Lipectomy Specialist

Plastic Surgery Arts Center

Jan Garcia, Jr., MD

Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon located in Webster, TX

Many men and women who lose a lot of weight can’t fully appreciate their progress because of the excess skin that remains on their core. At Plastic Surgery Arts Center in Webster Texas, experienced plastic surgeon Jan Garcia, Jr., MD, PA, can reduce the extra fat and skin on your core with lipectomy surgery and contour your curves for a better body shape. To consult with Dr. Garcia about the surgery, call Plastic Surgery Arts Center or book an appointment online today.


What is a lipectomy?

Lipectomy, commonly called belt lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fat, tissue, and skin from your abdomen, lower back, arms and thighs. The procedure is also commonly called a tummy tuck and can improve the results of a major weight loss. 

During a lipectomy, Dr. Garcia makes an incision around your lower abdomen, love handles, and back, where fat and skin tend to fold over your belt. He removes skin and fat from the area before stitching the remaining skin back together. 

After you recover, you’ll enjoy a more appealing, contoured figure with a flatter tummy.


What are the benefits of getting a lipectomy?

The benefits of getting a lipectomy go beyond a simple improvement in your body shape. Folds of excess fat and skin often cause discomfort and other unexpected issues that a lipectomy helps treat.

Benefits of lipectomy surgery include:

  • Alleviation of discomfort
  • Fewer instances of rashes, chafing, and ulcers between skin folds
  • Easier hygiene
  • Improved sex life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Tighter buttocks

Dr. Garcia gives you examples of benefits that are more specific to your lifestyle. Overall, you’ll finally fully enjoy your post-weight loss body.


How should I prepare for my upcoming lipectomy?

If he decides you can proceed with a lipectomy surgery based on your current health and goals for treatment, Dr. Garcia gives you specific preparation instructions to follow leading up to your surgery. 

To maximize your chances of a successful procedure, you must:

  • Make sure your weight is stable
  • Quit smoking several weeks prior
  • Stop taking certain medications 
  • Stop eating at midnight before the day of your surgery
  • Drink only clear liquids the morning of your surgery

Before your procedure, Dr. Garcia tests your heart rate, breathing patterns, and blood to be sure that you’re physically ready. An anesthesiologist watches these factors as your surgery occurs to be sure that you’re safe, pain-free, and relaxed.

Excessive skin can discourage you from continuing your healthy habits after a drastic weight loss. To be proud of your progress and see the full results with lipectomy surgery, call Plastic Surgery Arts Center or book your consultation online today.