About Back Lift Surgery
No matter how much you exercise, losing a significant amount of weight, pregnancy, and aging can cause unsightly "back rolls" and droopy folds of skin that hang above and below the bra line. The plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. offers back lift surgery to help smooth away the excess skin and bulges in your upper back, which can make you feel self-conscious. During an upper back lift or "back tuck," plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden uses modern surgical techniques to trim away loose skin on your back and the sides of your chest. If you are interested in learning more about an upper back lift to improve your confidence and appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kasden at his office in Southlake, TX.
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During your initial consultation with Dr. Kasden, he will listen to your concerns and goals before helping you decide if you are a good candidate for back lift surgery. You may want a back lift if you would like to eliminate excess skin on your middle and upper back, which can create bulges and rolls along your bra line. Generally, patients who undergo this procedure have lost a significant amount of weight, but you may also have excess skin in your back after pregnancy or from natural aging. You should be in good general health, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations.
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Kasden will perform a full examination and create a custom treatment plan for your back lift. A back lift is usually performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. Generally, horizontal incisions will be made across your middle or upper back. The excess skin and tissue will then be removed before Dr. Kasden stitches the remaining skin together. The length of the surgery will vary depending on the amount of skin being removed and if you are combining a back lift with another procedure.
What To Expect
After your surgery, you will be taken to a recovery area for care and monitoring. Before you are discharged, a compression bra or chest strap will be carefully placed to help hold and protect the surgical area. You will also be given post-surgical care instructions to encourage proper healing and keep you comfortable. A feeling of tightness and some pain is normal, but these symptoms should fade. Please schedule and attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Kasden so he can assess your healing. While you should see some improvements soon after surgery, you may need to wait several months to see your optimal results once the inflammation from surgery is gone.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a back lift cost?
The cost of back lift surgery will vary based on the amount of skin removed and several other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will listen to your concerns and goals before creating your custom back lift surgical plan. After that, he can better estimate costs and also discuss payment methods.
Can I combine a back lift with other procedures?
A back lift is most commonly needed after significant weight loss (achieved through either natural methods or bariatric surgery) so you may have excess skin in other areas of your body as well. A back lift is often combined with an arm lift (brachioplasty) and/or a breast lift (mastopexy) for an upper body lift. A back lift can also be combined with other body contouring surgeries like a thigh lift (thighplasty) or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) in a custom after weight loss treatment plan. Tell Dr. Kasden about all your areas of concern so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan that fits all your goals.
Will a back lift leave a visible scar?
During your consultation, Dr. Kasden will discuss where the incisions for your back lift surgery will be placed. Typically, the incisions are made across the back leaving a thin line along your back. For female patients, scarring can be easily concealed with a bra. Most patients consider the small, thin scar a small drawback in comparison to the discomfort of the loose, excess skin they had before the surgery.
When should I get a back lift?
After you lose a larger amount of weight, you should give your body time to adjust and recover before considering surgery. You should give your skin some time to shrink and contour to your new body shape to minimize the amount of skin that needs to be removed. You should also be at a healthy, stable weight before your back lift so it is easier to maintain your results after surgery.
How long will the results of a back lift last?
If you maintain a steady weight after your back lift surgery, your results should be long-lasting. Your skin will continue to age naturally, which may cause an increase in skin laxity over time. During your follow-up appointments with Dr. Kasden, you can ask for recommendations to maintain your results and keep your back toned.
Plan Your Procedure
A Slim, Trim Back
Back rolls and bra line bulges can keep you from feeling confident and wearing the clothes you want. Instead of covering them up, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kasden at his office in Southlake, TX to learn more about back lift surgery. Whether you have excess skin in your upper back after bariatric surgery, pregnancy, or natural aging, a back lift at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. can improve your body contour.