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


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


Lower Body Lift Surgery After Weight Loss

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 aesthetic goals.

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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Benefits of Lower Body Lift Surgery

The lower body lift surgery is performed to correct the excess skin and other imperfections that can be a result of massive weight loss. There are some benefits associated with undergoing this procedure such as:

  • A better contoured body
  • A firmer tummy
  • Getting rid of the excess of skin and fat tissue

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Recovery after Lower Body Lift Surgery

The recovery period after lower body lift surgery can take up to two weeks or more post op. During this time, make sure to take the analgesic medication to alleviate the potential pain and discomfort.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after lower body lift surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after lower body lift surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas
  • Keep the incisions clean and dry at all times
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Keep your body hydrated

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Lower Body Lift Surgery Costs Sydney - How much does Lower Body Lift surgery cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

How much lower body lift surgery costs vary depending on several factors. The type of procedure you get, type of anaesthesia used, location (hospital or clinic), to mention just a few. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.

Is lower body lift surgery covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

If you meet certain strict criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, Lower Body Lift Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for lower body lift surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

Take the next step today

With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to get optimal results using different surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

Next Step – Fill in the Enquiry form or call Dr Hunt’s Team on 1300 157 200.


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Body Lift FAQs

What is a Lower Body Lift?


Though it’s not as well known as other procedures, a lower body lift is a more comprehensive surgery than a tummy tuck/ abdominoplasty or liposuction and is often chosen by people who have achieved significant weight loss.

A lower body lift is an effective procedure that removes and tightens excess skin formed after significant weight loss, pregnancy, and ageing. A Lower Body lift or LBL can be customised to include the buttocks, thighs and lower abdominal areas. Loose, hanging skin is excised, tucked and tightened and the buttocks lifted to create a new lower body shape.

A lower body lift is a highly individualised procedure and the outcome is based on your needs and goals. For example, people who have poor skin elasticity due to over-stretching will require a combination of liposuction and lower body lift procedures. In these cases, the skin is unable to naturally conform to your new body contours without intervention. Some patients will only need a single operation while others will be spread over two or more procedures. I encourage extensive consultations to decide on the right procedure for you.

What's involved in a Lower Body lift?


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/ abdominoplasty at the same time as your lower body lift.

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 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.

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.


About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.