A Bra-Line Back Lift is an operation done to remove unwanted excess skin and fat from the upper back. Sometimes, liposuction is combined with bra-line back lift to achieve the best contour possible.
A Bra-Line Back Liftis an operation done to remove unwanted excess skin and fat from the upper back. Sometimes, liposuction is combined with bra-line back lift to achieve the best contour possible.
• A Bra-Line Back Lift? is an excellent operation for women who find they have extra skin and fat in their upper back area. Often, this skin can cause issues with clothes fitting properly. Some women find a similar problem after losing a lot of weight. No amount of dieting or sit-ups can restore the elasticity to the skin – in these cases surgery is the way to go!
• On the other hand, surgery is not a weight-loss substitute. The ideal candidate for a Bra-Line Back Liftis at or near her goal weight before undergoing surgery. The aesthetic outcome will not be as good if there are significant fluctuations in your weight after surgery. If you aren’t sure, you can always come for a consultation and discuss your options with Dr. Elkins-Williams.
Liposuction is best for removing unwanted fat, especially in troublesome areas that are not responding to diet and exercise. However, it cannot remove excess skin. Learn More Here
A Bra-Line Back Lift will remove the extra and stretched skin from the upper back. This results in a scar across the back – the goal is to put the scar into your bra-line (hence the name!), so that it is minimally visible.
Our team will:
• Ask about your goals and expectations for Bra-Line Back Lift
• Ask about your overall health, including other medical conditions, prior surgeries, medications and drug allergies.
• Examine your back and any other areas of concern.
• Take photographs
• You will have a detailed discussion with Dr. Elkins-Williams to determine your goals and realistic outcome of the surgery. Dr. Elkins-Williams will discuss all of your options and recommend a course of treatment
• Every woman’s body is unique. Dr. Elkins-Williams is broadly trained in a wide variety of surgical techniques that he can adapt to each individual patient to deliver the very best results. During your consultation, Dr. Elkins-Williams will help you determine the right operation and right technique for your unique circumstances.
• Bothersome drains are typically unnecessary in Bra-Line Back Lift. And with all of the sutures under the skin and absorbable, the only thing you have to worry about after surgery is healing and making a full recovery.
• Bra-Line Back Lifttypically requires about 3 hours to perform under general anesthesia. You will have some pain and swelling immediately after surgery. Most patients will require pain medication for a few days. You will need to hold off on aerobic exercise for at least 2 weeks after surgery; Dr Elkins-Williams will advise you when strenuous activity can be resumed.
• Swelling will gradually improve over a period of around 3 months. Though results are visible immediately, the final outcome will reveal itself over several months as theswelling in the abdomen resolves.
• Look forward to better-fitting, more comfortable clothing and enjoy improved confidence in your new body!
You will receive a surgical quote and any clearance forms required at your consultation. Should you decide to proceed, we will connect you with our patient care coordinator, Shannon Jones. At this time, you will select a procedure date and pay a $500.00 non-refundable booking fee to reserve this date. Once the surgery date is set, we schedule a pre-operative appointment two weeks prior to surgery.
At your pre-op, you will have ample time to discuss your upcoming procedure in great detail and have all your questions answered. We will review all pre- and post-operative care, prescribed medications, and any provisions we may give you for use pre- and post-surgery. You will review and sign the consent for surgery, and the balance will be due at the conclusion of this appointment.
Avoid blood thinning medications/supplements for two weeks prior to surgery. This includes any aspirin or aspirin-containing products as well as any anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve and Advil). Generally, you may take Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Avoid supplements such as Vitamin E, multi vitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil and flax seed oil.) You will be given a complete list of medications/supplements to avoid at your pre-op. All these medications can contribute to bleeding problems following surgery and can increase the amount of bruising.