After losing 55 kilos with the lap band I decided to have body lift surgery to remove the painful and unattractive loose skin left on my body. This is still a work in progress but I will continue to share the highs and lows... and all the gory details.

Surgeon: Mr Richard Bloom
Date: 6th November 2012
Weight: 74.9 kilos (164.7 lbs)
Cost: $14,625.65 out of pocket

Surgeon's fee$12,500$1,306.75
Hospital fee$1,138.50
Anaesthetic fee$3,149$1,574
Insurance excess$500
OUT OF POCKET$14,625.65

Please feel free to ask any questions... no matter how weird. You can read more about my story through plastic surgery here:

The Loose Skin Issue
Tummy Tuck Consults
Tummy Tuck Consult #1
Plastic Surgery Consult #2
Body Lift Costs
Body Lift Surgery
More About the Body Lift
Surgery Garments
Surgery Changes!
Pre-Surgery Unfill
Surgery Day
Surgery Update
Hello From Hospital
Home From Hospital
Body Lift Surgery- Day 1
Body Lift Surgery- Day 2
Body Lift Surgery- Day 3
Body Lift Surgery- Day 4
Body Lift Surgery- Day 5
Body Lift Surgery- Day 6
Body Lift Surgery- Day 7
2 Weeks Post Body Lift
Body Lift Pictures
3 Weeks Post Body Lift
Body Lift Surgery Final Costs
4 Weeks Post Body Lift
Post Surgery Follow Up
5 Weeks Post Body lift
6 Weeks Post Body Lift
8 Weeks Post Body Lift
9 Weeks Post Body Lift
10 Weeks Post Body Lift
2013- New Year, New Me
3 Months Post Body Lift
Peplum Power
Upper Body Lift
4 Months Post Body Lift
5 Months Post Body Lift
Post-Op Swelling
6 Months Post Body Lift
Upper Body Lift Quote
Body Lift Surgery- 1 Year Anniversary


  1. Hi Tully,

    Just a quick question how long did it take you to recover to go back to working? I am looking to do the same surgery as you but i am not to sure how long I will need to ask off. I do office work and can work from home. Would 2 weeks be sufficient?



    1. I took 4 weeks off work, but I did start working from home a week out from surgery (not much, just an hour a day). If you can work from home it would make all the difference. Good luck, let me know how you go! :-)


Awww thanks so much for the comment!