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Back Lift

This procedure involves removal of excess skin from the upper and/or lower back.

Learn more about back lift from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery at Skin Removal Surgery Post Weight Loss | ABCS (americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org)


Gluteal, Brazilian Butt Lift, Buttocks Lift, Akkary Surgery Center, Morgantown, WV

Additional Facts

Who is a good candidate for Back Lift?

Healthy patients with realistic expectations and stable weight that suffer from saggy or loose skin of the back.

What are Back Lift contraindications?

Severe or uncontrolled systemic diseases, connective tissue disease, malignancy, unrealistic expectations, local skin pathology and pregnancy.

Note: A contraindication is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment due to the harm that it would cause the patient.

Note: A contraindication is a condition or factor that serves as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment due to the harm that it would cause the patient.

How is this procedure performed?

The procedure is commonly done under tumescence anesthesia with monitored sedation. Tumescence anesthesia consists of diluted Lidocaine with epinephrine in a crystalloid solution that is infiltrated into the operative area in calculated amounts based on patient’s body weight. Liposuction might be performed first by introducing small cannulas to remove the fatty tissue from different areas of the back prior to excision of the excess skin. This is then followed by making an incision along the upper and/or lower back and removal of the excess skin. A drain or more maybe placed. The incisions are then closed in layers.

How long does the effect last?

Back lift provides durable long term results, however, significant weight gain, pregnancy and other factors might affect the results of the procedure.

What should I expect during recovery?

Since the area is numb after the procedure, we routinely do not use narcotics for pain control and pain is easily controlled on acetaminophen (Tylenol). Also, since general anesthesia and narcotics are usually avoided, nausea and vomiting are very rare after the procedure. A compression garment is usually worn postoperatively for 2-4 weeks or longer. Patients are usually discharged to the care of a responsible adult and recover at home. Light activity and early ambulation are encouraged after the surgery. It is normal for many patients to feel that they have to slightly bend over while walking for the first 1-2 weeks. Drains are usually removed within a week or two. Activities are advanced gradually based on your healing.

Where is the scar?

The scar is placed across the upper/mid back for upper back lift and along the upper aspect of the buttocks for lower lift.

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