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Body Lift

If you’ve succeeded in dramatic weight loss, it seems only right that your body should reflect the new you.

Unfortunately, too many of us are left with excess skin and sagging tissue that takes away from all our hard work.

Follow through on your dream of sleek contours with a body lift from Northshore Plastic Surgery located in Mandeville, LA, near New Orleans.

Experience a New Level of Confidence With Body Lift Surgery

After major weight loss or pregnancy, you may notice changes that you don't like. If you feel uncomfortable or unhappy with excess skin, then you may be a candidate for body lift surgery.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons use safe techniques to trim extra skin and provide a natural-looking improvement in the definition of your contours. They can address areas like the buttocks, hips, and thighs for a smoother-looking figure.

Ready to learn more about how our caring team can help? Send an electronic message to our Mandeville office serving Greater New Orleans, or call:

(985) 237-6050

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"Top notch from day one." Why New Orleans Patients Trust Our Team


Angelle Donarski


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Through out my whole Process of getting my BL/BA. I could not have better staff. Dr. Claiborne was so helpful through out it all. He is very Compassionate and listen to my concerns and help me achieve something I’ve wanted for so long. I would recommend them 100 times over. Thank you for all that you have done for me.

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Sara Raffray


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Dr. Boudreaux and his staff have been amazing from the beginning of my experience. They make you feel so comfortable from the first phone call. I could not be more pleased with the treatment I have received. They have been top notch from day one.

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Create a Slimmer, More Toned Figure

A body lift offers you the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of your dramatic weight loss. Working closely with you during a consultation, one of our board-certified surgeons will create a unique body contouring plan that addresses your needs. As a part of your lift procedure, your surgeon will improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports your skin while removing excess fat and skin. Popular lift options include:

Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is a comprehensive treatment that targets sagging skin below the waistline. It typically includes the hips, outer thighs, and buttocks and creates a  more sculpted body. It's a highly customizable procedure and can include tightening of the abdominal muscles as well as liposuction. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will work closely with you to tailor your procedure to your needs. 

Arm Lift

Arms are a common source of concern for patients who have succeeded in losing significant weight. In order to create arms that are consistent with the rest of their body, many patients choose to add an arm lift with their body lift. During an arm lift, Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne will remove loose skin and fat from the upper arm, between the elbow and the armpit.

The Stunning Results Of a Body Lift Procedure

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Before Body Lift
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After Body Lift
This patient visited our New Orleans-area office for body contouring treatment. Our plastic surgeon smoothed the excess skin around their buttocks, thighs, and stomach for a slimmer-looking shape. Have similar concerns? Contact our skilled team to explore your candidacy.

Enhance Your Results

A body lift resolves many of the issues patients face after significant weight loss. Some patients also want to tackle additional trouble spots or achieve better proportions in other areas. Procedures our patients in New Orleans, Metairie, and the Northshore often combine with a lift include:

Create a Customized Plan At Our Mandeville Practice

We treat many patients who can benefit from body lift treatment, but also need additional treatments to realize their goals.

Depending on your goals, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can combine your body lift with other procedures, like a thigh lift or breast lift. Our experienced surgeons can combine any number of cosmetic surgeries to give you comprehensive results that look natural and give you an exciting boost in confidence.

To get started, contact our friendly New Orleans-area team online or call:

(985) 237-6050

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We create body lift surgery plans according to your goals. Our doctors look forward to helping you look and feel better than ever!

Plastic Surgery Patients Recommend Our Practice

"If you are looking for a top notch surgeon, staff and facility look no further! I have always been severely self conscious about my abdomen especially after birthing two children. Once my husband and I decided that two children completed our family. I chose to move forward with surgery. I couldn’t be more happy with my results and the care that I received. I highly recommend Dr. Boudreaux! He’s not only an artist at his craft, but his bedside manner left me knowing I made the right choice! Thanks again NPS!" Samantha Jeanfreau, 2022

Treatment Timeline For a Body Lift Procedure

Because every patient is different and hopes to accomplish different things through cosmetic surgery, every body lift procedure is different. However, most body contouring procedures have some commonalities when it comes to the steps you will experience between your consultation and your complete recovery. This is a general timeline of what you can expect if you decide to undergo one of these treatments:


You'll meet our welcoming Mandeville team for a comprehensive consultation. We'll talk about your goals, explore your candidacy, and explain your options. Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne will answer any questions you might have.


You will arrive at our AAAHC-accredited facility, located onsite at our Mandeville office, for your body lift procedure. 


You will remain comfortable during the body lift procedure thanks to general anesthesia.


To tighten your excess skin, Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne will create incisions in the treatment area, like the buttocks or thighs. They will carefully trim your excess skin for effective body contouring, along with performing liposuction and any other techniques necessary.


At this time, our plastic surgeon can also tighten separated abdominal muscles, if that is part of your treatment plan. 

Additional Treatment

If you have chosen to combine a body lift procedure with other refinements, like a thigh lift or breast lift, your plastic surgeon may be able to perform them during the same surgical session.


Once our plastic surgeon has made the desired changes, he will close the incisions with sutures. It's possible that he will also attach drains, which he will remove when you return to our practice in the coming days.


After the effects of anesthesia subside, we will perform an examination and make sure it is safe for you to return home.

We will also explain your recovery instructions and answer any questions.


You will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you home. This person should also plan to stay with you to help you through your initial recovery.

Have Questions About What to Expect?

See How a Body Lift Can Refine Your Figure

A body lift uses surgical body contouring techniques to remove excess skin. It can also reattach separated abdominal muscles. If you're interested in learning more about the process, contact our caring New Orleans-area team.

How Long Will My Recovery Take?

The typical body lift recovery usually requires two to three weeks away from work. During that time, it's important to take short walks each day to encourage proper blood flow, which helps you avoid blood clots and expedite healing. You should be able to resume most of your normal activities after a month to six weeks. It's important to remember that swelling may not fully subside for a year, but the majority of swelling will go down after about six weeks.

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New Orleans-Area Patients Love Their Experiences with Us


Vicky Blase


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Dr Boudreax & all his staffs are wonderful & so kind! My first surgery there was in 2019 & I was a nervous wreck. I have never been put under but all the nurses there calmed my nerves & took such good care of me! I have now gone every yr ( the last 4 yrs ) n had Dr Boudreax do all my work. His work is amazing n i have been so happy with all my results … thank you Northshore Plastic Surgery for such great experience everytime

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Magda Maria Chacon


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I had my first surgery experience yesterday! I left BEYOND impressed on how smoothly procedure went from start to finish.

Thank you Dr. Claiborne for your honesty and professionalism! The entire staff here is amazing. I wish I could leave 10 stars ⭐️!!! 10/10!!!!!

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Northshore Plastic Surgery

Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are committed to providing the very highest standard of care with a friendly, down-to-earth approach. Northshore Plastic Surgery has been voted a top doctor on the Northshore, New Orleans and is affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery®
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery®

To set up your consultation, call (985) 237-6050 or use our simple online form

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"I couldn’t be happier with my decision to have my procedure with Dr. Claiborne. Because of Dr. Claiborne’s artistic vision and meticulous attention to detail my results have far exceeded any expectations. I am truly grateful to him for this life changing experience."

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