A Belt Lipectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove loose skin and fat from your waist. The procedure is typically performed after you lose a large amount of weight.
Reasons for Considering
If you have had weight-loss surgery and have lost a large amount of weight, you may have extra skin and stubborn fat that doesn't go away over time or with exercise. The skin folds can look unappealing and cause other problems including:
· Rashes & swelling
· Trouble urinating
· Lower self-esteem
· Pain with sexual activity
The belt lipectomy procedure uses a general anesthesia where you will sleep throughout the surgical procedure.
The surgeon will make an incision, encircling the lower back and buttocks extending to the front lower stomach to remove excess skin and tissue as well to make a smooth contour.
A tube is placed beneath the skin to drain the fluid build-up in your incisions. You will be prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection.
You will receive instructions from your surgeon that will aid in your healing to ensure a successful recovery.
You should see results immediately following your surgery.