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 have been wanting a tummy tuck for years. I have had 2 c sections, one scar is vertical and one scar is horizontal. I am petite (5'1" & 106 lbs) and in fairly good shape so anytime I wore a bikini I was very self conscious, so I finally decided to do something about it. I had another procedure with another well known plastic surgeon in Dallas that was recommended several years ago and was pleased with him, but this time decided to try Dr. White because one of my best friends recommended him. It was the best decision I have ever made. After the 2 hour consult, I immediately booked my surgery. I felt so confident about the surgery & I didn't feel that way last time. He is a perfectionist, and I feel like with my scarring, my size, and the amount of skin he had to work with, no other doctor would have been able to accomplish it. His aftercare is night & day compared to the previous surgeon I used. There is no comparison. I'm thrilled with results! Highly recommend Dr. White!!"- R. / Healthgrades / Mar 07, 2020
"Dr. Steven White is AWESOME!! I had been wanting a breast augmentation for years, and I’ve always been hesitant because of course I didn’t want to get botched or infected. I knew picking the right doctor meant everything, and thank God I picked Dr. White. I told him what I envisioned in the first consultation, and he gave me exactly what I wanted. I haven’t had any problems, I’m about a month and a half post op and don’t even feel like I had surgery. My breast look AMAZING. I’m super happy!"- L.B. / Google / Mar 05, 2020
"Dr. White is hands down the best plastic surgeon! I was so nervous when I arrived to my consultation because surgery is surgery whether it’s cosmetic or otherwise. But I was so impressed with Dr. White’s expertise, attention to detail and honesty that I ended up scheduling my breast augmentation surgery that day! Now that I am almost 4 months out I am so happy with my results! My implants have settled perfectly (I was informed that it is a process). But Dr. White and his sweet staff of ladies walked me through the entire evolution of my breasts. Thank you guys so much! I love my new look!"- 1.1. / Google / Feb 25, 2020
"Dr. White is amazing! Very personable and made you feel very excited instead of nervous for surgery. I had breast augmentation and the recovery was cake, first couple of days were rough but as long as you follow all of his guidelines you’ll be at 100% in no time. Love the results and I will go back to Dr.White for any future plastic surgery. I’m Colombian so many family members have gotten surgery overseas and they were shocked to see I had literally no bruising. I’ve had other friends get it done by surgeons here in the states and they were told to never do chest exercises again...but Dr. White gives you no limitations once you’re full healed. I love to work out and this hasn’t gotten in the way at all! It’s just way more exciting to wear sports bras to the gym :)My mom came with me to the surgery and she was nervous at first but even Dr. White was able to reassure her she had nothing to be concerned about and she loved knowing I was in great hands. Love my results! Don’t be scared, you’ll have ZERO regrets! Swimsuit and dress shopping has never been more fun! I’m leaving this review because I was so scared and hesitant, but one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself."- L.C. / Google / Feb 25, 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