Belt Lipectomy (Individual Result May Vary)
This is a 50YO lady that had a large hanging panniculus and some rolls in her lower back that were bothering her. This was interfering with her wearing certain type of clothes. She underwent a belt lipectomy. I totally removed her hanging panniculus and the rolls in her back area. Now, she can wear any type of clothes she desires. Her abdomen is quite flat and it looks good in and out of her clothing.
The scars are barely noticeable after this procedure.
This is a lady that had a gastric sleeve procedure. She has lost over 100lbs. She has a lot of excessive skin in the waist area with a hanging mons pubis area.
She underwent a belt lipectomy and suspension of the mons pubis. We have been able to get rid of most of her excessive skin as well as flatten the abdomen and elevate the loose and droppy mons pubis.
This patient wanted some improvement in her truncal contour. She wished improvement in her abdomen, flanks, and breasts. On exam, she had large flank collections with convexity across the flank. She had a double pannus which covered her genitalia. The skin tone and quality across the hips was good. She underwent a belt lipectomy which included suctioning of the flanks and a limited suctioning of the upper abdomen within limits of safety. She had repair of a prominent diastasis of the rectus muscle which flattened the abdomen and gave a more pleasing contour. The low scar on the abdomen elevated, triangulated, and flattened the mons pubis. Posteriorly, her contour was changed from a "V shape to an A shape", which is aesthetically more pleasing. The suctioning and removal of excess skin across the flanks improved the contour of her buttocks. She has gotten a very, very nice result and we are now contemplating some surgery to reduce and elevate her breasts to match her more feminine torso contour.
This is a lady who desired some cosmetic improvement of her waist and buttocks. She underwent a belt lipectomy and fat injections to the buttocks. This has given her much better shape to the waist and more defined buttocks. The posterior view of her shows a marked narrowing of the flank area and the waist. This is due to fat removal in the flank area and injecting in the buttocks area. When we do fat grafting, we remove fat from one area that is too problematic and we transfer the fat to the area that needs more fat. Usually about one half of the fat that we transfer will survive and the other fat that does not survive will be absorbed by the body.
This is a 36-year-old lady from Enterprise, Alabama who had lost a significant amount of weight. Also, she has had multiple pregnancies. This resulted in a lot of loose skin and a very protuberant abdomen. She underwent a belt lipectomy. Also, the muscles of the abdomen were repaired. Her skin is now much tighter and much flatter. Especially on the lateral view, you will note how much flatter the abdomen is and how much tighter the skin is.
This is a 21-year-old gentleman who gained a lot of weight as an adolescent. At one time, he weighed over 350 pounds. He lost around 180 pounds. He had hanging breasts. I had to do a small breast reduction on him to help reposition the nipple complex and give him some shape to the breasts. Also, I did a belt lipectomy on him to remove the excessive skin and fat in the lower abdomen and flank area. His scars are still red and they will fade even more. Once his scars turn white, they will hardly be noticeable. Now he can go without a shirt whereas before he would only wear baggy clothes and a thick shirt to help camouflage the breasts and the loose, saggy skin of the abdomen.
This is a pre and postop photographs of a young lady who developed the usual sequellae following birth of children. Her abdominal muscles had stretched out resulting in an abdomen that was rounded and protuberant. She had loose skin in her lower abdomen and a pubic mound that had drifted south. She had stretch marks that extended up and above her umbilicus, which had excess skin across its superior margin. She also had large collections in her flank area, a flattened buttock, and loose skin. In an effort to tighten the skin and improve her back side contour in addition to her issues on the front side, she underwent a belt lipectomy which removed excess skin from the front and back. She also had an extensive amount of liposuction across the flanks. This markedly improved her contour across the flanks and gave her a more rounded and shapely bottom. It narrowed her waist and gave her a more feminine shape.
This is a 65-year-old lady from Panama City, FL who desires some cosmetic improvement of her waist area. She has lost over 50 pounds. This has resulted in loose, hanging skin of the abdomen and the flank area. This interferes with her wearing clothes. Since she has lost all the weight, she still notices some bulging in the waist area in her clothes.
After a belt lipectomy, she now has a much more shapely waist. The abdomen is flatter. She can wear any type of clothing that she desires without bulging in the flank or the abdominal area. Her scars are hidden by any clothing or swimsuits that she desires to wear.
This lady is status post bariatric surgery with a lap band. She has lost a considerable amount of weight and stabilized at about 150 pounds. She had prior liposuction which did not address the loose skin. She underwent a belt lipectomy with fat injections to the buttock. This nicely contoured her flanks and gave more projection and roundness to her buttocks. It also removed some of the redundant skin in the flank area and buttocks. This operation has given her back side a much more feminine contour.
This is a 40-year-old lady from Bainbridge, GA that desires some cosmetic improvement of the waist and buttocks area. She has flattening in the lower buttocks area with a lot of fullness in the upper buttocks and waist area. She underwent a belt lipectomy and fat grafting to the buttocks area. The abdomen is now much flatter and the skin of the abdomen and flanks is tight. The lower buttock has been filled out with the fat grafting.