Body Lift

This procedure is an excellent option after major weight loss.


After losing a significant amount of weight, women and men are often left with excess sagging fat and skin around the middle portion of their bodies. Since this condition is nearly impossible to treat purely through exercise and dieting, many of these people turn to Dr. Tim for a body lift in Sydney. This procedure is an excellent option for certain patients, and can serve as the final step in achieving a healthy, slimmer body.

Ready to see how a Sydney body lift can help you achieve your cosmetic goals? Call our office at 13000 DRTIM to schedule your appointment today. Dr. Tim and his friendly, knowledgeable staff specialise in personalising each procedure to match the unique needs of every patient.

Quick Facts

Anesthesia: General anaesthesia
In/Outpatient: Inpatient
Length of surgery: 6 to 8 hours
Recovery: Dr. Tim’s body lift patients can typically return to work within 4 to 6 weeks, and resume strenuous activity within 6 to 8 weeks. For extra support and comfort, Dr. Tim recommends wearing an abdominal binder (a broad elastic band) continuously for 2 to 6 weeks. 
Results: Women and men who have a body lift enjoy permanent results at 12 months, assuming no significant weight fluctuations occur. 

Your Treatment with Dr. Tim

Dr. Tim understands how difficult weight loss can be, and often recommends body contouring in Sydney for women and men who find that their excess fat and skin don’t align with their cosmetic or personal goals. Typically, people who have lost a significant amount of weight through dieting, gastric banding surgery or bypass turn to a body lift. Dr. Tim has studied with plastic surgery specialists from around the world and uses this experience to produce beautiful results.

Dr. Tim also commonly recommends this procedure for patients with sagging skin due to age, genetics, or as a result of liposuction. Regardless of the motivation, Dr. Tim will assist you through every step of the surgical process, and offers his express recovery process to ease the discomfort associated with recovering.

What to Expect

Dr. Tim takes multiple approaches when performing body lift surgery and customises those procedures to fit the exact needs of each patient. Depending on the extent of the body lift, a horizontal incision around the abdomen is made to allow for removal of excess skin and fat, as well as general tightening.

The body lift procedure works to improve 3 areas of the body:

1. Front: Excess skin and fat from the abdomen is pulled down to create a flatter appearance. The front and upper half of the inner thighs are lifted, and the pubis is reduced.
2. Sides: The waistline becomes more pronounced, as lateral skin folds are pulled upwards.
3. Back: Commonly referred to as the ‘saddle bag’ area, excess skin is pulled downward to reveal a firmer look. The small of the back is re-contoured, and the buttocks are lifted for a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Tim takes extra precaution to ensure the incision scar is properly positioned to fit your lifestyle and clothing preferences. He will discuss this, as well as other concerns, during your initial consultation.

Your Results

As technology improves, patients tend to see better results, and a decreased overall recovery time. Although results vary from person to person, most patients are able to return to work within 4 to 6 weeks. Strenuous activity can be resumed shortly after this, and Dr. Tim recommends wearing an abdominal binder for additional support.

Sometimes, people combine their body lift with other procedures to achieve more comprehensive results. Dr. Tim often recommends a face lift, neck lift, or breast lift to reverse the physical toll ageing, weight loss gravity can take on your appearance. Every procedure is customised to fit each patient’s unique needs, and Dr. Tim will create a surgical plan that matches your cosmetic goals and body type.