Belt Lipectomy Overview
Facts About Belt Lipectomy
25-60 years old
$1500-$17000 This is an estimate & prices may vary. An exact price will be given at your consultation appointment.
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 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).
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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