Body Lift



A Body Lift, also known as a Belt Lipectomy or Circumferential Abdominoplasty, is a popular procedure performed by Dr. Fazilat to remove excess skin and fat from your abdomen and torso. A Body Lift can tone the abdomen, back, buttocks, hips, and thighs.

The best candidates for Body Lift surgery are those who usually have loose skin on many or most areas of the body as a result of age, from childbearing, or from a significant weight loss from diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery.

The Consult

During your initial Body Lift consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail. This will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you.

Since Dr. Fazilat specializes in Body Lifts and many other post-weight loss procedures, he will provide you with an individualized surgical plan that best fits your body type and needs.


Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative Body Lift care, recovery, local accommodations, and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the Morgan Hill / Cupertino / Palo Alto / Mountain View, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Once you have booked your Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.

After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website and you can download these Abdominoplasty Post-Op Instructions (PDF).

About The Operation

Body Lift surgery is a common procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice. Typically, operations are performed under general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 4 to 6 hours. Patients in most cases are asked to spend the night after surgery at an after care facility with around the clock nursing help.

During Body Lift surgery, Dr. Fazilat will make incisions to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and torso.

Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their Body Lift surgery combined with other procedures, such as a breast lift, an arm lift, or laser liposuction to enhance your body.


After Body Lift or Belt Lipectomy surgery, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Patients can typically return to work within 2 weeks, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 4 weeks.

Drainage tubes are placed at the incision site to collect excess blood or fluid for 10 to 14 days after surgery. A compression binder may also be worn to help promote proper healing.

Absorbable sutures are used for Body Lift surgery and drains are removed 10 to 14 days after surgery. Any post-operative pain, swelling and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Finally, scars from Body Lift incisions begin to fade in a few months.

Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.

To learn more about an Body Lift or Belt Lipectomy surgery, please call us today at 650-964-2200 or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.