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Lower Body Lift

A variant of the tummy tuck, a lower body lift is recommended after major weight loss. In this procedure, our surgeons also remove excess skin around the hips, flanks and thighs to reveal a more lean silhouette.

Lower Body Lift


Unwanted, sagging skin


Reveal a more lean silhouette around the belly, hips and thighs following large weight loss.


After massive weight loss, some people deposit skin on the hips and flank as much as they do in the tummy. For this reason, a standard tummy tuck may not offer the optimal result, particularly for people who have lost more than 150 pounds. Excess skin on the thighs also sags after weight loss. A lower body lift is the solution, lifting the skin, while pulling the tummy and flank skin down.

Performed in the hospital, this is an extensive procedure with a recovery period similar to that of the tummy tuck. Patients stay overnight for nursing assistance and recover within 2-3 weeks with limitations on activity and lifting. Return to work and normal activity is typically 4 weeks.

This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to render medical advice.

For more information please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.



Patient Reviews

“I have the utmost respect for Dr. Thomas and the staff at The Center because they recognize and take care of the whole person. They do exterior work but what that does for the person, for the soul—they understand that. Having surgery is such an emotional decision and Dr. Thomas has a way of being completely honest and disarming that leaves you feeling comfortable about your decision. He is friendly and compassionate, very sensitive, professional and discreet. He is truly all about making you feel better about yourself. I have unconditional trust for him.”

– Lisa, Bariatric Patient