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 had been wanting to do a BA for 4 years. I was eager but very nervous to go through with surgery. From the moment I met Dr. White I knew he was going to be my surgeon. He was funny, intentional, knowledgeable, and he made me feel very comfortable. He gave me more than enough information with a whole booklet of answers and directions for prepping for surgery. I never had a feeling of not knowing what I needed to do and i never felt more safe under his care. I loved his staff as well, especially Melanie who has been there for every pre and post op appointment. After surgery there wasn't pain and I had no bruising what so ever. Dr. White takes his time during surgery and after to make sure you heal your best. It has been 6 weeks since my surgery and my incisions are so thin and are healing nicely. I am so happy with the results that I catch myself staring in the mirror. I bought so many new tops that I now feel so confident wearing. If you are looking for quality Dr. White is your man!"- M.R. / Google / Jan 31, 2021
"I had Botox with Dr. White to help with my migraines and tension headaches, which it did... a lot. No pain or bruising. His technique ensures that. I’m very thankful to Dr. White and his girls. Jamie and Melanie are always so sweet and helpful. Every visit is quick and painless."- J.L. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
"For five years I thought and considered doing a breast reduction/lift. The desire for the procedure intensified a year and half ago and I started searching for the best cosmetic surgeon. I did several consultations with quite a number of them but when I consulted with Dr White, I knew without a doubt that he was the surgeon I have been looking for, for a year and half. I am a family and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Apart from great reviews and qualifications of Dr White, I felt his passion and excitement for what he does. You could see that he loves his job and genuinely cares about his clients. He took time to explain in great detail, the procedure. I have worked with many surgeons and done a few minor surgeries myself, many surgeons don’t even see their patients except on the day of surgery. Dr White and his beautiful, kind staff spent at least two hours with me. I knew that consultation day that my search for the best cosmetic surgeon for my breast reduction/lift was over. The day of the surgery 12/4/2020, I was relaxed and ready because I knew I was in good hands. The procedure went smoothly. Dr White strictly instructed the nurses how to take care of me to the point of how to position me. As a nursing professional myself, that was going above and beyond. I had a follow up with him twice a week and then once a week. In all the follow ups, he assessed the surgical site and changed the dressing himself. The outcome of my surgery was simply beautiful..perfect. I am grateful to Dr Steven J White and his staff. He gave me my confidence and happiness back."- A.A. / Google / Jan 18, 2021
"He is a wonderful doctor. Very professional. Very thorough. And he is well worth every dollar spent. I definitely feel completely comfortable in knowing that he is the one taking care of me. :)"- H.H. / Google / Jan 18, 2021
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