360º Body Lift - Total Body Contouring

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360 Body Lift

A body lift is a cosmetic procedure that circumferentially reduces excess skin and fat along the abdomen and back. (1) If you are looking for a procedure to remove unsightly fat and excess sagging skin, particularly after significant weight loss, Dr. Zarrabi offers the 360º body lift. The 360º body lift is a customized body contouring procedure, offering both men and women who have recently lost large amounts of weight the chance to restore their natural figure.

The 360º body lift goes one step beyond traditional tummy tuck surgery and liposuction by combining several techniques to sculpt and contour the entire midsection. The 360º body lift involves removing excess fat and skin around the entire waistline, back, and abdomen. The abdominal muscles are then tightened to reshape and tone the midsection, lower back, outer thighs, and buttock.

Dr. Michael Zarrabi uses several innovative techniques to achieve amazing results with the 360 degree body lift procedure and offers a customized approach for each patient. To schedule a consultation with him at his Beverly Hills or Santa Monica locations, you can reach us at (310) 584-9990 or fill out this form.

What’s A Body Lift?

A body lift is perfect for men and women who have undergone significant weight loss. Major weight loss often leaves excess skin that is stretched out and sagging. This skin often collects around the midsection. Drooping skin around the abdomen and flanks can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, distorting your overall figure. Cutting-edge surgical techniques like the 360 degree body lift will transform your appearance and help show off all your hard work.

A body lift often includes liposuction so that you can accentuate your attractive contours. Liposuction is a fat removal technique that has been around for decades, allowing plenty of time for the technology to be researched and perfected. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution but rather a tool used to get rid of those last bits of stubborn fat. When implemented along with a body lift, liposuction helps sculpt the body and smooth out any areas of unwanted fat. The result of a body lift that includes liposuction is even more impressive

Body Lift with Dr. Zarrabi

Dr. Zarrabi takes the traditional body lift one step further by implementing a 360º technique. This method of body contouring enables our patients to achieve consistent, smooth results. A 360º body lift should only be performed by an experienced board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Zarrabi. This surgery requires the eye of a trained professional and the hand of an artist. 

Key Benefits of the 360 Degree Body Lift

The 360º body lift can take several inches off your appearance and dramatically reduce your waistline. It is well-suited for those who want to achieve a leaner and fitter silhouette and it is performed to complement the natural shape and contours of your body. Key benefits of the 360º body lift include: (2)

  • Flatter and tighter abdomen
  • Visible abdominal muscles and contours
  • Sleek and shapely lower back
  • Reduction of ‘love handles’ and unwanted fat deposits of the back.
  • Transformed midsection appearance
  • Lifted outer thighs and buttock


Body Lift Santa Monica

Since the 360º body lift involves removing bulges and excess fat, it is a good match for those who cannot get rid of those last unwanted stores of fat through diet and exercise alone. You may be a good candidate for the 360º body lift if you:

  • Want to get rid of loose skin and excess fatty tissue after extreme weight loss
  • Are at a healthy weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Want to achieve improved body contours and a flatter midsection
  • Are ready to tighten and tone up your midsection after pregnancy
  • Are interested in a long-lasting change to your figure

The 360º body lift is designed to transform your figure and give you a more youthful and attractive appearance. Contact Dr. Zarrabi for your personal consultation regarding the 360º body lift so he can answer any questions you may have and provide you with more information about this innovative procedure.

Personal Consultation with Dr. Zarrabi

Dr. Zarrabi will meet with you to discuss a 360º body lift and how it can impact your body. This meeting is a chance for you to discuss your aesthetic goals with a professional body contouring surgeon. Dr. Zarrabi will listen to your concerns and ask you questions. He will ask about your general health, past procedures, and current medications. This information helps him determine whether or not a 360º body lift is the right choice for you. Dr. Zarrabi is dedicated to the goals and well-being of his patients and will only pursue a 360º body lift if it is the best option possible


As with all surgeries, a 360º body lift requires some preparation to ensure a successful procedure. During the weeks beforehand, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your weight consistent. Large fluctuations in weight may cause your surgery to be delayed.

Fill prescriptions ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about picking up medication the day of your surgery. A 360º body lift is an invasive procedure that will require a lot of rest during recovery. During this time you may not be able to cook for yourself. We encourage you to prepare nutritious meals ahead of time that require only minimal preparation.

Choose an area or room of your home that will be your recovery space. This area should be free of distractions and be somewhere you are able to rest. Fill the room with entertainment, water bottles, and lots of pillows.

Arrange for rides to and from the appointment and ask a friend to stay with you for your first few days of recovery. It will take you a while to adjust to movement after surgery and having someone to assist you will help.

360 Degree Body Lift Procedure

A 360º body lift is performed with general anesthesia. Once it has taken effect, Dr. Zarrabi will strategically apply low lying incisions around your midsection. These incisions allow him to access stubborn fat deposits with liposuction and excise stretched skin. Once your body is beautifully sculpted, the incisions are then closed in a multiple layer fashion. You are then taken to a recovery room where you are monitored until the effects of the anesthesia wear off. (1)

The 360 Body Lift surgery takes about 5-6 hours.


Swelling and bruising will be present for a few weeks. Patients can manage discomfort with prescribed pain medication, and mitigate swelling with brief walks and compression garments. 

A follow-up appointment with Dr. Zarrabi allows you to ask new questions. Dr. Zarrabi will inform you of what to expect for the rest of your recovery. He also inspects your incisions and treatment areas to ensure you are healing well.

360° Body Lift Results

Your results will be immediately noticeable! This surgery smooths your contours and dramatically restores your slimmer, natural figure.

Your final results will set in after about two months when the swelling has subsided. These results are long-lasting. The best way to keep the weight off and maintain your results is with a healthy lifestyle of exercise and clean eating.

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a less involved procedure than the 360 degree body lift, however, it is more suitable for some patients. The procedure removes excess skin from the abdomen and tightens abdominal muscles via an incision from hip to hip. For patients with body contour issues in the lower abdomen and who require no muscle repair, Dr. Zarrabi offers the mini tummy tuck.

Arm Lift

360 degree body lifts do the work of addressing the midsection and back. For an even more comprehensive body contour to compliment your new abdomen, an arm lift procedure is an effective choice. During this procedure, Dr. Zarrabi makes an incision near the underarm and removes excess fat and skin to create a smoother and more toned arm contour. 

This procedure is particularly useful for patients that have lost a significant amount of weight. The skin has a tendency to stretch when our bodies go through big changes, and the upper arms are a place where this happens frequently. 

Cost of a 360 Degree Body Lift in Beverly Hills

At Zarrabi Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves in providing patients with impressive results they can be proud to show off. We recognize that each patient has a unique body and aesthetic goals. Therefore, the cost of your procedure will reflect your customized treatment plan. To learn more about these details and how your 360º body lift will impact your appearance, give us a call at (310) 584-9990 or schedule a consultation today.

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How long does it take to recover from a body lift?

The average recovery time for a body lift is six to eight weeks. Patients often return to a desk job after two to three weeks but will need to wait six to eight weeks before exercising again.

Will insurance cover a body lift?

This will depend on your insurance. A body lift is considered a cosmetic procedure. However, for patients who have undergone extreme weight loss and have been left with excess droopy skin, a body lift may be necessary. The best way to find out if your insurance will cover a body lift is to give them a call.

Will a circumferential body lift leave scars?

As with any surgical procedure, there will be some degree of scarring. However, it is important to note that surgeons take great care in minimizing scarring and ensuring optimal healing. During a 360-degree body lift, the surgeon places incisions in inconspicuous locations, such as along the bikini line and natural creases of the body. These carefully planned incisions allow for the removal of excess skin and the tightening of underlying tissues.


  1. Hamra ST, Small KH. Cosmetic Body Lift. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016;137(2):453-461. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/01.prs.0000475757.56086.ab
  2. HURWITZ D, AGHAMOHAMMADI S, OTA K, UNADKAT J. A Clinical Review of Total Body Lift Surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2008;28(3):294-303. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2008.03.001