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Belt Lipectomy in Perth, WA

With best specialist of cosmetic surgery and Belt Lipectomy in Perth, WA. Dr Robert Goldman

What is Belt Lipectomy (Body Lift)?

A Belt Lipectomy or Circumferential Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is a form Body Lift. The operation is NOT classified as a cosmetic procedure. It is a body lift that removes fat and extra skin to reshape your lower body – the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks.

How does a Belt Lipectomy work?

14 days post cosmetic surgery, your dressings will be removed and a reassessment will take place to ensure everything is as it should be. Sutures (stitches) used by the surgeon are self-absorbing and won’t require removing.

As Dr Goldman’s patient, you are entitled to ongoing consultations regarding your procedure. This allows you to see the Doctor 6 weeks post procedure and 3 months after to ensure your overall health post cosmetic surgery.

How long does the procedure take?

Dr Goldman performs Belt Lipectomy cosmetic surgery at an accredited hospital facility under general anaesthesia. Body lift surgery typically lasts between FOUR and EIGHT hours and is performed as an inpatient admission with at least 2 days in the hospital.

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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 fat and skin from the back and sides first.
  • While still under anaesthetic, the patient is then turned onto their back while 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 fold is then stretched down, and the excess skin is detached. A new incision (hole) is made for the navel to be then stitched into place.
  • The incisions are then stitched and dressed and 4 temporary drain-tubes placed during the surgery, to drain additional fluids.

Dr Goldman always uses delicate, internal and dissolving sutures to close all wounds.

 

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Why have a Belt Lipectomy?

There are many reasons for choosing to have a Belt Lipectomy, including:

To remove excess fat and skin after gaining weight with subsequent weight loss.

To remove loose abdominal and lower back skin that is a result of losing weight.

To remove large fat deposits in the abdominal and lower back regions.

To improve self-confidence issues associated with large fat deposits or excessive loose skin. There are also many health risks associated with these conditions including back and posture difficulties.

To remove fat and extra skin that can’t be eliminated through diet and exercise. History has proven that certain areas often don’t respond well to diet and exercise.

What risks are there to consider with this procedure?

Complication are rare with most patients – if you have any concerns regarding complications, talk to Dr Goldman during your consultation. He will ensure that you are fully educated and aware of what the surgery involves before deciding to proceed.

SCARRING

Visible scarring is common with a Belt Lipectomy cosmetic surgery. Dr Goldman ensures that scarring is kept to a minimum but cannot guarantee, as every patient is different.

If scarring occurs, it is mainly restricted within undergarments or swimwear.

Generally, scars will begin to disappear and smoothen from the 6 months to the 2 years mark (if you are a smoker, slow healing and extensive scarring is to be expected).

TEMPORARY NUMBNESS AND BRUISING OF THE SKIN

You may experience bruising following the procedure, which should disappear completely within a couple of weeks. Temporary numbness also occurs in some patients but typically stops after a few days.

CHANCE OF EXCESSIVE BLEEDING

Like other surgical procedures, excessive bleeding following surgery may cause swelling and pain. This is uncommon but is important to consider as it can occur from time to time.

Belt Lipectomy Aftercare​

Dr Goldman and his staff are committed to ensuring you achieve the best results from your cosmetic surgery by offering you the highest level of professional care and ongoing support.

PAIN

  • Pain and discomfort are to be expected post-surgery for a few days. Swelling of the abdomen is also very common.

Dr Goldman ensures that you are equipped with the necessary pain medications. You will be regularly monitored until fully healed with ongoing post-surgery consultations with Dr Goldman. You can rest easy knowing you are fully looked after by Dr Goldman and his team of dedicated staff.

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SHOWERING

  • Week one: Immediately after the belt lipectomy surgery until the dressings on your surgical wounds get removed, you are restricted from taking showers. Sponge baths and alternative bathing options are recommended during this time.

During this period, you are limited to a sponge bath.

  • Week two: In the second week following your surgery you will be able to shower. An abdominal binder garment will be provided to you as a requirement to wear for four weeks post cosmetic surgery. You will be required to wear an abdominal binder garment for four weeks following your cosmetic surgery.

WORKING

For the stitches to heal and your body to readjust to the changes, it is ideal for patients to allow two weeks of full rest post cosmetic surgery. Ensure you have taken time off work. If your profession has a lifting component or bending and exertion, it is recommended that you take more time off.

All bodies heal differently but we recommend that you take from two to four weeks off post-surgery to fully heal and recovery from your procedure. Please talk to Dr Goldman during your initial consultation as he will be able to best advise you on how much time to take off work.

EXERCISING

  • Avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities.
  • You will need to avoid any bending where strain is felt.
  • You should avoid vigorous exercise for approximately six weeks. You will experience difficulty standing straight post surgery. We recommend you begin walking as soon as you are able to do so. This promotes the swelling to subside and maintain muscle tone along with lowering the chance of blood clots.

REASSESSMENT

14 days post cosmetic surgery, your dressings will be removed and a reassessment will take place to ensure everything is as it should be. Sutures (stitches) used by the surgeon are self-absorbing and won’t require removing.

As Dr Goldman’s patient, you are entitled to ongoing consultations regarding your procedure. This allows you to see the Doctor 6 weeks post procedure and 3 months after to ensure your overall health post cosmetic surgery.

Have questions about belt lipectomy? Contact Dr Goldman now!

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Belt lipectomy cost Perth

Dr Goldman is a registered specialist surgeon and conducts the entire consultation himself.

The consultation fee is $200 (which can be eligible for Medicare rebate). During your consultation, Dr Goldman will assess your current and desired situation and give you an accurate idea of how much your belt lipectomy surgery will cost.

Why choose Dr Goldman?

Your Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Goldman, has over 35 years of practical experience in cosmetic surgery. He has helped thousands of people get their dream bodies through belt lipectomy, breast augmentations and lifts, facial rejuvenation, and more.

Dr Goldman will guide you through each step and provide you with extensive information to assist you in the decision-making process. During the consultation, it is always helpful to share an expectation of the result that you wish to achieve. At the consultation, Dr Goldman will provide you with detailed Tummy Tuck information covering the area in detail and will allow you to make an informed decision whether to undergo this surgery.

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