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Body Lift

Get the Figure You Desire with a Lower Body Lift

Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix area cosmetic surgeon who offers effective body lifts at his practice. A body lift can be one of the best ways to rejuvenate the lower body through surgical techniques designed to lift, tighten, and refine the figure.

Doctor Certifications

Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.

Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.

What is Body Lift?

A body lift, also known as a lower body lift, is designed to address factors like loose skin and excess fat in the lower body. These areas commonly include the hips, thighs, and abdomen, and are commonly affected by life events like pregnancy or weight loss. A body lift can be easily performed at the same time as a tummy tuck procedure or liposuction techniques.

Who is a Candidate for a Body Lift?

Realistic expectations are important when considering plastic surgery in general, and are particularly important for any patient in the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Glendale, AZ area who has undergone massive weight loss. Loss of elasticity in the skin in this group of patients can result in a greater likelihood of recurrent laxity after surgery or scar widening. Additionally, in patients who were very overweight for long periods of time, underlying skeletal changes may be present. Most patients, however, are extremely pleased with their results. Most massive weight loss patients require multiple stages for contouring of the lower body, breasts, arms, upper back, face, and neck to achieve optimal correction. Inner thigh lifts are not usually done at the same time as a lower body lift. These procedures are spaced apart to reduce surgical risk and promote quicker recovery. Overall, candidates should be in good health and able to undergo surgery.

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What are My Options for a Body Lift?


A lower body lift usually includes incisions all the way around the hip and groin area to remove an apron of skin and tissue, allowing for effective lifting and reshaping of the lower body areas. Dr. Angelchik will ensure that you understand your incision options and what to expect during your surgical session.


Liposuction can easily be performed at the same time as a lower body lift surgery. This can be used to further contour and reduce fat in the surrounding areas like the abdomen and thighs. Dr. Angelchik can recommend the right type of liposuction to effectively reduce fat.

How is a Body Lift Performed?

Lower body lifts are performed under general anesthesia and are lengthy operations, taking 4–6 hours or more. You are typically admitted for two days following surgery for early mobilization and close monitoring. Drains are placed in the incisions to prevent fluid collection and remain for a variable length of time, depending on the amount of drainage. Incisions are closed with sutures and staples which are absorbable under your skin. A surgical adhesive is applied to the incisions after closure.

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Body Lift Recovery and Results

It’s important to exercise great care with movement and position after surgery to avoid disrupting suture lines. Typically, you will be in a flexed position for 6 days after surgery when lying down or walking to avoid excess tension on the abdominal skin flap. Walking is encouraged soon after surgery.  A pain pump is used at surgery to deliver local anesthetic for four days after the procedure to the surgical sites. This can help prevent pain and discomfort and ensure that you’re able to rest and recover comfortably. During your consultation with Dr. Angelchik, he will ensure you have explicit care steps to follow in order to ensure you achieve your results and remain safe and risk-averse.

Schedule a Consultation

Your first step in a body lift procedure is a consultation with Dr. Angelchik, a top plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Glendale, AZ area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.


Does a lower body lift include thighs?

Yes, a lower body lift commonly removes loose skin and excess fat on the hips, thighs, and abdomen.

Does insurance cover lower body lift?

Most body lift procedures are not covered by insurance. To learn more, please contact your personal insurance provider.

How do they remove excess skin after weight loss?

A lower body lift involves removing excess skin following weight loss to help contour the body. Excess skin is removed through incisions on the body.

How much does a body lift cost?

The cost of a body lift may vary depending on many factors. Please contact our office today to discuss pricing.

How much is a 360 body lift?

If you are interested in discussing body lift pricing, please contact our office today.

What does a lower body lift consist of?

A lower body lift includes the removal of excess fat, skin, and tissue in the lower abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and flanks. Liposuction may also be performed to sculpt the body.

What is a 360 body lift?

A 360 lift includes removing excess skin and fat around the entire waistline, back, and abdomen. Abdominal muscles may also be tightened, and the body contoured.

What is a circumferential body lift?

In a circumferential body lift, incisions are created around the entire circumference of the body. Excess skin and fat and then removed and the remaining tissue is repositioned.

What is a full body lift surgery?

A full body lift improves the shape of the body by eliminating excess skin and underlying fat on the thighs, butt, and upper and lower abdomen.

What is a skin lift?

During a body lift procedure, excess skin is removed and then the tissue is lifted to create a smoother body contour.

What is included in a body lift?

A body lift consists of removing excess tissue, skin, and fat from the outer thighs, butt, tummy, and lower abdomen.

What is the recovery time for a body lift?

The recovery time for a body lift is typically 2-4 weeks. Dr. Angelchik will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure that you safely achieve your desired results.

The Angelchik Difference

Learn more about our philosophy and follow the patient journey to see what
makes us different and what to expect before, during and after your procedure.

  • Surgeon Consultation

    All patient consultations are conducted with Board Certified surgeon Dr. Angelchik and full medical history is discussed.

  • Custom Procedure

    Recommendations are based on the patient's expressed interests, health history and physical examination.

  • Personalized Experience

    Our staff offers a personalized experience for each patient with an educational and reassuring environment.

  • Highly Rated

    Consistenly on RealSelf, HealthGrades and Google. In Best Doctors and Castle & Connolly's Best Doctors.

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If you're interested, please contact us today at 602-375-8888 to schedule your consultation. Our office provides excellent plastic surgery to clients in the Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise and Peoria areas of Arizona.