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 wanted a certain procedure and had originally thought that it would be best for a female surgeon to do - I'm not sure why really, except that I figured she'd understand what I was going after more? Regardless, I was very wrong and am SO thankful that I decided to get a second opinion and found Dr. White. I know it's echoed quite a bit, but his attention to detail and perfectionist attitude are everything that I was looking for in a surgeon. His bedside manner is wonderful as well, and really keeps you at ease! 100%, look no further and go with Dr. White!"- M.G. / Google / Oct 16, 2020
"Dr. White is extremely thorough and spends ample time both before, during, and after the procedure to ensure that you feel comfortable. I was nervous beforehand about having a breast augmentation because I didn't want to look like a blow up doll, but Dr. White made me extremely confident and listened to everything I said about what I wanted. Overall the procedure was really smooth, and I had minimal pain and almost no bruising. I would definitely recommend Dr. White to anyone looking to have cosmetic surgery."- A.F. / Google / Oct 08, 2020
"Goodbye Barrel Stomach - I looked at a lot of reviews and pictures for some time. One night I randomly came across this man's glowing review of his wife's procedure and I was hooked. I looked at Dr. White's pictures and was impressed by the contouring and the natural look of the belly buttons. After comparing other surgeons to him, I decided that's who I wanted, despot the fact that his fee was easily double the others. And you know what? You get what you paid for, right?I decided that yes, it was a lot of money, but this was my body we are talking here. I'm so glad I went with him. His staff is extremely responsive and so, so sweet. At the hospital, I can't tell you how many of the nurses told me that his work was so good and even superior to the others."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 05, 2020
"Dr. White is my go to as always. He is amazing and gentle and very detailed. I’ll definitely rate 11/10 for phenomenal From check-in-check-out."- C.M. / Google / Sep 20, 2020
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