A firm, tight and toned abdomen is an attractive feature, but it is notoriously difficult to achieve and maintain. As we grow older, gravity and the aging process combine to make this area sag. Add excess weight, and the skin can stretch even further. After extensive weight loss, this area can be especially problematic, as it remains stretched and hanging. Dr. Erez Dayan at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute can perform a belt lipectomy to remedy this problem.
A belt lipectomy is a type of abdominal surgery to remove the loose skin and fat around your waist or “belt line.” It is also called an abdominal lipectomy and is often included in a tummy tuck or mommy makeover procedure. This surgery is ideal for those who have lost a great deal of weight as part of an overall diet and exercise plan or after having weight-loss surgery.
Truncal Body Lift
Also known as a truncal body lift, a belt lipectomy involves expanding the standard tummy tuck procedure by extending the incision around the circumference of the posterior waistline over the upper buttocks. In this way, excess skin and fat can be removed from this area as well as in the anterior (front) region of the abdomen to achieve aesthetic balance.
Dr. Dayan can also include procedures to further contour the buttocks if necessary, as part of your tailored cosmetic surgery plan. A belt lipectomy can add some recovery time to your surgery due to the incision that reaches farther around the hips. You will discuss these options and decide on a course of action prior to surgery in a confidential consultation with Dr. Dayan.
Contact the Reno/Tahoe office of Avance Plastic Surgery Institute today to inquire about a belt lipectomy, or truncal body lift, from Dr. Dayan and schedule your consultation.