In some cases, excess skin or sagging tissue is not only in the abdominal area, but it is also extended around the lower torso. It can be caused by weight loss, aging skin, body type or a combination of several factors, creating saggy skin, tissue and a heaviness around the lower mid-section. A tummy tuck alone cannot address tightening the circumference of the torso. Instead, a belt lipectomy or truncal body lift may be required. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills offers belt lipectomy for tightening and lifting the lower torso region.
Following excessive weight loss, many men and women are faced with a by-product of their success, which is loose skin and tissue. One common area for sagging excess skin after weight loss is the torso, including the abdomen, upper hips and lower back. A “belt” of sagging skin and tissue can hang from the lower torso, impacting the shape and comfort of the patient. A belt lipectomy is an effective option to remove excess skin and lift the tissue to create a smooth, firm abdomen, hip and lower back area.
Truncal Body Lift Surgery
There are similar plastic surgeries that address the lower torso area. A belt lipectomy, lower body lift and truncal body lift are all similar, addressing excess or sagging skin and tissue on the abdomen and circumferentially around the torso. A lipectomy mainly removes skin and tissue with an incision higher around the abdomen and hips. Lower body lifts may have a lower incision and also offer a lift to the buttocks and outer thighs, as well as the lower stomach, back and hips.
If you have excess skin or loose tissue surrounding your lower torso around your abdomen and lower back, a belt lipectomy may be an option to tighten your midsection. Contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss our body contouring surgery options.