Body Lift Before and After

Body Lift Photos

A body lift helps address sagging skin resulting from ageing or childbirth. This surgery can also remove excess skin due to significant weight loss. By removing loose, hanging skin, the procedure improves the shape and tone of your body. Please check next body lift photos to see real patient transformations.

Areas that can be treated

The surgery can reshape different areas of your body, such as:

  • Buttocks
  • Groin
  • Hips
  • Lower abdomen
  • Thighs

Best candidates for body lift

We recommend body lift for patients with:

  • Excess skin due to major weight loss.
  • Excess skin that causes frequent skin irritation, skin infections, impaired movements, poor posture, and body pain.
  • Good physical and mental health.
  • Low self-esteem due to the appearance of their body.
  • Personal hygiene issues caused by sweat accumulation at the skin folds.
  • Realistic treatment goals.
  • Sagging skin resulting from ageing or childbirth.
  • Stable body weight.

How the surgery is performed

During the procedure, you will receive general anaesthesia for your comfort. Dr Ritz will then create incisions on the marked areas of your body. Once the cuts are made, our surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from your lower abdomen. The skin from the upper abdomen is then pulled down and is sutured to tighten it. If necessary, Dr Ritz will also remove excess skin and fat around your thighs, hips, and buttocks. Depending on the number and size of the body areas being treated, the entire procedure can take 5 hours to complete.

Recovery after a body lift

After your surgery, you should expect mild pain and swelling at the incision sites. To reduce swelling and support the operated areas, you will need to wear a compression garment. Once your condition is stable, you will be advised to engage in light walking exercises. This helps prevent blood clots and improves your blood circulation. Dr Ritz will also prescribe medications for pain and inflammation to control discomforts. Before you go home, you will receive specific instructions on how to care for your wounds. This will also include your follow-up schedule and home medications.


If you already checked body lift photos, please visit our main body lift surgery page. Dr Ritz is ready to discuss with you all procedure details at his clinic here in Malvern, Melbourne.