Five Body Areas That Are Addressed With a Lower Body Lift

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight either through diet and exercise, bariatric surgery, or some other method, you may have been left with excess skin across the lower portion of your body. A lower body lift at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery can recontour your body to remove and tighten these skin folds and sagging areas. The procedure will help you complete your weight loss journey with improved contours, increased confidence, and better-fitting clothing.

We have worked with many weight loss patients and have extensive experience in providing successful lower body lifts. Often combined with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a lower body lift removes lax skin on the lower back and buttocks and is based on your body and how you wish to look. Liposuction is also used, if necessary, to remove any remaining excess fatty deposits.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are proud to offer this life-changing procedure. When men and women lose a significant amount of weight, they often end up with excess, loose skin and fatty deposits that cannot be removed through diet and exercise. A lower body lift is a body reshaping option designed to tackle these aesthetic issues, allowing women and men to complete their weight loss transformation and reestablish a healthy and active lifestyle.

What Five Body Areas Are Addressed?

Lower Abdomen

Excess loose, flabby skin is one of the most common complaints we hear after someone has experienced significant weight loss. The abdominal area is a common site for this loose and stretched-out skin and stubborn fat. Many patients choose to address these issues with lower body lift surgery.

Excess skin is removed through tummy tuck surgery, tightening the abdominal muscles, and contouring the abdomen. While a traditional tummy tuck focuses on only the front of the abdomen, a lower body lift takes things further by extending the tummy tuck around the body to provide a full 360 degrees of tummy tightening.

The location of the incisions depends on the site of the lax skin on your body. However, since they are on the lower body, the scars can be hidden under your clothing.


When you gain weight, the excess fat is distributed across your body and isn’t confined only to the tummy area. Many patients accumulate fat on their thighs, and when weight loss occurs, the upper thighs often have extra, lax skin that a lower body lift can address.

By removing excess skin on the upper legs, a thigh lift can create a smoother, more contoured thigh appearance.


The flanks are often referred to by the nickname “love handles,” the areas of skin that extend outward from the hips. These indicate excess fat accumulation around the hips and abdominal area. A lower body lift addresses loose skin and excess fat across this area, improving the contours of the waist.


Since a lower body lift focuses on reshaping the body after significant weight loss, patients with excess fat and skin in the hip area will notice improved contours after their treatment.


Loose skin on the buttocks is common after weight loss. A lower body lift removes this excess skin from the buttocks.

Finish Your Weight Loss Journey With the Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery

Obtaining an ideal weight provides a multitude of physical and mental benefits to men and women. Unfortunately, many struggle with loose, stretched-out skin after weight loss. A lower body lift is a popular solution by removing this skin, improving body contours, and helping patients feel more comfortable and confident with their post-weight loss appearance.

During your consultation, we will discuss any concerns you might have about your appearance and your goals for your lower body lift, as well as your medical history, medications you take, and previous procedures you have had. We will also answer all your questions and thoroughly explain what to expect from your surgery. If you plan on losing additional weight, it would be best to postpone your surgery, as that additional weight loss could create more lax skin in the areas treated.

To learn more about a lower body lift in Columbia and Baltimore, MD, contact our board-certified plastic surgeons and schedule your consultation at The Maryland Institute of Plastic Surgery by calling us at (410) 744-0900 or messaging us on our website. We look forward to meeting you soon!