Back Lift After Weight Loss

Back Lift

Losing a significant amount of weight is a great accomplishment and a step towards a healthier, more active life. However, excess, sagging skin can present a new challenge, keeping patients from fully enjoying the benefits of their weight loss.  If you are burdened by extra back skin after losing weight, getting rid of it can dramatically enhance your comfort and self-confidence, help you exercise with greater ease, and improve the way clothing fits.  At Ditto Surgical we can remove excess back skin and restore more aesthetically pleasing body contours.

Am I a good candidate for a back lift surgery?

Types of Back Lifts

Upper Back Lift/ Bra Line Lift

This procedure often combines liposuction and skin removal to reduce “bra rolls” and restore a smoother, firmer upper back contour. Incisions are typically located along the bra line, where scars can be easily concealed by clothing.

Lower Back Lift/Buttocks Lift

Dramatic weight loss often results in an excess of skin gathered around the buttocks and lateral thighs. A lower back lift removes excess skin and fat and restores a firmer, smoother, and more slender appearance to the lower back, lateral thighs  and buttocks. This procedure can help jeans and shorts fit much more comfortably, as well as achieve a more youthful, shapely appearance to the lower body  Incisions are typically low on the back and can be hidden by most garments.  

​​Life after a back lift

The majority of back lifts can be performed as outpatient procedures, and patients go home a few hours after surgery.  Expect to be sore and somewhat uncomfortable for the first week or so and spend the first few days resting quietly at home, although you will be encouraged to get up and walk around the house to maintain healthy circulation.  It is not uncommon for patients to have drains temporarily placed in the incisions to help remove fluid after surgery.  Depending on how physically demanding your job is, you can usually return to work within 1-2 weeks.

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Dr. Ditto

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