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Treat Excess Skin, cellulite and sagging fatty tissue around the abdomen, buttocks, hips and thighs...

If you have lost a substantial amount of weight but you suffer from sagging, excess skin, you may feel that your appearance fails to reflect your new healthy lifestyle. A full body lift at our Canmore clinic can refine your entire figure by combining various body contouring procedures. At Radiance Plastic Surgery, Dr. Laliberte tailors all of our procedures to be completely personalized. After a body lift, you could enjoy increased physical comfort, an improved appearance, and a greater sense of self-confidence.


Due to Dr. Laliberte’s expertise in body contouring, he routinely performs surgical body procedures, one of the most popular being the Body Lift. A body lift improves the shape and tone by removing excess skin and the underlying fat. Excess sagging fat and skin are caused in part by poor tissue elasticity


Body lifts can be used to treat excess skin, cellulite and sagging fatty tissue. Many people who have achieved significant weight loss are often left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks and face.


A Body Lift in Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore and Banff helps women and men refine body contours to achieve a proportional, fit appearance and a more confident, youthful self-image.

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Body Lift Benefits

Smoother Body Contour

When you started on your weight loss efforts, you probably had an image in your mind of how your final result would look. By removing skin folds, you can streamline your body contour to get much closer to the image you had in your mind before you began your journey. The cosmetic improvement can do much to increase your self-esteem and your self-confidence, as well as your satisfaction with your weight loss success.

Eliminate extra skin folds

Removing excess skin helps to eliminate health issues. Extra skin requires extra care. It also attracts skin infections, rashes, and inflammation. Smoothing the skin out reduces the chance of skin inflammation and other skin conditions.

Reduces Skin Inflammation

A full-body lift gives you smooth skin without extra folds. This improves fluid circulation throughout the whole body. When your fluid moves effectively, you reduce the risk of getting other underlying conditions. Friction from excess skin causes stress and tension on the skin, causing pain and inflammation. After a body lift, personal care is easier hence reducing the chances of inflammation.

Exercise Easier

Having extra skin all over the body makes it hard to exercise. Friction and extra weight from the skin make exercising difficult. Too much sweating from exercise also irritates the skin and causes other problems. When you get a full-body lift, your skin is toned and well-contoured. It makes it easy for you to exercise as well as go about your daily activities.

The Body Lift At Radiance Plastic Surgery

What is a Body Lift?

A body lift improves the shape and tone by removing excess skin and the underlying fat. Excess sagging fat and skin are caused in part by poor tissue elasticity. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure.

Body lifts can be used to treat excess skin, cellulite and sagging fatty tissue. Many people who have achieved significant weight loss are often left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks and face.

Full circumferential body lift surgery with SAFE lipo-sculpting of the abdomen, flanks and hips can improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports skin and fat as well as reduce excess sagging skin. Surgery typically takes 4-5 hours.

Sagging skin and excess fat are removed and the overlying skin is tightened to create a smooth contour. Each body lift surgery is unique. Dr. Laliberte will review your individual goals at the time of consultation to help make a plan that meets your specific needs. 

This procedure is excellent for those who have had a significant weight loss, skin stretching following pregnancy or for those that have not been able to achieve their goals with diet and exercise alone. Those committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle are good candidates for this procedure

How much does a Full Body Lift cost?

Each of our patient’s cases is unique, however, the average cost of a Full Circumferential Body Lift  can range from $14,000 – $17,000

More information on Fees and Financing Options

The Body Lift Procedure

Am I a good candidate for a Body Lift procedure?

In general, body lift candidates include:

  • Individuals with significant soft tissue looseness in one or multiple body areas
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body lift surgery can accomplish
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness


What are the steps of a body lift procedure?

Body lift procedures are surgical procedures and they require extensive incisions. Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as surgical judgment.

Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits.


Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices will typiclly include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Laliberte will recommend the best choice for you.


Step 2 – The incision

One common technique of complete lower body lift uses incisions similar to a bikini pattern to tighten the abdomen, groin, waist, thigh and buttock in one procedure. An incision around the body removes an apron of excess skin and fat and repositions and tightens tissues.


Surgical body lifts may require additional liposuction to achieve an improved contour.


Step 3 – Closing the incisions

Deep sutures within underlying tissues help to form and support the newly shaped contours. Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips may be used to close the skin incisions.

The Body Lift Recovery

What should I expect during my recovery?

During your body lift surgery recovery, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions after the procedure is complete. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood that may collect.


Dr. Laliberte will give you specific instructions that will include:

  • How to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
  • How to care for your drains
  • When to follow up with Radiance Plastic Surgery

Let your discomfort be your guide. You can resume normal activities at the end of the first week and very gentle exercise at the end of 2 weeks. It may take 2-3 months to get back to significant aerobic or physical activity. Avoid sit-ups for 6 weeks after surgery.


What results should I expect after body lift surgery?

The results of body lift surgery are visible almost immediately. However, it may take two years or more for the final results of the body lift procedures to fully develop.


Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness.


Although good results are expected from your body lift surgery, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.


Following Dr. Laliberte’s instructions and guidance is essential to the success of your surgery.


It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, motion, swelling or abrasion during the time of healing. Dr. Laliberte will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

The Body Lift Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dimpled or uneven soft tissue
  • Lax, loose skin
  • Excess fat and tissue
  • Sagging body contours
  • Stretch marks
  • Abdominal bulge
  • Back rolls
  • Extra hanging thighs and lower buttock
  • Flat appearance of upper part of the buttocks
The body lift surgery itself is pain-free, as some form of anesthesia will be used. Post-surgical discomfort may last somewhere between 7-14 days and varies in severity from patient to patient. We will make every effort to keep you comfortable with clear post-operative instructions, pain relievers and muscle relaxants prescribed by Dr. Laliberte.
It may take several months to a year for the scars to fade completely after your body lift, however, the scars being small in size, it rarely is an issue for patients. Furthermore, Dr. Laliberte will make every effort to ensure that the scar is located in the concealed areas.
You will be placed in a compression garment to minimize swelling following the procedure. You may have surgical drains in place. You could experience some pain, bruising, and swelling for about a month following the procedure.
You will not be able to participate in strenuous activities for about 6 weeks following this procedure. Normal activity can be resumed within a couple of days. It is important to begin light walking within a day to prevent blood clots. You will have intermittent follow up visits depending on your individual recovery.
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Meet Dr. Michael C. Laliberte  MD, FRCSC Canadian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Laliberte, Radiance Plastic Surgery’s Royal College-certified plastic surgeon has quickly established himself among the finest Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery specialists throughout western Canada. 

With extensive training and years of specialized experience, Dr. Laliberte has built an outstanding team of healthcare professionals and clinical staff to ensure an exceptional in-patient experience and seamless delivery of service and post-operative care.

Having operated alongside word-class surgeons throughout North and South America, Dr. Laliberte brings to the Canadian Rockies a practice that encompasses the breadth of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Michael Laliberte has extensively trained in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive surgery. After completing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Laliberte specialized in Plastic Surgery at the University of Manitoba. 

Dr. Laliberte and the team at Radiance Plastic Surgery are best known in Alberta, and throughout Canada for exceptional surgical outcomes and compassionate care. Our goal is simple: to support you in achieving your cosmetic goals and restoring your confidence

A Cosmetic Experience Designed To Help You Rejuvenate Your Confidence

The secret is out. We’ve built a state-of-the-art clinic and private surgical centre servicing patients from Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and across Canada.

You’ll find us in the Canmore Crossing Complex. We are excited to welcome you to our new clinic and private surgical centre.


“Location shouldn’t limit your choices when it comes to finding the best plastic surgeon for your needs”


Our Canadian Rockies plastic surgery practice has quickly established a strong reputation as one of the leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgery centres throughout Alberta, and Canada. 


We encourage women and men considering plastic surgery to view our gallery of before-and-after photos and read patient-written reviews, so they can rest assured they will be in good hands at our practice.

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