Belt Lipectomy

A Belt Lipectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove loose skin and fat from your waist.  The procedure is typically performed after you lose a large amount of weight.

Reasons for Considering

If you have had weight-loss surgery and have lost a large amount of weight, you may have extra skin and stubborn fat that doesn’t go away over time or with exercise.  The skin folds can look unappealing and cause other problems including:

  • Rashes & swelling
  • Odors
  • Trouble urinating
  • Lower self-esteem
  • Pain with sexual activity
  • Discomfort

General Procedure

The belt lipectomy procedure uses a general anesthesia where you will sleep throughout the surgical procedure.

The surgeon will make an incision, encircling the lower back and buttocks extending to the front lower stomach to remove excess skin and tissue as well to make a smooth contour.

Recovery Process

A tube is placed beneath the skin to drain the fluid build-up in your incisions.  You will be prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection.  You will receive instructions from your surgeon that will aid in your healing to ensure a successful recovery.  You should see results immediately following your surgery.

How To Schedule Your Belt Lipectomy?

Click the button below, fill out an appointment request form or call us at (843) 681-4088. Before we can schedule a consultation, Dr. Reid’s staff will ask you a few questions to ensure that you’d be a good candidate for surgery.


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Phone: (843) 681-4088