A body lift is a surgical procedure in which excess skin is trimmed away and ‘lifted’ to reshape body parts back to a normal, healthy contour. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Jaime Schwartz MD, often refers patients to this treatment who have lost a significant amount of weight but are left with loose, saggy skin. This procedure is also referred to as a lower body lift or sometimes a circumferential abdominoplasty. A signature body lift has a similar tightening effect as a tummy tuck, but in addition to the abdominal area, the body lift also includes lifting and improving the shape of the buttocks and hips.
Lower Body Lift Reviews
"He was honest n up front. Very Professional. Patient BMI/Health Came First. He is the Doctor to choose. I didn't know if I could lose the 50lbs he requested me to lose. (I never had to diet b4). I like the new me. I thank him for encouraging me.Much Blessings 2-Dr. SchwartzPeedy Alexander,"- P. / Healthgrades / Aug 01, 2016
"Life Changing Experience - Words cannot express how happy I am to have found Dr Schwartz and staff. I have been longing to change my life, and that would include a tummy tuck. I went to several doctors but it was something about Dr Schwartz. After I believe around a year later I revisited the office. I knew I was ready and Dr Schwartz was the one. The warmth, comfort, awesome bedside manners, along with the staff..."- C. / RealSelf / Aug 03, 2017
"Flew from Italy for Dr. Schwartz! Beverly Hills, CA - I am 42 and I flew all the way from Italy for Dr Schwartz to do my tummy tuck and liposuction. I would love to thank Dr Schwartz and staff for their affection and gentleness. My surgical experience was positive in every aspect. The other doctors and nurses gave me that little extra love to make me as calm and serene as possible. Not to mention my new waistline.....I am so content to have my..."- A. / RealSelf / Mar 01, 2015
"37 Years Old, Mommy Makeover - Beverly Hills, CA - I am so grateful for Dr Schwartz. After pregnancy and breastfeeding my stomach had a ton of excess skin and my breasts were deflated and the opposite of perky. I wanted to look like my old self again and not have my breasts droop or my excess skin create a tire over my jeans. I had many consultations with other surgeons before finally deciding on dr schwartz. I went in wanting gummy bear..."- D. / RealSelf / Nov 14, 2015
"38 Year-old 4 Kids, Recent Weight Loss. Body Needed Some Major Fine Tuning!!! - Beverly Hills, CA - After losing well over 50 lbs. and my youngest of four children turned 7, I had decided it was time for some tender loving care to my body. I am a vigorous exerciser however, nothing I was doing was getting rid of all the excess skin I had from birthing four children and losing an enormous amount of weight. Frankly I was getting tired of buying extreme push up bras to look remotely nice "up-top" and wearing girdles to hold in all my loose skin. It was in conversation with a friend who referred me to Dr. Schwartz that I decided to book a consultation. Out of three surgeons I saw, he was the only one who took the time to explain, and educate me on the pros and cons of the surgery I wanted. He listened "actively" to what I wanted and at the same time provided me with his professional opinion and suggestions. In the end, I got my surgery and can say I am very pleased. He took the information I gave him, used his skills and mastery to meet my needs, and desires. The experience I had with Dr. Schwartz and his staff (especially Esther) from the consultation, pre-op and post-op was with out a doubt phenomenal. Everyone is very accommodating and goes out of their way to make sure your entire process goes smoothly. SInce my surgery, I have referred several friends and family and have had successful procedures that have left them happy."- M. / RealSelf / Jul 09, 2015
signature body lift
Weight loss is an important personal achievement, unfortunately your skin doesn't necessarily retract so easily after losing weight, which may leave you feeling self conscious about your body and unable to enjoy wearing certain types of clothes. Clients that find they have loose draping skin and excess fat on their abdomen, hips, and buttocks after significant weight loss or after pregnancy would benefit from a signature body lift.
Dr. Jaime Schwartz's signature body lift is completely customizable and can be tailored to fit your body's individual needs and your overall aesthetic goals.
After Your Body Lift
After your body lift, you will be advised to take one to two weeks off from work and normal activities. You will be given a compression garment to wear to help with healing. After a month, you will be able to resume all activity, including strenuous physical activities and contact sports. Most patients are able to see the final results of their body lift after three months.
How much will it cost?
The cost for your body lift will depend on your personal needs, your goals, and safety considerations. Dr. Jaime Schwartz will discuss your payment options during your consultation, including excellent financing options.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Body Lift FAQs
Combined Upper and Lower?
For clients who wish to address both upper and lower body, Dr. Schwartz will often combined a signature body lift with a brachioplasty (arm lift) to address sagging skin on the upper arms, and/or a thigh lift, to tighten up the draping skin on the thighs.
Liposuction can also help to remove excess fat deposits and for clients with poor elasticity, a combination of both liposuction and a signature body lift technique can be an optimal solution to sculpt and contour your waistline, hips, and buttocks.
What About Scars?
Scars are an unavoidable part of surgery, but they shouldn't detract from your results. The incisions from a signature body lift are placed in strategic locations where they can be easily hidden by clothing, such as the band of your underwear, underneath the bra line, or beneath a swimsuit.
Can I Use Insurance?
Typically, a body lift isn't covered under insurance, but in some instances part of the procedure may be covered, in cases where there are frequent infections and skin irritations from the excess skin. Each insurance company is different, and Dr. Schwartz will review insurance options with you during your consultation.
Most clients are extremely satisfied with the results of their signature body lift. A signature body lift can give you tighter abdominal muscles, a flatter tummy and torso, and a more contoured waist, buttocks, and hips. After a signature body lift, clients find they are more confident and comfortable in their clothes without the excess skin and fat bulges.