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How Much Does Lower Body Lift Cost?

I know my insurance isn't going to cover it, but I've lost a ton of weight (113 lbs so far!) and I know this surgery is on the horizon. I am saving up and will do some financing, but what is the range of price I need to shoot for?

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Lower body lift cost is high, but worth it

This is truly transformative operation and is one of the biggest that we do in cosmetic plastic surgery- expect to pay $12-20K for the procedure- which would include anesthesia and after-care visits. Soem surgeons are doing the LBL in an outpatient setting with close RN monitoring at home and aggressive DVT protective measures- this can hold the cost down considerably- the hospital is an expensive venue to have surgery....

Cost price

The cost for a body lift varies according where is perform and the type of body lift that you have. Although cost is important the safety and results should be your priority in your choosing your doctor

Lower body lift pricing

Body lifts are general category for tightening the skin of the trunk usually following massive weight loss.    It can come as a lower body lift or upper body lift.  The lower body lift typically addresses the abdomen, buttocks and hip region.   Body lifts are generally long operations 4-8 hours.  They should only be done in accredited surgery centers or the hospitals likely under general anesthesia.  they should only be done by board certified plastic surgeons.  This is the type of operation that can have major complications and safety is critically important.


The price of this operation is VERY dependent on the individual anatomy and where the excess skin and tissue is located.  I would recommend getting multiple estimates from different surgeons before proceeding with the surgery.  In general a body lift can run between 13,000 and 20,000 dollars or more.  This would include outpatient surgery with OR fees, Anesthesia, and surgeon fees.

Body lift costs

The cost of a body lift really depends on what you are having done and to some extent where you live.  In general a lower body, circumferential lift will cost $8-14K.  In Ontario, I have been successful in advocating for my patients so that OHIP pays between $2-3K of that price. Ask your surgeon if that is an option.

Dr Rodger Shortt
Plastic Surgeon Oakville
Ass't Clin Professor
Director of Cosmetic Surgery Training,
McMaster University

Rodger Shortt, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Lower Body Lift Costs

Congratulations on your weight loss! That is a great accomplishment. The costs associated with a lower body lift, or any surgery, are based on several factors which include: type of procedure, surgeon and facility fees. The first step is to find a board-certified plastic surgeon, preferably one who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, who you feel comfortable with and they will determine if you are a good candidate for body contouring surgery. Surgeon and facility fees vary depending on location, type of facility and if you will need an overnight stay in the hospital or facility. These will also depend on your health and other factors as well, and are great questions to ask your surgeon at your consultation. Your health and safety are top priority, and you may need medical clearance and other testing to be a candidate for body contouring.

Brian Coan, MD
Durham Plastic Surgeon
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How much does a lower body lift cost?

Hello! Thank you for your question. Costs for a lower body lift will certainly vary depending amongst surgeons as well as on your geographic location. Things to factor in from the surgical standpoint will be the facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, other fees (e.g., liposuction, surgical garment, addition of other surgical procedures, etc.) A range in price ~$12000-20000 is not unreasonable. $13-16K would be a reasonable cost on average. A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help you in determining which procedure(s) would be the right one for you. Cost also depends on the complexity of your case and how much work would need to be done to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing result for you. Good luck and best wishes!

Lewis Albert Andres, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of body lift and body lift effects

Great job!! I would budget $11-18K.  I would also wait for 6 months of weight stability before you have surgical procedures. Unfortunately there is no effective non-surgical method.  However, a body lift can truly change your life. Excess abdominal fat  and skin is removed, the abdomen and your core is tightened, your hips are raised and defined and your buttock has new definition and shape.  The combination is powerful and the results are immediate. I would do the body lift first, then stage procedures every 4-6 months. Healing time is 2-4 weeks. The most important thing is safety. Please don't compromise on this! See a board certified plastic surgeon

Lower body lift cost will be 15-25 K


Thank you for the question.  A lower body lift involves the removal of tissue circumstantially (all of the way around) your waist at the level of your lower bikini line.  This can be considered a tummy tuck for the front and a buttock/thigh lift for the back and sides.  The cost of all of this including anesthesia, operating room, and surgeons fee can vary widely but you should expect a range of 15-25 K depending on the area of the country.  You should have several consults and should seek out board certified plastic surgeons with a practice that lies heavily on body contouring.  

All of the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Does Lower Body Lift Cost?

In our facility the average cost is 14,500 – 20,000 dollars depending on the amount of time it takes for the procedure. We require a one night stay in the facility.

Thomas Guillot, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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