Also known as a body lift or circumferential abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes loose/excess skin, fat, and tissue from the waistline or belt line. Depending on the amount of extra skin the patient wants taken off will determine the width of the belt that is removed. Not to be confused with a tummy tuck, a belt lipectomy is more extensive than a tummy tuck.

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Unlike a tummy tuck where an incision is made just below the abdomen, a belt lipectomy involves an incision that circles around the entire circumference of the patient’s torso. A belt lipectomy is usually performed on people who have just lost a dramatic amount of weight. When diet an exercise fail to provide patients with the results they desire, a belt lipectomy may be the best alternative. Liposuction is a viable solution for people who have localized fat deposits. However, people with stretch marks, loose skin, flabby muscles, and cellulite will have better results with a circumferential abdominoplasty.

A belt lipectomy takes care of the excess skin around the buttocks, thighs, belly, love handles, and back side, which gives it’s alternate name, “body lift”. The surgery provides patients with a dramatic body reshape, tightening the fascia and abdominal muscles for an appealing, sculpted look. Some patients opt to have a belt lipectomy along with an arm lift surgery, giving their body a more proportionate look.

If you have recently lost significant weight or just simply can’t shed the weight in your trunk, consult with either Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa or Dr. Ali Mosharrafa for a consultation and recommended next steps.

If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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