Belt Lipectomy & Abdominal Tightening

Conveniently Located to Serve Pensacola, FL.

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Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

Belt Lipectomy Overview

Through a horizontal incision on your lower abdomen, continuing around your back circumferentially – excess skin and subcutaneous fat are removed from the abdomen and lower back. Also through this incision, your abdominal wall muscles are sutured together to improve your abdominal contour. There are no sutures to remove as they are all internal. The resultant scars are a horizontal scar all the way around your waistline and a small scar around your belly button. Surgical drains are usually used. The total operating room time varies depending on the number of additional body contouring procedures such as liposuction, brachioplasty and/or a medial thigh lift.

Facts About Belt Lipectomy

Excess abdominal skin and subcutaneous fat that continues around the back in addition to abdominal wall muscle laxity. If the problem is a falling (lax) buttock and lateral thighs, a lower body lift may be a more appropriate procedure. If there is minimal to moderate skin and fat excess on the flanks and back then an abdominoplasty with or without liposuction may be the more appropriate procedure. Patients should be at a stable weight, healthy, nutritionally-replete with good protein stores, and avoid any nicotine-containing substances.

Typical Age

25-60 years old


$1500-$17000 This is an estimate & prices may vary. An exact price will be given at your consultation appointment.

Hospital stay

Most patients go home on the day of surgery.


You will need someone to help take care of you after surgery as you will not be able to lift children, heavy items, etc.


After 48 hours you should remove your dressings and take a shower.


Wait four weeks because you don’t want to stress your incisions or increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.


Can persist for 3-6 months

Follow-up Appointments

Follow-up appointments will be scheduled by your doctor according to your treatment plan.

Risks & Complications

Hematoma, Seroma, Infection, Poor scarring, Dehiscence, Delayed wound healing, Skin necrosis, Asymmetry, Numbness, Thromboembolism, Contour irregularities, Need for revision, complications related to anesthesia.


To improve lower body contour (waistline).




General anesthesia


After a belt lipectomy, you will need to be cognizant of undue tension on the incision because bending forward or backward may place too much tension on the back or front incisions, respectively.


You are encouraged to walk around the house as much as possible after surgery to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.


Two weeks for light exercise and four weeks for regular exercise. Patients should wait six weeks for abdominal exercises.


Most patients should plan to take 10 to 14 days off of work, depending on their type of work. Your doctor will be able to give you a recommendation based on your lifestyle at your consultation.


Usually subsides after 2-3 weeks

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Before & After Gallery

Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.

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