Circumferential Body Lift in Miami, FL

Circumferential Body Lift Miami is a testament to the advancements in aesthetic medicine. This procedure is a game-changer, particularly for individuals who've undergone significant weight loss and want to restore their body's natural shape and symmetry. Renowned for their exceptional patient care and surgical excellence, Dr. Askari and the team at Revive Surgical Institute have created a haven for individuals looking to enhance their self-esteem through physical transformations.

What is Circumferential Body Lift?

This operation is typically undertaken by those who have lost significant weight, resulting in loose, hanging skin that can't be remedied by diet and exercise alone. Unlike a circumferential tummy tuck, which primarily targets the abdominal area, a circumferential body lift is a more comprehensive procedure, improving the shape and tone not only of the abdomen but also of the buttocks, waist, hips, and thighs, providing a 360-degree body transformation.
A circumferential body lift ( CBL ), or belt lipectomy, is an extensive body contouring procedure to remove excess fat and sagging skin around the entire lower torso.
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How Circumferential Body Lift Differs from
other Body Contouring Procedures?

The circumferential body lift Miami distinguishes itself from other body contouring procedures through its comprehensive approach to addressing multiple areas of the lower body. Unlike procedures that focus on specific regions, such as lower body lift surgery that focuses on the buttocks, hips, and thighs, traditional abdominoplasty or circumferential abdominoplasty targeting the abdominal area, or thigh lift concentrates on the thighs, the circumferential body lift targets the entire lower torso, including the abdomen, hips, flanks, lower back, and thighs thus allowing for a complete transformation and enhanced overall body contour.

Moreover, the circumferential body lift typically requires a longer incision than other body contouring procedures. This larger incision enables the surgeon to access and treat multiple areas simultaneously, resulting in a more comprehensive removal of excess skin and fat. As a result, the circumferential body lift offers a more balanced and harmonious outcome by addressing a wider range of areas.

The Circumferential Body Lift Procedure

Pre-Surgery Preparations

Before a circumferential body lift procedure, patients undergo a medical check-up and adjust their lifestyle, including maintaining a stable weight and quitting smoking. They may also need to pause certain medications and supplements that increase bleeding. Moreover, arranging post-surgery transportation and preparing a comfortable recovery space at home is necessary.

A Step-by-Step Description of the Surgery

The circumferential body lift procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort throughout the surgery.
Then, to minimize visible scarring, Dr. Askari makes a circumferential incision around the lower torso, ideally within natural skin creases.
With the skin and underlying tissue lifted, he removes unwanted fat using liposuction or manual extraction, then carefully trimming the excess skin.
Dr. Askari tightens the underlying muscles if needed before redraping the remaining skin over the newly contoured body.
Deep sutures are then used to close the incisions, supporting the new body contours.
Finally, a compression garment is applied to the treated areas to minimize swelling and aid healing.

The Ideal Candidate for a Circumferential Body Lift

Ideal weight or specific body type does not determine a circumferential body lift candidate. However, it is generally advisable for body lift patients to achieve or approach their desired weight before undergoing the procedure. As for body type, the procedure is most beneficial for individuals who have experienced massive weight loss and are dealing with excess, sagging skin around the lower torso.

Have good overall health

Candidates should be physically healthy and capable of undergoing a major surgical procedure.

Realistic Expectations

Understanding the procedure, recovery process, and potential outcomes is essential.

Non-Smokers Willing to Quit

Smoking interferes with the healing process. Ideally, being non-smokers or be willing to quit smoking for a period before and after the surgery.

Aging or Pregnancy

Individuals experiencing sagging skin and tissue around the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks due to aging or pregnancy are also suitable candidates.

Ideal Weight

Candidates should ideally be at or near their goal weight, as the procedure is designed to remove excess skin and stubborn fat deposits, not as a weight loss solution.

Significant Weight Loss

The procedure is ideal for individuals who have lost considerable weight through lifestyle changes or bariatric surgery and are left with sagging or loose skin around the lower torso.

Stable Weight

It is recommended that patients maintain a consistent weight for six months to one year before the surgery, as significant weight fluctuations post-surgery can affect the long-term results.

Recovery After A Circumferential Body Lift

After the circumferential body surgery, patients can expect to be in a recovery room under close supervision. Drainage tubes might be inserted near the incisions to prevent fluid build-up, and compression garments will be applied to minimize swelling and support the healing tissues. Patients typically experience soreness, swelling, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication.

The recovery timeline for a circumferential body lift varies among patients but generally falls between 4 to 6 weeks. During the initial weeks of recovery, patients are advised to rest and refrain from engaging in strenuous activities. Normal daily activities can be resumed after 2-3 weeks, while more vigorous activities and exercise should wait until 6-8 weeks post-op or as the surgeon advises.

Care for the incision sites is crucial, including keeping them clean and monitoring any signs of infection. Patients should adhere to all post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Askari, including taking prescribed medications and maintaining a healthy diet. Limiting physical activity initially and avoiding heavy lifting or straining is essential.

Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are critical during the recovery process. These appointments allow Dr. Askari to monitor the patient's healing progress, address any concerns, and ensure the best possible outcome from the procedure. In addition, these visits may involve removing sutures and drains, evaluating the incision sites, and monitoring for potential complications.

What kind of scarring can I expect?

The circumferential body lift procedure involves a significant incision and inevitable scarring. The incision typically runs around the waist, carefully positioned along the body's natural creases and folds, aiding in concealing the resulting scar.

Immediately after surgery, the scar will appear prominent, reddish, and possibly raised. However, with proper care and time, it will start to fade, soften, and become less noticeable over the months following surgery. The maturation and fading of scars to their final appearance can take up to a year or even longer. Even then, while the scar will be much less noticeable, it will never completely disappear.

There are several strategies to minimize scarring and promote optimal healing:

Follow Post-Operative Care Instructions:

Detailed instructions on how to care for your incision sites will be provided by Dr. Askari, which can significantly influence the appearance of scars.

Silicone-Based Products:

Topical silicone gels or sheets effectively reduce scar visibility and are often recommended once the incisions have fully healed.

Avoid Sun Exposure:

The sun can darken scars and make them more noticeable. Protect the scar from sun exposure, especially in the first year following surgery.

Healthy Lifestyle:

Maintaining a healthy diet and not smoking will promote better healing and improve the appearance of scars.

Cost of Circumferential Body Lift

In Miami, a circumferential body lift ranges from $10,000 to $20,000 and can vary widely based on numerous factors.

These may include the surgeon's experience and skill, the procedure's geographic location, the surgery's extent, and associated costs such as anesthesia, facility fees, and post-operative care.

At Revive Surgical Institute, we understand that affordability is crucial for our patients. That's why we offer various financing options for a circumferential body lift. Our options encompass flexible in-house payment plans, medical credit cards, and partnerships with healthcare financing companies.

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Benefits of a Circumferential Body Lift

The circumferential body lift surgery offers numerous benefits to eligible patients:

Improved Body Contour & Shape:

The primary benefit of a circumferential body lift is the dramatic improvement in body contour and shape. By removing excess, sagging skin, and stubborn fat deposits, this procedure creates a more streamlined, aesthetically pleasing silhouette. In addition, it targets multiple lower body areas concurrently, including the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Psychological Benefits:

The primary benefit of a circumferential body lift is the dramatic improvement in body contour and shape. By removing excess, sagging skin, and stubborn fat deposits, this procedure creates a more streamlined, aesthetically pleasing silhouette. In addition, it targets multiple lower body areas concurrently, including the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Longevity of the Results:

The primary benefit of a circumferential body lift is the dramatic improvement in body contour and shape. By removing excess, sagging skin, and stubborn fat deposits, this procedure creates a more streamlined, aesthetically pleasing silhouette. In addition, it targets multiple lower body areas concurrently, including the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Choosing the Right Provider
for Your Circumferential Body Lift

When embarking on your circumferential body lift journey, it is vital to select the right provider. Several key factors should guide your decision:


Ensure the surgeon has board certification, such as Dr. Askari's certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery at Revive Cosmetic Surgery, indicating rigorous training and adherence to safety and ethical standards.


Prioritize experience and specialization in body contouring procedures, specifically Circumferential Body Lifts.


Review before-and-after photos to align your aesthetic preferences and expectations with the surgeon's work.

Additionally, assess personal comfort during consultations with Dr. Askari and the Revive Cosmetic Surgery team, and consider checking online reviews and seeking recommendations from previous patients. Finally, confirm that the surgery will be performed in an accredited facility that prioritizes safety. By carefully considering these factors, you can confidently choose a reputable provider like Dr. Askari at Revive Cosmetic Surgery, ensuring expert, personalized care throughout your circumferential body lift experience and guiding you towards your desired results.

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What makes a Circumferential Body Lift different from a typical lower body lift?

A circumferential body lift differs from a typical lower body lift in its scope and effect. While a lower body lift typically focuses on the buttocks, thighs, and hips, a circumferential body lift extends to address the entire lower torso, including the abdomen, thus resulting in a more comprehensive transformation, making it an ideal choice for individuals with significant excess skin and fat around their entire lower body.

How can I maintain the outcome of my Circumferential Body Lift?

Maintaining the results of a circumferential body lift primarily involves a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stable weight are crucial. Significant weight fluctuations can stretch the skin and affect the surgery's results. In addition, avoid smoking, as it can accelerate aging and skin sagging. Regular check-ups with your surgeon can also help monitor your progress and maintain your results.

Can a Circumferential Body Lift be combined with other surgical procedures?

Yes, a circumferential body lift can be combined with other surgical procedures depending on your individual goals and overall health. Commonly combined upper body lift procedures include a breast lift or augmentation, arm lift, and facial procedures. It's essential to discuss this with your surgeon, who can best advise based on your specific circumstances.

How does a Circumferential Body Lift address excess skin in the lower body?

A circumferential body lift addresses excess skin by an incision around the entire lower body, lifting the skin and underlying tissues, removing the excess, and then pulling the remaining skin taut over the newly contoured lower body, which provides a 360-degree improvement, removing sagging skin from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks.

How will the Circumferential Body Lift affect my future weight loss or gain?

While a circumferential body lift Miami can significantly improve body contours, it's not a substitute for weight loss. Future weight gain can stretch the skin and potentially reverse the surgery's benefits. Therefore, it's generally recommended to reach your goal weight and maintain it for a period before undergoing this surgery. Conversely, additional weight loss post-surgery could also result in further loose skin. Again, your surgeon can provide the best advice tailored to your circumstances.

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