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 a tummy tuck with Dr. White in July 2021. I had thought for years about having the procedure and finally decided to go forward with it when I realized there was no amount of exercise I could do that would ever fix my tummy (I'd had three children, one being 9.5 lbs.). I am pretty fit overall but any abdominal work was extremely difficult. As it turns out, I had a ten centimeter diastasis recti, which explained the extreme weakness in my core. Deciding to go forward with an abdominoplasty was not an easy decision. It is major surgery, and not a decision to be taken lightly. My biggest fears were the recovery and getting the results I wanted safely, which is why I chose Dr. White. Dr. White did not disappoint! He not only gave me a beautiful tummy, but also took very good care of me post-op. I had a bit of a hiccup in my recovery, but instead of minimizing the problem, he decided to address it fully to eliminate any risks. The results are amazing. He turned my least favorite part of my body into my favorite! Dr. White truly does fantastic work...thank you Dr. White!"- K.O. / Google / Aug 02, 2022
"I highly recommend Dr. White. I am 6 months post-surgery and am very pleased with my breast reduction results. My case was challenging as I previously used another surgeon with subpar results. After 2 surgeries, the PREVIOUS physical never actually provided a reduction but a lift only and those results were minimal at best. Dr. White was transparent and forthcoming with the challenges to my case but was thorough in answering my questions as well as providing an OUTSTANDING result. Post Surgery, I had several follow up appointments with Dr. White. He and his team are absolutely wonderful Pre and Post surgery. The changes have made a hug e difference in my everyday life. I wish I would have gone to Dr. White in the first place!"- A.M. / Google / Jul 25, 2022
"I had my Botox done in June and loved my results!!! I'm looking forward to having it done again soon by Dr. White! The girls in the office were so lovely. Everyone at USA Plastic Surgery went above and beyond to answer all my questions and concerns."- S.M. / Google / Jul 20, 2022
"Dr. White did my septoplasty and rhinoplasty surgery because I was having breathing issues due to deviated septum and a hump on the nose bridge. Initially I was scared to get the septoplasty surgery because I heard a lot of scary stories about nose surgeries going wrong. I went to almost all famous Nose Surgeons in Dallas and all the doctors that I met, they didn't paid enough attention to my case and all were like it is what it is, get it done if you are willing to because yes there are consequences and results. Dr. White was the7th and the last doctor I consulted and I never felt safest and I got trust in him immediately. He explained me entire process of surgery in detail and ensure me that everything will go well. He explained me what steps he will take to remove the hump and align deviated septum. Yes he gave me disclaimers but also ensured me that I am in safe hands and he will do his best to get my nose in proper alignment. All my friends and family suggested me not to get the surgery done and shared me all the unsuccessful nose surgery pictures and videos. But after I met Dr.White I got the confidence to go for the surgery and knew that everything will go well. I took all the courage to get it done and today I can't thank enough to doctor after seeing the results. Its been 1 year now, my nose is in better shape and I can breathe effortlessly then before. My family and myself we all are very happy with the final results. I would 100% recommend Dr.White because he is the best and expert in all types of services he is offering."- J.K. / Google / Jul 19, 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