Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is a powerful procedure that can dramatically improve the contour of the flanks, lateral thighs, back and buttocks. It is often combined with other body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks and inner thigh lifts.

The lower body lift, also known as a “belt lipectomy”, removes the excess skin and fat from the flanks and back. This not only dramatically improves the contour to these areas, but the added bonus is the effect on the lateral thighs and buttocks, which are lifted and shaped.

This procedure is appropriate for plastic surgery patients with poor skin tone to the flanks and back. Patients with good skin tone, but with excess fat, would be better served with liposuction.

Who is a good candidate for a Lower Body Lift?

Anyone who:

  • Is at a stable weight, but with lax skin and fat to the “love handles” and back
  • Has lost a significant amount of weight, resulting in loose, excess skin to the flanks and back
  • Has sagging buttocks or lateral thighs

How long does it take to recover from a Lower Body Lift?

After a lower body lift, the flanks and back with be swollen, and some pain is likely. Dr. Horowitz will prescribe a pain medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort. It may take several weeks to appreciate the final results of the surgery, especially if combined with other procedures.

The ultimate result of a lower body lift will be to eliminate the excess skin and fat to the flanks and back, while lifting the lateral thighs and buttocks. In properly selected patients, the procedure can produce a powerful and permanent improvement to lower body.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz is a renowned body contouring surgeon who has helped many men and women throughout Baltimore improve their appearance and self-confidence through advanced plastic surgery procedures. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your lower body and would like to learn more about the belt lipectomy procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Horowitz by calling 410-741-3440.