A back lift is a plastic surgery procedure which tightens and smooths the skin of the back and reduces excess of the skin. This procedure is recommended for patients who are experiencing skin flaccidity as a result of rapid weight loss, and for overweight patients who are undergoing liposuction in addition to skin reduction. The procedure is most commonly performed in patients following bariatric surgery with significant weight loss.
A back lift can be performed with liposuction or skin resection alone. This depends on the patient’s skin condition.
The procedure generally lasts around two to three hours and is only performed under general anaesthesia. The plastic surgeon makes an incision in the skin, the scar of which, in the case of women, will be hidden in the bra area. The doctor may also make an incision that overlaps the side of the chest.
Patients who come to the KCM Clinic for a consultation with the doctor, are referred to do the appropriate tests and inform the doctor about their medical history. Based on the information obtained and the results of the tests, the plastic surgeon specialist decides on the patient’s eligibility for surgery.
It is recommended that patients undergoing a back lift are in good health or have properly treated chronic diseases and do not smoke.
Among the benefits of a back lift procedure that can be mentioned are: firming and smoothing of the back skin, getting rid of unsightly folds of skin, significant tightening of the back skin, firming and smoothing of the back skin.