Body Lift

Body Lift

A body lift, or belt lipectomy, is a combination of a tummy tuck and buttock lift at the same time. It is a surgical procedure to remove large or excessive skin folds and fat.

Body Lift
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Enhance Your Look and Transform Your Body with Body Lift Procedure!

A body lift, or belt lipectomy, is a combination of a tummy tuck and buttock lift at the same time. It is a surgical procedure to remove large or excessive skin folds and fat. Stomach muscle tightening, also known as diastasis repair, can be performed at the same time. The procedure helps to reshape and contour the body after a significant weight loss or bariatric surgery.

For people who’ve undergone dramatic weight loss, the remaining excess skin and stubborn fat can often detract from this incredible achievement. At Nazarian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nazarian and her colleagues are here to do the final step in your weight-loss journey and complete the body transformation that you’ve worked so hard for.

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What is Body Lift?

A body lift is a surgical procedure designed to combine multiple lift procedures, including abdominoplasty, liposuction as well as a buttock lift, depending on the specific needs of the patients. The procedure typically involves making an incision that runs around the hip region, removing excess skin, and closing the skin under some tension.

The body lift procedure works by improving the shape and toning the skin by removing excess skin and underlying fat. Poor tissue elasticity contributes to excess skin and sagging fat. 

A complete body lift will treat the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs in one procedure. Finally, while each of these procedures on their own can produce quality results when two or more are combined, your results can be even more dramatic.

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Body Lift Benefits

If you are one of those people wishing to eliminate extra skin and obtain a more toned and youthful appearance, you will benefit from body lift surgery. Here are some of the main benefits that come together as package when a body lift procedure is done:

  • Excess Skin Removal: A body lift offers removal of excess, sagging skin and tissue for a slimmer figure and to eliminate health issues such as rashes or skin infections;
  • Rejuvenated and More Youthful Appearance: The final results from a body lift will give you a smoother, more contoured look resulting in youthful appearance;
  • Clothing Comfort: Body lift treatments result in a reduced body size making the patients wear smaller-sized clothing; Individuals who have lost a large amount of weight may find this to be a huge confidence booster;
  • Improved Movement and Mobility: The procedure can increase movement by lowering heaviness in the lower belly and hips;
  • Improved Self - Confidence: Following a body lift, patients frequently report an increased feeling of body image and self-confidence;
  • Tighter and Smoother Skin: Body lift procedures target skin elasticity and sagging, resulting in tighter and smoother skin;
  • Customized Procedure: Body lift Procedures are personalized and are suited to the demands of each person;

How Long Will Results Last?

With proper aftercare, a healthy diet, and physical activity, the results of body lift surgery can last for many years or even decades. However, the duration of the effects of a body lift can vary depending on different factors like lifestyle, genetics, and age.

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Body Lift Cost & Pricing Structure

The cost of a body lift operation varies greatly based on a number of criteria, including geographic location, the precise regions being treated, the healthcare professional's experience, and the complexity of the surgery.

  • Costs can vary depending on the specific circumstances, but our team is happy to provide estimates when you contact us.
  • Our Price: Call us for pricing; 
  • Additional Costs: Additional costs may include post-operative medications, aftercare, and follow-up procedures;
  • Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. We offer a variety of payment options for your convenience.


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How the Procedure Works

The following part will help you prepare for, understand what to anticipate during, and appropriately care for yourself after the body lift.

Before & Preparation

The following guide will help you avoid any risks and disappointing outcomes:

  • The whole surgical experience begins with a consultation with a board-certified healthcare professional;
  • You will discuss your objectives, expectations, and medical history and a personalized treatment plan will be developed;
  • You should avoid smoking and nicotine-containing products for at least three weeks before surgery. (Tobacco use can decrease blood circulation and healing.)
  • Avoid caffeine use in the days preceding your operation;
  • Stay hydrated before the procedure since optimum hydration is critical for a successful surgery and recovery;
  • Avoid intense physical activity, such as heavy lifting;

During the Procedure

Depending on the type of body lift and the regions being treated, the actual procedure might take several hours. The operation is normally performed under general anesthesia, and you will be monitored by an anesthesiologist during the process.

  • To enhance your comfort throughout the treatment, you will be given either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation;
  • An incision will be created to get access to the desired locations;
  • The incisions are positioned deliberately to minimize obvious scarring.
  • Excess skin and fat will carefully be removed from treatment regions such as the belly, waist, thighs, buttocks, and other places;
  • Underlying tissues will relocate to provide the illusion of being more young and natural;
  • Additionally, muscles can be tightened to improve outcomes;

Aftercare & Recovery

  • As the effects of anesthesia wear off, you will spend time in a recovery area;
  • Compression garments will be used to reduce edema and promote recovery;
  • Depending on the length of the surgery, you may be required to stay in the hospital overnight for monitoring;
  • After the procedure, avoid intense physical activity such as heavy lifting and severe exercise;
  • Avoid exposing your incision areas to direct sunlight;
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and tobacco use during your recovery period;
  • Avoid immersing the incision sites in water, such as swimming pools or hot tubs, until your physician has cleared you;
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes since they can impede healing and cause pain;
  • Eat a balanced and nutritious diet to encourage recovery;
  • Avoid eating too much salty or processed food, which can cause edema;
  • Check-ins are required on a regular basis to monitor your healing process and resolve any issues;

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Treatment Areas

Body lift can be done to several areas including:

  • Abdomen;
  • Buttocks;
  • Lower Back;
  • Groin;
  • Hips and Flanks;
  • Thighs;
  • Pubic Area;

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Am I a Good Candidate for Body Lift?

You are a good candidate for the body lift Procedure if:

  • You have significant soft tissue looseness in one or more body areas;
  • You have experienced weight loss;
  • You are in good physical health overall with no serious medical disorders;
  • You aren’t smoking;
  • Typical Age: 19-64 years old;


You are not a good candidate for body lift if:

  • You are an active smoker;
  • You have unstable weight;
  • You plan to become pregnant soon;

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Similar & Related Procedures

  • Tummy Tuck: Tummy Tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes extra skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in a flatter, more contoured belly area;
  • Liposuction: Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that suctions away localized fat deposits to improve body shapes while having little effect on skin tightening.

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Side Effects & Risks

Side Effects & Risks

Like with any other treatment, it is critical to be informed of any potential side effects and risks that come with the body lift Surgery. Some of the side effects that you might experience include:

  • Excessive Bleeding (Hematoma) and Blood Clots: Blood clots in the deep veins (deep vein thrombosis) or their migration to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) are potential risks.
  • Pain and Discomfort: Post-surgery pain and discomfort are normal during the first healing phase.
  • Skin Discoloration: Discolored skin after body lift is normal and it goes away after a few weeks post-surgery;
    • Skin or Fat Necrosis (Tissue Death): Skin necrosis is a rare side effect of any surgical procedure resulting in death in the fat tissue underneath the skin;
  • Swelling and Bruising
  • Infection: Any surgical operation has the danger of infection. To reduce this danger, postoperative care and good hygiene are essential.
  • Scar Formation: While attempts are taken to minimize their appearance, scarring is an inevitable side effect.
  • Anesthesia Risks: There are inherent hazards connected with the administration of anesthesia in all surgical procedures utilizing anesthesia. Side effects of local anesthesia can include:
    • Soreness where the anesthetic was injected;
    • Allergic reaction to the anesthetic;

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Body Lift Reviews

“..I had such an amazing experience with Dr. Nazarian. I had a breast lift with fat transfer done in mid-2020. First off I had never heard of a fat transfer to the breasts, but Dr. Nazarian talked to me through our initial video chat about this procedure and how it would be the best option to get the results I was after. She was then willing to work with me financially, and I was extremely happy with what the total end cost was that we agreed on, and I am not someone with much money so this is definitely saying something. Her staff and facilities are lovely, very accommodating and I was made to feel welcome and special. Even though this was summer 2020, everything was handled smoothly including Covid protocols. My results are AMAZING. I am in love with how my breasts look every day. I would absolutely go to Dr. Nazarian for any future procedures. There is a multitude of reasons to go to the best for something as significant as surgery. And Dr. Nazarian is one of the best.”...

Jemma W.

Los Angeles, CA

“..I had surgery last month with Dr. Nazarian and I can’t recommend her enough! She’s an incredibly skilled surgeon but also super down to earth and makes you feel completely at ease. Her staff was very kind and helpful when it came to answering all my questions. I would absolutely go back there again. Definitely worth the trip to Beverly Hills!”

Delanie W.

Beverly Hills, CA

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Dr Sheila Nazarian Plastic Surgeon

Body lift is a surgical procedure used to remove extra skin and fat from various parts of the body, usually after considerable weight reduction. It is a thorough method for improving the contour and tone of the underlying tissue that supports the skin and fat.

The results from a body lift are long-term, and in some cases, permanent. However, it can vary depending on the lifestyle, weight changes, and individual healing.

A tummy tuck primarily addresses the abdomen, removing extra skin and fat, and may also include muscle rehabilitation. A body lift, on the other hand, is a more thorough surgery that can address excess skin and fat in a variety of areas like the waist, thigh, buttocks, abdomen, etc.

If you have lost a significant amount of weight and have extra, sagging skin and fat in several places of your body, the body lift procedure will be ideal for you. Those with substantial body contouring difficulties owing to aging or other circumstances may also consider it.

The surgery is done under local anesthesia, therefore the procedure is considered a s pain-free. However, there might be pain following the procedure that will gradually subside. Painkillers will be sufficient for the discomfort you might experience.

Yes, extra skin and fat can be removed during a body lift. The quantity of fat removed will be determined by your own circumstances and the locations targeted during the treatment. Liposuction can also be used with a body lift to shape the body and eliminate localized fat deposits.

Body lifts are the optimal option for those who have a lot of extra skin and fat in different parts of their bodies, especially after losing a lot of weight. It can assist in enhancing body shape and promote self-esteem. However, it is critical to contact a trained healthcare practitioner to establish if it is the best option for you.

The results from a body lift are long-term, and in some cases, permanent. However, it can vary depending on the lifestyle, weight changes, and individual healing.

After the procedure, you should sleep on your back with your head and legs elevated. This will help relieve pressure on the treatment areas and promote recovery. Additionally, there is an option to sleep on your side if that allows you to feel less pulling at the treatment areas.

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