What is a Beltectomy?

What is a Beltectomy?

Beltectomy (Back Lift or Extended Tummy Tuck) Alexander may need to perform a beltectomy or “extended tummy tuck.” Beltectomy is the operation used to remove large amounts of skin and fat from the lower backside of the torso and the hips. The incision is made on the lower back just above the buttocks.

What are risks of tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck poses various risks, including:

  • Fluid accumulation beneath the skin (seroma). Drainage tubes left in place after surgery can help reduce the risk of excess fluid.
  • Poor wound healing.
  • Unexpected scarring.
  • Tissue damage.
  • Changes in skin sensation.

What is a Panniculectomy procedure?

A panniculectomy surgically removes a pannus. A pannus is excess skin and adipose (fatty) tissue, sometimes referred to as an apron, that hangs down over the genitals and/or thighs. The University of Michigan is a nationally recognized leader in reconstructive surgery.

Who is a candidate for Panniculectomy?

You may be a candidate for a panniculectomy if you: have recently lost a large amount of weight and have loose belly skin that you want to remove. are experiencing hygiene issues from excess skin hanging below the pubic region. keep getting ulcers, infections, and other related issues under the hanging skin.

What is a 360 body lift?

The 360º Body Lift involves removing excess fat and skin around the entire waistline, back, and abdomen. The abdominal muscles are then tightened up to reshape and tone up the midsection, lower back, and flanks area.

Who should not get a tummy tuck?

Obese or overweight. Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. Any previous clotting issues or surgical complications. Currently taking any medications, anticoagulants, or supplements that might interfere.

How painful is a tummy tuck?

There will be some discomfort after a tummy tuck, with the worst discomfort experienced within the first week. On a scale of 1 – 10, pain is often estimated at around a 6-7 for the the first few days to a week, reducing to around a 3 – 4 in the second week. This would, of course, depend on the individual.

How many sizes do you lose with a Panniculectomy?

The results from this procedure vary among patients because different patients with different body compositions seek out this treatment to contour and define their stomachs. However, when you choose this procedure, you can expect to lose anywhere from one to three sizes in total.

How much weight can you lose with a Panniculectomy?

In most cases, patients lose a minimal amount, typically under five pounds. Other patients with more extensive loose skin may lose between 5 – 10 pounds, and, sometimes, even more.

How painful is a Panniculectomy?

There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activities for a few weeks following your procedure. Panniculectomy patients can expect pain and discomfort from swelling and bruising at the incision sites. Your stitches may be removed within a week while deeper sutures dissolve on their own.

Does a body lift include a tummy tuck?

One of the main areas that a lower body lift procedure tackles is the abdominal area. It is a tummy tuck that encircles the entire waist, also known as a 360 tummy tuck. Pregnancy or obesity can leave patients struggling with loose or wrinkled skin in their lower abdomen area.

Does body lift leave scars?

The results of body lift surgery are visible almost immediately. However, it may take two years or more for the final results of the body lift procedures to fully develop. Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness.

How long do tummy tucks last?

Tummy tuck results are considered permanent, insofar that the fat cells and skin removed during an abdominoplasty cannot grow back. Likewise, the internal sutures placed to repair abdominal muscles are designed to remain in place indefinitely.

How do you go to the bathroom after a tummy tuck?

Toilet Seat Booster Generally, toilets are fairly low to the ground and we don’t realize this until some part of our legs, pelvis or core is sore. After a tummy tuck, getting low enough to sit down on the toilet can be difficult and uncomfortable. A toilet seat booster may just be your new best friend.

What qualifies you for a Panniculectomy?

Who is a good candidate for a panniculectomy? Panniculectomy surgery may be necessary for patients with hanging fat and skin on the abdomen, whether the removal is needed to address cosmetic concerns or resolve medical issues.