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Could a bra line back lift be the procedure you need to smooth out upper bra line bulge and get the appearance you want? If you’re considering this procedure, here’s what you should know.

Bra Line

Back Lift

The development of upper back rolls and sagging skin occurs as a result of aging and weight fluctuations. This can produce an unflattering appearance as back fat usually appears around the bra line, resulting in uneven contours. The bra line back lift is designed to create a smooth and uniform contour around the bra line and lower back.

What is Bra Back Lift Surgery?

Bra line back lift surgery is a specialized contouring procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin to enhance one’s natural contours. Diet and exercise may not be able to address these specific areas or excess skin laxity after significant weight loss. The bra line lift can help by removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower back to produce a tighter, more toned appearance.

Am I a Good Candidate for Bra Line Back Lift Surgery?

The ideal candidates for  back bra lift surgery are unhappy with the appearance of their excess skin and back rolls and have been unable to address them through diet and exercise. Candidates should be in good physical and mental health and have a stable body weight. To limit complications associated with the surgery and healing process, the ideal candidate should be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking. Having realistic expectations are a necessary component to the success of this procedure.

If you are considering a bra line back lift procedure but are unsure if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Pautler can address any questions you may have in a pressure-free, relaxed environment, allowing you to make an informed decision that best fits your situation.

What to Expect Before, During, and After a Bra Line Back Lift

With bra line back lift surgery,
the following happens:


Before the Procedure

During the initial consultation, Dr. Pautler will talk with you to understand your expectations and desires for the procedure. By identifying your goals, Dr. Pautler can determine if a bra line lift is appropriate and if any additional procedures may be needed to achieve the best results. A detailed explanation of the cost of the procedure will be provided, and all your questions will be answered. There is no pressure to make your decision at this appointment, but rather it will provide you with all the information to make an informed decision and proceed if you desire.


During the Procedure

The bra line back lift is performed under general anesthesia. Incisions are made on the back along the bra line so the scars can be easily hidden. This allows the surgeon to access the excess skin and tissue so that it can be removed. Depending on your individualized plan, liposuction may be used to help remove fatty bulges and further improve the contour of the back.

Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are sutured close ensuring that any residual scar will be hidden by a bra or swimsuit.


The Recovery Process

The bra line back lift recovery time depends on the amount of tissue that was removed. On average, most patients require 7-10 days to recover, with most patients returning to work after two weeks. Bruising, swelling, and pain are expected during the initial recovery period, but the pain can be managed with medications and ice packs applied to the surgical area.

Strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks after the procedure, and it will take about two weeks before it is comfortable to wear a bra. Showering and washing your hair can begin 24 hours after the procedure. However, baths and hot tubs should be avoided until cleared by your surgeon.

How Much Does a Bra Line Back Lift Cost in Pittsburgh?

In Pittsburgh, a bra line back lift can range from $8,500 to over $11,000 depending on the extent of skin and soft tissue needing to be removed and the degree of liposuction that is needed. The wide range is due to many factors, including geographic location, surgeon experience, and fees associated with surgical assistants and support staff. These factors are discussed in detail at your first consultation to provide upfront pricing and reduce any surprises during your recovery.

The Benefits of a Bra Line Back Lift in Pittsburgh

A bra line back lift can transform the upper back by improving the natural contour and giving it a more toned appearance. In addition, this procedure creates a smooth, contoured transition between the upper and lower back.

In addition to these benefits, a bra line back lift offers:

  • Removes excess skin and tissue. This helps to reduce irritation from tissue rolling over the top of the bra strap.
  • Long-lasting results. The recurrence of back fat rolls are very rare after this procedure especially when a stable weight is maintained.
  • An improvement in body aesthetics. Removing fat and excess skin will provide a more elegant, sculpted fit when wearing bras, swimsuits, and form-fitting clothing.
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence. The results after a bra line back lift provides a boost in self-esteem and confidence both in and out of your clothing.
  • Limited, hidden scarring. The incisions used in the bra line lift fade to become a thin line that can be easily hidden by bras and swimwear.

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Schedule a Consultation with Simona V. Pautler, M.D., F.A.C.S.

The effects of aging and significant weight loss can result in the development of sagging skin and an excess accumulation of back fat causing upper back rolls. These changes can cause you to lose confidence in your body and avoid form-fitting clothing. However, it is possible to regain that confidence and rejuvenate the appearance of the upper back. Dr. Simona Pautler understands the issues affecting women and can help you be more comfortable and self-confident in the appearance of your body.

If you are considering a bra line backlift, call our office at (724) 969-0930 today to schedule an appointment today.


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