360 Body Lift

360 Liposuction

A 360 Body Lift, commonly referred to as a circumferential body lift, offers a holistic approach to body contouring. This surgical procedure addresses concerns around the entire circumference of the body, hence the term “360”. It aims to rejuvenate the appearance of the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, and thighs by removing excess skin and fat, providing a more tightened and sculpted silhouette.

Types of 360 Liposuction:


This is the basic way where a thin tube sucks out fat from around the waist area, covering the belly, sides, and sometimes the back. It’s great for people who want an all-around slimmer look.


Often referred to as “love handles” or “muffin tops,” the flanks can accumulate stubborn fat pockets and loose skin. The 360 Body Lift helps in sculpting this area, enhancing the waist’s natural curve.

Lower Back:

The procedure removes the excess skin and fat that might hang or bulge around the lower back, creating a smoother transition from the back to the buttocks.


Depending on the patient’s desires and the surgeon’s assessment, the lift can also address sagging or flat buttocks. The lift repositions and sometimes augments the buttocks for a perkier and more youthful appearance.

Outer Thighs:

The lift can tighten and contour the skin and tissues of the outer thighs, addressing sagging that might result from significant weight loss or age.
The 360 Body Lift’s holistic approach ensures a harmonious balance, with all the treated areas blending seamlessly to create an aesthetically pleasing body.

Why Plano Plastic Surgery?

At Plano Plastic Surgery, excellence is our standard. Both Dr. Haidenberg, with his 16 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and Dr. Yaker, the celebrated force behind Plano Plastic Surgery, have dedicated years to perfecting aesthetic surgeries—from breast augmentations to rhinoplasties and liposuctions. With them, you’re not just opting for transformative results but also genuine care and understanding. Our approach is personal—tailored to every patient’s concerns and desires.

How It’s Done

The procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the process. A circumferential incision is made around the waist or slightly lower, depending on the patient’s anatomy and the amount of skin to be removed. The incision is strategically placed to be as discreet as possible, often concealed within the natural folds of the skin or under clothing.

After making the incision, the surgeon excises the redundant skin. Concurrently, liposuction may be employed to remove unwanted fat pockets, especially in areas like the flanks, abdomen, or thighs, further refining the body’s silhouette. For patients with muscle laxity in the abdominal region, the surgeon might also tighten the underlying muscles. This provides a firmer base and a more sculpted appearance.

Once the desired reshaping is achieved, the incisions are sutured closed. Sometimes, temporary drain tubes are placed to prevent fluid accumulation. Before concluding, the surgeon assesses the overall contour and symmetry, ensuring an even and aesthetic result. Post-operative care begins immediately after the surgery, with guidelines provided to ensure a smooth and effective recovery.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for a 360 Body Lift are individuals who:

  • Desire improvement across multiple areas of their body.
  • Have experienced significant weight loss, leading to saggy, excess skin.
  • Maintain a stable weight and have done so for a considerable time.
  • Are in good health and harbor realistic expectations from the surgery.

360 Body Lift Recovery and What to Expect

Immediate Post-Operative Phase:

Post-surgery, initial sensations of discomfort, tightness, and swelling are to be expected. These are manageable with the medications prescribed.

Mid-Recovery Phase (Weeks):

Patients might need to wear support garments to facilitate proper healing and achieve the best contours. Limitations on activities, especially those that exert pressure on the surgical site, are common.

Long-Term Recovery:

As the months go by, the transformative results become evident. The swelling subsides, and the full, sculpted appearance sets in. It's important to maintain regular check-ins with the surgeon to ensure optimal healing.

Potential Side Effects:

Typical side effects include swelling, bruising, and temporary changes in skin sensation. Following post-operative care guidelines can minimize risks and ensure a smooth recovery.