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Body Lift Cost in India


  • Surgery under GA
  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Govt. Taxes
  • Compression Garments
  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 3 to 5 days   
  • Stay in India - 12 to 14 days
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Body lift cost in India starts from around USD 4,500 and varies depending on the type and extent of surgery required, your medical history, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Body Lift Cost in India:

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the Plastic Surgeon.

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Body Lift

A Body lift is a surgical procedure indicated in patients who have lost massive amounts of weight and have loose, redundant, hanging skin. It is generally the procedure of choice for patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. The procedure enhances the underlying tissue's shape and tone, which supports skin and fat.

Body Lift surgery thus helps improve a bumpy, uneven skin surface by removing extra sagging skin and fat.

The procedure is generally divided into a Lower and Upper Body Lift.

Lower Body Lift

A Lower Body Lift or belt lipectomy is a very powerful procedure that takes care of the entire "belt" area and addresses laxity of the skin of the belly, waist, flanks including outer thighs, lower back and buttocks.

This is a 360-degree surgery and much more comprehensive procedure than a tummy tuck. A Lower Body lift takes care of the following areas:

  • Abdomen, extending onto the flanks and lower back areas
  • Buttocks
  • Lateral Thighs

Upper Body Lift

A combined back lift, to remove fat rolls along the back, breast lift (or gynecomastia), and/ or upper arm lift are some of the procedures that make up an upper body lift.

A tighter, smoother body contour and an improved profile are the results of an upper body lift.

Am I a good Candidate for Body Lift?

People who have reached a stable weight and have completed at least 18 months or more post their weight loss surgeries, with loose hanging skin on abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms breasts, are ideal candidates for Body Lift surgery.

Anyone who has lost massive weight, irrespective of having undergone a bariatric surgery or not, and has reached his/ her target weight and does not intend to lose any more weight, is also a candidate for Body Lift surgery.

Surgery Information

Surgery Time4-5 Hours (depending on the type of surgery)
Anesthesia TypeGeneral Anesthesia
Hospitalization3-4 Days
Stitch Removal8-10 Days
Initial Recovery Time2-3 Weeks

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Body Lift in India.

  • Is the plastic surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the surgery done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Is it possible to see before and after photographs?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?
  • Can I go for a second opinion?
  • Can I have feedback from real people?


Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
  • Surgical expectations

How is Body Lift done?

Body lift surgery is an extensive procedure and calls for long incisions. The amount and location of the excess skin that needs to be removed, as well as surgical judgement, determine the length and style of the incision.

Incisions are strategically positioned so that most clothing and swimwear can conceal them.

The steps involved in Body Lift surgery are:

Step 1: Anesthesia

You are given general anesthesia so that you sleep through the procedure. You will be given appropriate medication for your complete comfort.

Step 2: Incisions

For a complete lower body lift, the belly, groin, waist, outer thighs, and buttocks can all be tightened at once using incisions mimicking the bikini pattern. This repositions and tightens tissues while removing an apron of extra skin and fat.

This may be coupled up with some liposuction to give proper contours.

Body Lift Incisions

(Image courtesy- ASPS)

Step 3: Closure

The newly sculpted contours are supported and helped by deep sutures within the underlying tissues. The skin incisions may be closed using sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips.

Body Lift Closure

(Image courtesy- ASPS)

What Results Can I Expect from Body lift?

A Body Lift Surgery gives excellent results and helps remove the excess hanging skin. It results in improved body contours and is usually the last step after massive weight loss to achieve a shapely body.

It greatly boosts the patient's self esteem and confidence levels.

What is the Recovery after body lift like?

Following the surgery, dressings or bandages are placed over the incisions to aid in your body lift surgery recuperation. Drains, which are tiny thin tubes, are temporarily put under the skin to spill away any extra blood that may collect. The drains are removed 3-5 days after the surgery.

You would need assistance in your day to day activities for the first 2-3 days. You would be in the hospital during this time and would get 24*7 nursing care.

You would be discharged from the hospital only after you can be on your own.

It is advisable that you rest for a few days after discharge from the hospital but you would be up and about during this time.

You can easily fly back around 2 weeks after the surgery and need to avoid any strenuous activities for at least 3 months. Walking and other routine activities can be resumed after you return to your country.

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Dr. Mukund Jagganthan
Dr. Mukund Jagannathan

MBBS, MS, M.Ch, Member-ASPS

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Dr. Mukund Jagannathan is one of the finest and most renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeons in India. He has more than 25 years of experience under his belt and is a faculty and head of the department of plastic surgery in a leading medical university in India.

Dr. Vipul Nanda
Dr. Vipul Nanda


22+ Years of Experience

Dr. Vipul Nanda is regarded as one of India's most prestigious plastic and cosmetic surgeons. He earned his MBBS and MS degrees from AIIMS, as well as his M.Ch from PGI Chandigarh. He earned his MRCS in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Amod Rao
Dr. Amod Rao

MBBS, MS, DNB, Fellowship

13+ Years of Experience

Dr. Aamod Rao is an experienced Aesthetic Surgeon who completed his surgical training at KIMS Hospital and Research Centre and then trained in Plastic Surgery at the Bombay Hospital and Research Centre (Bangalore). In addition, he completed an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at the PUCRS University in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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Wockhardt Hospitals
WockHardt Hospital


Wockhardt Hospitals is the branch of the leading Wockhardt pharmaceutical company in India. The company is more than four decades old and is present in more than 20 countries around the globe. Wockhardt has 9 hospitals in India in Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajkot, Nashik, and Surat.

Artemis Health Institute
Artemis Hospital


Artemis Health Institute, a premium multi-specialty hospital is a healthcare venture launched by the promoters of the Apollo Tyres Group. Established in 2007, Artemis was the first hospital in Haryana to get NABH accreditation within 3 years of start-up.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • You should generally have good health, free from untreated illnesses like diabetes, hypertension or heart issues.
  • You must avoid smoking before and after the surgery. Smoking hinders the healing process and ups the danger of severe postoperative complications.
  • You must be weight stable for at least 3 months, with no plans for further weight loss.
  • It is advisable that you do not get pregnant in the first year after the surgery
  • You have to be prepared for the scarring.

All surgeries have some risks involved. The various risks associated with Body lift surgery are:

  • Risks related with anesthesia
  • Asymmetry
  • Poor wound healing
  • Hematoma/ Seroma
  • Infection
  • Unfavourable scarring

You need to discuss these risks with the surgeon and take all precautions advised, to minimize these risks. Your surgeon would also advise a complete battery of tests before the surgery to make sure that you are fit to undergo anesthesia.

Following the surgeon's instructions, taking proper medication etc. minimizes your risks.

You can expect some discomfort and pain after Body lift surgery as it is an extensive procedure. There may also be a feeling of tightness in the treated areas. Discuss your pain threshold level with the surgeon so that appropriate medication is prescribed to you for pain control.

To prepare for your Body Lift surgery, you need to:

  • Undergo a complete battery of tests to make sure you are fit to undergo anesthesia.
  • Change the dosage of some of your present medication or add a few as advised by your surgeon.
  • Quit smoking for at least a month before and after surgery.
  • Avoid using aspirin, NSAIDs, herbal supplements, and other medications that may increase the risk of bleeding.

Most body lifts and tucks are not covered by insurance since most plastic surgery operations are regarded as elective and cosmetic.

Rarely these procedures may be covered if you are having a functional deficit and the procedure is considered a medical necessity.

Body lift surgery basically includes skin excision and Liposuction is generally not a part of it. It may however be used as an adjunct to help thin tissue while suturing.

Body lift surgery has virtually instant apparent results. You can expect to have an uplifted, toned body, though the final results of the surgery may take several months to show.

You can look forward to long lasting results after your Body lift surgery as long as you keep your weight constant and stay physically healthy. It is normal for your body to lose some firmness as you become older, nonetheless the majority of your results should last.

Even though there will be some noticeable scarring, the scars would gradually lighten and settle down.

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