Body Lift - Belt Lipectomy
What is a Body Lift- Belt Lipectomy?
This is a body contouring procedure that concentrates on removing hanging fat and skin, typically after a big weight loss.
Who is a suitable candidate for
people have experienced massive weight loss, for example after gastric band
surgery or a post-pregnancy complication, resulting in large amounts of fat
below the belly button. Skin and fat may extend to the knees, hips, and
genitals and also hang around the back area. This hanging ‘pannus’ can make
even everyday life difficult and cause its own health issues. Ideal candidates should have been at a stable
weight for several months.
A panniculectomy can be performed as a stand alone procedure or combined with other body shaping procedures such as abdominoplasty, thigh lift, arm lift and breast surgery to achieve an overall improved appearance. It is often combined with liposuction of the remaining parts and muscle tightening.
How is a body lifting procedure
vertical incision is made from the lower area of the sternum (breast bone) to
the pubic bone and a second horizontal incision is made at the pubic area (up
to 360 degrees around the body, hence called as Belt Lipectomy). Excess overhanging
fat & skin are removed and any remaining tissues are smoothed out. The skin
is then pulled together and closed with sutures.
Duration of operation 1.5 - 2 hrs (General anesthesia)
Hospital stay - 1 night
What should I expect after surgery?
can expect bruising, swelling, temporary discomfort and pain, which will all be
managed by the doctors and nurses caring for you. Drains may be left in place
for between 3-5 days to help speed up your recovery, by removing excess fluids
from the body. Any leakage, asymmetry, lumps, surface irregularities, hardness,
discomfort and discolouration are normal at this time and will disappear within
the first few weeks.
specially designed surgical, elastic binder will be fitted on you immediately
after surgery, and this will be worn for up to 3 to 6 weeks after the surgery.
This garment will minimize swelling, improve skin retraction, protect the
treated areas and keep you comfortable. You can still go to the bathroom whilst
wearing the garment and after a certain time period you will be able to remove
it whilst washing. This will help towards the final results.
How long will it be before I can get back to my normal life?
should not be rushed. A 7-14 night stay
in Turkey is recommended. Most people can slowly start back to work within 3
weeks. Walking is recommended from early after the operation but vigorous
exercise should be avoided for up to 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. It will take
up to a year before the scars flatten, soften & fade. Final results will
not be seen until up to 12 months after surgery.
Our risk & complication rate is not higher than that of any surgery performed in any other destination by similarly qualified doctors. Cosmetic surgery offers improvement, not perfection or the solving of life problems.