A back lift, also referred to as a bra line lift removes excess skin from the upper or lower back – depending on your needs. Back lift is often sought following massive weight loss to eliminate loose, excess, sagging skin.
An upper back lift places the incision within the bra line. This procedure is designed to remove excess skin and fat in the mid to upper back. Despite its nickname (“bra line” lift), this procedure can benefit both women and men (though women have the benefit of concealing their scar beneath their bra). The resulting scar is typically very light and easily concealable. Because extra fat and skin typically extends around the torso, an upper back lift is often combined with breast reduction or breast lift surgery. Combining surgeries can help minimize overall operating costs and recovery time.
Schedule your consultation and see if back lift surgery, or a combination of procedures is right for you.
A lower back lift removes fat and skin in the lower back. This can be accomplished through skin excision and/or liposuction. With skin excision, the scar is easily concealable beneath one’s underwear. A lower back lift also lifts the outer thighs and buttocks for a trimmer, more contoured lower body. Back lift surgery is often combined with a thigh lift and/or tummy tuck to reduce unwanted weight in the mid-to-lower body, often referred to as a lower body lift.
You may be a good candidate for a back lift if you:
Struggle with back fat and excess skin
Have recently undergone major weight loss surgery
Suffer from age-induced skin laxity
Are a non-smoker
Depending on your back lift procedure, you should expect to take a week off from any commitments. This will allow your body time to start healing. Most patients return to light work after 7 to 10 days and resume physical exercise after 3 to 4 weeks. This may vary depending on your healing. You should discuss your exercise plans with your physician. Your recovery period may be longer if you are adding on additional procedures such as a thigh lift, tummy tuck, and/or breast reduction.
Contact us to find out how this body lifting procedure can increase your health and quality of life.
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