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A body lift with Dr. Larson is designed to sculpt a smooth body contour by removing excess skin, fat and tissue. It is very common following substantial weight loss – often after bariatric surgery.

A Fit Physique That Reflects Your Weight Loss Journey.

After losing a lot of weight, it is common to experience lingering aesthetic challenges – including sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat.

In addition to being a source of great self-consciousness, these effects can make it difficult to enjoy your new body and find clothes that fit. When this occurs, a custom lift with Dr. Larson can tighten lax skin, remove unwanted fat, and reveal a fit physique that you can’t wait to show off.

What areas of the body can be lifted?

A body lift can be completely customized to meet your needs and goals.

Depending on the type of lift you have done, the procedure can remove excess skin and droopy volume from the:

  • Thighs + hips + buttocks
  • Lower back
  • Midsection
  • Breasts
  • Groin
  • Arms

Are You A Candidate?

  • Do you have drooping skin and fat after losing a substantial amount of weight?
  • Are you committed to maintaining your results with a healthy diet and exercise routine?
  • Are you in good overall health – physically, emotionally and psychologically?
  • Has your weight been stable for at least several months?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, there is a good chance that a body lift can help you achieve your goals.

Your Body Lift Options


The lower body lift is one of our most popular procedures because it addresses a very common problem area – the buttocks, hips and thighs. In addition to removing excess skin, the procedure can also elevate the buttocks and sculpt a beautiful lower body shape.

It requires three incisions: across the waistline, across the lower abdomen and down the inner thighs. Of all the body lift procedures, it is associated with the shortest recovery time of about two to three weeks.


The mid body lift addresses the hips, thighs, buttocks and abdominal area. It is a popular option because it produces a smooth and continuous contour from the belly down to the thighs.

This approach requires the same incisions used during a lower body lift. The main difference is that Dr. Larson will also tighten the abdominal muscles during the procedure. The recovery time is about three to four weeks for most patients


The total body lift is our most comprehensive and intensive lift procedure. It targets the hips, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, arms and chest/breasts. The incisions required include those that are associated with a lower and mid body lift, along with openings along the arms and chest.

The surgery can take between four and seven hours to complete and requires about six weeks of recovery time.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

In accordance with the decision made by the Governor, elective surgery will once again be possible in the state of Arizona as of May 1.

This means that we will be expanding the operating hours of our office on a limited basis to accommodate new patients and to care for post-operative patients.

Physical Distancing measures will still be in effect. If you are coming to the office, please wear a mask and sanitize or wash your hands before entering and frequently while you are with us. We will be wearing masks as well and limiting physical and close contact.

If you are coughing, feeling ill or have a fever, DO NOT come to the office. Call us instead and we can make arrangements to see you if you need us. We will also have limited staff present in the office so things may run a bit more slowly.

Telemedicine consults are still available, and we encourage you to use this option if possible.

We are working to reschedule all the patients who had their surgeries temporarily canceled as a result of the quarantine. We will be in touch with you to do so, there is no need to call us. Please be patient with us, the surgery centers and hospitals will be working through a major backlog.

The mortality rate of this disease climbs sharply after 50. If you are over 50, please stay home if at all possible. Patients over 60 should only come to the office for emergencies or issues that cannot wait such as trauma or cancer.

Please be safe and bear with us as we begin the phased process of re-opening.

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