Body lift


A body lift is any procedure that addresses loose and hanging skin over the lower trunk area. This arises most commonly following massive weight loss. However, age also causes these changes to occur in most people to a varying degree, and depending on their severity will determine if a body lift is suitable or not


What is a Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift or belt lipectomy is a surgical procedure, and some people mix it with abdominoplasty. It is especially designed to remove excess tissue on the lower abdomen, flanks, and back.

The procedure can also address low hanging buttocks and in certain cases utilize tissue to give them projection.

The procedure is performed as a general anesthetic. Preoperatively the incision is marked in order for it to be concealed in the pant line. The procedure will take between 3 to 5 hours and involves an overnight stay in the hospital.

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Who Should Undergo this Procedure?

The main group of patients who elect to have this procedure is those who have undergone massive weight loss. This could have been performed via surgery or through old fashioned diet and exercise.

The loose hanging skin causes a number of issues

  • Aesthetically it appears very unattractive
  • Patients have difficulty finding clothes that accommodate the excess tissue
  • The excess skin can rub against each other, causing irritation and skin to open
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Am I a Suitable Candidate?

In order to achieve the most optimum results the following requirement need to be met


  • Stable weight for 6 months
  •  BMI< 30
  • Non-smoker
  • No abnormalities in baseline blood results
  • No long term medical problems such as diabetes
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How to Prepare for a Body Lift?

  • Try to avoid heavy exercise 1 week prior to the procedure
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and warfarin 1 week prior to the operation
  • Avoid alcohol the day before the surgery
  • The procedure does not restrict you from self-caring for the first few days after the procedure, but ther will be limitations to what you can do. It may be advisable to arrange support from friends or family during this period
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What is the Post-operative period?

Immediately after the procedure, you will awaken with dressings encasing your abdomen, and there may or may not be drainage tubes. A compression garment will be in place to minimize swelling. The pain will be well controlled due to intraoperative anesthetic injections and pain killers that will be prescribed. 

The patient will be allowed to rest that evening, but the following morning nursing staff will remove the catheter and encourage movement out of the bed and into the chair. During the course of the morning and afternoon assistance will be given in mobilizing the patient around the corridor, in readiness for discharge that evening. 

The patient will be discharged with pain medications and antibiotics

The pain will be worst for the first couple of days, but this is well controlled with the pain killers. Every day this diminishes, and the feeling of being ones self returns

The first post-operative visit is  48 hours following hospital discharge. If a drain had been placed, it will be removed

The second check is performed at 1 week

There is a third check at 2 weeks, to give the all-clear for work, and to remove any sutures

Further checks are made at 4 and 8 weeks


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Over 2000 satisfied patients

I had surgery in February with Doctor Faisal and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I went from 64kg to 95kg with gestational diabetes during two back to back pregnancies at age 40, and ended up with massive abdominal separation. Doctor Faisal was able to perform an extremely extensive abdominal muscle and hernia repair, combined with lipo and a cosmetic tummy tuck that has completely transformed not only my appearance but my confidence and physical strength also. My body now looks better than it did before I had children. I conducted extensive research for over 3 years on best plastic surgeon Dubai before I chose Doctor Faisal based on his qualification, experience, confidence in his ability to perform this surgery without the use of a mesh as well as his extremely reassuring manner. The recovery went smoothly and my scar is healing beautifully. Its low, neat, and I didn't experience any healing complications. To anyone that is on the fence, or hesitating about moving forwards with such a procedure, I definitely say- go for it! I wish I'd done it 3 years ago and gotten back into a bikini sooner. Thanks Doctor Faisal, I will miss you!

Andi Quinn

Mother and wife

- I had my surgery just over a year ago, and I can honestly say that I would not have gone ahead with such a life-changing surgery if it wasn't for Dr Faisal and his amazing team. From my very first visit, I knew that if I did go ahead with the surgery it would be with him. Instantly he made me feel at ease and knew that he would take care of me through the entire process. The numerous visits, messages, emails and phone calls were all answered without hesitation and the entire team provided a fully comprehensive service. Dr Faisal, I cannot thank you enough. Thank you for helping me make this monumental decision and making my life better for it, I wouldn't have been able to feel the way I do about myself right now without you! I'm trying my best to not write an essay here, but I know these mere words do not do justice fr all that you and your team have done for me! Hopefully I will come by for a visit the next time I'm in Dubai! Sakira... Fellow LFC Supporter!

Sakira Begum


After extensive research and consultations for Plastic surgeons in Dubai, and a failed attempt a couple of years back, I finally encountered the amazing Dr.Faisal Salim, and I couldn’t be happier of my choice. It was a tough decision, to whom I would entrust this very important event in my life. Most of the information provided by the plastic surgeons I’ve met in Dubai, is more or less the same, but Dr.Faisal stood out from everyone else right away from my first consultation. He is extremely caring, empathic and extremely knowledgeable in his field. He was ready to answer all my questions, some of them even before I asked! He reassured me and made me feel at ease. I knew right away after my first consultation that he was the one. We met several times after that, to discuss in further details my decision to go ahead with the surgery, and he was always outstanding, as the first time we met. He asked what were my expectations and what I wanted the outcome to be, my worries and fears, and then he explained what was realistically possible and what could be achieved. his expertise is just outstanding. Any doubt I had thought the entire process, he was always there, even when abroad. This means the world to someone who’s worried, scared or just stressed out. He was always very honest, approachable and caring. The aftercare was as outstanding as the pre operative care, and the results? I can’t be happier then I am now :) A shout out to his entire team at euromed clinic as well, the nurses and especially his co-ordinator Yasmina, she is just outstanding! a level of care and professionalism that one doesn’t encounter very often, till the late hours on the night before my surgery, she was sending messages, reassuring me was always available throughout the entire process. If you’re in that phase, were you still are not sure who to entrust your surgery too, After you meet with Dr.Faisal Salim, you should look nor worry anymore, he is the one. I can’t recommend him enough after what he’s done for me. Thank you Dr.Faisal!

Jordan Cran

Cabin Crew

My whole experience with Dr. Faisal and his team was outstanding. I had several consultations with different doctors before finally meeting Dr. Faisal. His personality and expertise totally convinced me to go ahead with my operation without any doubts. He took extensive time during the several consultations, where we discussed the reasonable expectations. Dr. Faisal managed to create the exact result I have wished for where other doctors told me differently and I couldn’t be happier. He has definitely exceeded my expectations. My healing process was extremely smooth without any complications and pain. Dr. Faisal is very compassionate, emphatic and caring. He takes a lot of time for each appointment and the aftercare was superb. I could not recommend him enough. The whole team at Euromed is extremely friendly. Yasmina has been an amazing patient coordinator and I thank her for her kindness and flexibility.

Beate Sweis


My whole experience with Dr. Faisal was more than outstanding! It took me a while to decide on a specific surgeon, and I had already seen many before I decided to proceed with Dr. Faisal. From the first appointment, his honesty, care and straightforwardness immediately put me at ease. I had felt I will be in good hands, and that was a prerequisite for me to go for it. We had several appointments before the surgery, and he explained everything so clearly with realistic expectations. On the day of the surgery, he was quite caring, calm and compassionate. Post the surgery, took all the time to look after me, and answer all my questions. He patiently endured my fussiness, impatience and always assured me. I was quite happy with the results, and his availability for the post-surgery follow-ups. I had a big surgery, which Dr. Faisal handles perfectly so I can’t recommend him enough. To add, Dr. Faisal has the most amazing coordinator (Yasmine), always been there, answered all my questions with care and support

Mira Ahmed

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I met Dr Faisal last year whilst on a quest to find a surgeon to complete a full tummy tuck, gynecomastia and lypo. I instantly felt at ease when meeting Dr Faisal and after a discussion he pointed out what was and wasn’t needed, he suggested a plan and showed me what I could expect by his previous surgeries. I had made my mind up and decided to choose him to move forward with. We met a few more times and he was very clear what I should do prior to surgery and made himself available with his mobile number for any further questions I might have. the morning of the surgery he seemed very focused and tried to help me relax and put me at ease, I felt good and trusted him fully. i was happy with the after care and was surprised with the speed of the healing process, he was regularly checking in and told me how it all went, over the next few weeks we met for appointments and dressing changes. It’s been 5 months now and I’m so happy with the results, I feel way more confident and I feel the results are even better than I expected. Great surgeon, would definitely recommend him!

Toni Jardella


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