Body Lift Surgery

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Losing large amounts of weight can be an empowering experience for many –  and it deserves to be shown off. However, drastic weight changes can, unfortunately, leave behind excess skin. Body lift surgery is a transformative surgery, designed to achieve a more youthful and toned appearance, addressing not only the removal of excess skin and fat but also the potential tightening of underlying muscles for improved core strength.

Body lift surgery, also known as a belt lipectomy or circumferential body lift, is a comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedure designed to address sagging or excess skin and fat around the midsection of the body. This extensive procedure provides a more youthful and toned appearance by contouring the abdomen, hips and lower back.

During a body lift surgery, your surgeon will make a circumferential incision around the lower abdomen towards the back. The excess skin and fat are then removed, allowing for the reshaping and tightening of the treated areas. In some cases, the underlying abdominal muscles can also be tightened to enhance your core strength and improve the appearance of your waistline.

Body lift surgery is a common procedure amongst those who have undergone significant weight loss and are left with loose or hanging skin. It’s a transformative procedure that can greatly improve both your body contours and self-confidence.


✔ Boost your self-confidence: enjoy a contoured and tightened lower body appearance
✔ A natural-looking, more defined silhouette: part of our ethos
✔ VIP care: we look after you with five-star consultancy and aftercare
✔ A bespoke service: we understand that everyone has different needs
✔ Peace of mind: your surgeon is the best in their field
✔ Combine treatments: access to our whole team for your convenience
✔ Comprehensive, transparent information: using your Karidis Clinic Patient Journey app


An abdominoplasty, often referred to as a tummy tuck, is a frequently performed surgery to reduce surplus fat and skin. Unlike a body lift, it helps restore weakened abdominal muscles, which you may not have been able to achieve through diet and exercise alone. For women who’ve experienced excess or sagging abdominal skin from pregnancy, a tummy tuck is also very beneficial.

During an abdominoplasty, your surgeon will create horizontal incisions on the abdominal area, lifting the excess skin. Once the skin has been lifted, the underlying abdominal muscles are repaired. Depending on how much skin you have, a second incision may be necessary around the naval.

A body lift, on the other hand, is a more extensive procedure for those with significant weight loss or excess skin and fat around the entire midsection. It addresses not only the abdomen but also the hips and lower back. A circumferential incision is made around the lower abdomen and extended to the back, allowing for the removal of excess skin and fat from these areas. In some cases, the underlying muscles are tightened as well.

Quick Reference


3-5 hours


1 week

Anaesthesia used

General anaesthesia

Hospital Stay



8 weeks

Final Result

6-9 months

Pre admission tests

Blood tests, MRSA, +/- ECG


Excess skin from the abdominal region, waistline and back


2-4 weeks

Before and After Results

Body Lift Surgery by Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe at Karidis Clinic

What our clients say about us

Our body lift surgeons

Mr Karidis is one of London’s most in-demand cosmetic surgeons and it is important for us to be able to offer you the option of another trusted surgeon, capable of producing the naturally beautiful results that are the hallmark of the Karidis Clinic.

With over 25 years’ cosmetic surgery experience, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe has worked with our medical director Mr Karidis for many years and is the only other cosmetic surgeon Mr Karidis would trust his patients to.

What to expect from your procedure

Some key information for what to expect in the lead up to, and during your procedure can be found below. We ensure our patients have all the support they need but if you do have further questions these will be addressed at your initial consultation.

How much does body lift surgery cost?

Body lift surgery requires a surgeon fee, an anaesthetist fee and a hospital fee. The price also includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care. The cost may vary slightly depending on your unique requirements, but we will give you a detailed quotation following your consultation.

For more information on what our surgical fees cover, get in touch today.



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