A lower body lift, otherwise known as a belt lipectomy, shapes the mid and lower body to restore a tighter look and feel to the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips and thighs. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, is a body contouring specialist who often performs this procedure on patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. He carefully and precisely removes loose and hanging skin that sags due to the skin not shrinking back to a normal appearance along with the weight loss. For many patients, this is another planned step in their weight loss transformation to help them complete their final aesthetic dreams. After a lower body lift, patients are extremely pleased with their new body and have a renewed sense of self-confidence.
A lower body lift is considered a major surgery. Patients that undergo this procedure, in most cases, are those who have lost about 100 pounds of weight or more. Our dedicated team performs this surgery on men and women who are close or at their goal weight, and requires that the weight loss be stabilized. The best candidates are those who meet these qualifications, and who have sagging, loose and hanging skin around the stomach, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs.
"For years I had struggled with getting rid of my belly and constantly felt defeated. I am 30 years old and for the most part am very active. I worked out six days a week and tried ever diet out there .I still could not get the results I wanted. I finally decided in May of this year to make a consultation .I choose Dr. White because he performed liposuction and breast augmentation on my mother 15 years ago and did an amazing job. Therefor I went in met with Dr.White and literally 2 hours later scheduled my operation for liposuction of the stomach and arms for six months later. I walked out of his office feeling so ensured and excited for what was to come. I am not going to lie I was very skeptical for 2 reasons. One I had never had surgery and the second did not know what to expect. Nevertheless surgery day came and I could not have felt more excited. From the hospital staff to Dr. White I had never felt more comfortable and assured. Dr.White literally walks you through ever step and takes such pride in his work. The surgery went amazing there was literally no pain at all and 3 weeks out of my surgery I was in a bodysuit for Halloween. It’s been two months since my surgery and I cannot explain how happy I am with my results. My friends ask me if I would do it again and the answer is YES!!!!!!"- C.B. / Google / Dec 12, 2018
"I have traveled twice now from nyc to Dallas to see Dr White because of the great work he does. I believe him to be the best plastic surgeon and i would not want anyone else working on me. As a nurse , i get to see the good and bad work of many doctors. Dr White is known for his high standards and is very particular on how things are done. Thats what i want ! A doctor that takes his time to make sure everything is perfect. Great bed side manner. 100% recommended"- J.B. / Healthgrades / Feb 22, 2019
"The Best of Best - I cant say enough about Dr White. Wonderful, talented surgeon. Would recommend him 100%. As a nurse , ive gotton to know who is good and who isnt as far leaving scars, infection and results. Dr White has always been said to be the very best. He abides by very high stsndards, because of this i fly from Nyc to Dallas to see Dr White. I would not let anyone else operate on me. Ive had 2..."- I. / RealSelf / Feb 21, 2019
"I had breast augmentation done by Dr. White and I am so happy I chose him as my doctor. I interviewed 2 other highly recommended doctor's prior to meeting with Dr. White and I can say by far Dr. White spent the most time with me and provided me with so much information & so many reviews it was a no-brainer to choose him. The fact that he would take his time in surgery, not rush me out,..."- K. / RealSelf / Feb 01, 2019
"Liposuction of Arms - About two years ago, my best friend had liposuction of her arms with Dr. White. As her friend, I did not feel like she “needed it”, however the results were most definitely powerful! I was shocked by the transformation. Even at my thinnest, I have always felt like my upper arms were larger and unproportionate to my body. After seeing my friends’ results, I was convinced. I have had liposuction of my Torso in the past with a different surgeon, and that experience made me a little apprehensive. During the consultation with Dr. White, my fears were eased. I learned about all the techniques he uses to ensure not only the best and safest outcome, but also a much smoother recovery for his patients. Just to give you an idea; I was off work for almost a week with my previous surgery due to pain, bruising, and overall fatigue. My friend on the other hand, was able to return to work the very next day with no bruising, and no pain meds. I am now six weeks out from having liposuction of my arms. Dr. White exceeded my expectations in every way! I had zero bruising, was off pain meds within 24hrs, and the results are better than I even hoped for!! I was told that it is common to have swelling up to 12 weeks after surgery. I am eager to see the final result considering they already look amazing! Having had experience with other surgeons and their techniques, I would highly recommend Dr. White and his knowledgeable staff above anyone else. You owe it to yourself at the very least to schedule a consultation to gain a knowledge and understanding of how the procedure is typically performed, what Dr. White does differently, and why he performs the procedure the way he does. Believe me, not all surgeons and techniques are equal."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 01, 2019
What to Expect
Sometimes called a belt lipectomy, a lower body lift uses an incision that is made around the belt area surrounding the lower torso. This is referred to as a circumferential incision, as well as a lower body lift 360. The incision is extended to the buttocks and thighs. During surgery, our surgeon trims away and removes loose and sagging skin, and uses liposuction to remove isolated pockets of fat. The remaining skin is lifted up and secured with sutures. Several surgical techniques can be incorporated, including a tummy tuck, thigh lift, butt lift and liposuction to complete a full lower body lift. In addition, there are also cases where fat taken from liposuction is reinstated into the buttock to create a fuller effect due to a deflated backside as the result of weight loss.
Lower Body Lift Recovery
In many cases, this procedure will require an overnight hospital stay. The surgery can last 5 to 8 hours depending on the number of procedures performed. The recovery for this surgery is slow. In addition to extensive incisions, the body and skin need adequate time to adjust to their new positions. Most patients can return to light activities within 2-3 weeks, but it could take up to a full year for the final surgical results to appear normal.
Complete Your Transformation!
Our acclaimed surgeon has the credentials, experience and training to create outstanding body contouring results. If you have lost a significant amount of weight and are ready to transform your lower body, we encourage you to call our office today to schedule your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
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