This surgery is very often preformed on patients who have lost a very large amount of weight and are left with sagging skin on the lower abdomen, love handles and buttocks. In these cases a lower body lift or “belt lift” is life changing! The body is reshaped tightened and contoured. Very often a belt lift is done in conjunction with liposuction.
How is the lower body lift preformed?
A circumferential incision is done around the lower abdomen, allowing for the removal of excess skin and fat in the front, continuing towards and across the junction of the back and buttocks thus improving fairly dramatically the appearance all the way around the body.
Clearly the scars are placed strategically so as to minimize their appearance and they all tend to improve and fade with time. To a large extent the quality of the scars is determined by the genetic makeup of the individual patient.