Body Lift


A body lift is a customized blend of complementary body contouring procedures that can remove loose, sagging skin and restore firm skin tone and natural-looking contours. A body lift is an extremely effective plastic surgery procedure for patients with lingering side-effects of a substantial weight loss.

Body lift treatment can be especially beneficial to patients who suffer from the uncomfortable excess skin after bariatric surgery. Experienced Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen can help you determine if a body lift is the best option for your unique needs and cosmetic goals; please check out Services For Men and call Neaman Plastic Surgery at 844-338-5445 to arrange your personal body lift consultation.

What A Body Lift Includes

A body lift removes excess sagging fat and skin, while improving dimpled, irregular skin surface. A body lift may include:

  • Tummy Tuck – locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area
  • Liposuction – remove stubborn fat deposits that linger in problem areas
  • Arm Lift (brachioplasty) – removing excess skin around the upper arms
  • Thigh lift – targets loose skin around the thighs and buttocks
  • Butt Lift – a butt augmentation may be performed as part of a body lift

Benefits of A Body Lift

The benefits of body lift surgery include both functional and cosmetic improvement of the patient including:

  • Removal of massive skin reduces the heaviness of the tissue dragging down on the body
  • Provides a firm tone and appealing contours
  • Tightening of the breast, abdomen, and the thighs
  • Lifts the tummy, the thighs, the buttocks and the genitals

What Is A Body Lift?

Patient Video Testimonial

Body contouring is either a surgical or non-surgical procedure that is more artistic and tailored to meet your aesthetic goals. Procedures include liposuction, body lift, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, thigh lift, butt lift, and a variety of laser treatments with the goal in mind to restore balance and symmetry.

Differences in A Body Lift and Abdominoplasty

Good plastic surgery is about creating harmony with the tummy, waist, breasts and more. See Dr. Keith Neaman discuss the differences in a tummy tuck / abdominoplasty and a body lift.

Using Liposuction During Tummy Tuck Surgery

Liposuction is frequently combined with a tummy tuck as the abdominoplasty is the primary surgery, and the addition of liposuction contours the sides of the abdomen creating natural harmony in the body proportions.

Liposuction versus Tummy Tuck Surgery

Do you know the differences in Tummy Tuck surgery and liposuction? See Dr. Dustin Christiansen discuss each procedure and how they are used separately to achieve aesthetic goals or as one procedure together for an added benefit.

Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck

There are two types of tummy tucks – a mini and a full tuck. Generally, only about 1% of candidates are ideal for a mini tummy tuck as the primary purpose of abdominal contouring is to remove excess skin and tighten the muscle as a result of pregnancy.

Techniques for Buttock Rejuvenation

There are three techniques for buttock rejuvenation including Brazilian Butt Lift, circumferential abdominoplasty with augmentation of the buttock, and a buttock implant. Learn more about these three procedures from Dr. Keith Neaman.

Tummy Tuck Recovery Time

Dr. Dustin Christiansen discusses recovery time following a tummy tuck surgery. Learn more about when to return to work, exercise schedules, and more.

Featured Body Lift Before/After Photos*

Body Lift FAQ’s

What is a body lift?

The body lift surgery option takes on many forms depending upon your needs. Patients who have had massive weight loss through bariatric surgery are candidates for body lift surgery.

What areas are in part of a body lift?

A body lift involves the abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs and requires a circumferential incision, addressing the back, flanks, and abdomen, also. Many people pair the body lift with other procedures, such as an arm lift or breast lift.

Why do people want a body lift?

Maybe you’ve finally found success with weight loss; maybe you just had a baby. After having gone through either of these scenarios, loose skin can be a significant problem. No amount of diet or exercise can change a serious amount of stretched skin. The only effective way to rid yourself significant amounts of loose skin is through plastic surgery techniques.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring surgery encompasses cosmetic a variety of procedures, one of which is a body lift. Through advanced surgical techniques and technologies, patients can quickly obtain the trimmer, shapelier figure they desire.

Is a body lift part of mommy makeover surgery?

While a mommy makeover can refer to a combination of procedures of the breast and body, a body lift typically refers to procedures on the lower half of the body. A body lift might be part of a combination surgery in patients with vast amounts of redundant skin.

Body Lift Consultation

A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. To learn about your body lift options, please visit the body lift before/after photos* or contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal consultation. We welcome patients from the greater Salem and Portland, Oregon, areas.

“I was extremely satisfied with the professionalism of the staff. Dr. Neaman was/is an exceptional surgeon whom I would highly recommend to EVERYONE!!!!”

– Nikki, Actual Patient*