Belt Lipectomy

Belt Lipectomy Related Terms:
Abdominal Etching, Abdominal Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, Body Procedures, Central Body Lift, Circumferential Torsoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, Full Tummy Tuck, Mini Tummy Tuck, Panniculectomy, Surgeon, Torsoplasty, Tummy Liposuction, Tummy Tuck

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What is a Belt Lipectomy?

A belt lipectomy is a surgical body procedure used for removing excess fat from the waist area. A belt lipectomy is advised for people whose excess fat is not just based around the abdomen but is distributed around the stomach, sides, back and thighs.

Who Should Opt For Belt Lipectomy?

A belt lipectomy is a major body contouring surgery that is advised for people who have suddenly lost a lot of weight due to gastric bypass surgery or drastic dieting. Others who should consider the procedure are those who are unable to get rid of the fat around their waist area even with exercise and diet control and those who are near normal weight but want a better looking, toned and sculpted mid section.

The Belt Lipectomy Procedure

A belt lipectomy is a complicated plastic surgery that is carried out under general anesthesia and requires hospitalization. Excess fat, skin and flesh are removed using normal surgical procedures while the midsection is re-sculpted to look leaner and better. Only your plastic surgeon will be able to tell you the exact procedure that will be used for you depending upon the areas from which excess fat is to be removed.


Most people who undergo belt lipectomy find themselves the owners of better looking bodies with toned, slimmer midsections that could not possibly be achieved without surgery.

Risks and Side Effects

Infection, wound separation, bleeding and seroma are some of the risks associated with a belt lipectomy. Bruising, swelling and pain are temporary effects of the surgery that wane off after a few days. Total recovery and results take time since this is quite a major plastic surgery.


A belt lipectomy can cost $25,000 and above depending upon your geographical area, the clinic or doctor you choose and the amount of fat to be removed.

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Objectives  To elucidate the rate of missense mutations in the SCN9A gene (which encodes sodium channel Nav1.7) (OMIM 603415) among patients with primary erythermalgia and to examine the possibility that other sodium channels can cause the disease.

Design  Case series.

Setting  Department of Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Participants  Six patients with sporadic and 9 with unique familial primary erythermalgia.

Interventions  Questionnaire to determine clinical profile and sequencing of all coding exons from SCN9A and those of SCN10A (OMIM 604427) and SCN11A (OMIM 604385) in 2 selected cases with a clear family history of the disease.

Main Outcome Measures  Detection of SCN9A mutation.

Results  We identified 1 patient with an SCN9A mutation. This mutation (I848T) has been associated with primary erythermalgia. Sequencing of 2 other candidate genes did not show mutations in 2 patients with familial primary erythermalgia.

Conclusions  The Nav1.7 voltage-gated sodium channels are related to syndromes of altered nociception. We detected a low SCN9A mutation rate in patients with primary erythermalgia, suggesting that pain syndromes in the skin may have a polygenic basis.


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