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
"Dr. Steven White is the best! And has the most wonderful staff! The staff are welcoming, friendly, and most of all professional. For a few years, I had been thinking about getting a tummy tuck but I was nervous, of course, and had been researching different surgeons. After all it is an extensive surgery. Once I found Dr. White, I just knew he was the one I wanted to go to. After my consultation with Dr. white, he is very informative and knowledgeable. I felt confident to have him as my surgeon and going through with the the procedure. It has been five months since my procedure and the results are amazing! I am so happy I had the extended tummy tuck procedure done by Dr. White. He is attentive and answers all of my questions or concerns and his staff are so caring. I had a wonderful experience with Dr. White and his staff."- N.O. / Google / May 16, 2022
"The best plastic surgeon around. Dr White explains everthing in great detail. His techniques for surgery are the best. I am so happy with the results ."- N.J. / Google / May 15, 2022
"I've had the pleasure of having Dr. White as my surgeon 2x now (tummy tuck and 1st half of facial rejuvenation) and will have the second half of facial rejuvenation (lower face and neck) in June. He is the ONLY surgeon I would trust with my body and life. His motivation is to get the best possible outcome with every surgery. He is not only a fantastic surgeon but also a caring man with a great sense of humor and is a patient's biggest cheerleader.His positivity is infectious. My tummy is still flat after almost 2 yrs.Yes he is more expensive but worth the money.He is generous with his post-op follow ups and time.The ladies that run the office: Melanie, Jamie and Ashley and not only beautiful but intelligent, well-trained and compassionate.I now live in Colorado but he is my only choice for a plastic surgeon. His consultations alone are worth it because he explains so much about each procedure and has phenomenal videos."- C.W. / Healthgrades / May 02, 2022
"I had a breast augmentation performed 3 months ago with Dr. White. This was something I always thought about doing but was always fearful of surgery. I live in San Antonio and thought about doing my surgery closer to home but I wasn’t impressed with any of the surgeons near me. I chose to research outside of San Antonio and came across Dr.White in Dallas. What made him stand out was his extensive experience, his positive reviews, and his gallery. I decided to take the trip to Dallas for a consultation. Upon meeting Dr.White and his staff I felt comfortable right away. I came with a long list of questions and they answered everything. Ultimately I decided that I wanted to do the surgery and I was willing to travel to Dallas to have it done. I truly felt like he was the best man for the job, and I was right! Surgery day I was extremely nervous but what put me at ease was how confident Dr.White was that he was going to deliver the best results possible. That is one thing I love about Dr.white is his confidence. He knows he’s the best at what he does and he assures you of that every step of the way. My recovery was smooth. Very minimal pain and I was off pain medication after the first couple of days. I felt like I could go back to normal but I knew to listen to the post op instructions and take it easy. I’m feeling more confident than ever and I am very happy with my results. I highly recommend Dr.White, you won’t be disappointed!"- V.P. / Google / Mar 23, 2022
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