Sub-cutaneous stomach fat, if there is any, builds up with age and sits around the navel. It is very difficult to lose, even through dieting or doing sport. Sometimes, even great sportsmen who are otherwise slim resort to liposuction because despite their efforts they cannot shift the fat in this area.


Liposuction is of course carried out under anaesthetic, either general or local. First a very thin tube is inserted into the fat to be removed through the skin. This carries a fluid which is added to the fat to make it more liquid. This fluid also contains xylocaine to reduce any pain and adrenalin to reduce bleeding.

Once the fat has been sufficiently liquefied, it is sucked out through the cannula described above and is stored in a pouch. The quantity is noted. By adequately liquefying the fat, the patient suffers less loss of blood. This is one of the key factors in assessing good practice in the operating theatre.

Ideally, the pouch should contain yellow fat. Often it is more like pale orange. The cannula moves back and forth, removing a tube full of fat each time and creating a space that slowly closes during the healing process. This is why it takes time – from two to three months – to really see the results of the procedure. The fat is like dozens of little tunnels, leaving in their place fine tissue, fibres, nerves and blood and lymphatic vessels.
Small incisions of about 2 or 3 mm are closed using absorbable thread. Before the procedure, the patient tries out a compression garment to make sure it fits. This is then put on him while he is still in theatre and anesthetized.


The FRENCHLIFT ® was invented by Dr. Philippe Bellity who has been working on minimally invasive solutions for years. It is aimed at men and women experiencing the first signs of sagging jowls and has become, over the last few years, the alternative to a facelift. FRENCHLIFT ® offers many advantages : it is very effective in lifting the cheeks and jowls and recreating the oval line of the face. It respects the entire personality of the face without stretching the skin excessively or deforming the mouth. Scaring is kept to a minimum, and the scars are hidden inside the ear and at the side of it, the recovery period is much shorter (about a week. The results last as long as a classic facelift.



Dr. Bellity is equipped with the new innovation by Urgo laboratories, UrgoTouch : A unique laser technology for all those who want a more beautiful scar after their surgery cosmetic surgery. Treatment of the scar with the UrgoTouch laser is performed in the operating room at the end of the procedure once the surgical suture is complete. Still under anesthesia, you will not experience any pain.