Regardless of its name, the Bra-Line Back Lift procedure is not intended solely for women. Men can also undergo the treatment. Generally, anyone who suffers from sagging back fat in the bra-line area qualifies as a candidate for the plastic surgery procedure. The only advantage women have over men is that their bra can be used to hide the surgical scar.
While putting on weight, or undergoing drastic weight loss from bariatric surgery, can affect the level of fat on your upper and middle back, aging is also correlated with this problem. The excess lax soft- tissue or fat rolls in these areas are stubborn and challenging to rectify even with proper diet and exercise. Therefore, a Bra-Line Back Lift is an ideal remedy for this issue as it:
If you’re considering a Bra-Line Lift, set up a consultation with us so board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Salama can evaluate your candidacy and make recommendations on any necessary additional Body Lift procedures that may enhance your results.
Bra-Line Back Lift surgery is an outpatient procedure. Following the surgery, patients are allowed to return home under the care and supervision of a loved one. The recovery time for a Back Lift is approximately two weeks. During this period of time, patients will be advised to abstain from strenuous activity and exercise, and may experience limited upper body movement. In addition, wearing a bra or any type of support is not permitted. After the two-week period, a loose-fitting flex bra is recommended for about a month. Showering or bathing is prohibited for at least one day after surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how you should lay down or sleep. Medication for pain and discomfort will be prescribed to you.
Patients may experience immediate bruising, numbness, and swelling. The swelling should subside in 3 to 6 months. With time, your scars should heal and fade, maturing within a year, although some scarring may be permanent.
While it can take time to feel normal again during your recovery, following your doctor’s advice will facilitate the healing process. Generally patients are very happy with their results.
Pricing for a Bra-Line Back Lift ranges from $4,000 – $8,000. Common factors that impact the cost include the geographic location where the surgery is taking place, the amount of fat being removed, and the surgeon performing the procedure. Since a Back Lift is considered elective cosmetic surgery, it is not a procedure that is covered by insurance. If you’re interested in learning more details on this procedure or acquiring a quote, please contact us.
Yes, a Bra-Line Back Lift can be combined with a Brazilian Butt Lift or a Tummy Tuck. In general, procedures can be combined depending on the health and age of the patient, as well as the procedures in question. More commonly surgeons like to combine less invasive procedures.
Brachioplasty, also known as an Arm Lift.
The Bra-Line Back Lift procedure corrects fat rolls and bra bulge through the removal of lax excess fat and skin, whereas Liposuction is used to suck out the fat that lies underneath the skin and there is no need for skin removal since the affected area does not suffer from loss of skin elasticity.
While your scars should heal and fade with time, some scarring may be permanent. However, the incision for a Back Lift procedure is made in the area of the bra-line so that it is not visible while wearing a bra or breast support garment.
Final results are unique to each patient, but typically you should see final results within six months to a year.
Unfortunately, when there is hanging, excess skin there is no alternative, but to surgically remove the excess skin.