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


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.

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.

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.

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