C. U. Kesh Nawada, M.D.

1121 1st St S, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) - Winter Haven, Tampa, Orlando, Central FL

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Lower Body Lift Overview

A lower body lift, also known as a belt lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, tissue and fat from the body due to a major weight loss or aging. During a lower body lift, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Kesh Nawada may work on several areas of the body including the thighs, buttocks, groin, and abdomen. Every lower body lift is customized based on the patient's concerns and goals that are discussed during the patient's initial consultation with Dr. Nawada at his Winter Haven practice in central Florida. The best candidates for this procedure are those who are healthy and seeking to improve the overall appearance of their lower body and have a tightened, smooth, and more proportionate look. For patient safety, Dr. Nawada will limit the amount of procedures performed at a single time, so a lower body lift may be staged into 2 or more surgeries to avoid overwhelming the patient's healing process.

Lower Body Lift Surgical Technique

During a lower body lift, an incision is made horizontally across the lower abdomen, circling the body. Through these incisions, excess fat pockets will be removed using liposuction and the underlying tissue and muscle will be pulled tight. An experienced surgeon will make every attempt to trim away as much loose skin as possible, while protecting the incision area to minimize scarring.

Lower Body Lift During/After the Procedure

All lower body lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. The duration of the surgery depends on how many procedures are performed and to what extent. It is common for a surgery of this nature to take 3-4 hours or longer. The recovery can also be quite trying. Most patients will be required to spend a couple of nights in the hospital. It could take 2 weeks or longer before work and normal activities can resume. A lower body lift can create a natural shape and a leaner, more toned figure. Patients who adhere to a healthy lifestyle can enjoy their surgical results for years.

Lower Body Lift Expected Cost

The cost for a lower body lift will vary. The final cost will depend on how many procedures are being performed and how many stages it takes to complete the process (surgeries that are staged will inevitably cost more). On average, most patients can expect to pay between $10,000-$17,000. During the initial consultation, a detailed surgical plan will be prepared and the costs outlined for each specific case.

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Lower Body Lift FAQ’s

How Bad is the Scarring?

While this procedure produces great results, scarring is inevitable. However, every effort is made to create clean incisions and leave a thin scar line. These incisions are also created low to follow the natural bikini line and keep them hidden if a bathing suit is worn. The scars will continue to heal and fade over time. Most patients feel their sleeker, tighter body outweighs the scarring.

Is This Surgery Painful?

Because of the extent of this procedure, patients may feel discomfort during the recovery process. For this reason, patients are required to stay in the hospital for a couple of days to be monitored and will be prescribed pain medication to help minimize pain and discomfort.

Will Insurance Apply?

Yes, insurance may cover some portion of a body lift procedure.  For massive weight loss patients, there may be chronic skin infections or other issues caused by obesity. This varies by patient condition, insurance policy and procedure. Patient benefits will be discussed during the pre-op meeting with one of our billing and insurance coordinators.

Best Time for Surgery?

Individuals contemplating a lower body lift will need to be at or near their goal weight. If they anticipate losing a significant amount of weight, this needs to happen first. Once the weight has been lost, a physical will be required to ensure the body has stabilized enough to endure surgery.

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary. Prices given are for information only and can vary from patient to patient, or case by case, based on many factors like age, conditions and size of the anatomical area(s) needing to be dealt with and/or medical conditions and length of surgery, etc. Quoted prices may include: Surgeon’s Fee, Facility Fee, Anesthesia Fee and the cost of Post-Op Garments (Liposuction patients only).