About Back Lift Surgery
There are a number of events that can contribute to the development of unsightly folds of skin that hang above and below the bra line, like losing weight and aging. Also called "back rolls," this stubborn hanging skin can cause bulges throughout your body and make you feel self-conscious when wearing a number of different types of clothes. Thankfully, board-certified plastic surgeon Roderick M. Urbaniak, M.D. provides bra-line back lifts (also called upper back lifts) to patients who wish to remove their excess skin and significantly smooth out their silhouette. Using modern techniques, Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will trim away the loose skin along the back and sides of your chest that plagues your appearance and self-esteem. If you're interested in learning more about this shape-enhancing surgery, contact our Largo, FL office, Urbaniak Plastic Surgery, and schedule your one-on-one consultation. At our cosmetic facility, we see patients all throughout the greater Clearwater, FL area and beyond to help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
If you are interested in bra-line back lift surgery, Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will listen to your concerns and goals to help you decide if this is the right surgery for you. Reasons that could lead one to seek out an upper back lift surgery are having excess skin or bulges and rolls along the bra-line. This procedure is generally performed for patients who have loft a significant amount of weight, but it could also be incorporated as a part of a mommy makeover. Loose skin along the middle and upper back can also emerge as a result of aging. In order to qualify for this treatment, you should be in good general health, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations for your outcomes.
Before your procedure, Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will perform a full-body evaluation, listen to your goals, and create a customized treatment plan to address your concerns and achieve the silhouette you want. A bra-line back lift is performed with the patient under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. Typically, Dr. Urbaniak will create horizontal incisions across the middle or upper back. The excess tissue will then be removed, pulled tight, and sutured closed. The length of your procedure will depend on the amount of skin being removed and whether or not your bra-line lift is being combined with other procedures.
What To Expect
Following your surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area and cared for. Before you're discharged, a compression bra or chest wrap will be placed to hold together and protect the surgical area, as well as to reduce swelling. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak or a member of our team will give you detailed incision care instructions so that your scars heal well and fade smoothly. You may experience some pain and tightness, but these side effects will diminish over time. You will be encouraged to attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Urbaniak so he can monitor your progress and results. Your surgical outcomes will become more noticeable as the post-op swelling and inflammation goes away.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a bra-line back lift cost?
The cost for your bra-line back lift surgery will vary depending on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, as well as anesthesia and facility fees and other factors. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will assess your goals and needs before creating your personalized upper back lift treatment plan. Once this is all done, he will be better able to estimate your potential costs and discuss your various payment options, such as low-interest medical financing.
Can I combine a back lift with other procedures?
Yes. A bra-line back lift can be combined with a range of other procedures with the approval of Dr. Urbaniak. Many patients receive an upper back lift as part of an after weight loss surgery treatment plan or a mommy makeover. Common surgeries paired with back lift are brachioplasty (arm lift), breast lift, upper body lift, thigh lift, tummy tuck, etc. Whether or not your bra-line back lift is paired with another or multiple procedures will depend on your goals and your comprehensive treatment plan.
Will a back lift leave a visible scar?
During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Urbaniak will go over what to expect following your surgery, such as the potential for scars and scar maintenance. Typically, Dr. Urbaniak creates incisions so that they can be well-hidden. For female patients, the resulting blemishes can easily be concealed with a bra. Although scars will result, patients often consider them a small consequence compared to having unwanted rolls and folds along the middle and upper back.
When should I get a back lift?
After losing a significant amount of weight, it's important to give your body time to get used to your new size before considering surgery. You should allow your skin to shrink and adjust to your smaller frame. This can ultimately minimize the amount of skin that will need to be removed for your surgery. You should also be at a healthy, stable weight that you are able to maintain. This is to ensure that you do not compromise your results following the procedure.
How long will the results of a back lift last?
If you are able to maintain a steady weight after your bra-line back lift, your results can last for a long time. However, your skin may become lax over time due to the natural aging process. At your follow-up appointments, Dr. Urbaniak can provide you with recommendations that will help you preserve your surgical outcomes.
Plan Your Procedure
A SMOOTH, TRIM CONTOUR
If back rolls and bra-line bulges prevent you from feeling confident while wearing the clothes you want, consider learning more about upper back lift surgery at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery. At our Largo, FL practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roderick Urbaniak treats numerous patients, creating customized treatment plans and helping them achieve their cosmetic goals. If you live in or around the greater Clearwater, FL area and would like a smoother, trim back, contact our office and schedule your private consultation.