Belt lipectomy is a surgical procedure for removing excess skin, fat, and tissue around the patient’s hips and waistline.
Generally, you have to be healthy in order to qualify for this type of surgery. Your surgeon will run a series of medical test on you to know if it would be safe for you to undergo the procedure. Additionally, your surgeon will ask about your medical history as well as assess your skin type and healing capacity.
You are a good candidate for belt lipectomy if:
- you are unhappy with your mid-body contour
- you want to improve your sagging mid-body which resulted from multiple pregnancies
- you have significant flabby skin and stretch marks around your waist as a result of weight loss
- you have loose “love handles” that a regular workout fails to resolve
- you want to achieve toner waist, back and butt
The entire duration of belt lipectomy is 3 to 5 hours. Before the surgery your doctor will explain to you your options for anaesthesia. A local anaesthesia will keep you awake throughout the procedure but no pain will be felt. Some patients choose general anaesthesia to avoid seeing how the surgery is being performed. Once the anaestheisa begins to take effect your surgeon will make a cut around the entire circumference of your torso. Your surgeon decides on the width of the tissue to be removed based on the amount of extra skin and fat you have.
Given the extensive nature of the surgery, the patient will be required to stay in the hospital overnight.
Benefits of belt lipectomy:
- improved lower body contours
- reduced skin and fat
- increased attractiveness
- increased confidence
Questions to ask your surgeon:
- What can I expect from this procedure?
- Where will you perform the procedure?
- Where will I be taken after the surgery?
- How long is the total recovery period after surgery?
- How do I prepare myself before the surgery?
- What are my options for anaesthesia?
- Will the surgery leave permanent scars?
To know if you make a good candidate for belt lipectomy simply fill out our personal assessment form. A board-certified surgeon will review your information and provide a price estimate for the procedure.