Belt Lipectomy Surgery (Lower Body Lift) in Minneapolis

Feel More Comfortable in Your Body

What Is Belt Lipectomy Surgery?

Dealing with loose skin and excess fat around your lower belly and back you just can’t seem to get rid of? Events like major weight loss, weight loss surgery or childbirth can add a layer of stomach fat you just can’t shed, even if you’re exercising and eating well.

Excess skin around the middle can be more than a body image issue — it can cause discomfort, rashes, ulcers or infection.

No matter the cause, our lower body lift surgery team will help you to love the skin you’re in again. Designed to remove excess skin and fat, a lower body lift can help you feel confident in your body once more and give you the contour you’ve always desired.

A lower body lift addresses the area of fat around your waist or “belt line.” Whereas a tummy tuck removes fat from the abdominal area in the front of the torso, the lower body lift removes excess tissue from your lower back, sides and belly areas. The lift not only affects the areas that the surgeon is treating directly, but may also lift loose skin around the buttocks and outer thigh.

Lower Body Lift at a Glance

If you’re considering a belt lipectomy, it’s important to wait until you reach a stable weight. Gaining — or losing — additional weight after the surgery can diminish the positive effects.

Outpatient/inpatient: Depends on complexity
Length of surgery: 2-5 hours
Anesthesia: General
Length of recovery: Return to work in 2-3 weeks, resuming all normal activities by 4 weeks. Most swelling resolves by 3-6 months.

“Dr. Wudel – I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for the services you have provided the past few months. You have a true gift of being a kind physician. Your ability to balance people skills and surgical skills makes a huge difference in the healing process.”

Frequently Asked Questions

In a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat and the abdominal muscles are tightened to the abdomen a more sculpted contour. The scar in a tummy tuck is only in the front of the body. In a lower body lift, all aspects of a tummy tuck are incorporated and also contour excess fat as well as skin on the back. This gives a complete 360-degree contour of the trunk and abdomen.


The ideal candidate for a lower body lift is someone who simply wants to improve the 360-degree contour of their abdomen and back is overall in good health.

A lower body lift entails having a circumferential scar around the body. However, our surgeons take special care to make incision sites that can be covered up easily in a bikini or undergarments.

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