Belt Lipectomy


Excess skin due to obesity in abdominal region is removed by belt lipectomy. It is an aesthetic operation applied to remove loose skin, fat and excess tissues in the belt area around the waist. Also called abdominal lipectomy, panniculectomy and tummy tuck. It is applied to people whose skin has lost its elasticity after excessive weight loss and cannot recover on its own.


In the surgery, an incision is made in the lower back under general anesthesia. And excess fat, tissues and sagging skin are removed. The remaining skin is tightly sutured and the stomach is flattened. It is a reshaping operation that may also lift outer part of hips and thighs, as suspension is possible.It is necessary to adhere to a healthy lifestyle before and after surgery. Healthy eating habits and a balanced diet should be supported and maintained together with sports. If you have not reached your ideal weight, you are planning to lose weight or you are continuing to lose weight, you should not have this surgery. In case of weight loss after surgery, skin pockets may form and if weight is gained stretched skin may be damaged. For this reason, you should get in shape with determination and willpower and maintain your form after this operation.


Who is suitable for belt lipectomy?

This operation is preferred to repair damage after a large amount of weight loss. Ideal for removing excess sagging tissue around the lower body.


Excess skin and tissues cause many problems

  • Swelling, redness or ulcers between the skin that can cause infection
  • Difficulty in movement
  • Sexual activity problems
  • Hygiene issues related to cleaning
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence


Considering that procedures such as hip lifting and skin repair can be added, all operations take 5 to 8 hours. Afterwards, a good rest period and close supervision are mandatory.

Life can turn upside down due to excess weight problems. Taking necessary precautions as soon as possible and applying weight loss treatments is needed. Afterwards, reshaping operations can be considered for necessary modifications.

Operational risk depends on age, amount of weight loss, and general health status. The more excess tissue, the higher the risk. First of all ask your doctor if this surgery is right for you. If you have significant health problems, the risks and necessity of surgery should be reassessed. In some cases, it may be postponed or canceled due to existing risks.

After belt lipectomy

After operation get information and help about wound care, healing and dressing. It is important to follow doctor's instructions. Try to learn all about restricted activities, cleaning, nutrition and drug use.