How Much Does Lower Body Lift Cost?

What is the price range?  Does the amount of weight lost affect the cost?

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How Much Does Lower Body Lift Cost?

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The lower body lift is the cornerstone of lower body rejuvenation, yet I feel it is still underutilized.
The recovery is mild, and the trade-off between the well placed thin bikini scar and the rejuvenation it provides is quite favorable.
Whether for weight loss, post-liposuction deformities or intractable cellulite, it is a highly predictable procedure. Post-operative discomfort is consistently well tolerated;  one feels "flu-like" for about two weeks.
The redundant tissues from the hip and back make for an excellent source for autologous(your own) buttock augmentation.
Lipoplasty of inner thigh, anterior thigh and knee can enhance the overall sculpting of the final result
Ultherapy can be used as an adjunct to tighten the inner thighs scarlessly as well as to treat wrinkling of the knees, completing rejuvenation of the lower body aesthetic unit such that shorts and skirts can be worn.

The operation relies on the vascular principles described by Lockwood and improved upon by Pascal.
Intimate knowledge of the anatomy minimizes blood loss and surgical trauma facilitating recovery.
As with any procedure, experience and a keep aesthetic eye improve the eventual outcome and patient satisfaction.
Relapse of redundancy and cellulite was an issue til my publication on the use of SERI surgical scaffold greatly reduced or eliminated relapse while improving scar quality circumstantially.
With these modifications as well as Ultherapy for areas not treated by this surgery(knees and inner thighs with extreme laxity) patient satisfaction has been consistently high; a significant improvement over the procedure performed in the recent past(3-5 years ago). 

The fee for the lower body lift alone varies from $8,000-$10,000 including buttock, hip and outer thigh lipoplasty, and increases incrementally with the inclusion of formal abdominoplasty, additional areas of lipoplasty, autologous buttock augmentation and Ultherapy, all adding time and expertise to the final result.

Hope this helps

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of a Body Lift

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The cost of a body lift will depend on a variety of factors that include:

  • Your geographical location
  • Surgeon’s experience
  • Surgeon’s expertise
  • Anesthesiologist’s fee
  • Facility fee
  • Procedures elected to be performed

Where you live will be a key factor that determines how much your body lift will cost. The price will generally run higher in major metropolitan areas due to the increased cost of overhead. Surgeons with more experience and higher expertise may charge more due to their specialized training. Generally, a body lift typically averages between $4,000 and $14,000. However, this is only a rough estimate and will fluctuate based on the various factors stated above. Lastly, a body lift is a combination of 2 or more body contouring procedures to help achieve a sleeker, tighter figure. The price will fluctuate based on what procedures have been elected for the body lift.

Scott Chapin, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Lower body lift cost price

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Hello and thank you for the question!

When we are talking about Body lift costs one has to think about the immediate cost, as well as after care, garments, and the extent of the surgery. The body lift cost starts with us at 13,000 if you don't have private health insurance.( If you are deemed suitable for medicare rebate, it can be as low as 6000 out of pocket). That would include a night in hospital as well as postoperative care. However, for more complicated procedures, involving excessive liposuction, buttock auto augmentation  or hernia repair, the costs can be different. We are always providing our patients with an individualised cost, based on their necessities, in order to achieve the best outcome.

Carmen Munteanu, MD, FRACS
Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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How much does a lower body lift cost?

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A lower body lift is an excellent procedure that I consider the foundation of extensive body contouring.  Not every patient that loses significant weight needs a full body lift; however, if needed, it provides a powerful cosmetic result because it lifts the buttocks and the lateral thighs in addition to it typically including a full tummy tuck.

Amount of weight lost does not typically affect the cost.  Every patient and every surgeon is different though, so you will obviously need an in-person consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon.

Pricing will vary significantly throughout the country.  The national average for surgeon's fees for a body lift is around $8,000.00.  This will change depending on how extensive the surgery is (for example, will liposuction or a fleur-de-lis component be added).  Facility fees and anesthesia fees will be an additional cost.  This is a broad range, but a body lift can cost you anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 all-inclusive.  

How much is a lower body lift or 360 lift cost?

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A  lower body lift involves removal of the excess skin of the abdominal area in conjunction with a pubic lift and then removal in continuity of the excess lower back area. This is the "standard" 360 lift or lower body lift that I do but I individualize for each patient and in some do more of one thing compared to other. The cost is approximately $14000. We do try to get my patients insurance to cover this as well as other procedures by sending letters/photos. Unfortunately, this may be a long process and each insurance carrier has their own guidelines but we are definitely a patient advocate. We offer outstanding financing if we are not able to get our patients their coverage and if they don't qualify, even have in house financing. Finally, if our patients are willing to tell their stories to the media, we offer discounts. Please inquire. 

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Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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The Cost of Lower Body Lift Surgery

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It's not unusual for patients who experience massive weight loss to require body lift procedures to address redundant hanging skin. The cost of this type of procedure is variable and depends upon several factors. These include the surgeon's fee, facility fees and anesthesia charges. Fees in the Midwestern United States typically range between $7,000 and $11,000.

If you're considering body lift surgery, it's important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon with experience performing this type of procedure. Although the cost of the procedure is an important consideration, it's not the only consideration. Patients should also consider the surgeon's experience and qualifications. It's absolutely essential that you're able to communicate and have a comfort level with the surgeon who will be performing your surgery.

How much does a lower body lift cost?

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Where I practice in Houston, the cost of cosmetic surgery is determined by the scope of the operation and the time required to perform the operation.  The greater the scope and longer the operative time, the higher the costs.  Not all body lifts are of equal scope.  The total cost, including the necessary stay in the surgical facility, may vary from $10,000 to $20,000 (Yes, quite a wide range!).  An abdominoplasty is an essential component to most lower body lifts.  The lower body lift may then extend around the flank and even connect in the back.  Liposuction may also be included in the procedure and be of benefit to contour areas that have not completely reduced from the weight loss alone.  Best of luck!

Paul Fortes, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Lower body lift cost will be 15-25 K

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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?

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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

Lower body lift pricing

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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.

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