Circumferential Abdominoplasty (Belt Lipectomy)
Also called belt lipectomy, the circumferential abdominoplasty is performed to remove excess skin from the front and back of the torso.
Candidates for body lifts typically suffer from loose (inelastic) skin on many or most areas of the body as a result of age, childbearing or significant weight loss due to diet, exercise or bariatric surgery. Belt lipectomy tightens the abdomen and back, and may give some improved appearance to the buttocks, hips and outer thighs.
During the procedure, skin is lifted from underlying tissue, muscles are tightened and stitched, fat is removed where necessary, and the skin is sutured closed. The navel is often removed and replaced in its new position. Surgical tubes are needed to drain fluid which forms as a result of the surgery, and patients may need to wear compression garments for a few weeks to facilitate faster healing.
After circumferential abdominoplasty surgery, patients are encouraged to walk as soon as they are able to, although strenuous activities must be limited for six weeks. Results are visible immediately.
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