What is a Lower Body Lift/Belt Lipectomy?
A Lower Body Lift/Belt Lipectomy is a surgical procedure that treats excess skin of the upper back regions. At The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS), our patients often complain of excess skin in this area after weight loss or with age. As with many plastic surgery procedures, the surgical technique used to address this area depends on the severity of the excess skin. In mild cases, certain non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures can be performed to help tighten and lift the excess skin and fatty tissue. In other cases, surgery is required to achieve maximum results. While liposuction can sometimes help with back rolls and excess tissue, belt lipectomy or lower body lift may be required to remove the excess skin that will never go away with just diet and exercise.
A Lower Body Lift/Belt Lipectomy is often referred to as a circumferential body lift, as it is most commonly performed along with abdominoplasty in massive weight loss patients. The procedure involves an incision that goes completely around or nearly completely around the waistline. This allows a significant amount of skin and fat to be removed creating a smoother, sleeker contour.
Extensive measures are taken by Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Nandi Wijay and Dr. Courtney El-Zokm
to conceal these scars as best as possible and use aggressive scar management techniques to keep the scars as light and inconspicuous as possible.