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Body Lift after Weight Loss

A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy or lower body lift, is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin and tissue from the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and sometimes the lower back. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have experienced significant weight loss and are left with loose, sagging skin as a result.
It is like an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with extension all the way around to the back.

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A body lift is a major surgical procedure that typically involves making an incision around the lower abdomen and extending around the back and sides, forming a “belt-like” pattern. The excess skin and tissue are then removed, and the remaining skin is pulled tight and sutured. Liposuction may also be used to contour the area. The specific technique can vary based on the patient’s individual needs and goals.


Ideal candidates for a body lift are individuals who have achieved significant weight loss through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery and are at a stable, healthy weight. They should also have excess skin and tissue that is causing functional or aesthetic concerns.

Risks & Recovery

Like any surgical procedure, a body lift carries risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and potential complications related to anesthesia.

Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and individual healing rates. Patients should expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. It’s essential to wear a compression garment and avoiding strenuous activity for several weeks.


The results of a body lift can be transformative, as it can eliminate sagging skin and improve body contours. However, scarring is an inevitable part of this procedure, and the location and appearance of the scars will depend on the surgical technique used. Scars typically fade over time but may remain visible. The scars are placed in a way that they are inconspicuous as possible.

Cost & Consultation

The cost of a body lift can vary significantly based on factors like the extent of the procedure, and whether it is combined with other surgeries.

If you are considering a body lift after significant weight loss, schedule a consultation by clicking on the link below. During the consultation, Dr. Green will assess your specific needs, discuss the procedure, potential risks, expected outcomes, and answer any questions you may have.

It’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome of a body lift and to be committed to maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle after the procedure to preserve your results.

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We understand that your body is unique, and your goals for surgery are too. That’s why we offer a variety of surgical procedures to help you achieve your desired results.

Dr. Rodney Green is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and support. We will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs and expectations.

Call us at 440-449-8880 or email us at to take the first step toward the body of your dreams. to take the first step toward the body of your dreams.