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Who Can Have Body Lift?

  • Individuals who have experienced massive weight loss now have a more normal Body Mass Index (BMI).

  • Individuals who are in good health do not smoke and do not have any serious medical issues.

Body Lift Treatment Duration

The body Lift procedure takes 3-5 hours.

Body Lift Side Effects and Risks

  • Anesthesia risks

  • Common surgical risks

  • Infection

  • Scarring

  • Swelling

  • Seroma

  • Skin contour irregularities

  • Asymmetry

  • Change in skin sensation

Body Lift Recovery Time

Most people require a recovery period of four to six weeks before returning to normal activities after a body lift procedure. After 2 - 3 weeks, they can resume their non-strenuous jobs. Usually, they should wait six to eight weeks before exercising.

Because the incisions should be protected from excessive force, abrasion or movement during this time.

Body Lift Success Rate 

Body Lift has a success rate of 90%.

Body Lift Alternative Treatments

How Does It Work?

The body lift surgery is performed so that one attains a permanent body recontour. You can undergo body lift surgery after weight loss. To create a more good-looking silhouette, body lift surgery targets stubborn areas with a range of procedures.

This surgery is highly customized and it includes procedures such as BBL, thigh lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast lift.

For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.

What Does a Body Lift Involve?

It takes 5 hours to complete a body lift surgery. If you decide to have this surgery, we will make sure that you have a pleasant trip and on the other hand, the surgeons will make it a point that they customize the surgery so as to match your needs, preferences as well as the clinics’ practices.

Here are some of the stages you should expect to go through if you decide to go through this procedure:

1. Final consultation with your surgeon

Your first consultation will be done online, but when you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your Otoplasty specialist surgeon. During this session you are expected to inform the surgeon about your medical record, allergies, and if you’re currently taking any medication.

Even after telling your surgeon about your medical record, it’s mandatory that you go through some medical tests. Afterward, you will discuss the procedure in detail. If you are on the same page with your surgeon, he/she will make an illustration by drawing some marks on your body as he/she prepares you for the surgery.

Since body lift surgery involves multiple procedures, it is impossible and dangerous to undergo all of them in one session. So, if you need more than 2 surgeries, your surgeon will come up with a treatment plan that is very convenient for you.

2. Taking the anesthesia

When the test results are out and your surgeon is satisfied, you will be then given general anesthesia. In some cases, this procedure can be performed while the patient is under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will decide what’s best for you.   

3. How is the body lift procedure performed?

When you have been given anesthesia, your surgeon will start to make the incisions. The incisions made vary from one patient to the other. Depending on the amount of excess skin to be removed, your surgeon will decide on where to make the incisions, but he/she will inform you during your face-to-face consultation.

Generally, the incision technique used will be in accordance with your needs and expectations.

Soon after the incisions are made, your surgeon will move on to remove and reposition excess skin. The surgeon can also tighten the abdominal muscles and in most cases, the patient’s belly button will need to be repositioned.

After this process, your surgeon will close the incisions with sutures, and the operated area will be bandaged. Small drainage tubes can also be placed under the skin for a while to collect the blood or fluids.

4. Post-op checks

A day after the surgery, your surgeon will have to do some check-ups. He/she will also give you some instructions to follow during the recovery period. You will also be given some meds that will accelerate the recovery process and douse any sort of discomfort.

What Should I Expect From A Body Lift Procedure?

  • You should wear compression garments to minimize the swelling.

  • You should check your incisions to recognize the appearance of any infection.

  • You can experience pain, bruising, and swelling for about a month after the surgery.

  • You should avoid strenuous activities for 6 weeks but, you can continue your normal activities within a couple of days.

  • You should make light walks to prevent blood clots.

  • You will have intermittent follow-up visits depending on your recovery plan.

  • You can see the new body shape immediately after the surgery, but the final results will be seen in 6 months.

Things You Should Do Before The Body Lift Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and any other meds associated with blood thinning.

  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.

  • Patients are advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.

  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior to surgery.

  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.    

Quick Facts


 Body Lift


 3 - 5 hours


 2 - 3 nights

Cost in Turkey

 €2900 - €3550


 General anesthesia 


 2 - 3 weeks

Final Results

 4 - 6 weeks

Side Effects

 Scarring, swelling, seroma


 Skin contour irregularities, asymmetry, change in skin sensation

Success Rate



 After 4 - 6 weeks

Back To Work

 After 6 weeks 


 Yes (not visible)



Related Procedures

 Liposuction, Tummy tuck


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Body Lift Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

What Is the Right Time To Have a Body Lift Procedure After Bariatric Surgery?

In general, it should not be earlier than one year. Because most patients will be at their final stable weight for about 1 year after their bariatric surgeries.

Is It Possible to Have an Entire Body Lift at Once?

Although some surgeons do this, some of them prefer to separate lifting procedures of the breast, arms, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen for shortening the duration of each operation, speeding recovery, and maximizing patient safety.

Is Body Lifting Cost Abroad Affordable?

Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the body lift cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 

Learn more about Body Lift in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.

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    Niamh, Ireland
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    So, my experience was a very pleasant one, they provided us with information and support throughout our stay in Istanbul, the doctors were very nice and there was that sparkle in the doctor-patient relationship.
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    Gale, United States
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    Mariana, Spain
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    While doing a price search for plastic surgery in my own country, I came across flymedi and had my surgery at esteworld for a much more reasonable price and I am very happy. The team and flymedi were very professional.
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    Sophia, United Kingdom
    star star Apr 2022
    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Catherine, United Kingdom
    star star Mar 2022
    The procedure went well and I am very happy with the results. The hospital was spotless and the staff were fantastic going out of their way to do anything they could to help. The only thing that bothered me was before I left the U.K. I specifically checked that nothing else would be chargeable and I wouldn’t have to pay any more money. But on discharge from the hospital, I was handed a prescription and told to take it to the pharmacy. This prescription then cost me a further £50 that I wasn’t expecting or prepared for. I think this is extremely poor customer service. What would have happened if I didn’t have the money especially as some of the prescription was for blood thinners to prepare for flying home and I was told I needed to get the protector tablets ASAP. £50 seems a lot extra when you’ve been told there is nothing more to pay. Many thanks
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    Vukašin, Serbia
    star star Jan 2022
    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Sofi, Sweden
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    Claudia Terrano, United Kingdom
    star star May 2021
    I had a massive operation with a full body lift that actually required 2 separate visits to Turkey which was very daunting for me to commit to but I’m so happy I did. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin and really struggled with my body especially after having 2 kids. It was really nice to do something for myself and Luna clinic made the experience hassle free for me. They were there for me from beginning to end through both visits and it couldn’t have gone better for me. Thank you so much for the life changing operation and experience.
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
    star star Aug 2020
    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    Maribeth, Switzerland
    star star Jan 2019
    I highly recommended Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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