Body Lift for Men

Procedure Snapshot

Body lifting procedures are designed to remove excess, hanging skin from the torso, chest, flanks or arms after massive weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet & exercise. Post-bariatric plastic surgery can help you feel more comfortable & confident in your leaner body.

Cost & Recovery

  • $8,000 to $19,000
  • Body lifting procedures are highly personalized; patients typically return to daily activity in 2 to 4 weeks

Quick Facts

  • Diet and exercise will not significantly improve sagging skin or loose abdominal muscles
  • Scars will always be present after a body lift, but should fade well with proper care
  • Abdominoplasty, chest lift & lower body lift are popular post-bariatric procedures for men
  • 483 men had body lift surgery in 2019**

* Results may vary

** Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data

Body Lift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Body Lift Case 819 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #819

This 39 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. He requested an inner thigh lift because the constant rubbing of his thighs against one another was irritating him. He said changes in weight did not affect this problem. Dr. Parker performed a cresenteric inner thigh lift under intravenous sedation, hiding the incisions in the patient’s... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 681 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #681

This 25 year old lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise and he has maintained that loss over the past 1 1/2 years. The patient is 6’3″ and weighs 190 pounds. He requested that Dr. Parker improve the fullness and hanging skin on his abdomen. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty. The patient recovered rapidly after the procedure. He is very... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 684 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #684

This 34 year old, referred to Dr. Parker by other patients, lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise over the past 1 1/2 years. He asked to have Dr. Parker improve the contour of his abdomen and flanks. The patient is 5’10” tall and weighs 185 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty and VASER liposuction of the patient’s flanks, removing... Read More
Gynecomastia Surgery Case 673 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #673

This 41 year old presented to Dr Parker several years after having undergone a gastric sleeve procedure which resulted in a 90 pound weight loss. He is 5’9″ tall, weighs 207 pounds and said his weight is stable. He requested Dr Parker to improve the appearance of his breasts, abdomen and flanks. Dr Parker performed a breast lift and circumferential... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 724 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #724

This 24 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another Parker Center patient. He came in requesting improvement in his abdomen after losing 80 lbs through diet and exercise. The patient now works out 4 times per week and his weight is stable. He is 5′ 10″ tall and weighs 170 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty and SAFE liposuction of... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 743 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #743

This 23 year old requested Dr. Parker improve the contour of his abdomen and flanks following bariatric surgery 4 years ago and subsequent 250 pound weight loss. His weight has been stable for some time now. The patient is 6’4″ tall and weighs 270 pounds. Dr. Parker performed a lipoabdominoplasty, liposuction of the patient’s flanks and a body lift.... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Following substantial weight loss, excess skin can hang from the hips, and from the outer and inner thighs. This can be very frustrating for those who have worked hard to lose weight because the skin will never regain the elasticity it once had.

The only way to fix this problem is through a body lifting procedure that surgically removes the excess skin and tightens these areas. This will:

  • Create a new, smoother contour,
  • Make you look younger, and
  • Allow you finally enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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The Body Lift Procedure

  • Body/thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia.
  • For an outer (lateral) thigh and buttock lift, the incision extends from hip to hip across the top of the buttocks. It is strategically placed so that it can be concealed under a bathing suit or undergarments.
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  • The incisions for an inner (medial) thigh lift are smaller and made in the groin crease so they are also concealed quite well.
  • Using these incisions, the excess skin is removed and incisions closed with sutures.
  • At the conclusion of the procedure, the patient is placed in a compression garment similar to a girdle to decrease swelling and aid in the natural shrinking and tightening of the skin.
Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 25 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Recovery After a Body Lift

  • Pain is adequately controlled with oral medication
  • You can return to sedentary work within one to two weeks
  • You can slowly resume exercise in four to six weeks

The result is of these procedures is tighter, more attractive thighs and buttocks, improved contours and smoother skin. People who have experienced significant weight loss often describe the results as the “icing on the cake.”

Body lift procedures at Parker Center for Plastic Surgery are commonly combined with abdominoplastyliposuction, or gynecomastia.

“I am a male who was concerned with my abdomen and love handles. I am physically fit, but could not get rid of these areas. I am happy with my results and so glad I chose Dr. Parker. I feel more confident in myself and in my line of work, that is very important.”

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Our Rapid Recovery Program

Most of our male patients lead active lives and are anxious to return to their activities as soon as possible after surgery. With that in mind, we have tailored our surgical procedures, anesthesia, and medications, and developed our Rapid Recovery peri-operative program to optimize the recovery process. During both your consultation with Dr. Parker and in your pre-op education visit with our Nurse Educator, your anticipated recovery will be discussed in detail.

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Rapid Recovery Program

Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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Additional Parker Center Resources

To learn more about the body lift procedure, read about our consultation process. If you have further questions or comments, please contact us.

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About Your Procedure

Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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