Body-Lift in Bonn

A body lift tightens the waist by performing a belt-shaped incision around the body. The surrounding tissue is mobilised and tightened, and excess skin is removed.

Body Lifting woman Bonn

American physician Ted Lockwood developed the so-called “body lift” back in the 1990s. It was intended for patients who had lost a lot of weight, especially after bariatric surgery (e.g. gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy operations), and who had to deal with massive surpluses of skin, as the skin often failed to retract to the necessary degree after the huge weight loss. It was revolutionary at the time – it marked the first time that multiple regions of the body could be significantly tightened in one single operation. We distinguish between a lower and an upper body lift.

At a glance


4-6 Stunden


General anaesthetic


6 weeks of compression clothing


14 days wearing a headband


After 6-8 weeks


After a detailed consultation and a comprehensive examination, we will decide together which region we will perform the first tightening operation on. We can combine treatments, e.g. a lower body lift and upper arm tightening.

Do not take any aspirin or other blood-thinning medication 14 days prior to the operation.

The surgery takes around 4-6 hours and is carried out under general anaesthetic.

You will see the results of the treatment immediately, but you need to allow plenty of time to recuperate. The final results will be visible after 6-8 weeks. You will need to wear compression clothing for 6 weeks after surgery to get a perfect result. You can return to your normal routine after around 14 days.

Potential operational risks are discussed and explained in detail prior to the intervention. All operations carry a risk. As cosmetic surgery constitutes what is known as an elective, voluntary intervention, it is even more important that the patient is fully informed and prepared for the operation. We offer our full support to you before and after the operation and are available 24/7 during this period.