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Body Lift

If you can pull up your excess skin up the whole way around your body like a skirt, body lift may be more effective than a tummy tuck.

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Is a body lift right for me?

Flatter Tummy

Massive weight loss can result in loose skin around the lower trunk. This will be corrected with a body lift or circumferential abdominoplasty.


If you’ve lost weight and need to lose the places where the weight used to be, Re. can help. With a body lift surgery, we can remove the evidence of a bigger you. Un-plump your life.


Losing a large amount of weight won’t just affect your tummy, it also affects your thighs and buttock area. A simple tummy tuck won’t fix that, but a body lift will.

INCREASED Confidence

A body lift can help you get a wardrobe full of clothes that fit the way you want your clothes to fit.

What is involved?

1 hour

A Private Consultation With Your Surgeon

Your initial consultation will take about an hour and will be with your surgeon. This gives you and your surgeon the time to help you make the right decision for you, based on your body type, your lifestyle, and your expectations.

1-2 weeks

Book And Prepare For Surgery

When you’re ready we book in your procedure. At Re. we believe the preparation for the surgery, and the care you receive after the surgery is as important as the procedure itself. It’s why we developed a special whole-of-journey program called Re.Care.

1 day

Day Of Procedure

You will wake up in the recovery bay of the hospital and your tummy will feel swollen but comfortable. You’ll be wearing your post-surgical compression garment to ensure optimal healing and support of your tummy. Most patients will stay one or two nights in hospital.

1-2 Weeks

The Early Days

The first two to three days you may feel mildly uncomfortable, but this can be well controlled with pain medication.

It may be difficult to stand up straight, but this will improve over the first week. It is ok to shower and get your dressings wet and you can sleep in any position that is comfortable.

You will also have your first post-surgery review appointment at Re.

6-8 weeks

Your Recovery Journey

You should be back to your normal daily routine now and loving your new shape. Normal post-operative bruising and swelling should be gone, and your scars will begin to fade and diminish.

You are able to fully resume your normal exercise routines.

At the end of this period you will have the first of your complimentary laser treatments to reduce the signs of scarring.

Start your journey

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Not quite sure? here’s some common questions …

What is the difference between a body lift and a tummy tuck?

A body lift, or circumferential abdominoplasty addresses the entire lower trunk. It is a more common operation for women who have had massive weight loss. It addresses your tummy area, your lateral thighs as well as the buttock. Basically, if your excess skin extends beyond the hips, you need to consider a body lift over a tummy tuck to get the best result.

Is a body lift covered under Medicare?

Yes, if you have lost more than 5 BMI points and suffer from symptoms related to your excess skin or loss of core muscle strength. The item number used is 30179, check with your health fund if this number is included in your level of cover

Will I need a muscle repair?

The vast majority of women undergoing a Body Lift or circumferential abdominoplasty will need a muscle repair. The reason for this is that either due to weight loss or pregnancies, the abdominal wall stretches and the rectus muscles separate (divarication). A muscle repair will help flatten your tummy, reshape your waist and improve your contour. There is also now evidence that it helps with core strength, back pain and urinary incontinence.

Where will my scars be?

Your scar will run all the way around your lower body below the level of your undies or bathers.
In our experience, based on feedback from satisfied patients, the scar is a good trade off to have the body shape you want.

What happens if I get pregnant or put on weight?

Firstly, there is no reason that you could not have another child. Your skin will stretch just like it would prior to surgery. The big unknown is how much it will shrink back down after your pregnancy. This will vary from person to person. It is unlikely that your skin would go back to what it was like prior to your body lift. However, if there was some recurrent laxity, then it could likely be addressed with a revision. The same would apply if you put on weight.

The results

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Why Re.?


  • You’ll be supported and cared for by superbly skilled plastic surgeons with a combined 25 years’ experience.
  • Tummy tuck and body lift surgery specialists.
  • Accredited by FRACS and members of ASPS and ASAPS.


  • Re. Care Surgery Program
  • Body lift surgeries are conducted in accredited hospitals with specialist anaesthetists.
  • You’ll be better prepared for the surgery, and cared for afterwards.
  • Non-invasive laser therapy is included to assist in the healing process as part of the extra treatment provided to reduce the signs of scarring.


  • Private, comfortable, modern consulting rooms considered to be the best in Melbourne.


  • Surgeon’s Fee $20,000
  • Upfront hospital costs vary and will be quoted in depth during your initial consultation. This fee could be lower if a patient has private health insurance or the surgery is deemed eligible for a medicare item number.
  • T&C’s apply.

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