Belt Lipectomy After Weight Loss 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.