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Here in this article, you will get to know about everything related to Back Lift Surgery – pros, cons, costs, and many more. A back lift surgery contours and tightens the upper or lower back by removing excess fat and sagging skin.
It remain an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, often in conjunction with other upper body lift procedures.
What is a back lift?
The surgeons perform back lift while the patient is under general anesthesia. Patients remain positioned face down for the procedure. A back lift focuses on the middle and upper back and the sides of the upper abdomen under the arms. This is a particularly tricky spot for women as these skin rolls tend to pop up above and below the bra line.
The original description of the procedure was called a “bra lift” because the goal is to hide the incision under underwear as much as possible, e.g. B. a bra that women may wear. An incision is made on the back and excess tissue is removed. Liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat from the area.
The remaining skin is then sewn and closed in multiple layers, resulting in a smooth and taut appearance. After the procedure, bandages are applied to the incisions, and small, thin tubes or drains are usually placed under the skin in front of the closure to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect. Most back lifts are outpatient procedures.
What are the pros and cons of a back lift?
The surgery has a high patient satisfaction rate and has been given a “Worth It” rating by 95% of the RealSelf members who have had it. In addition to a slimmer, more defined back contour, the procedure can increase self-esteem and quality of life.
It can treat sagging skin after fat reduction procedures and is the best solution available for anyone who has excess fat and tissue or just sagging skin. (Body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting and liposuction only remove fat, which can result in even sagging skin.)
The results remainconsidered permanent (although new love handles may form over time due to aging or weight gain).
A back lift leaves noticeable scars, although they can usually remain hidden under clothing.
As with any major surgery, there is significant downtime, as well as the risk of infection, bleeding, and other complications (more on this below).
The procedure requires general anesthesia, increasing risks and costs.
Although a back lift can produce spectacular results, many plastic surgeons today underuse the procedure, largely due to a lack of experience, says Dr. Paul Vitenas, a plastic surgeon in Houston.
How long does it take to recover from a back lift?
After a brief on-site recovery period, you will remain sent home in the care of a trusted family member or friend. dr Lynam will prescribe medication to control any pain or discomfort while heals.
The recovery time for a back lift is about 7 to 10 days. During this time you may feel more tired than usual, so make sure to listen to your body and rest when necessary.
While you are recovering, you must refrain from strenuous activities and exercises that can cause setbacks in your healing process. In addition, it remain not allowed to wear a bra or any type of support. After the two weeks are up, we recommend wearing a loose-fitting, air through bra for up to a month. Do not shower or bath for at least a day after the operation.
You will experience bruising, puffiness, and tenderness around the cut, all of which will subside as you heal. You can use ice packs to minimize swelling.
Back Lift Surgery Cost
$1,800 – $14,500
Combining this procedure with other body lift surgeries, like an arm lift, thigh lift, or breast lift, will add to your overall cost. However, you can save on anesthesia and facility fees (and minimize recovery time) by having multiple procedures done simultaneously.
This procedure remains considered elective aesthetic plastic surgery, which is typically not covered by health insurance. Most exercises offer payment plans or accept financing to make it more affordable.
At Berks Plastic Surgery, back lift surgery starts at $8,600. This price includes anesthesia and set-up costs and may vary depending on the scope/area of your surgery. Additional procedures will incur additional fees.
Cost of bra line back lift
Common factors affecting the price of cosmetic surgery include the cost of living at the surgery site, the complexity of the procedure, medications, and anesthesiologist fees. Because most insurance companies classify cosmetic procedures like back lifts as elective surgery, they generally don’t cover them. Make an appointment for a consultation to get a quote for this procedure.
Lower Back Lift Surgery
A lower back lift excludes fat and skin from the lower back through skin excision and/or liposuction. The scar from a lower back lift is usually thin and can easily remain hidden in underwear. A lower back lift also lifts up the outer thighs and buttocks for a slimmer and more contoured body. Back lift surgery remain often combined with a thigh lift and tummy tuck to reduce unwanted weight in the middle or lower body.
Upper Back Lift Surgery
An upper back lift is surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and upper back. Despite its nickname, this procedure can benefit both women and men (although women have the benefit of hiding their scar in their bra). The resulting scar is usually very light and easily concealed. Because extra fat and skin often spread around the upper body, an upper back lift often combines breast reduction surgery and/or tummy tuck. Combining surgeries can help minimize total cost of ownership and recovery time if you’re a good candidate.
Bra-Line Back Lift Risks and Side Effects
As with any surgery, there stood approximately risks associated with a back lift, but under the care of Dr Lynam, those risks should be minimal, especially if you follow your post-op instructions carefully.
The biggest risks include infection and bleeding. If you develop a fever, or the area around your incision feels warm to the touch, contact our office immediately. Patients who smoke, or who have pre-existing health concerns such as diabetes, are at higher risk for developing blood clots.
Back lift surgery is an effective form of cosmetic treatment for both men and women, especially after significant weight loss, and remain often combined with other body contouring procedures to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals simultaneously. The best way to ensure the results of the procedure are long lasting is to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain your weight.