Five Facts About 360 Circumferential Lower Body Lift Surgery

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


After successful weight loss, your body is often left with hanging skin and small pockets of unwanted fat. Sometimes loose skin can cause physical discomfort and problems with poor body image. It may even prevent you from fully embracing your new appearance. If you are suffering from these challenges, plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen can provide natural-looking body contours and help you achieve a sculpted silhouette. Learn the facts about 360 circumferential lower body lift surgery by getting a private consultation with J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills.

1. Patients should be prepared for surgery

Also known as a belt lipectomy, a 360 Circumferential lower body lift surgery is designed to remove loose skin and fat from around the midsection. The best candidates have loose or hanging skin on the abdomen, buttocks, midsection, and hips as a result of significant weight loss. Dr. Katzen has years of experience performing lower body lift procedures in Beverly Hills, CA and will give patients the best chance of achieving an optimal outcome.

For those who are considering a lower body lift, it is important to have realistic expectations about the surgery and recovery period. When you schedule a meeting with Dr. Katzen, you and he can review all the details and make sure you are fully prepared. For example, Dr. Katzen may ask you to stop taking certain medications associated with an increased risk of bleeding. Dr. Katzen can perform an examination and review your health history beforehand.

2. Surgery will require an overnight stay

A 360 circumferential body lift is a complex and lengthy procedure. The surgery takes about 6 – 8 hours to complete under general anesthesia. Incisions are usually made along the area where a belt is worn, which is why this is sometimes called a belt lipectomy. Once Dr. Katzen removes the loose skin and tightens the anterior abdominal muscles, he will carefully secure the area with sutures.

Most patients require several nights stay in a recovery center or hospital for careful monitoring before they are released to a responsible family member. During your stay, Dr. Katzen’s knowledgeable staff can provide guidelines and instructions for proper healing at home. This includes information about medications as well as incision care. J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills will also give you a phone number to call in case of a medical concern or emergency.

3. Lower body lift recovery takes time and patience

Following your belt lipectomy in Beverly Hills, CA, it is common to experience swelling and bruising around the treated areas. You will need to wear a compression garment to lessen these effects. It takes two or more weeks to return to light activities, such as walking without assistance, so we encourage you to be patient and take plenty of time to rest. Based on the number of areas being treated, recovery can take up to six months before a return to more robust movements. If necessary, you should make plans for childcare, animal care, and household chores to make lower body lift recovery more manageable.

4. Scarring is a normal part of the process

The 360 circumferential lower body lift surgery results in a scar that encircles the entire waistline. This is necessary to remove excess skin and pockets of fat from the abdomen, hips, and buttocks. Dr. Katzen will do his best to plan incisions in natural creases and target necessary areas for skin and fat removal. The final 360 circumferential body lift should be able to be concealed by reasonable clothing. It is important for patients to follow the instructions for lower body lift recovery and incision care, so the scars heal properly. Over time, you will notice that any scarring from the lower body lift surgery will flatten and blend into your normal skin.

5. Results are long-lasting when maintained

When patients schedule 360 circumferential lower body lift surgery, they want to know how long the results will last. The good news is that even if your body changes in small ways over time, the results of plastic surgery should be long-lasting. Patients must continue to maintain a stable weight through traditional diet and exercise programs. Diet and exercise will protect the time and financial investment you made in your body. If you have questions about keeping up a healthy lifestyle, feel free to reach out to J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills for suggestions.

Get lower body lift results

Do you struggle with loose, hanging skin and pockets of stubborn fat in the midsection? plastic surgeon, Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is well-known for his 360 circumferential lower body lift surgery. This procedure has been life-changing for hundreds of Katzen’s patients who want to look and feel their best after major weight loss. When you are ready for lower body lift results, please visit J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills for a consultation. Dr. Katzen can create a personalized surgical plan for you.

Call today to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai. Physical or virtual consultations can be arranged. Options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp virtual consultation. Call Dr. Katzen today for your consultation to achieve the body of your dreams.


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