About Upper Back Lift
Individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight generally suffer from excess folds of skin on various areas of their body including the mid and upper back. We believe you deserve to look and feel your best at Genecov Plastic Surgery Group, which is why we offer upper back lift surgery to help you obtain that slim figure you desire. No matter how much you exercise, weight loss can leave behind unsightly "back rolls" and droopy folds of skin that hang above and below the bra line. With an upper back lift or "back tuck," our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Raul Barceló and Dr. Huay-Zong Law, will use modern surgical techniques to trim away the loose skin on the upper back and sides of the chest. Liposuction may be combined with this procedure but it is not the primary method used, as liposuction removes fat, not excess skin. Call our Dallas, TX office today to schedule a free consult.
"Dr Genecov is an amazing dr., I highly recommend him. As busy as he is, he takes the time to listen and care. Everyone in the office is helpful too."- J.R. / Google / Apr 16, 2019
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. When I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening.Sept. 2018 I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Carlos Barcelo! I am the mother of 4 beautiful children and let me say that my body just never snapped back. I met Dr. Barcelo there was a feeling of honesty, compassion & listening. When he examined me I had a Tummy Tuck/ Hernia repair. Im 4 weeks out and I am AMAZED OMG! I am SO thrilled with my new body. I'm 51 yrs old & as good as new! I got WAY more than expected! I can't believe it! GO SEE HIM!??"- G.D. / Google / Oct 17, 2018
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Ideal candidates are men and women who have excess skin that resides on their mid and upper back. Generally, patients who undergo this procedure have lost a significant amount of weight, but this procedure can also be performed on patients who simply desire a slimmer figure. Typically, you are an ideal candidate if:
- You are already at or near your goal weight
- Have great skin elasticity
- Are in overall good health
Prior to your procedure, our plastic surgeons will perform a full exam and mark the areas that will be trimmed. Once a customized treatment plan is created, your procedure will be scheduled. An upper back lift is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure. Generally, incisions will be made across the mid or upper back from one side to the other and on the sides of the chest. The excess skin and tissue will then be removed and the skin will be tightened and sutured. For those who have lost an extreme amount of weight, as much as 8 – 10 inches of skin may be removed for a slimmer appearance. The procedure usually takes 1 – 2 hours.
What To Expect
After the procedure, a compression bra or chest strap will be carefully placed to help hold and protect the surgical area. Discomfort and tightness is normal but these symptoms will reside after a few weeks. Although optimal recovery usually takes 6 – 8 weeks, the result is a tighter, slimmer back that is toned and smooth.
Since incisions are made across the back, scarring will be visible. For female patients, scarring can be easily concealed with a bra and male patients can cover their scar with a T-shirt. Understand when garments are not worn, scarring may be seen. We fortunately offer scar revision treatments that can dramatically help reduce their appearance.
Upper back lift surgery can help you achieve the look that you've been working so hard for. Don't let excess back skin steal away your confidence any longer. Call Genecov Plastic Surgery Group in Dallas, TX to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our skilled plastic surgeons can help you reach that next stepping stone in your weight loss journey.