Belt lipectomy surgery process
The surgical method used depends on the individual patient. The general conduct of surgery is as follows:
- The patient is placed face downwards on the operating table after they are asleep under full general anaesthetic. The procedure removes the excess skin and fat from the back and sides first.
- While still under anaesthetic, the patient is then turned onto their back when the front or abdominal aspect of the surgery is performed. This is almost the same as a standard tummy tuck. Not all patients require muscle tightening. Note: Dr Goldman will attempt to assess this at the consultation, however occasionally, the decision can only be made at the time of the surgery.
- The skin flap is then stretched down, and the extra skin is removed. A new hole is cut for the navel, which is then stitched into place.
- Finally, the incisions will be stitched, dressings will be applied, and a temporary drain-tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.
Dr Goldman always uses delicate, internal and dissolving sutures to close all wounds.