The 360 Lower Body Lift in Beverly Hills: Is It Worth It?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


When people lose a significant amount of weight, they are often left with small deposits of fat and sagging skin, especially in the midsection. This can make it difficult to embrace their new bodies or even find clothes that fit properly. J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills offers a highly effective solution in the form of a 360 lower body lift. This popular procedure allows patients to complete their weight loss transformation by improving areas that make them feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. 

If you are trying to achieve your top aesthetic goals, a 360 lower body lift may be the answer. Incorporating his trademark 360 circumferential lower body lift technique, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen performs this surgery to focus on the mid and lower body, including the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, flanks, and upper thighs. Dr. Katzen has been featured on programs including Discovery Health's "The Incredible Shrinking Woman," and is recognized for his innovative techniques in the body contouring field. To learn more about eliminating sagging skin and fat below the waistline, schedule a consultation with our clinic in Beverly Hills, CA. 

Qualifications for lower body lift surgery 

Ideal patients for a 360 lift surgery deal with some of the most common challenges associated with losing a large amount of weight. This includes wrinkled and sagging skin or a hanging midsection. Sometimes this prevents patients from performing activities such as running, swimming, or exercising. It can also make everyday activities uncomfortable. When considering this surgery, it is important that candidates are at a stable weight and get a proper physical examination to minimize the risk of complications. Individuals should not have any medical conditions that prevent them from undergoing general anesthesia or plastic surgery. 

J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills gives patients realistic goals for the outcome of their plastic surgery. A lower body lift does require large incisions around the body, meaning that scarring is a very real possibility. The staff at our clinic will give you information about incision care so they heal flat and even on the skin. Dr. Katzen is careful to place the incisions in less visible areas or natural skin folds. This means you should be able to hide any potential scars when wearing undergarments or a bathing suit. A 360 lower body lift also requires a lengthy recovery time at home. 

What will my lift results look like? 

Despite the extended recovery period, our patients are excited about the final outcome of their plastic surgery. A lower body lift not only helps you look amazing but can help you feel better as well. The removal of heavy skin and tissue can improve your quality of life and correct problems such as back and joint pain. A lower body lift from Dr. Katzen is highly customizable and can leave you with a slimmer, trimmer figure. If you have more detailed questions about what your outcome could look like, contact us to schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills, CA, office.

About surgery and recovery 

A 360 body lift surgery is major plastic surgery, requiring an overnight stay for monitoring at a medical facility before being released to a responsible family member or friend. The procedure takes from 4 – 7 hours while under general anesthesia, with the incision being placed around the body, similar to where a belt is placed on the waist. Dr. Katzen employs liposuction to eliminate fat before trimming away loose skin. The remaining skin will be tightened and secured with sutures. Afterward, we offer patients a compression garment to control side effects such as bruising and swelling. 

It takes a few weeks to resume everyday tasks, and up to six months before seeing optimal results from the body contouring procedure. Dr. Katzen will discuss when you can return to more strenuous activities and regular exercise. In the meantime, we will schedule follow-up appointments to track your recovery and make sure you are getting the most out of the healing process. Please feel free to reach out to our facility if you have questions or concerns along the way. 

Gain confidence with a body lift

Dr. Katzen will enhance the shape of the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks through a 360 lower body lift surgery. When age, pregnancy, or weight fluctuation have left you with unflattering extra skin and pockets of fat, we use the tested and proven 360 incision technique to tighten and lift the body back to a beautiful and contoured figure. At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, each patient receives a personalized plan to get the look they desire. Specializing in aesthetic treatments for the body, Dr. Katzen offers numerous surgeries designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. Call now to schedule a consultation with Dr. J. Timothy Katzen for a 360 lower body lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.