What Is a Body Lift?

One of the most common side effects of major weight loss is lingering, saggy skin. The older a person is when they lose weight, the less collagen and elastin their skin has. These two elements are vital for skin to “snap back.” Genetics also plays a role in how much collagen and elastin a person has, and can make it difficult for the skin to stay firm and lifted.

A body lift is series of surgical procedures that address excess or sagging skin throughout the body. It targets key areas such as the abdomen, arms, legs, or other areas of the body.

What a Body Lift Can Include

The primary goal of a body lift is to remove excess skin and stubborn fat. It is often combined with liposuction to target pockets of fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise. Body lifts can also smooth out the skin to remove dimpling and irregular surfaces, which is common with dramatic fat loss.

  • Arm lift (Brachioplasty): Saggy upper arm skin is a common side effect of sudden fat loss.
  • Butt lift: Butt lifts and/or augmentation can restore shape and perkiness to a droopy derriere.
  • Liposuction: Surgical and permanent removal of fat deposits helps to shape and contour the body.
  • Thigh lift: Loose skin on and near the thighs and buttocks can be lifted and shaped for a voluptuous, smooth appearance.
  • Tummy tuck: The belly, sides, and lower back area can be “trimmed” and shaped to achieve a flat, taut tummy and remove the muffin top.

Benefits of a Body Lift

A body lift can offer both cosmetic and functional results. The removal of excess skin decreases heaviness. In some cases, excess skin can be so severe it begins to overlap itself. This can lead to chafing, infections, and negatively impacting self-confidence. A body lift provides firm skin tone and natural-looking, beautiful body contours. Achieve tighter thighs, abdomen, and breasts with this highly customized procedure. Body lifts can lift the tummy, buttocks, thighs, and even the genitals.

The body lift procedure is completely customized to fit your needs. You can learn more about the surgical procedures offered at Neaman Plastic Surgery by contacting our office. We also have a large selection of videos by Dr. Neaman and Dr. Christiansen discussing our surgical procedures, as well as patient testimonials.  

Meet the Doctors of Neaman Plastic Surgery

Drs. Keith Neaman and Dustin Christiansen specialize in personalized body lift procedures, designing every procedure to fit your needs and goals. Body lifts can be suitable for both men and women.

Both Dr. Neaman and Dr. Christiansen are board-certified plastic surgeons with years of experience and expertise in the latest procedures. Learn more and call Neaman Plastic Surgery for your personal body lift consultation. During the consultation, they will listen to your goals, discuss the best treatment options available, and help you understand each step of the process.

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Dr. Neaman is the best. I had a circumferential abdominoplasty with butt auto-augmentation and breast lift/reduction. I wish I had the before/after pics to put up here. Needless to say, I look amazing.

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Mini Tummy Tuck vs. Full Tummy Tuck

Patients interested in a tummy tuck as part of their body lift may have heard of mini tummy tucks. Only one percent of patients are a good match for a mini tummy tuck. During a mini tummy tuck, the main goal is abdominal contouring post-pregnancy. It does not offer the same dramatic results as a full tummy tuck, but the only scarring is near the bellybutton (as opposed to a fully tummy tuck which requires an incision hip bone to hip bone).

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Techniques for Buttock Rejuvenation

There are three major types of butt lifts including a Brazilian Butt Lift, circumferential abdominoplasty with butt augmentation (implants), and solely butt implants. Find out more during a consultation with Dr. Keith Neaman.

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Differences in a Body Lift and Abdominoplasty

A body lift can target many areas including the belly, buttocks, thighs, and more. Abdominoplasty is a tummy tuck, which solely targets the abdomen. Sometimes a body lift can include an abdominoplasty.

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Using Liposuction During Tummy Tuck Surgery

Liposuction is regularly used during a tummy tuck and body lift. It surgically removes fat deposits permanently and helps with achieving a patient’s ideal shape and contours.

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Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

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.

Body Lift FAQ's

What is a body lift?

What areas are in part of a body lift?

Why do people want a body lift?

What is body contouring?

Is a body lift part of mommy makeover surgery?

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 (such as through bariatric surgery) are ideal candidates for body lift surgery.

What areas are in part of a body lift?

A body lift can include the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, back, and flanks. However, it can also be combined with other procedures, such as an upper arm lift, a back lift, and liposuction. Every patient’s body lift procedure is unique.

Why do people want a body lift?

Skin can sag excessively due to weight loss, pregnancy, and age. No amount of diet or exercise can change or remove loose skin, which makes a body lift the only option to restore natural contours for some patients.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring can include a wide range of procedures including a body lift. These procedures can be surgical or non-surgical, but all are designed to contour and shape the body.

Is a body lift part of mommy makeover surgery?

Both a body lift and a mommy makeover include a combination of procedures. However, body lifts usually focus on the lower half of the body while a mommy makeover often includes the breasts.

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At Neaman Plastic Surgery, we believe that cosmetic changes should be a collaboration. We don't believe in a cookie-cutter approach to surgery but rather aim to work with you to help understand and achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Are you interested in reducing saggy skin and fat deposits while lifting areas of the body that have sagged? Visit the body lift before/after photos* to get a preview of body lifts and contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal consultation. Patients from Portland, Eugene, and Salem, Oregon, consider Neaman Plastic Surgery staff their premier body lift experts.

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