Last fact-checked: 17 March 2020
If you want to do something about loose skin (that usually forms as a result of dramatic, natural weight loss or bariatric surgery) then a body lift in the Philippines is a money-saving solution that'll boost your self-confidence.
Skin loses its elasticity for a variety of reasons; for example, sun damage, aging, weight loss or pregnancy. By undergoing a body lift procedure, you can have your excess fat and loose skin removed. Find out how to book with an experienced Filipino surgeon with Medical Departures.
Medical tourism is on the rise in The Philippines, and millions of patients from places like Australia and New Zealand have already taken advantage of the affordable yet quality medical care available throughout the country, particularly in the big cities like Manila.
Travelling to and in the Philippines is inexpensive, and let's also not forget that the country is an ideal holiday location, with endless beaches and tropical islands to enjoy, a diverse cuisine to experience and a whole host of shopping opportunities to exploit.
Whilst the Filipino culture is unique, the influence of Spain and America is evident throughout, which promotes a familiar atmosphere – especially given that nearly everybody can speak English. Filipino hospitality is a trait that is renowned across the globe, making the Philippines an ideal location to recuperate after surgery.
The Philippines boasts world-class surgical facilities which can be researched online. However, not all are going to be up to standard. The clinics listed at Medical Departures have all been visited by our team of experts who assess the suitability of the staff and facilities. We also study patient reviews and perform background checks to confirm professional qualifications and memberships.
Clinics will only be listed on our site if they fulfil the required criteria. Take a look at clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and more at Manila Stem Cell Skin and Body Clinic, a leading facility that offers body lift surgery to international patients in the capital, Manila.
Body lift surgery, or lipectomy, is used predominantly for toning the body for aesthetic reasons. There are three main types of body lift surgery that can be used (with or without liposuction) - and this will depend on the specific areas that need to be treated:
The average surgery time for a body lift is between three and five hours, although it is difficult to estimate the exact time as patients tend to undergo more than one procedure, such as a thigh lift, butt lift or a tummy tuck, based on individual requirements.
A significant amount of time will be required to ensure a full recovery after your body lift surgery. It usually takes between four and six weeks for a patient to recover fully. You will experience some pain and discomfort after your surgery and may have drainage tubes in place for a period of time afterwards.
It is recommended that you should take several weeks off work following surgery. Only light activities should be undertaken during the first six weeks, with more demanding activities being avoided for several months afterward.
Prices vary widely depending on the nature of your surgery, but in the Philippines body lifts cost an average of around AUD $4,000 (US $3,200, CAD $4,000, £2,200 GBP, €2,800). This is compared to AUD $36,000 (US $25,000, CAD $35,000, £17,300 GBP, €22,300) in Australia.
Prices do vary depending on which country you go to, but you can usually make savings around 50% in most cases, and sometimes even more.
Find out more about our quality-checked clinics and what they offer.
See below for easy ways to arrange an appointment or to get in touch with our Customer Care Team to discuss body lifts in the Philippines and obtain a free, no-obligation quote.
Body Lift. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Website accessed: 17 March 2020.
Liposuction. Medline Plus. Website accessed: 17 March 2020.