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Belt Lipectomy

A belt lipectomy reshapes your entire waistline by removing excess skin and fat around the abdomen, hips, and lower back. If you’ve experienced significant weight loss or just want a firmer midsection, this procedure can help you achieve a smoother, tighter waistline.

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What is a belt lipectomy?

A belt lipectomy is a surgical procedure which removes the excess fat and skin of the abdomen, flanks and back in one circumferential “belt” of tissue.

 

Who is a candidate for this procedure?

belt lipectomy is useful for patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight and are left with stretched and damaged skin. The excess tissue extends around the torso and therefore would not be treatable with liposuction or abdominoplasty alone.

What is the recovery like?

This procedure is performed in the hospital and you can expect to spend the following day or two for monitoring. Due to the extent of the operated area, it can be difficult without assistance to inspect the incision and perform certain activities for the first few days. A compression garment is to be worn at all times except during showering to help with healing. Pain is usually mild to moderate and easily controlled with oral pain medication prescribed by Dr. Polecritti. It is important to gradually increase activity once discharged home. Strenuous activity however, is to be avoided for at least 6 weeks in order to maximize healing and to prevent fluid collections.

What is a belt lipectomy?

A belt lipectomy is a surgical procedure which removes the excess fat and skin of the abdomen, flanks and back in one circumferential “belt” of tissue.

Who is a candidate for this procedure?

A belt lipectomy is useful for patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight and are left with stretched and damaged skin. The excess tissue extends around the torso and therefore would not be treatable with liposuction or abdominoplasty alone.

What is the recovery like?

This procedure is performed in the hospital and you can expect to spend the following day or two for monitoring. Due to the extent of the operated area, it can be difficult without assistance to inspect the incision and perform certain activities for the first few days. A compression garment is to be worn at all times except during showering to help with healing. Pain is usually mild to moderate and easily controlled with oral pain medication prescribed by Dr. Polecritti. It is important to gradually increase activity once discharged home. Strenuous activity however, is to be avoided for at least 6 weeks in order to maximize healing and to prevent fluid collections.

Belt Lipectomy

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A belt lipectomy, also known as a lower body lift, is the procedure of removing the excess skin, fat, and tissue around your entire waist or belt line, including your lower back area and flanks.

A good candidate for a belt lipectomy is someone who has had significant weight loss and now has excess loose skin around their entire body.  This procedure is recommended for patients who have excess skin and tissue in areas that abdominoplasty alone could not correct.

Depending on the diverse needs of different patients, the cost may greatly vary.  On average in Florida, the cost is between $8,000 and $15,000.  Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Polecritti to discuss your desired results.

Due to the extent of this procedure, you can expect to remain in the hospital for a day or two for monitoring.  In most patients, small drains will be placed under the skin to prevent fluid buildup. Once released from the hospital, plan to be home from work for approximately 2-3 weeks.  You will need to wear a compression garment during the healing process and will have restricted activity for 6 weeks.  Please consult with Dr. Polecritti for all aftercare guidelines.

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