Belt Lipectomy

About Belt Lipectomy

General Procedure

Surgery often started with the patient prone to remove excess skin from the lower back. The patient is then rolled over to remove the skin on the abdomen. Once the excess skin and fat are removed, the remaining skin is stitched back together, creating a smoother contour. A belt lipectomy can help to flatten the abdomen as well as remove back fat and lift the buttocks. This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital facility by a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.

Recovery Process

Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved. A supportive abdominal garment is worn for several weeks after surgery. It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to the new abdominal configuration. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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