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What is a Body Lift?

A circumferential body lift, also known as a lower body lift, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, hips, and lower back. In a circumferential body lift, an incision is made around the entire circumference of the body. This surgical procedure would typically be for patients who feel that due to significant weight gain or loss, their loose skin goes beyond the abdomen and into the hips, waist, and back area. 

The concept of a body lift is similar to that of a facelift, which smoothes and tightens the skin and underlying tissues and removes unwanted pockets of fat to eliminate loose skin. However, the most common reason for a body lift is not aging but rather lax skin caused by lost or poor elasticity following weight loss, liposuction, or other body-shape changes. While a facelift may redistribute fat, a body lift will more likely remove it in conjunction with liposuction or excision (cutting the fat out).

For some Phoenix patients, the underlying issue is not excess fat but rather excess skin. Younger patients who benefit from a body lift are those who have gained and lost a large amount of weight. This combination stresses the skin, which can only be corrected through a body lift procedure.

Body Lift plastic surgery is suggested to correct excess loose, sagging skin and irregular contours of the following:

  • Abdominal area, locally or extending around the sides and into the lower back area.
  • Buttocks, which may be low, flat, or shaped unevenly.
  • Groin, which may sag into the inner thigh.
  • Thigh, including the inner, outer, or posterior thigh, or circumferentially.
  • Upper arms, including the armpit region.

Body Lift Plastic Surgery Candidates

Good candidates for a Body Lift procedure are:

  • Phoenix individuals with significant soft tissue looseness in one or multiple body areas.
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery.
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body lift surgery can accomplish.
  • Non-smokers.
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness.
Dr. Reza Rod

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Reza Rod, of Phoenix, Arizona, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of experience and training in enhancing natural beauty with both surgical and non-surgical techniques. His accolades include being honored as a “Top Doctor” on Real Self and being hand-selected for a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he received rigorous plastic surgeon training. Dr. Rod is passionate about helping patients make their appearance reflect their spirit and has made breast augmentation a primary focus of his practice. He believes in combining highly technical skills with meticulous attention to detail to achieve natural-looking breast enhancement results that fit his patient’s personal goals and aesthetic ideals. 

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To learn if a body lift is right for you, contact Dermacare Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation at our office location in Goodyear, Arizona. We are also proud to serve Goodyear, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas.


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Dr Rod is very thoughtful and great communication in explaining process and results. All staff is nice too. Never felt like anyone was trying to sell me something. They helped me define what I was looking for and what results would be. Trustworthy.

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