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.
"I am writing this review in hopes that others would have the privilege to have the best doctor in the world make your body into a master piece. I had gastric bypass 2.5 years ago and needless to say after losing 110lbs my body was just deflected. I thought after losing all this weight I would feel fabulous but I didn't. I actually felt worse. So began my hunt for a plastic surgeon to help me regain my confidence. My search went through 10 plus surgeons until I found Dr. White I normally wouldn't have paid for a consultation but I had read so many positive reviews and set through so many dreaded consultations I thought what the heck lets give it a try. So I called and scheduled my appointment. I walked into the office it was so different, then the moment came when Dr. White walked into the room and I have to say all of my fears and worries just disappeared. He spent over two hours talking with me and my husband answering all of our questions he wasn't like the rest he genuinely cared about me and hearing all of my needs, wants, and desires. So the time came when we talked about cost YES the dreaded part. I will say this he is not cheap by any means but the ole saying is so very true "you get what you pay for". And believe me he is worth every penny he charges! So now your thinking how would I know this? Well I also had several Weightloss friends that were having tummy tucks at the same time as I was so we walked this journey together and my journey compared to theirs was worth the money I paid extra for. My poor girlfriends that had their surgery is now having to come see Dr. White to fix all the horrible work their surgeons did. Dr. White spent 10 hours on my body yes 10 hours he took his time he made me perfect and to think I never even needed 1 pain pill and not even 1 bruise was caused on my body. Dr. White has completely changed my life he truely cares about people and takes pride in his work. I can not begin to thank him enough for the new me!"- R.A. / Google / Nov 18, 2016
"So before I say anything, I’ve got to atone for a heinous crime that I committed when we last spoke. In my previous review I raved about how amazing Dr. White and his team is and basically did an Oscar acceptance speech thanking them; however, I forgot about one extremely important group of people that make this whole process possible. Dr. Zipper, Dr. White’s go to anesthesiologist, and his team (Carol and the gang) were nothing short of fantastic. It must have slipped my mind in the last review because I was unconscious for 97.3% of our entire interaction, but I honestly think that’s how you measure the quality of an anesthesiologist…if you aren’t unconscious, they’re definitely doing something wrong. Main idea is that my past statement applies to everyone that Dr. White sends his patients to because he knows that the quality of his work is not only based off of what he does but also the people that he trusts to support him.Now on to the reason I’m here: I know some of you may be saying to yourself, “Why is this guy posting another review? I thought Dr. White already took care of him and I can’t take another long winded review, Netflix shows don’t binge watch themselves after all.” Which is fair…hurtful, but fair. Now if you’re one of the people who truly wants to find out about how getting surgery with Dr. White will impact you, then you’ve come to the right place. Spreading the word about him is so important to me that I created another Gmail account just so I can post a different review about this second surgery. #DedicationWhen I first decided I was going to do something about the extra skin I had from being overweight I knew I would most likely need two procedures done, one for my chest and one for my stomach. Because of this, I decided to reach out to 3 surgeons to see who would fit best with my goals. The first one never even got back to me to schedule an appointment (easy elimination) and the second one looked at my chest and told me that he couldn’t really do anything about it without giving me scars which would “basically be malpractice” because it would be worse than before. Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely appreciated the honesty but that didn’t leave me feeling very confident in…well anything. Then I went to Dr. White and the difference was like comparing apples to Canadian bacon. He walked me through everything and when I mentioned the chest procedure (which is what this review is about if you were wondering), he told me exactly what he was going to do to make it better without hesitation. Not only that, but he had plenty of pictures of successes to show me which gave me all the confidence I needed to make my decision. What I want to stress from this is that I actually encourage you to talk to other doctors about any procedure you’re considering before going to Dr. White because the difference you’ll see will make you appreciate him that much more.Now I’m going to wrap this up because even I’m starting to fall asleep here (I told you Dr. Zipper was good). These two surgeries have changed my life forever, and I will never find the words to express my gratitude to Dr. White and his team for making that possible. I was able to take my shirt off to swim for the first time in over a decade and I’m actually able to see the fruits of my labor in the gym. People have asked me why I did this at such a young age and it’s simply because I lived with crippling insecurities for over 10 years before making the decision to do something about it, and I want to get to the point where all of that is just a faint memory. When it comes to learning how to love yourself and feeling comfortable in the skin you’re in, the journey can be long; however, I know this was the first step towards having a healthier view of myself and in my opinion, sooner was truly the better."- I.R. / Google / Jul 13, 2018
"Second time getting surgery with Dr. White was just as stellar as the first. He truly is a professional who deserves all the success and accolades he's been given."- I. / Healthgrades / Jul 13, 2018
"From the very start I had a wonderful experience with Dr. White and the team at USA plastic surgery. I have never had a procedure of any kind done before, so I was nervous about my decision to have a nose job. Dr. White was very reassuring as he is clearly very experienced, he and the rest of the staff made me feel at ease and confident that my face was in good hands. The surgery went wonderfully, and I cannot be happier with my results. Dr. White truly performed better than my expectations. I would and will recommend him to anyone interested in plastic surgery."- M.D. / Google / Jul 07, 2018
"Dr. Steven White and staff have been amazing to work with - all my questions easily answered before my surgery and I knew exactly what to expect and was completely prepared with all medicines and aftercare I would require. My results are better than I could have imagined! Dr. White’s surgical skills are incredible and his attention to detail creates unbelievable results!"- J.F. / Google / Jul 03, 2018
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
- Procedure Recovery Location