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A Belt Lipectomy Following Weight Loss

Posted January 25, 2016 in Belt Lipectomy Procedure, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Dramatic weight loss is a huge achievement, and you should feel proud for accomplishing such a feat. However, it can be difficult to come to terms with the idea of needing surgery to reveal your new, lean body. Either you lost weight without surgical intervention and are now frustrated that surgery is the only way to achieve your final goals, or you underwent surgical weight loss and don’t desire another extensive recovery period. However, the surgical correction of excess skin may be your only option. At Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery, we support our patients during the final steps of their weight loss journey by offering a belt lipectomy.

Why Is Surgery Following Weight Loss Necessary?

When men or women lose small amounts of weight, they are often able to tone and tighten the skin of their lower body in the process. The more weight you lose, the harder it becomes for your skin to regain its elasticity and return to its normal shape. Patients who have undergone dramatic weight loss will often have excess layers and folds of skin. This tissue accumulation not only affects how you look, but it can also cause painful skin irritation. Surgical correction eliminates this excess skin for a slimmer, more confident you.
Excess Skin Removal via Abdominoplasty

Why Choose a Belt Lipectomy Following Weight Loss?

A belt lipectomy combines the techniques of a tummy tuck and a lower body lift. However, instead of separate incisions located around the lower body, one cohesive incision is created around the waist. This allows Dr. Grotting and Dr. Cohn to remove a large amount of skin from the lower body. Excess tissue accumulations on the abdomen, hips, and thighs are corrected. Sagging skin along the back and buttocks can also be treated using a belt lipectomy. Each belt lipectomy is tailored to the patient, targeting individual problem areas. Your customized procedure will ensure results that highlight your body’s natural contours and curves. 

Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery

Dr. James Grotting and Dr. Al Cohn of Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery are board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive training and experience performing all forms of body contouring, including belt lipectomy. At Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery, we aim to provide each patient with the outcome he or she desires. Our staff understands that surgery after weight loss can be an emotional experience. We treat each and every patient with respect and provide them with support throughout their recovery.

If you are looking to reveal your new slimmer and leaner body, a belt lipectomy may be right for you. Schedule your free consultation at Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery today. Contact our office at 205.930.1600, or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

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