Enhancing Dramatic Weight Loss Results with a Belt Lipectomy
A belt lipectomy, or lower body lift, performed at our Tijuana, Mexico, practice provides a comprehensive scope of contouring in the trunk area. Dr. Rodolfo Castillo uses refined techniques to tone and lift the entire lower midsection area, including the tummy, lower back, and the buttocks. This highly customizable body contouring procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin and fat for a tighter and more toned lower body. By addressing these areas at once, patients can experience a shorter recovery period with less time away from work. Dr. Castillo has designed his practice to cater to medical tourism, so patients can recover in a top-rated hotel in beautiful Tijuana.
What is a Belt Lipectomy?
A belt lipectomy is a customized combination of procedures that typically includes:
- Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, that extends around to the lower back to tighten and lift the entire midsection
- Buttocks lift
Is a Belt Lipectomy Right for You?
Most patients who choose to undergo a belt lipectomy are those who have lost a substantial amount of weight following bariatric surgery or through diet and exercise. Patients who were previously obese typically are left with stretch marks and loose skin that sags in the midsection, thighs, lower back, and hips. Not only does the sagging skin conceal the patient’s dramatic weight loss results, but it can also lead to further complications such as rashes and other skin irritation.
A belt lipectomy can eliminate this excess skin to minimize the risk of complications and reveal the results of a patient’s dramatic weight loss. To qualify for a lower body lift, patients must be at or within a reasonable range of their target weight. Patients must also have the ability to maintain a stable weight following surgery.
Recovering from a Lower Body Lift
A lower body lift is an extensive surgery that can provide dramatic results. As such, patients generally need a minimum of three weeks off of work. Patients who have traveled to Tijuana from the United States or other areas typically stay in a nearby hotel. Our staff takes care of the hotel reservations for our patients.
Dr. Castillo and our staff will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions so you can experience a successful recovery.
You can expect to stay at this hotel for the first week of your recovery. The hotel we partner with is specially equipped for our patients’ recovery. By having patients stay nearby for the first week of recovery, Dr. Castillo can closely monitor their progress.
For the first two weeks or so of your recovery, you should limit yourself to light activities. You should also avoid bending over or performing other strenuous activities, as these could place excess strain on the sutures. Dr. Castillo and our staff will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions so you can experience a successful recovery.
Learn More about Belt Lipectomy
If you have lost a substantial amount of weight and were left with excess skin, contact our office online or call (619) 955-6866 from US or 664-634-7490 from Mexico to find out if the belt lipectomy is right for you. Dr. Castillo will review your goals and medical history to determine if you can safely benefit from a belt lipectomy.