Dr Thierry Bron - Bodylift ou "dermolipectomie abdominale totale circulaire"


A body lift (circumferential abdominoplasty or ‘belt lipectomy’) simultaneously treats the anterior, lateral and posterior walls of the abdomen. This procedure treats the anterior of the abdomen by a standard plasty, and improves the lateral region by slimming down the waist and saddlebags on the outer thighs. Finally, a body lift treats the posterior part by lifting the buttocks and lower back (lumbar) region.

Buttock curve and projection can also be improved at the same time by lipofilling (using liposuction to transfer autologous fat, which redefines surrounding regions such as the lumbar region and posterior part of the thighs).

Although there will be a circular scar, it is discreetly located inside the bikini line and hence hidden from view.

This surgery on the figure also corrects age- or pregnancy-related skin sagging.


Crisalix is 3D simulation software that shows the results of aesthetic surgery. This tool helps patients better express their request and enables surgeons to give clear, reasoned explanations. Patients are therefore better informed when they decide to have an operation.


  • When should you consider body-lift surgery?
    A body lift should preferably be considered after treating obesity or overweight. You can lose weight either by dieting or by bariatric surgery (sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or gastroplasty).
    A nutritionist can also help correct poor eating habits to achieve a stable body mass index (BMI) below 30.
    BMI = weight/(height²). E.g. a patient weighing 85 kg and with a height of 1m 70 has a BMI of 85/(1.70 X 1.70) = 29.4
    Once your weight has stabilized for a while, a body lift will remove excess skin and residual fat from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
  • Is a body lift covered by state health insurance?
    Yes, if it is done after bariatric surgery (gastroplasty, gastric ring, gastric bypass, etc.) and if you have a hanging abdomen.

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month before and after the intervention.
  • Take iron supplements for 1 month before the intervention if you are anaemic (low level of red blood cells).
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Shaving is not obligatory but is recommended.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 4 hours on average.
  • 4 days on average in hospital.

After the intervention

  • Gently dry the dressings with a hair dryer after every shower.
  • Wear an abdominal binder, compression stockings and compression garments for 3 weeks.
  • Oedema for 1-2 weeks.
  • Return to work: after 3-4 weeks on average, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: after 6 weeks.
  • Final result obtained: after 1-2 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.


  • On personalized quote, from 6,900 € (4,900 € if covered by health insurance)

Our prices include hospitalization, operating room, anesthesia, surgery, surgical assistance and follow-up for one year.


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