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've always struggled with being confident in certain clothing because of my small breasts. I've recently had a breast augmentation with Dr. White and I couldn't be happier. I chose to schedule a consultation with Dr.White after reading all the amazing reviews and seeing his before and after photos. After the consultation, I felt so lucky to find not only an amazing Dr. that was well educated and talented, but he also made me feels so comfortable. One thing I liked most about the way Dr.White does his procedures, is that he chooses a sizing based on the pictures that I sent him and what would fit most proportionate to my body. The results were very natural and I would recommend him to anyone. Not only was Dr. White amazing, but so was his staff!"- L.M. / Google / Apr 14, 2021
"The entire experience I have had with Dr. White and his staff has been AMAZING. I was able to get scheduled very quickly, and every phone call that I have made since surgery has been answered. Everyone is so friendly and I couldn’t be happier with my results! You won’t regret choosing Dr. White!"- H.N. / Google / Apr 06, 2021
"I have wanted to get a breast augmentation most of my adult life. I never felt confident and proportionate. After having two kids, it just got worse. My biggest fear was choosing the wrong surgeon and hating the outcome. I researched online and got opinions from friends about who they used. I never felt confident after looking at the reviews on those surgeons. When I came across Dr. White, I was blown away by the amount of positive feedback. I decided that why not at least go for a consultation. My initial phone discussion with the wonderful office staff set aside a lot of my nerves. They were super nice and helpful. Going in to the consultation I was so uncertain if I would be able to just get implants or if I would need a lift; what type of implant should I get; what size implant should I go with; I had loads of questions. After visiting with Dr. White, I never felt more certain that I had come to the right place. He listened attentively to what I was wanting and he really truly cared about making sure he could give me the look I had been wanting for so long. He explained to me that while I could possibly benefit from a lift, he felt confident that we could go with a larger high profile implant that would bring my breasts up higher and create a more proportional look. He went over the gummy bear implants and how safe they are and that they have the most natural feel. The day of the surgery I was honestly not even nervous. I was so excited to finally be there! The hospital staff was just as nice and I felt super confident in their care. My initial follow up was the very next day and then every two weeks for a couple of months. Dr. White is very vigilant that you complete your daily arm raises and exercises. They are extremely uncomfortable but he stressed to me the importance in the healing process and settling of the breasts. He is the only doctor I have heard of that is critical of these practices and I truly feel is a large reason as to why he has such great success. I am currently almost 4 months post surgery and I could not be happier with the outcome! They settled perfectly symmetrical and with the type of implant he used, it even brought my nipples up to more center to the breasts. They also feel extremely soft and natural. Dr. White truly changed my life! This surgery brought a level of confidence in myself that I have been missing for so long."- S.R. / Google / Apr 06, 2021
"Multiple pregnancies left me with a wide diastasis recti, or abdominal muscle separation. After years of physical therapy, I was told surgery would be my only option to fully correct the issue. I began to research surgeons and came across Dr. White early in the process. I found that, despite hours of researching different surgeons and techniques, I kept coming back to Dr. White. After scheduling my tummy tuck consultation with him, I was confident he was the surgeon that would give me the best results. I was most concerned about my health and safety. Not only does Dr. White go above and beyond to make sure you have all the information you need, but he also sends you to get a full physical to ensure you are healthy before surgery. My surgery went great and I awoke in recovery to Dr. White already showing me pictures of my new tummy! My surgery went into the evening hours, but I was told by my nurse that Dr. White had already called to check on me just a few hours after surgery had ended. He was the first to help me out of bed the next morning and he walked the halls with me. He also stopped by the surgery center multiple times to check in on me when he wasn’t scheduled to do so. I never had to take anything other than Tylenol for mild discomfort and I experienced no bruising from the surgery. It is also important to note that the nurses that care for you see a lot of plastic surgery patients. I was told that Dr. White’s results are consistently great and that he would be the surgeon of choice for them. I am over a year out and I absolutely love my results. Dr. White always makes you feel as if you are his only patient, and I truly believe he treats every procedure as a unique case. It is extremely rare to find a doctor who loves his work and cares about the end result as much as Dr. White does. One of the things I was most impressed with is that he is always working to fine-tune his surgical techniques. He has even developed his own instruments to make sure the best results are achieved. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention his amazing team in the office. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and have helped make this process a seamless one for me. Dr. White is a brilliant and gifted surgeon. I highly recommend him! I often tell people that if Dr. White operated in every specialty, he would be the only call I would make if I needed a procedure."- M.C. / Google / Mar 11, 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