Circumferential truncal contouring: The belt lipectomy

Al Aly, Melissa Mueller

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The primary goal of belt lipectomy surgery is to improve the contour of the inferior truncal circumferential unit and to place the resultant scar in natural junctions. Excessive intra-abdominal content is a contraindication for belt lipectomy. The higher the presenting patient's body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk of postoperative complications and the less impressive the results. The converse is also true: the lower the BMI, the lower the risk of complications and the better the results. The most common complications are small wound separations and seromas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-774
Number of pages10
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Belt lipectomy
  • Body contouring
  • Body lift
  • Buttocks lift
  • Liposuction
  • Massive weight loss
  • Thigh lift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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