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Belt Lipectomy Scottsdale

This is one of the most common procedures performed after massive weight loss, as it provides dramatic improvement of the trunk, buttocks, groin area, and outer thighs. The scar is identical to the tummy tuck in the front, but goes all the way around the lower trunk.  We try to place the scar so that you may wear brief attire if at all possible.  The procedure requires general anesthesia and 1 to 2 nights of skilled nursing care at the Virginia Piper Outpatient Surgical Center. Early ambulation is critical to uneventful healing, and the nurses and aides will assist you with this.  There are typically 1 or 2 drains placed in the abdominal area and these are removed once the drainage has decreased in the first week, although some patients may take a little longer.  An abdominal binder and pads are placed at the time of surgery and are worn for several weeks to provide gentle compression and support.  While walking is encouraged from the early recovery period, return to full activity usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks.

Complementary Plastic Surgery Procedures

Additional procedures that may enhance the result of body contouring include LiposuctionBreast EnlargementBreast Lift, or Tummy Tuck.

Occasionally, if the body lift is being performed for medical reasons, the procedure may be partially covered by insurance. Usually, the patient is responsible for payment.

Body Contouring Surgery

The specific risks and the suitability of anybody contouring plastic surgery procedure can be determined only during your consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. White. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are unusual.

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To Our Valued Patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. Per directives by the Governor and HonorHealth we will be restarting surgery and several in-office procedures, while following new protocols to decrease the risk of transmission of any illness.

FOR SURGERIES AT THE OUTPATIENT CENTER: All patients MUST be covid negative. The hospital will coordinate the testing which must be done 2 days before your surgery and will be at NO COST to you.

We have decided to begin with our younger, lower risk patients having shorter surgeries for the first couple of weeks. Preops will of course be in person.

FOR CONSULTS AND BOTOX AND IN-OFFICE PROCEDURES: All patients must be screened for exposure to coronavirus (questionnaire) and have no symptoms or fever. We will not be doing any procedures around the mouth for the first few weeks. Patients MUST wear MASKS.

You will see some changes to our office procedures:

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you and our staff safe in our practice! To make an appointment please call 480-614-3535 or visit our website at www.drwhiteplasticsurgery.com.

Sincerely,
Deborah White, MD and staff

Dr. White and Staff