Lower Body Lift – Manhattan, NY

The lower body lift surgery is performed for patients in New York City who desire improvement of the abdominal region, the thighs, and the buttocks. A lower body lift surgery is commonly sought after experiencing significant weight loss, but anyone who is unhappy with the shape or contour of the region below their waistline can be a good candidate for this procedure. The buttocks can also be lifted in the lower body lift surgery procedure to improve their shape and volume if desired.

What is a Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift surgery is performed to improve body contouring of the abdomen, the thighs, and buttocks. It is often performed for patients after massive amount of weight loss. This surgery uses two extensive incisions that wrap around the body to remove a significant amount of excess skin and fat to reposition and tighten tissues throughout the stomach, back, and butt areas.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Lower Body Lift Surgery?

People who have concerns about their mid and lower body appearance, particularly those who have issues with redundant skin and sagging fat tissues, can be good candidates for this plastic surgery if:

  • They are in good overall health
  • They do not smoke (or are willing to quit for up to 12 weeks)
  • They have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • They are willing and able to take time to heal following the surgery

Some people may come to Dr. Wallach seeking other plastic surgeries but end up being better qualified for a lower body lift due to the condition of their skin or type of concern about their appearance. While many people can see benefits from a less-invasive procedure such as an abdominoplasty, if there is excess skin beyond the front of the abdomen, a lower body lift may be recommended instead.

Lower Body Lift Procedures

The lower body lift in New York City includes a variety of procedures that can be used for removing excess skin, sagging skin, and soft tissue of the lower abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, depending upon the severity of the tissue excess.

As a result, the abdomen is tightened, the pubic area is elevated, hip rolls are removed, the lateral thighs are elevated, and the buttock is lifted as well. Often, an abdominal diastasis (a weakness of the connective tissue layer between the rectus muscles) can also be tightened with sutures, a key part of a traditional abdominoplasty with even more extensive results.

Buttock Lift

A buttock lift is often done in conjunction with a lower body lift. When included with a lower body lift, the buttock lift incision is usually kept low, just above the buttock crease. During this procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallach will remove excess skin and soft tissue from the area above and throughout the butt to lift its appearance.

Buttock Augmentation

When patients undergo a lower body lift or a buttock lift in New York City, many times their buttocks remain relatively flat. Sometimes, these procedures can be accompanied with a butt augmentation by rotating skin and soft tissue that otherwise would be discarded during a buttock lift. Another method to achieve buttock augmentation is to inject fat into the area (also known as a Brazilian butt lift). This fat can be obtained from other areas of the body with excess fat through a simple liposuction procedure.

Circumferential Abdominoplasty

A circumferential abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure in which a full abdominoplasty is performed at the same time as a buttock lift. This procedure goes beyond the traditional tummy tuck technique by treating the entire waistline as opposed to just the front of the abdomen. The final incision is kept low on the abdomen and extends around the lower back at the level of the buttock crease.

Fleur-de-lis Circumferential Abdominoplasty

This is a variation of the circumferential abdominoplasty in which a vertical incision is added so that the final abdominal scar when fully healed looks like a faded inverted “T”. This is performed when patients have significant amounts of upper abdominal skin and soft tissue laxity in addition to sagging skin in the lower torso.

Mons Pubis Reduction

Commonly, mons pubis laxity is treated during an abdominoplasty or lower body lift procedure. Elevation of this area is performed to re-create a youthful mons pubis to get rid of sagging skin low on the upper body for both men and women. This procedure is usually part of an abdominoplasty or lower body lift. If the mons is very wide, a vertical excision of tissue can be performed. Liposuction is occasionally performed to reduce the volume of the region.

How Much Does a Lower Body Lift Cost?

Lower body lifts are highly personalized and highly variable procedures because each person eligible for surgery can have different desires and different body types. Because of this, the lower body lift procedure fee can vary from $15,000 to 25,000 depending on the circumstances and recommended surgical plan.

Lower Body Lift Results and Recovery

You can achieve a flatter abdomen, firmer buttocks, tighter pubic region, and smoother back with a lower body lift. A full lower body lift procedure usually takes between four to six hours with a recuperation time of one to two weeks. This transformative procedure requires an extended amount of downtime because its results are so dramatic. Patients with several aesthetic issues throughout their midsection and upper thighs can benefit from this surgery, which tightens the abdomen, back, butt, and pubic region with a single treatment.

Best Lower Body Lift Surgeon in New York

Lower body lift plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach has presented at national meetings and published plastic surgery journal articles on lower body lift surgery procedures, making him a highly sought-after authority on this extensive and highly satisfying body contouring procedure. Learn more about this versatile plastic surgery by calling Dr. Wallach’s office or contacting us online today.

Lower Body Lift Frequently Asked Questions


Does a lower body lift include thighs?

A lower body lift does not include the thighs, although you might see some improvement in the area as well.

How much is a 360 body lift?

The fee will vary but it can range from $15000-$25000.

Does insurance cover lower body lift?

Insurance does not cover a lower body lift

What does a lower body lift consist of?

A lower body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

How do they remove excess skin after weight loss?

There are many different operations available to removed excess skin from various areas of the body after weight loss.

What is a 360 body lift?

A 360 lower body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

How much does a body lift cost?

The fee will vary but it can range from $15000-$25000.

What is a butterfly lift?


What is a circumferential body lift?

A circumferential body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

What is the recovery time for a body lift?

Patients can usually go back to light duty within 10-14 days. They can often go back to light aerobics in 3-4 weeks, and heavy lifting within 6-8 weeks.

What is a full body lift surgery?

A body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

What is a skin lift?

A skin lift is any operation in which excess skin is removed.

What is included in a body lift?

A body lift consists of treatment of the abdomen, waist and lower back/buttock region

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

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