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For many women looking at their rear view in the mirror is an unpleasant thought. Skin laxity on the upper back, mostly around the bra line area can create bulging folds most commonly known as ‘bra bulge’ that some individuals may feel looks unappealing. Unfortunately, this can have a huge impact on one’s self esteem especially because of the frustration of choosing the right outfit that could hide away the bulge.
At Centre for Surgery we have your back! Bra line back lift surgery addresses this problem and helps eliminate the stubborn bra bulge that is not easy to get rid of with just diet and exercise. The procedure can help contour and tighten the bulge around the bra line giving aesthetically pleasing results.
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with bra line back lift surgery.
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.
The procedure is ideal for women who have skin laxity on the upper back that has created a bulge around the bra line and have not able to get rid of it with just diet and exercise. Individual experiencing weight fluctuations may be considered.
The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the bra line back lift procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.
The surgeon will:
- Take a focused history and examine you
- Explain the bra line back lift procedure
- Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you
A surgeon performing the procedure can be either from a plastic surgery, ENT surgery or maxillofacial surgery background. All three specialities are fully trained to perform bra line back lift.
Bra line back lift is performed under local anaesthesia to ensure maximum patient safety and relaxation throughout the whole procedure. The procedure is a day case procedure so the patient can go home on the same day.
The first stage of the procedure involves performing liposuction using Lipomatic to remove excess fat from the area. An incision is then made across the back that is used to cut off the excess skin, and incision is then stitched up with dissolvable sutures. The scar is made in an area that can be easily hidden underneath the bra or bikini strap.
The procedure can help get rid of multi back rolls by smoothing them out during the surgery.
Following the bra line back lift surgery, there will be some swelling and bruising that will fade away over time. It usually takes up to 10 days to fully recover, however, strenuous activities must be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks. Pain medication can be taken to ease any discomfort felt during the recovery period.
The individual should expect a aesthetically pleasing appearance of their rear view after having excess fat and skin removed. The bra bulge and back rolls will be eliminated. The circumference of the upper back will also be reduced giving a naturally appealing appearance.
- The incision scar is hidden underneath the bra or bikini strap
- Results are immediate after the swelling has gone down
- Helps remove excess fat and skin at the same time
- Enhances rear view appearance
- A scar will be left across the back but can be hidden
- Infection and bleeding that can be avoided with a good aftercare routine
- Allergic reaction to the anaesthesia
Am I a good candidate for a bra line back lift?
The procedure is suitable for you if you have a bulge around the bra line area and are not able to get rid of it with just diet and exercise.
How is the procedure performed?
Liposuction with Lipomatic is performed to remove excess fat. Then an incision scar is made across the back that is used to remove excess skin and tighten the back for an appealing look. The incision is then stitched up with dissolvable sutures.
How do I prepare for my surgery?
You are expected to quit smoking for at least 30 days before your bra line back lift surgery. Avoid taking aspirin or any blood thinners to prevent bleeding during the procedure.
How long does the procedure take for completion?
The procedure usually takes up to an hour.
How is the recovery period going to be like?
Expect some swelling and bruising following your surgery that will fade away over time. It may take up to 10 days for you to fully recover. It is recommended that you avoid any strenuous physical activities for 4-6 weeks to allow the treated area to heal.
What are the complications associated with the surgery?
Bra line back lift does not come with many complications other than the ones associated with any surgical procedures like infection and bleeding that can prevented with a good aftercare routine.
What results can I expect from the procedure? Is it going to last permanently?
An aesthetically pleasing contour and tightness of the appearance of your back. The result may be affected by weight gain, therefore, it is important to maintain weight to maintain your results.
Is it going to be painful?
You will be under local/twilight anaesthesia making the experience relaxing and pleasant throughout the whole procedure.
Will I be left with a scar?
The incision scar is made across your back which will leave a thin line, however, it can be hidden with your bra or bikini strap easily.
Are there limitations in the results I can achieve?
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