360 Lower Body Lift in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is a 360 Lower Body Lift?

A lower body lift surgery is a body contouring procedure that eliminates hanging skin and fat to reshape and lift common parts of the body negatively affected by age, pregnancy, and especially weight loss. Incorporating his trademark 360 circumferential lower body lift technique, plastic surgeon and weight loss surgery specialist Dr. Timothy Katzen performs this surgery to focus on the mid and low body (including the abdomen, buttocks, lower back, flanks, and upper thighs). Depending on the desired amount of skin removal, a circumferential 360 incision is made, which grants the greatest amount of skin excision and lift. This is a major treatment that will recontour a patient’s lower body. In many cases, this surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills provides patients with more than just the opportunity to reach their weight loss goals: it also finalizes their complete transformation by producing a taut figure that looks healthy and beautiful, revealing the fullest results of their hard work.

Who is a candidate for a 360 lower body lift?

Candidates for a lower body lift have lost 100 pounds or more and now deal with challenges like wrinkled skin on the buttocks and upper thighs, hanging skin on the abdomen, and saggy skin throughout the middle section. If you're interested in a lower body lift, it's important to have realistic goals. Most patients should expect some level of scarring. This procedure also requires a lengthy recovery period, even when compared to other cosmetic surgeries. Finally, it's necessary that you are at a stable weight with no plans of significant weight loss that could reverse your outcomes.

To summarize, ideal candidates for a 360 lower body lift:

  • Have lost a remarkable amount of weight
  • Deal with hanging skin throughout the body
  • Are realistic about their cosmetic goals
  • Are willing to go through a lengthy recovery
  • Are at a stable weight

Despite the scarring and extensive recovery times associated with this procedure, many patients require this life-changing surgery as the final step in their total weight loss and health transformation. In other words, the downsides don't even rival the positive outcomes that Dr. Katzen's highly regarded post-weight loss treatment can provide.

My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones - I normally don't write reviews but Dr. J Timothy Katzen and his team have gone above and beyond my expectations. I had gastric sleeve surgery and lost a total of 125 pounds. I kept convincing myself that I don't need plastic or reconstructive surgery. I figured I was healthy, and excess skin and fat is something I could live with. Boy was I wrong. Looking at my flabs and wrinkled skin was a bad reminder of my old obese self, the person I wanted to move on from. I had such low self-esteem when I was obese. I found Dr. J Timothy Katzen through Real Self and had no doubt he is the right surgeon for my situation. Dr. Katzen was the clear choice because of how many before and after pictures he had, the number of great reviews, the questions and answers, the videos, and his credentials, I mean I can go on forever. I felt super confident in my decision and sure enough, he delivered. Dr. Katzen did a circumferential body lift and I could not be more pleased with the results and care I received from everyone. I am forever grateful for how Dr. Katzen transformed my body. My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones.

N. RealSelf

Circumferential Body Lift and Medial Thigh Lift - A year and 8 months ago, I had gastric sleeve and was down 131 pounds. My body got smaller but I was draped in wrinkles. This is really common with weight loss patients so I was not shocked. I went on realself.com and found this site to be very educational. I found more information than I would ever need and it helped me make a very important decision about who my surgeon would be. Without a doubt, I narrowed my decision to Dr. Katzen and one other surgeon. I consulted with both surgeons and confidently chose Dr. Katzen after meeting them both in consultation.Dr. Katzen did my body lift and thigh lift and I highly recommend him.

D. RealSelf

360 Body Lift with the Very Best Surgeon - I am one who always plans way in advance. Before I even had bariatric surgery, I had already started to research reconstructive plastic surgery. The first page that always popped up on my search was Dr. Katzen and I can see why. I remembered how I dreamt of having a normal body after being obese for so many years.When the time came for reconstructing my body after weight loss, I of course went to Dr. Katzen. He did not disappoint. He performed the 360 body lift on me and it turned out how I envisioned it to be. This man is a genius and has the best personality ever.

S. RealSelf

I healed really well with excellent results - My sister and I both had gastric bypass surgery a while back. She started her reconstructive surgeries before me. She had a body lift, thigh lift, torsoplasty, arm lift, and breast lift with Dr. Timothy Katzen. I accompanied her to every appointment because I knew one day I would need a surgeon to reconstruct my body as well. I ended up having the same surgeries as my sister. We both healed really well with excellent results. There is no one we would trust our bodies to. Dr. Katzen is beyond amazing at what he does.

C.M. RealSelf

Great experience with 360 body lift after losing over 100 lbs - After losing over 100 lbs from WLS, I was seeking a surgeon to repair my skin. Contrary to what my friends think, having skin removal was a necessity for me. The folds in my abdomen area was getting bad. It caused me to get skin rashes and infections. I had to use powder after every shower to help keep my skin folds dry and clean. I went to Dr. Katzen for skin removal surgery in June 2022. He did a 360 body lift on me and I am no longer dealing with the skin folds or skin infections. My abdomen, lateral legs and hips look amazing. Dr. Katzen is just so good at what he does.

J. RealSelf


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What are the benefits of a 360 lower body lift?

There are many benefits to a 360 lower body lift, including:

  • Removal of excess fat and skin on the lower body
  • Reduction of loose skin after significant weight loss
  • Long-term results
  • Strategically placed incisions so scars can be hidden
  • Results for the abdomen, upper pubic region, love handle, buttocks, and lower back

What to expect during a lower body lift

This extensive procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Clients will often require an overnight stay in a medical facility. The surgery can take a while, lasting anywhere from 4 – 7 hours. The incision is commonly placed along where a belt would be worn, which is why it is often known as a circumferential 360 lift or beltectomy. Once the incision has been carefully made by Dr. Katzen, surgical liposuction will treat areas of excess fat and sagging skin will be trimmed. From there, the remaining skin will be stretched tight and secured with sutures. Compression garments will be placed over the lower body to help create a trimmer result, as well as to control bruising, bleeding, and swelling.

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how long is recovery after a 360 lower body lift?

A lower body lift is considered a major cosmetic procedure. It takes most patients at least two weeks to resume everyday activities, and in some cases, up to six months before they can get back to more active movements, such as aerobic exercise. Dr. Timothy Katzen or a member of his staff will discuss clear instructions and information on wound care so that scarring is healed for seamless results. While the recovery can seem lengthy, the results are extraordinary, leaving patients with a smoother, tighter body without the hanging, loose skin that prevents them from experiencing a full life. Most patients feel it is one of the most valuable elective procedures offered today.

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J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills employs some of the most skilled staff in the aesthetic industry. Dr. Timothy Katzen welcomes all weight loss patients to learn more about our skin removal surgeries and the options for lower body lift surgery. When you visit our Beverly Hills, CA office, you can rest assured that you're in good hands. Dr. Katzen has performed this well-known 360 circumferential technique for a large number of patients with incredible outcomes and high success rates. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Katzen and allow him to tell you more about this life-changing treatment.

Will I have visible scarring?

A few factors can contribute to the visibility of scarring you have after a lower body lift. Dr. Katzen carefully places incisions so they can be either easily concealed in less visible areas, like the natural skin folds, or where they will be covered by undergarments. Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will discuss aftercare instructions on how to help your sutures heal properly so the scars are flat and eventually blend with your skin.

What can I expect during recovery?

After a lower body lift, you will likely experience some inflammation and bruising around the treatment areas. Follow-up appointments will be necessary so Dr. Katzen can track your recovery. It's important to contact our office if you see any signs of an infection or have any concerns.

When should I consider getting a lower body lift?

If you are considering a lower body lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Katzen to learn more about the process and when it may be right for you to receive one. You should be at or near a sustainable weight since gaining or losing a lot of weight following a lift may alter your results. Prior to surgery, Dr. Katzen will perform a physical assessment to ensure that you are healthy enough to recover properly.

Will I have to stay overnight in the hospital?

Most often, Dr. Katzen requires his patients to spend at least one night in a hospital or medical facility after surgery. This overnight stay is for your comfort and safety because your pain will be effectively controlled and your health monitored. Depending on how many areas are being addressed and your overall health after surgery, Dr. Katzen may recommend you spend two or more nights.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.