What is Lower Body Lifting?

Lower body lifting is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at addressing the effects of aging, sun damage, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and genetics on skin elasticity. These factors can lead to sagging skin in areas below the waistline.

One effective approach to combat this issue is a belt lipectomy or trunkal body lift. This comprehensive procedure combines a tummy tuck with thigh lift and buttock lifts to eliminate excess skin and fat around the waist, often referred to as the “belt” line. Additionally, during a lower body lift, fat from the mid-section can be strategically transferred to enhance the appearance of the buttocks, restoring a more youthful and projected shape.

Why Grand Genesis?

  • Largest Private Plastic Surgery Centre in Ontario, fully equipped state of the art facility located in Richmond Hill, efficient and user friendly,, but more economical than downtown luxury mini clinics

  • 2 Fully Equipped Operating Rooms – 15 Recovery Beds for Overnight Stays

  • 15 Plastic Surgeons (Guest & In house) – 30 Nurses

  • VERY SHORT waiting times for Consult & Surgery

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Price & Cost

Price range: From CA$10000  Combination of Tummy Tuck, Thigh & Buttock Lift. Depending on the extent of surgery. Implants are extra. Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you.

Who is a good candidate?

Individuals who are suitable candidates for a lower body lift typically share the following characteristics:

  • Substantial areas of loose skin and sagging fat around the waist, buttocks, and abdomen.
  • Diminished skin elasticity.
  • Stable weight loss.
  • No plans for future pregnancies.
  • General good health without significant medical conditions that could impede healing.
  • Non-smokers or those willing to abstain from smoking for at least three weeks prior to and after surgery.
  • Positive outlook and realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the procedure.
  • Willingness to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prolong the results of the surgery.

It’s important to note that body lifts are not a substitute for weight loss efforts through diet and exercise. To optimize results, it’s recommended that patients come within approximately 15 lbs of their ideal weight before undergoing a body lifting procedure. Consulting with a cosmetic surgeon will help determine whether a body lift is the appropriate choice and whether alternative procedures should be considered.


The lower body lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, although spinal anesthesia is also an option. The procedure takes approximately three and a half to five hours to complete.

Since addressing loose skin often requires incisions, which result in scars, body contouring procedures involve longer incisions. During a lower body lift, a tummy tuck incision is typically extended around the lower torso to facilitate the removal of excess skin and fat tissue. If deemed beneficial, the abdominal muscles may also be tightened to create a flatter and more shapely abdomen.

Following the removal of excess fat and skin, the incision is sutured and covered with a compression garment. The length and pattern of incisions depend on the extent and location of excess skin being removed. Advanced techniques are employed to place incisions in concealed areas, typically hidden by clothing and swimwear.

During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss the types of scars that will result from the procedure. While scars will fade over time, they are permanent, and their final appearance in terms of width, height, and color can vary.


After the surgery, if suitable post-operative care is available, patients can return home. Small tubes may be inserted through minor incisions to drain excess blood or fluid. Dressings and compression garments or binders may be necessary for 4-6 weeks to minimize swelling and support the healing process.

Returning to work is usually possible after a minimum of two weeks, initially from home, and normal activities can be resumed after 4-6 weeks. Adhering to pre-operative and post-operative instructions, particularly regarding walking, helps minimize complications. Allowing sufficient time for recovery maximizes the benefits of the surgery.

Swelling subsides within weeks and fully dissipates over a few months. Although the initial results are visible shortly after the procedure, the complete outcome may take up to two years to manifest. While scars are permanent, they tend to fade and flatten within three months to a year post-surgery.

Possible complications

While complications are rare, they can include fluid retention or excessive blood and fluid loss, accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin (hematoma and seroma), infection, anesthesia reactions, pulmonary embolism, scarring, changes in skin sensation, damage to underlying structures, or the need for additional corrective procedures. Hematoma and seroma may require drainage, and wound healing complications can be more problematic for smokers.

All potential risks will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation and prior to the surgery. Consulting with an experienced cosmetic surgeon will help you make an informed decision about pursuing a lower body lift or exploring alternative options.

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