What is Female Body Lift?

A body lift is a medical procedure that involves contouring and firming loose sagging skin on various parts of the body through surgery. A full body lift involves the contouring of the entire body, with prime focus on areas such as the buttocks, tummy, thighs, arms, and breasts.

Many times, people who have experienced sudden drastic weight loss end up with unsightly loose skin all over their body. In other cases, a person’s skin may become saggy owing to degraded tissue elasticity that comes with aging, extreme sun exposure, poor nutrition, and (genetics).

Who is a good candidate for a Body Lift

Ideal candidates for Body Lift are people who:

  • Have had an abrupt loss in 30 to 40% of their weight
  • Have a significant amount of loose and flabby skin all over their body
  • Are by and large healthy and do not have a risk of developing side effects from surgery
  • Are committed to maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle combined with optimum physical activity after the surgery
  • Are psychologically sound and have realistic goals regarding the results of the surgery

Body Lift Procedure Overview

A typical full body lift consists of several procedures that encompass the entire torso (breasts, flanks, abdomen, and hips) as well as the arms and lower extremities.

From a regular (non full) body lift we focus on the torso without the arms and mid/lower thighs. The regular body lift will include from posterior to anterior: the butt lift posteriorly, the bilateral flanks, hips, upper thighs laterally, and the tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty anteriorly.

The full body lift is a very intensive and complex procedure. Many medical practitioners perform the full body lift in a series of successive sessions that focus on specific body parts. Depending on the degree of skin excess and the general well-being and health of the patient, we may perform the entire full body lift in one sitting (one single procedure). For others, including patient preference, we may offer a regular (non full) body lift, or different combinations of these procedures in different stages. We usually wait 6 months between those procedures or stages.

A full body lift might take up to six hours to complete and requires the patient to be administered with general anesthesia. The procedure involves making an incision on or near the treatment area, followed by removal of the excess skin and stubborn fat deposits through a series of techniques.

Results and Recovery after a Body Lift

The results of a body lift are instant and dramatic, and they will continue to improve during the healing process as the post-surgical swelling and bruising diminish.

The post-operative care for a full body lift varies depending on the exact regions of the body that were contoured. Generally, it involves avoiding heavy or strenuous activity for a specific period of time as directed by your surgeon. We usually recommend avoiding strenuous exercises and/or physical activity for 3-4 weeks. Staying home from work may be necessary, and wearing a post-surgical supportive garment may be recommended in order to keep the swelling down.

When performed by an experienced and proficient medical practitioner, the full body lift can help you achieve amazing results, which can be made permanent through proper post-operative care and a healthy lifestyle.



What is the cost of Female Body Lift?

The cost of a female body lift varies with the extent of the procedure, the surgeon’s expertise, geographic location, and additional charges like anesthesia and facility fees. It’s important to discuss these factors during your consultation.