Body Lift

Body lift surgery is a transformative step that opens the door to a new beginning; by removing excess skin and fat, it enables achieving a tighter and more contoured body profile.
Body Lift

Body Lift

Body Lift

Body Lift

At the threshold of transformation, body lift surgery signifies a profound shift towards self-assurance and rejuvenation. It embodies the courage to step into a journey of renewal, where individuals reclaim control over their bodies and redefine their sense of self. Beyond mere physical change, body lift surgery offers the promise of shedding excess skin and fat, allowing individuals to emerge with a refreshed perspective and a renewed sense of vitality.

What is Body Lift?

Body lift surgery, also known as belt lipectomy, serves as a comprehensive solution to address sagging skin and excess fat in multiple areas of the body simultaneously. This transformative procedure targets key regions such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms, where loose skin and tissue often accumulate due to significant weight loss or aging.

By strategically removing excess skin and fat, tightening underlying tissues, and lifting the remaining skin, body lift surgery provides patients with a smoother, more toned appearance and enhances overall body contour.

Particularly beneficial for individuals who have undergone massive weight loss, body lift surgery helps address skin laxity and achieve a more satisfying body shape.

Body Lift at a glance

Duration of Treatment
(9 days)
Duration of Operation
(4 – 8 hours)
(Several months)
Sleeping Position
(Upper body elevated for the first weeks)
(1 – 2 weeks)
(2 -3 days)
(1 – 2 weeks)
Back to Work
(2 – 4 weeks)
Exercise Restriction
(4 – 6 weeks)
Why do people have Body lift surgery?

Body Lift

Body Lift

Who are the ideal candidates?

  • Have experienced significant weight loss.
  • Have excess skin and fat deposits.
  • Desire a more toned body contour.
  • Are in good overall health.
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

Like any surgical procedure, body lift surgery carries certain risks, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Your surgeon should discuss these risks with you during the consultation and explain how they mitigate them to ensure your safety.

Recovery from body lift surgery typically involves a period of downtime during which you will need to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns.

Your surgeon may recommend certain pre-operative preparations, such as quitting smoking, adjusting medications, and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Following these instructions can help optimize your surgical outcome and reduce the risk of complications.

While body lift surgery primarily focuses on removing excess skin and improving body contour, it is not intended as a weight-loss procedure. The amount of weight lost during a body lift is typically minimal and varies from patient to patient. The primary goal of the surgery is to reshape and tighten the body after significant weight loss, rather than achieving substantial weight reduction.

In some cases, achieving the desired aesthetic outcome may require more than one surgical procedure. Your plastic surgeon will assess your individual needs and goals during the consultation and recommend a customized treatment plan tailored to address your specific concerns. Depending on the extent of correction needed and your overall health, multiple procedures may be performed simultaneously or staged over time.

While body lift surgery can produce dramatic improvements in body contour, it is generally recommended for individuals who have completed their families and do not plan to become pregnant in the future. Pregnancy and significant weight fluctuations following body lift surgery can compromise the results and may necessitate additional corrective procedures. It's advisable to discuss your future family plans with your surgeon during the consultation to ensure that your surgical goals align with your lifestyle and reproductive intentions.

Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery and achieved significant weight loss may be candidates for body lift surgery once they have reached a stable weight and maintained it for a period determined by their surgeon. The timing of body lift surgery after bariatric surgery varies depending on individual factors such as weight stability, overall health, and specific surgical recommendations. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your readiness for body lift surgery during the consultation and provide personalized guidance based on your unique circumstances.



In line with the importance we attach to quality and reliability in healthcare services, our clinically contracted hospitals are certified by JCI (Joint Commission International) to comply with international standards. JCI certification plays a key role in guaranteeing the quality and reliability of the healthcare services we provide to our patients. Under contract with TrustMed, the hospital, located in Şişli, is a point where healthcare excellence, advanced technology and strategic accessibility meet. This medical facility is a testament to advanced technology and infrastructure, with a team of nationally and internationally recognised specialists offering warm and personalised services to its patients.

Regular audits are critical to ensure that our hospitals consistently deliver high quality services. In this way, we strive to best meet the healthcare needs of our patients and provide a safe healthcare environment.

Our doctor's advice on the operation

Explore the operation further

Body lift in Turkey, aimed at body contouring and skin tightening, is becoming increasingly popular. Plastic surgeons in Turkey, with their extensive expertise and specialization, can perform body lift procedures tailored to individual aesthetic goals safely and effectively. TrustMed’s advanced healthcare infrastructure in medical tourism ensures international patients a comfortable and comprehensive treatment experience.

What Is Body Lift?

Body lift is a surgical procedure typically performed to address sagging skin and tissues that result from weight loss or the aging process. During this procedure, excess skin and fat tissues in various areas of the body are removed, and the skin is tightened to reshape body contours. Body lift can be applied to areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, back, and arms, aiming to enhance the individual's aesthetic appearance and achieve a tighter, more youthful body profile. This surgical procedure is particularly effective in addressing sagging issues that arise after weight loss surgeries.

Why Should You Get Your Body Lift In Turkey?

  • Cost: Body lift in Turkey is more affordable than in many Western countries without compromising the quality of the operation.
  • Qualified Surgeons: Turkey has well-trained and qualified plastic surgeons who have received education and training from reputable institutions.
  • Modern Facilities: Many private clinics and hospitals such as TrustMed in Turkey are equipped with modern facilities and adhere to international standards.
  • Privacy: You may prefer to undergo your body lift surgery in Turkey, away from your local community for added privacy. Turkey offers a degree of anonymity for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery.

Are You A Good Candidate For Body Lift?

You are a good candidate for liposuction if you:

  • are not pleased with your current body contour,
  • are ready to follow sports and diet programs after the operation.
  • are determined to undergo cosmetic surgeries to have your desired body.

Preoperative Preparation and Operation Process

Preoperative preparation and the operation process for body lift typically involve several steps:

  • Initial Consultation: The process usually begins with an initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon evaluates the patient's medical history, discusses their goals and expectations, and conducts a physical examination to determine if they are a suitable candidate for body lift surgery.
  • Medical Evaluation: The patient may undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess their overall health and identify any underlying medical conditions that may affect the surgery or recovery process.
  • Discussion of Treatment Plan: Based on the patient's goals and physical examination, the surgeon develops a personalized treatment plan. This plan outlines the specific areas of the body to be addressed, the surgical techniques to be used, and the expected outcomes of the procedure.
  • Preoperative Instructions: Before the surgery, the patient receives specific instructions to follow, which may include discontinuing certain medications that can increase the risk of bleeding, quitting smoking, and avoiding food and drink for a specified period before the surgery.
  • Surgical Procedure: On the day of the surgery, the patient is admitted to the surgical facility, where they undergo general anesthesia. The surgeon then performs the body lift procedure, which typically involves making incisions to remove excess skin and fat, tightening underlying muscles, and repositioning tissues to create a smoother and more contoured appearance.
  • Postoperative Care: After the surgery, the patient is closely monitored during the initial recovery period. They may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and proper wound care. The surgeon provides detailed postoperative instructions on activities to avoid, how to care for the incision sites, and when to follow up for a postoperative appointment.

What Can You Expect After Your Body Lift?

  • Improved Body Contour: Body lift surgery can address sagging skin and excess fat in multiple areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and arms, resulting in a more toned and sculpted appearance.
  • Enhanced Confidence: Many patients experience a significant boost in self-esteem and body image following body lift surgery, as they feel more comfortable and confident in their rejuvenated physique.
  • Clothing Fit: With excess skin and tissue removed, clothes may fit more comfortably and look more flattering, allowing you to enjoy a broader range of clothing options.
  • Physical Comfort: Eliminating excess skin and tissue can alleviate physical discomfort associated with sagging skin, such as chafing, irritation, and difficulty finding clothing that fits properly.
  • Improved Mobility: Patients often find that they have increased mobility and range of motion following body lift surgery, as excess skin and tissue no longer hinder movement.
  • Long-Term Results: While body lift surgery requires a significant recovery period, the results are typically long-lasting, especially when coupled with a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a stable weight and adhering to postoperative guidelines can help preserve your results for years to come.

Overall Health Benefits: In addition to aesthetic improvements, body lift surgery can have positive effects on your overall health and well-being. By removing excess skin and fat, body lift surgery may reduce the risk of skin infections, improve hygiene, and enhance your ability to engage in physical activities.

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