Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) - Fort Worth, TX

What To Expect During And After Your Procedure

All lower body lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. The duration of the surgery depends on the extent of your procedure and whether multiple procedures are performed at once. On average, a lower body lift can take 3 to 4 hours, and sometimes longer. Once out of recovery, you will be required to stay in the hospital for a few days for monitoring and to establish sufficient pain control. Upon discharge to home, allow a full two weeks of rest before attempting to return to work and other daily activities. As you ease back into your normal routine, adherence to a healthy lifestyle is urged as the best course to keep your new leaner shape intact for years to come.

Plan Your Procedure

Average Cost $11,000 - $15,000
Recovery Time 2 Weeks
Avg Procedure Time 5.5 Hours
Post-Op Follow-Up 1 Week
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Surgical Techniques

A Lower Body Lift, or Belt Lipectomy, is begun by first creating an incision horizontally across the lower abdomen, circling the body like a belt. Excess fat is removed through this access by liposuction technique. Then the tissue and muscle beneath is pulled tight, and loose skin is skillfully trimmed away. Every effort is made to protect incision areas to minimize scarring.


In extremes of weight loss, especially in post-bariatric patients, excess body skin and fatty tissue may linger at the mid-body, encircling the belly, hips, back, buttocks, and outer thighs. In these instances, patients require a comprehensive procedure called a Belt Lipectomy, Total Lower Body Lift, or Circumferential Tummy Tuck. This surgery gets its name from the incision made around the belt-line of the waist and across the lower abdomen. For patients interested in this major surgery, Dr. Daniels performs initial consultations at his Fort Worth office to determine each patient’s concerns and goals, then creates their individual lower body lift plan. It some instances the procedure may require two or more surgeries to complete, and Dr. Daniels will carefully consider every aspect of each patient’s health situation to determine how may procedures can safely be combined.

Lower Body Lift FAQs

How Bad is The Scarring?
Scarring is unavoidable in the comprehensive procedure of body lifting, but Dr. Daniels is highly skilled in creating clean incisions that leave thinner scar lines. Incisions are also strategically established to follow the natural bikini line to ensure they are hidden when a bathing suit is worn. As they heal, scars will fade over time. Most patients are so pleased with their sleeker, tighter body that the remaining scarring is forgotten.

Is This Surgery Painful?
A lower body lift is an extensive procedure, so there will be discomfort. A post-procedure hospital stay lasting a couple days is essential to ensure the patient is stable and that their pain is sufficiently controlled.
Will Insurance Apply?
In many cases insurance will cover some portion of a body lift procedure. Since policies vary from patient to patient, our billing and insurance coordinators confer with clients prior to scheduling surgery to determine specific coverage.
When is The Best Time For Surgery?
Patients desiring a lower body lift must first be at or near their goal weight. A physical is also required prior to scheduling surgery to ensure the body has stabilized enough after major weight loss to undergo this significant surgery.