What Is a Body Lift Surgery?


Poor eating habits, lack of regular exercise, genetics, and pregnancy are a few factors that can change the shape of your body. While diet and exercise are critical for a healthy lifestyle, they may not get rid of loose skin and residual body fat. Body lift surgery is meant to address these issues.

Is a Body Lift Right for You?

A full body lift can tighten your skin and reduce fatty bulges. This procedure is intended for people who have inelastic skin on the arms, breasts, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Those who have undergone bariatric surgery or lost a significant amount of weight with diet and exercise are often good candidates.

This plastic surgery procedure is recommended for those who maintain a reasonable level of fitness. It’s not a permanent solution for weight loss, but it does reduce excess fat and contour the body.

What Is a Body Lift?

A full body lift is best described as a combination of procedures that aim to remove excess fatty tissues and tighten areas of the body. Dr Ellis Choy, one of Australia’s specialist plastic surgeons, can either focus on a single area or offer full body restoration from head to toe.

Some of the most popular procedures for those interested in a body lift include:

Dr Ellis Choy works together with patients to understand their needs and formulate a surgical plan. Patients need to maintain appropriate lifestyle habits to see long-lasting results. Those undergoing a full body lift will need multiple incisions and must be prepared to accept the resulting scars.

Upper and Lower Body Lifts

Patients who want to improve isolated areas of the body may benefit from upper or lower body lifts. Upper body lifts focus on contouring upper parts of the body including the arms, the breasts, and fat rolls along the back. A lower body lift contours lower areas of the body including the hips, lower back, thighs, and the lower abdomen area.

Recovering From a Body Lift

A body lift procedure may be carried out in stages depending on the amount of excess tissue being removed and the areas being treated. After the surgery, there will be pain, bruising and swelling which will subside gradually. Patients generally have to wear compression garments and avoid strenuous activities for multiple weeks. It often takes 4-6 weeks to get back to normal activity, and sometimes more.

Call Dr Ellis Choy’s practice on 02 8962 9388 or complete an enquiry form to find out more about body contouring procedures. Visit our gallery of body contouring surgery to see the results of Dr Choy’s patients.