Body Lift Surgery Melbourne

Body lift Surgery Melbourne to remove Excess Skin after Massive Weight Loss

Would you like to further improve the contours of your body following weight loss?

Dr Carmen Munteanu offers upper and lower body lift surgery in Melbourne to help improve the tone and shape of your body’s underlying tissue which lacks elasticity.

The bodylift procedure can offer excellent benefits to a variety of patients, including those who have lost a significant amount of weight through procedures such as a lap band, gastric bypass or sleeve (minimum 1 year recovery) and mothers with post-pregnancy concerns.

A body lift can also be targeted to specific areas if required. A lower body lift uses techniques to improve the contouring of areas such as the stomach, buttocks, thighs and back, while an upper body lift refers to treatment of the breasts, chest and middle back.

As a body lift addresses multiple different areas of the body, extensive incisions are required. The exact length and pattern required will be dependent on the location and amount of excess skin which needs to be removed. Dr Carmen Munteanu will utilise advanced techniques in performing your body lift surgery, and will strive to ensure the incisions are placed in areas which should be easily hidden by your clothing

It is important to note that a body lift is not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Where the skin has good elasticity and can conform naturally to a refreshed body shape, liposuction alone can be used. However, where the skin lacks elasticity, it may be recommended that a combination of liposuction and body lift techniques be utilised.

Dr Carmen Munteanu will work with you to establish the best combination of treatments to help you achieve your desired outcomes.


“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day

What can a lower body lift address?

  • Abdominal area – either locally, or extending around the sides of the torso and the lower back
  • Buttocks – low, flat or unevenly shaped
  • Groin – skin sagging into the inner thigh
  • Thighs – outer, inner or posterior thigh, or its circumference

What can an upper body lift address?

  • Breasts – Reduction, lift or other
  • Arm & underarm – reducing sagging or droopy arms
  • Back –  sagging back skin


Planning your body lift

At your pre-surgery consultation, Dr Carmen Munteanu will discuss your goals and ascertain if you are a suitable candidate for the body lift procedure. You will also be asked about any pre-existing medical conditions, current medications including herbal supplements and vitamins, and any allergies. Following a comprehensive evaluation Dr Carmen will then be able to advise you of your options, and recommend what she feels is the best treatment course for your unique circumstances.

If you have any questions or concerns about this procedure, Dr Carmen will be able to address these at your consultation. Don’t be shy!

Body Lift Before and After Photos Gallery of Real Patients of Dr Carmen

The Body lift Surgical procedure

Prior to the commencement of your surgery, you will be administered with either intravenous sedation or a general anaesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout. Dr Carmen will advise you of the best choice for your unique circumstances.

The incision

A commonly used technique for a lower body lift utilises a pattern of incisions similar to a bikini to help tighten the buttocks, abdomen, thighs, waist and groin in a single procedure. An apron of excess skin and fat is repositioned and the tissues tightened through an incision which extends the circumference of the body.

Newly shaped contours will be formed through deep sutures in the underlying tissue. The incisions will be closed using sutures, clips, skin adhesives or tapes.

The exact technique used for your body lift will depend on your unique goals. Dr Carmen will advise you of the technique she recommends for you at your consultation.

Following the completion of the surgery bandages and dressings will be applied to the incisions, and you may also be fitted with temporary small plastic drains to help aid the release of excess bloody which can collect at the site of the incisions.

Recovery after Body Lift

You will be provided with post-surgery instructions, tailored to your exact needs; this will include how to care for the surgical site, medications to take orally or apply to the site, how to care for drains which may be fitted, and when you will need to attend a follow up consultation with Dr Carmen.

Body Lift Results

While the initial effects of your body lift surgery will be immediately obvious, it can take up to two years for the final results to develop fully. To ensure the longevity of your newly contoured look, we recommend you continue to live a healthy lifestyle.

More Body Lift Before and After Photos

See more Body Lift Before and After Photos when you visit for a consultation


About Dr Carmen Munteanu – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Carmen has 25 years of expertise in breast & tummy surgery as well as excess skin removal for weight-loss patients. Her favourite surgery is Breast Reduction. She also has significant experience in using fat transfer & fat grafting processes to the breast for augmentation and enhancement.

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Dr Carmen is a FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

She is a precise surgeon and customises her surgery procedures and placement of surgical incision lines for each patient to get the best outcomes.

Caring and engaging, Dr Carmen is highly regarded by her peers and patients.


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Do you need a Medical Referral to see Dr Carmen?

  •  A medical referral is helpful but NOT essential for purely cosmetic consultations.
  • Please obtain a referral from your GP or Specialist if you want a consultation for an MBS item number surgery.
  • Please note that your Medicare Rebates will NOT be claimable without a valid recent Referral

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Carmen – Carparking is available on site in Mitcham
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly examine all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Contact us or call on  1300 652 468  to arrange your consultation

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