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
"This review is long overdue. After having two kids and going through the cycles of gaining weight and losing it, 80 pounds with my first, and 40 with my second while I gotten below my pre baby weight I couldn’t get back to my pre baby body. That’s when I decided to explore a mommy make over. I did my research and met with a couple surgeons in the valley and while they were all very skilled and highly recommend I hadn’t found the right one and was about to give up. That is when a friend in the medical profession recommended Dr Williams. From the moment you walk into his office his staff is 100 percent welcoming an puts all their focus and attention on to you. As soon as my husband and I met Dr Williams we knew we had found my surgeon. There was an instant level of comfortability with him. He took the time to listen to what I wanted out of my surgery and then made a number of recommendations. As we were talking through the process I could tell he was meticulous, thorough, and wanted to make sure my satisfactions his patient was priority number one. He spent as much time as we needed going over the process and answering any questions that we had. The morning of my surgery he met with my husband and I and once again answered questions we had, his approach and kindnesses put me at ease as I was very nervous. He even personally called my husband and updated him on the surgery after a long 7 hour procedure on a Friday when most people are looking to get out the door and start their weekend. After my surgery while recovering overnight one of my nurses made the remark that Dr Williams patient always have little swelling, bruising, and bleeding because compared to other Surgeons they see. Dr Williams even stopped by on a Saturday morning and made sure I was comfortable with my after care instructions and ready to go home. Fast forward 6 months and I could not be happier with my results. I have my 20 year old body back. My confidence has skyrocketed and this summer I was actually able to wear a two piece at the lake without feeling self conscious about how I perceived my post baby body looked. I am so happy I found Dr Williams. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I cannot thank him and his amazing staff enough."- K.C. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"I have never had a surgery done before, but Dr. Williams made it the best experience. I told his office the wrong date of my surgery and they managed to fit me in to make it work, I gave them only 2 weeks (or less) from consultation time to surgery time and they made sure everything was covered. He truly cares about what the final outcome will be and will give you his honest opinion. I am currently still in recovery but this has been the easiest thing I have every done, and I am loving the outcome! I would highly recommend his office to anyone. I loved him and the results so much that I am even going to get a facial done here. The ladies in the front truly care about you and are super nice. They are knowledgeable and they make everything easy to understand for everyone. They try to connect with you to make sure you will get the services you want/need. Before going to anyone else, I would say look into this office and see if they can care for you and provide the services you want because you will not be disappointed."- D. / Google / Jun 27, 2019
"I would highly recommend John Williams and will continue to choose him for any further procedures in the future. He is so personable , knowledgeable and communicative which made me feel at ease with making the decision to go through with my procedure. He and all of the staff in his practice are awesome and overall I am very pleased with everything. Thank you Dr. Williams!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jun 26, 2019
"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
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.