Discover your body lift potential with top plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt.

Lower body lift surgery, often referred to as weight loss surgery, is one of Dr Jeremy Hunt’s most sought-after procedures.

Ideally, this procedure is for you if you have experienced weight loss of around 40kg to 90kg.

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Massive weight loss can leave people feeling trapped in the sagging skin that surrounds their bottom, thighs, hips and tummy. Thankfully, a lower body lift can tighten all of these areas in a single surgery.

Dr Hunt will work with you, focusing on the areas of your body that are most troubling, whether it is the skin surrounding your arms, tummy or thighs. He will then put together a tailored weight loss surgery plan to achieve your goals with the minimum down time, maximum safety and best results possible.

A lower body lift can be combined with additional surgeries such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), upper arm and/or breast lift. Dr Hunt can discuss these options with you during your personal consultation.

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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.


Body Lift FAQs

Is body lift for me?


If you’ve lost a dramatic amount of weight and have been left with sagging skin in your lower body, you’re an ideal candidate for a lower body lift plastic surgery.

What's involved?


A lower body lift is a complex surgical procedure, so you must ensure you choose only the very best, most experienced plastic surgeon.

Dr Hunt will perform your lower body at your chosen hospital, under a general anaesthetic administered by one of his hand-selected anaesthetists.

During the body lift procedure, Dr Hunt will make an incision around your waist, across your lower abdomen and down your thighs. He will trim any excess skin, tighten the muscles and remove all excess fat, before suturing your incisions closed with absorbable sutures.

In many cases, Dr Hunt will perform a tummy tuck at the same time as your lower body lift.

When can I go home?


You will stay in the hospital for five to seven nights following body lift surgery. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from a bathroom, you will be able to go home. Once home, you should limit your movements to around the house for a week or so.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?


You’ll see Dr Hunt weekly for the first month after your surgery. As you progress, the time between visits will become longer.

How long will I be off work?


You will need to be off work for around three weeks following your lower body lift surgery.

When can I resume my normal activities?


It will take around three weeks for you to fully recover from your body lift.

Your movements will be quite limited for the first 10 days after your surgery, and you’ll need to walk carefully. But as your skin gets used to its new position, you’ll regain your range of movement.

When will I see the end result?


The effects of your lower body lift will be immediate, although it may take up to two months to appreciate the full benefits.

You will have some scarring on your abdomen and thighs, and it will take at least a year for the scars to mature and fade so that they are pale and discreet. Dr Hunt will explain where your scars will be before your surgery. He will do his very best to ensure they are not visible in your swimsuit or underwear.

What will a body lift cost me?


When planning any kind of surgery, cost should always be a consideration. In terms of the cost of a body lift, this varies widely and is dependent on patient requirements. Surgical, hospital and anaesthetist fees are just some of the factors that play a role. The complexity of the procedure will also change the cost due to increased time in surgery. In most instances, a body lift won’t qualify for a Medicare rebate. However, if excess skin is causing health concerns such as rashes that might lead to additional skin loss, some of the costs will be covered. You can find out more about what your body lift will cost and whether you can approach Medicare or your health insurer about assistance during your consultation with Dr Hunt. Evaluating your specific concerns is the first step in determining what you need to budget for your surgery.