Body Lift Mexico
A body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is the perfect surgical procedure for women and men with loose excess skin and small pockets of fat around their abdomen, flanks, and back. A body lift focuses on removing this excess tissue and tightening the remaining skin in order to create a tight and toned figure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jorge Echeagaray has provided numerous individuals with amazing results from their body lift in Mexico.
Belt Lipectomy or Trunkal Body Lift is a circumferential removal of loose hanging skin and fat from around the waist or “belt” line of an individual. It could be considered an extensive tummy tuck that continues around the sides to remove the loose “love handle” skin that continues onto the lower back. The advantage to this extensive removal of skin is that the looseness above the buttocks is removed which has the effect of lifting the buttocks as well. Sometimes the fat in this area is used to augment the buttocks during a belt lipectomy, restoring the flattened buttocks to a more youthful and projecting shape.
The surgery typically begins with the patient in the prone position (belly down) and requires the body to be turned onto the back once the initial posterior buttocks and lower back area surgery is completed so that the stomach or abdominal area “tummy tuck” can be performed which completes the “belt” lipectomy.
3 to 5 hours
Typically general anesthesia but spinal anesthesia is also an option.
Because of the extensive nature of the procedure an overnight stay is usually required.
Possible Side Effects:
The breakdown of the suture line above the buttocks (because of the patient’s tendency to bend at the waist when performing normal hygiene which strains the suture closure pulling it apart). This usually leads to a wider scar in the posterior surgical area, some numbness of the area above and sometimes below the incisions, residual looseness and irregularity of the skin, and all the usual common side effects of any surgical procedure.
The risks of this surgery are the same as with a conventional abdominoplasty.
The cost of your body lift will be based on the areas of the body being treated and the amount of work required to achieve the desired results.
Body Lift Recovery:
Recovery is prolonged because of the requirement of avoiding bending at the waist for a month until adequate healing has occurred. Bruising and swelling are to be expected and will subside over time. Compression garments may need to be worn to provide support throughout the recovery process.
Body Lift Results:
The results are typically very gratifying. It can take some time before you see the full results of your body lift in Mexico as the swelling will take some time to subside. It is important that you maintain a steady weight following your body lift.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have loose excess skin and excess fat around your body and would like to know if a body lift can help to enhance the appearance of your figure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your body lift in Mexico. Dr. Jorge Echeagaray is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with the surgical care you need.