Is There a Danger of Developing Sacral Agenesis with Total Circumferential Belt Lipectomy with Certain Pelvic Structures?

I realize that sacral agenesis usually a birth defect.

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Sacral Agenesis

Sacral Agenesis isn't usually a birth defect, it is always a birth defect. If you are asking if damage can be done to the sacrum with a belt lipectomy causing it to lose it's blood supply, I would say no to that.

There certainly are risks to consider if you are contemplating a belt lipectomy. I wouldn't worry about this one.

Best wishes.

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Sacral agenesis and total circumferential belt lipectomy

Hi fiddledd, yes sacral agenesis is a congenital birth defect. I'm not aware of any way that sacral agenesis could develop after a total circumferential belt lipectomy.

Jill Tomlinson, MBBS, FRACS
Melbourne Plastic Surgeon

Sacral Agenesis not a risk of Body lift/ Belt lipectomy procedures

Hi there-

Assuming you were not born with a deformity of your lower spine, there should be no reason why undergoing a body contouring procedure would put you at risk for developing one.

Sacral agenesis

To my knowledge, sacral agenesis has not be reported after circumferential body lift procedures.  As you mentioned, this is a rare congenital manifestation.

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