A back lift is a surgical procedure which is aimed at producing a slimmer and better defined contour to the back by eliminating excess skin and fat.The development of folds in the mid and lower back area occurs in both men and women. This condition can be more visible in women because a brassiere can drop the skin tightly underneath it and folds appear around the bra. Most patients undergo a back lift in addition to their back liposuction when they have a substantial amount of excess skin in addition to fat.
The first incision is done along the marked incision line. The skin is slowly lifted and liposuction is often used to separate the skin from the underlying fat. The condition of the patient plays a significant role in determining the amount of skin to be removed. Frequently a strip of skin several inches tall is removed along with the entire width of the back.Once finished the incision is closed, the line is covered with bandage or tape. The whole procedure lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. In general, no drain is required, but occasionally it is and instructions on how to remove it will be provided by your surgeon.
After surgery, wait for at least 24 hours before taking your bath and do not expect to return to work the first week after surgery.Your back will probably be bruised and be painful for a few days. In order to relieve the pain, apply an ice pack to the painful areas. Some patients report that discomfort requires the use of analgesics for up to a week after surgery, especially at night.
A compression garment must be worn for several weeks after the surgery.The scars will be covered with bandages for the first week, and the patient should avoid any form of stretching, lifting of heavy objects, or engaging in strenuous exercise for another three to four weeks after the procedure. The patient can resume normal activities as soon as they no longer experience any form of discomfort.
You feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your upper and middle back
You have excess skin and fat in the upper and middle parts of your back that you are unable to eliminate via exercising and/or proper nutrition
You have lost a significant volume of weight following a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve procedure.
You have lost a lot of weight with diet and exercise
- All transfers – Airport, Hotel, Clinic.
- 4 nights at a 5* Hotel on a full board basis
- Pre-operative tests
- The anaesthetics
- The surgeons
- Compression garment
- Personal assistant
- New sim card
- The stay at the clinic
- Care by a nurse at the hotel throughout your stay
Extra personal expenses
Back Lift – general anesthesia
Duration – 1.5 hours
Hospital stay – 2/3 nights
Hotel stay – 4 nights
Back to work – 7 to 10 days
Back lift – 1750£