Belt Lipectomy in Athens

BELT LIPECTOMY OVERVIEW

Procedure
Designed to remove the “belt” of excess skin, fat and tissue – usually following massive weight loss - from around the hips and waistline.

Length
4-6 hours

Anesthesia
General.

Recovery
Drains out: 2-3 weeks
Back to work: 2-3 weeks
More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more


Belt Lipectomy

A Belt Lipectomy or Circumferential Body Lift is a surgery designed to remove the excess skin, fat and tissue around your hips and waistline in a “belt” distribution. The width of the “belt” of tissue to be removed is dependent on the amount of extra skin and fat a person has around the waistline. Patients who benefit the most from this operation are those who have had substantial weight loss either from gastric bypass surgery or diet and exercise. A belt lipectomy provides dramatic and substantial improvement to the abdomen, hips and back areas.


ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY

Plastic surgery is a specialty that can be divided into two groups: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal body structures and improve a person’s appearance. These procedures may not be considered medically necessary, but are performed, instead, to increase a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks are some of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery involves those procedures performed to correct abnormal body structures caused by birth defects, trauma, burns, infection or disease. These types of reconstructive surgery include breast reduction, breast reconstruction and treatment of skin cancers. Reconstructive surgery is usually covered by health insurance.