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.
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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