360 body lift, are called circumferential body lifts.

What is a full body lift surgery?

Full body lift surgery includes multiple surgeries that address aesthetic concerns both above and below the waist, perhaps including abdominoplasty, breast surgery, and a thigh lift.

What is the recovery time for a body lift?

Patients who undergo body lifts are typically fully recovered 6 weeks after the procedure. However, they can return to light work and activity after just a week off.

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