Body Lift

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Ana, San Clemente and Orange County, CA

A body lift is a procedure to surgically raise and reshape unsightly, sagging body contours. It can sometimes refer to a lower body lift, which is a comprehensive surgical procedure that provides an overall improvement of the abdomen, lower back, outer thighs, and buttocks.


During the aging process, skin loses some elasticity, causing the mid-section to lose its natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to remove loose skin and associated fatty deposits to provide a more youthful and shapely appearance. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with a body lift.

The most common reasons for undergoing a body lift procedure are:

  • Reshape the contours of the body
  • Correct sagging skin and fat due to aging, pregnancies, and weight fluctuations
  • Remove stretched skin


During your consultation with Dr. Roham, you’ll be encouraged to ask any questions you may have about your procedure and recovery. Dr. Roham will make sure you understand what your unique procedure will look like and provide detailed care steps to follow during your recovery. It’s important to be able to describe what you want to change about your body and how you expect your results to look so that Dr. Roham can determine the best course of action. He will also discuss your options for incisions and what techniques will work best in achieving your results.


A body lift procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and typically requires an overnight stay in the hospital. The precise procedure varies with each patient, depending on the body type and desired surgical outcome. The incisions are generally placed so that it may be easily concealed in clothing or the natural contour of the body. Once the incision is made, the underlying muscles are tightened, and the skin is lifted into a tighter, more upright position. Occasionally, Dr. Roham is able to use some of your own tissue to augment the buttocks during the procedure to provide further refinement to your figure (which can be discussed at length during your consultation). Once all of the excess skin and fat is removed, the tissues are redraped and the incision is closed with absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed. Drains are placed to collect any excess fluid, and they are typically removed within a week of surgery.  


A restful week is advised after undergoing a lower body lift. Compression garments are applied after surgery, and it’s advised that they are worn under your clothing for one month, removing them only to shower. You will most likely have some discomfort, but this is typically controlled with medication prescribed by Dr. Roham. Scars resulting from the incisions are permanent but are carefully placed so as to minimize visibility. As with all surgery at Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, you will be given detailed before-and-after surgery instructions, and Dr. Roham will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.   

Ideal Candidates

If you’d like to reshape saggy body contours then you’re an excellent candidate for a body lift procedure by Dr. Roham. The procedure enhances the mid body contour in female and male patients. Tighten skin that stretched because of factors such as pregnancy, the natural aging process, or weight fluctuations.

Why is a body lift done?

If you reduced a significant amount of weight and traditional options such as exercise aren’t effective for reducing large folds then a body lift is for you. Most patients also get skin rashes from skin creases beneath the breast, belly, or hips. This procedure will slim your shape and improve your confidence. During the treatment the doctor will smooth uneven or lumpy skin.

Goal of a Body Lift

A body lift is a contouring procedure that uses several techniques developed to reduce saggy skin from eh abdomen, back, and hips. The procedure is performed on patients who had significant weight reduction and have flappy skin as a result of it. You’ll get a slenderized appearance that will make you smile for years.

Side Effects

At the body lift consultation Dr. Roham will discuss all the logistics of the procedure, including the techniques to achieve optimal results. You may get swelling, redness, or tenderness as we perform the procedure.

Schedule A Consultation

To discuss your options with a body lift in Santa Ana & San Clemente, California, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Roham, your Santa Ana & San Clemente cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (714) 557-0777 or (949) 248-1900.