What Is a Body Lift?

Often after significant weight loss, patients are excited by their successful journey, only to be left with loose or sagging skin around their abdomen and lower back. A body lift is a combination procedure that removes loose skin all the way around the torso, firming and tightening your physique, resulting in a more contoured, toned appearance.

Our compassionate team at Studio Plastic Surgery understands the impact that excess skin can have on self-confidence and quality of life. Dr. Kunaal Jindal is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who achieves transformative, natural-looking results. To learn more, please call to schedule a consultation today.

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Who Is a Candidate for a Body Lift?

The best way to determine your candidacy for a body lift is with a consultation at Studio Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Jindal will examine your body and skin and discuss your aesthetic goals. We will discuss the details of body lift surgery and help you decide whether or not the body lift is an ideal choice for you. Most candidates for a body lift are in good health and would like to address loose skin in various areas, such as the thighs, arms, hips, buttocks, or abdomen. This may be caused by massive weight loss, pregnancy, or the natural aging process.

Your Body Lift Procedure & Options

As a board certified body contouring expert, Dr. Jindal may utilize multiple techniques to help sculpt your ideal silhouette. The procedures chosen will reflect your unique needs and goals. Available procedures include the following:


Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is performed to tighten and firm the abdominal area. Patients who have undergone massive weight loss are generally good candidates for this surgery. An incision is made between your hip bones at the underwear line. The abdominal wall muscles are tightened, creating a stronger, firmer abdomen. Excess skin is removed, and the area is contoured and sculpted.

Circumferential Lower Body Lift

Also referred to as the belt lipectomy, the circumferential lower body lift is ideal for individuals who have recently lost a significant amount of weight and are interested in addressing excess skin and fat in more than one area. This technique involves an incision made around the lower body, enabling Dr. Jindal to remove excess skin from the abdomen, hips, and buttocks, resulting in a buttock lift simultaneously.

Fleur-De-Lis Abdominoplasty

This surgery is a more extensive abdominoplasty that utilizes both a horizontal incision between the hip bones and a vertical incision that runs up the middle of the abdomen. This allows Dr. Jindal greater opportunity to tighten the laxity in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions. . This transformative procedure allows more excess skin and tissue to be removed from both the upper and lower abdominal region and ultimately results in a tighter waistline.


Liposuction is used to remove small pockets of excess fat during a body lift procedure. Dr. Jindal will make a very small incision and a cannula is used to suction out the unwanted fat cells, leaving a slimmer, toned area.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Patients who have lost significant weight or who are noticing sagging upper arm skin due to the natural aging process can benefit from brachioplasty. This surgical procedure removes excess skin and reshapes the back part of your upper arm for a more sculpted appearance.

Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)

Massive weight loss typically results in excess skin around the thighs. A thigh lift firms and contours the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat to achieve better contours.

The Recovery Process After a Body Lift

After your body lift surgery, you will be able to return home with a family member or friend to recover at home.  You will have compression garments to wear, which help reduce swelling and encourage your body to heal well in its new contours. You may have drains in place to help release excess fluid that may build up during the healing process. These will be removed within a few days.

We will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your healing and ensure you’re doing well,and offer guidance on your recovery period. Most patients can return to sedentary work within about two weeks of their surgery and can resume strenuous exercise in four to six weeks. Any remaining swelling will subside over the following months.

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Your Body Lift at Studio Plastic Surgery

The body lift can be a life-changing procedure that helps you regain your sense of self-confidence and enhances your quality of life. Results are not only about cosmetic enhancement but also alleviating discomfort from loose, rubbing skin and allowing you to fit better into your clothes. Patients who have lost significant weight find that a body lift allows them to feel a sense of completion about their weight loss journey. For any patient who requires this procedure, a body lift can result in a revitalized quality of life. As an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kunaal Jindal specializes in body contouring procedures. He and his team offer professional care in a private, luxury setting with state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to achieve stunning results. To learn more, please contact Studio Plastic Surgery in Toronto to schedule a consultation today.

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