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
"When you place yourself if the care of others, it’s nice to feel confident and safe. This is what I found in Dr. William’s office. He gives his professional opinion and lets you make an informed decision. Dr Williams also gives you options, helping you to feel your best. Stephanie, is the aesthetician who has been wonderful, she helps you to look better at any age. She explains the procedures and lets you decide what will work best for you. When she does a treatment she takes her time, explaining along the way what she is doing and why.Dr. Williams and his staff are truly “Scottsdale’s best”!"- N.N. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"Finding a great doctor is a secret that's worth sharing. I've been so pleased with my experience ! If you're ever looking for a new doctor, call John Williams MD, Plastic Surgery. The best way to describe my experience, he took ANY/ALL anxiety I had about the surgery and threw it out the window. He's incredibly easy to talk to and listens so well he is the kind of doctors your sad about being done with the experience with. 10/10 would recommend and I will be sending my closest friends here!I had Breast Augmentation and he got it EXACTLY how I wanted them, they came out PERFECT, I could honestly not have imagined having a better experience!"- O. / RealSelf / Apr 19, 2021
"Finding a great doctor is a secret that's worth sharing. I've been so pleased with my experience ! If you're ever looking for a new doctor, call John Williams MD, Plastic Surgery. The best way to describe my experience, he took ANY/ALL anxiety I had about the surgery and threw it out the window. He’s incredibly easy to talk to and listens so well he is the kind of doctors your sad about being done with the experience with. 10/10 would recommend and I will be sending my closest friends here! I had Breast Augmentation and he got it EXACTLY how I wanted them, they came out PERFECT, I could honestly not have imagined having a better experience!"- D.S. / Google / Apr 16, 2021
"Just had a tummy tuck, breast lift with a reduction, and some liposuction done 3 weeks ago. Dr. Williams is a surgical genius. My results are already awesome and I can’t wait to see how much better they are going to be as the minimal swelling continues to go down. Highly recommend this doctor and his office."- E.D. / Yelp / Jan 28, 2021
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
- $15,000 - $20,000
- 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.