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
"Dr. Schwartz and his staff are the best. I went to six consults with plastic surgeons and immediately knew when I met him that he was the surgeon for me. After extreme weight loss, Dr. Schwartz has done fleur de lis abdominoplasty, bra-line back lift, and mastoplexy for me. The whole experience has been great. He takes the time to explain everything and the process went very smoothly. I was up and feeling good the day after surgery. The results are amazing. He and his staff take the time to explain everything and take care of all my needs. I wouldn't choose any other surgeon and will be going back to him for the rest of my procedures. Hands down, he is the best of the best."- S.R. / Google / May 23, 2019
"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
"I found Dr Schwartz to be the most considerate and caring physician. Not only does he make you feel comfortable when speaking to you about your procedures, but he gives great advice and knows what he is talking about. A few times I second guessed his opinion but at the end decided to take his advice. Afterall, he is the expert. Boy am I glad I did, he not only did a awsome job on my tummy tuck and breast lift, but he has given me the confidence to walk into a room and feel awsome about myself! Thank you very much Dr Schwartz!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 16, 2013
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.