What Are The Physical Changes After 360 Circumferential Lower Body Lift?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


When you have worked hard to lose weight, you deserve to show off your results. However, after significant weight loss, the skin and underlying tissues sometimes lack elasticity and cannot conform to your new body shape. Because the skin is stretched and unsupported, you may require a lift. A 360 circumferential lower body lift, or belt lipectomy, will help you look and feel like yourself once again. Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is a plastic surgeon who specializes in full body plastic surgery.

At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, we can tighten the skin and underlying tissue of the abdomen and other areas for a smooth and toned effect. Dr. Katzen believes the 360 lower body lift is the final step in your total body transformation. When you visit Dr. Katzen’s facility in Beverly Hills, CA for a consultation, we can address your questions and concerns about body lift surgery. Dr. Katzen and his staff are dedicated to helping patients with advanced cutting-edge technology and safe treatments.

Candidates for belt lipectomy

When people lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time, they are left with hanging skin around the waist and lower abdomen. It can be difficult for the skin to regain elasticity once it has been stretched out. This could prevent individuals from wearing their best outfits or exercising comfortably. Body lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA can enhance your body contours and restore your mobility once again. Some studies even show how full body plastic surgery motivates patients to keep the extra weight off permanently.

Candidates for a 360 circumferential body lift should be nonsmokers who are in good health. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will help you set realistic goals about your outcome and explain the process in detail. If you had gastric bypass surgery, Dr. Katzen, his registered dietician, and office staff will work with your doctors to ensure a safe and effective outcome. Because each patient comes to Dr. Katzen’s facility with different needs and problem areas, we can create a personalized procedure for you.

How the 360 circumferential lower body lift works

There is nothing straightforward or cookie-cutter about a 360 circumferential body lift. At times, patients require a full or extended tummy tuck, while others could benefit more from a 360 circumferential lower body lift. The staff at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills may suggest other treatment, such as breast, thigh, or arm surgery or thigh lift, based on your needs and personal body goals. Even though you will notice some improvements right after treatment, be mindful that the final results may take six months to one year to fully develop.

The lower body lift is performed under general anesthesia, and requires a short post operative monitoring. Depending on the number of procedures performed, surgery lasts about 6 - 8 hours. A complete lower body lift usually involves an incision around the waist, followed by the removal of excess skin and fat. Dr. Katzen will employ liposuction if there is fatty tissue that needs to be removed. Dr. Katzen will then reposition and tighten the tissue before connecting everything with sutures then, pressings and a compression garment will be placed.

About belt lipectomy recovery time

The best way to ensure a smooth recovery is preparation. Dr. Katzen will provide detailed guidelines and instructions that will need to be followed closely after your lower body lift. Dr. Katzen’s staff in Beverly Hills, CA will review prescription or over-the-counter medications that can help with side effects, like pain or swelling. Any blood-thinning medications will also need to be altered to ensure you can heal safely. Belt lipectomy recovery time takes at least 2 – 3 weeks, but some patients may need at least six months before they can go back to strenuous exercise.

360 circumferential body lift scarring and results

Once the recovery period has ended, individuals can enjoy long-lasting results as long as they maintain their health and general fitness. Full body plastic surgery and lower body lift surgery are effective treatments, you should expect permanent scars in order to remove the hanging skin and fat. Dr. Katzen will try his best to hide the incisions in natural creases. Dr. Katzen will also give you information on how to take care of your incisions during your belt lipectomy recovery time. Patients should be able to hide their body lift scars underneath their everyday clothes.

Schedule your belt lipectomy

At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, patients receive the highest quality of care throughout their lower body lift surgery and recovery. plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen uses cutting-edge plastic surgical techniques to eliminate fatty areas and excess skin so you can realize the full potential of your weight loss efforts. Dr. Katzen also stays up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of cosmetic surgery and body contouring. To learn more or to schedule your appointment,call Dr. Katzen in Beverly Hills, CA today. Dr. Katzen and his staff look forward to speaking with 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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