Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, is a body contouring surgeon, who often performs a lower body lift on patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. A lower body lift, otherwise known as a belt lipectomy, shapes the mid and lower body to restore a tighter look and feel to the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and thighs. Dr. Williams carefully removes loose and hanging skin that sags due to the skin not shrinking back to a normal appearance after significant weight loss. After a lower body lift, many of our patients are delighted with their new body shape and have a renewed sense of self-esteem.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"The staff and Dr Williams are very friendly and professional!! Thank you so much Dr Williams for helping me!!!"- E.Z. / Google / May 01, 2019
"Wonderful staff! Dr. Williams takes the time and explains verbally and visually in detail for you to understand the process you’ll be going through. He is also very practical which I appreciate very much. This office has it all-wonderful bedside manner, attention to detail and great communication! Oh yeah!!! AND the results are amazing!!! My husband agrees :)"- M.H. / Facebook / Apr 01, 2019
"Dr. John Williams has the lightest hands! I've been to him twice now. First time was a breast augmentation and literally back to work after the weekend of having surgery with no pain. Second time was a little mommy make over ( mini tummy tuck, lipo and i replaced implants for bigger) and I'm just shocked out how minimal my pain is. I was up and walking the moment i left the surgery center and even more once the anesthesia wore off. My husband keeps asking how i feel. I feel amazing! Not only does he have the lightest hands in the world he's also a perfectionist and seems to nail it every time with the look your trying to achieve. I recommend him to all my friends family and complete strangers who ask. I've experienced more pain with minor surgeries!"- F.D. / Yelp / Feb 16, 2019
"Tummy Tuck, Breast lift, Breast Augmentation - Dr. William's performed my tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation in May. I am over the moon with my results! After loosing 100lbs I had stretched out skin on my stomach and boobs. Dr. William's was able to show me the results of my weight loss by removing the excess skin and fat and giving me happy boobs! From the first consultation to the post-op care, Dr. Williams and all of his staff has been nothing but encouraging, positive, and REALISTIC. I can not rave about all of them enough! Dr. William's, Adrianna, and Stephanie, thank you for the exceptional care! XOXO Makenzie"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 05, 2018
A lower body lift is considered a major surgery. Patients that undergo this procedure, in most cases, are those who have lost 75-100 pounds of weight or more. Dr. Williams performs this surgery on men and women who are close or at their goal weight, and requires that the weight loss be stabilized for at least 3 months. The best candidates are those who meet these qualifications, and who have sagging, loose and hanging skin around the stomach, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs.
What to Expect
Sometimes called a belt lipectomy, a lower body lift uses an incision that is made around the belt area surrounding the lower torso. This is referred to as a circumferential incision. During surgery, Dr. Williams trims away and removes loose and sagging skin, and sometimes will use liposuction to remove isolated pockets of fat. The remaining skin is lifted up and secured with sutures. Several surgical techniques can be incorporated, including a tummy tuck, thigh lift, butt lift and liposuction to complete a full lower body lift.
In most cases, this procedure will require an overnight stay in the hospital or after care center. The surgery can last 6 to 8 hours depending on the number of procedures performed. The recovery for this surgery is slow. In addition to extensive incisions, the body and skin need adequate time to adjust to their new positions. Most patients can return to light activities within 2-3 weeks, but it could take up to 6-9 months to allow the surgical results to appear normal.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 6-8 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Overnight Stay
Complete Your Transformation
Our acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon has the credentials, experience, and training to create outstanding body contouring results. If you have lost a significant amount of weight and are ready to transform your lower body, we encourage you to call our office today to schedule your consultation.