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
"If you're worried about breast augmentation, don't hesitate to leave it to Dr. White. You're going to have an amazing experience like me. Post-op-- no pain at all. You can have a light daily life the day after the surgery. I've been sullen for 10 weeks, and I've had a quick recovery, I'm satisfied with both size and shape. For your information, I'm 38 years old, I put 425cc implants on my left and 450 cc on my right! I was surprised at his surgical skills and I was surprised again that 450.425 cc implants were in my chest. Dr. White, you're a really good doctor, and his staffs are also very professional and friendly."- O.K. / Google / Aug 04, 2020
"The most important factor in obtaining a good result from your cosmetic surgery is the surgeon you choose to perform it. I am so proud of the decision I’ve made to choose Dr. White. If I had researched this much for my schoolwork, I would have gotten A’s on my papers. This is probably the only good thing that happened in my life in 2020!I had rhinoplasty second week of June. I cannot emphasize enough how happy I am. I had no pain, mild congestion (of course!). Not any surgeon would have done this, you need an artist and a real doctor like Dr. White. The only uncomfortable part was the sleeping position. Besides the shape and size, the best part is that I can breathe!! I already like it with the swelling, and I know I’m going to love it when the swelling goes down."- P. / Healthgrades / Aug 03, 2020
"Very Happy with my Experience with Dr White - I love having cleavage and feeling curvy! - It's been a few years since my surgery and I'm still very happy with the results. Everyone on the team at Dr White's office has been great. No complications at all. I've recommended him to a few friends. I went from 32B to 32DDD. Hopefully my pictures speak for themselves. I love having cleavage and feeling curvy!"- S. / RealSelf / Aug 02, 2020
"The receptionist made me feel so comfortable! She spent time talking to me and even told me about her experience. She was actually a patient before she started working there. I really appreciated the time and information she provided. I brought my husband with me to the consultation. Dr. White walked us through the whole process and answered all of our questions. He also had a good sense of humor and extremely professional. I didn't need any other consultation. I decided that he was my surgeon.I got my breast augmentation done with Dr. White one month later. Here's my bestfriend's summary of my surgery: "So you had the best sleep of your life and woke up with boobs? Man, what a dream!". Yep! That's what happened.2 months post-op. My clothes fit and look better. My boobs feel so natural. Like my original boobs but bigger. I no longer refer to them as mosquito bites. LOLBest staff and surgeon! Thank you USA Plastic Surgery!"- A. / Healthgrades / Aug 01, 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