Everything You Need to Know About the Belt Lipectomy (Lower Body Lift)
You have worked hard to lose all the weight, but now you are stuck with the excess loose skin around your stomach, hips, and thighs.
Most people that go through massive weight loss will have extra skin, especially when the weight is lost quickly. However, you do not have to cover up all your hard work. Instead, you need a lower body lift or belt lipectomy. This procedure removes excess skin, tightens the muscles and lifts everything up so you can flaunt your exceptional figure.
What Can a Lower Body Lift Surgery Do for Me?
A circumferential abdominoplasty or lower belt lift is a cosmetic, surgical procedure. It is designed to remove sagging and loose skin around the contours of the abdominal area, buttocks, groin, thigh, and hips.
By surgically removing and lifting the skin, muscles are more defined, and you may notice less cellulite as well. Note, a lower body lift is a surgical skin removal; not a fat removal procedure. Therefore, if you still have fat to lose, you may need a liposuction appointment along with your lift.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Removal Surgery in Canada?
Having a positive, realistic outlook is necessary with this procedure. When you meet with a surgeon for your skin removal surgery in Canada, they will go over your health and history. If you suffer from chronic conditions, such as diabetes, you may need special precautions when undergoing such an extensive surgical procedure.
Also, if you are still losing weight, your surgeon may prefer to do the procedure after you have reached your desired weight goal.
Critical Considerations Before Booking a Body Lift Surgery in Ontario
A lower body lift in Toronto is a surgical procedure. Therefore, this is not a procedure you should sign up for without full knowledge and careful thought. A few items to consider include:
- Surgical: The procedure is a surgery that takes approximately 6 hours to complete. You will need drainage tubes, and they may remain in your body for up to 2 weeks post-op.
- Not for Weight Loss: While you have a tighter figure after the procedure, the procedure does not help you lose weight. Instead, it is a removal of skin tissue, and the weight of the removed tissue is less than 15 pounds.
- No Smoking: If you are a smoker, you must quit before your procedure; otherwise, you may experience severe consequences. Stop at least 4 weeks before surgery to lower risks.
- Overnight Stay: Your procedure requires an overnight stay, and if your surgeon requires to remove extensive amounts of skin, you could be required to stay for two nights.
How the Lower Body Lift in Toronto is Done
Incisions in this procedure do leave a slight scar, but your surgeon strategically places them and uses his or her skill to reduce the appearance of those scars. The procedure is done while under general anesthesia. The incisions are like that of a tummy tuck, making a line below your bikini line in the front.
During the procedure, your surgeon removes skin away from the muscle, tightens the muscles, and pulls the skin downward to make it tighter. Fatty tissue is also removed during the procedure.
After the stomach area is complete, you are turned onto your side, and your surgeon continues removing soft tissue and excess skin around the waistline, outer thighs, and buttocks.
Recovering from a Belt Lipectomy
Recovery, after you leave the centre, involves much rest. You need assistance moving for the first few days, and you may find that you cannot stand upright without some degree of discomfort.
Once the tissues start to stretch naturally, you will notice that standing straight becomes easier. You may have some soreness and bruising in the affected areas as well. You will have a post-op appointment in a week, then another one week after that. Overall, you can expect a few weeks of recovery time and your surgeon may prescribe narcotic pain medications to help with discomfort.
Lower Body Lift Cost in Canada
Skin removal surgery in Canada does cost money, and OHIP rarely covers it. In most cases, you must pay out-of-pocket for the procedure, because it is considered cosmetic. Our lower body lifts start at $14,500.
While the skin removal surgery cost in Ontario might shock you, there are financing options available to make it easier to get the figure you want.
Schedule a Consultation for a Lower Body Lift in Toronto Today
After all your hard work, give your body the final touches it needs by receiving a belt lipectomy.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Narayanan Nandagopal and his team at UELC today. We will discuss your specific needs and design a lower body lift that tightens, tones, and adds years back to your body.
Review our before and after photos of patients just like you that have received a belt lipectomy from UELC.