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 recently had a breast augmentation by Dr. White. I have always wanted to have one, but was afraid of the recovery and the results (I have seen a lot of episodes of the show Botched). I voiced all of my concerns to Dr. White and he took the time to explain everything to me. He is very knowledgable and was very reassuring. I really appreciated the extra time and genuine concern he had for me. He is a wonderful person. I cannot say enough great things about his staff. They are all so kind, helpful, and very patient with me. They are efficient and his office runs very smooth. Dr. White is very kind and an excellent surgeon. He is a perfectionist at his craft which is something I admire about him and appreciate. I am only 5 weeks post op and I am already very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. White to anyone."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 24, 2023
"I got a breast augmentation in Dallas, TX by Dr. White. I was scared to get surgery done for the first time but Dr. White and his staff made the experience so enjoyable. I was referred by my friend who loved working with him for a breast augmentation as well and my results were perfect and so natural!"- J.C. / Google / Apr 25, 2023
"USA Plastic Surgery exceeded my expectations! Dr.White should be the highest ratting plastic surgeon in the United States. Im so shocked with everything he did for me. I received a breast augmentation with little to no pain. Let me re phrase that.. I had 0 PAIN, 0 bruising, 0 complications. Recovering like a champion, Because of his great skills and his post care instructions. After the surgery was done, I couldn't believe how good I felt inside and out. I finally feel like a women and its because of Dr White he made this happened. This was life changing. If you are nervous about getting your breast done don't be!! I was on my feet that day with 0 PAIN! I am shocked with how well I am recovering and how fast. I chose Dallas Texas and Dr.White to be my surgeon because of the amazing quality he provides for women wanting breast. Look at the photos on his website they are amazing. I also picked Dr. White, after doing some research, finding out he was working with the top surgeon in the world when he was in college. This made me feel a lot better about letting him give me the breast Ive always wanted. I put a lot of trust into Steve and he did not disappoint. He changed my life!! Surgery was not scary at all. Not only was the staff friendly and kind but the nurses before and after surgery were very caring and took care of me great! I can go on and on about how amazing my experience has been., But let me leave you with this.. Change is a beautiful thing, and because of Dr White I finally feel like a women! Thank you so much!"- C.F. / Google / Mar 27, 2023
"Couldn't be happier - I can wear earrings again - Recently, I got my earlobe repaired and I couldn't be happier. As a Latina, my ears have been pierced since I was a little baby. Unfortunately, my earlobe tore due to an heavy earring and a chunky sweater. It wasn't something I was eager to fix, but my mother was not having it. She demanded I get it fixed and Dr. White was the man for the job. He has a warm personality and pays great attention to the details. During the in-office procedure, I didn't feel a thing. In fact, not at any point did I feel any pain! It was a PAIN FREE procedure. I'm wearing earrings again and both my mother and I couldn't have asked for better results."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 07, 2023
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