What is a Back Lift?
Back lift surgery contours and streamlines the upper or lower back by removing excess fat and sagging skin. It’s often done in together with other body lift procedures.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Back Lift?
People who are bothered by both fat rolls and loose, sagging skin on their back are typically good candidates for back lift surgery. Skin laxity and back fat can develop with age, and sagging skin can be especially challenging for people who’ve had significant weight loss, often following bariatric surgery.
Back lift surgery is a major procedure with significant recovery time, so patients need to be in generally good health with a BMI (body mass index) under 30. If you smoke, you’ll need to stop using all nicotine products for the month prior to your surgery and throughout your recovery, to help your body heal and avoid complications.
What Can You Expect During Back Lift Recovery?
A lower back lift is typically combined with a tummy tuck, so you can expect to need to take at least two weeks off work. You may have surgical drains in place for 5-6 days, to reduce the possibility of fluid build-up. For an upper back lift alone, “most patients return to work—with restrictions—after 7 to 10 days, but the total recovery time after an upper back lift is four to six weeks for most patients.
In the first few days after surgery, bruising, swelling, numbness around the surgical site, and moderate pain are common. Your will be prescribed pain medication to help keep you comfortable.
You’ll have surgical dressings over your incisions, to help keep them clean and prevent separation. You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions.
As your incisions heal, your upper body movement will be limited, and you’ll need to abstain from strenuous activity and workouts.
Most people can also resume regular activities, including exercise, after six weeks.
Within four to six months, all swelling should have resolved so you can see your final results.
When Will You See Results from Back Lift Surgery and How Long Will They Last?
The results of a back lift are apparent almost immediately, and most major swelling will subside within a couple of months.
Back lift results are usually long-lasting. Maintaining a stable weight is important for a successful long-term outcome.
Back Lift Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Cost of Back Lift Surgery?
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