About Back Lift Surgery
Unfortunately, many men and women who have lost a significant about of weight tend to have problem areas that cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone. Typically, this includes the upper and mid back or bra line area. While you may love your new figure, weight loss can leave behind back rolls, and droopy folds of excess skin that can prevent you from embracing your new look to the fullest. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin is excited to offer back lift surgery (also known as a bra line lift or back tuck). This procedure will trim away sagging bulges of skin that reside on the upper back and sides of the chest to create a slimmer contour. Many patients opt to combine liposuction with a back lift to also address isolated pockets of fat. If you have been struggling to achieve the shape you desire, call Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to learn more about how a back lift can help correct your concerns.
"Absolutely wonderful experience from the entire staff in Dr. Martins office they will make you feel not only comfortable but like you are talking with your best friend. Dr. Martin skills and care for his patients will make you happy with your decision to choose Martin Plastic Surgery to take care of you! They take care of you from start to finish you never feel like you are being left in the dark or just another surgery, you feel like you are the most important person during your entire treatment from consultation through healing till your final appointment. I could not be happier with how I look and feel! Thank you all so much!"- S.M. / Google / Oct 18, 2023
"Life.Changing.Experience! Trust Him and the Process!! - I had my procedure a year ago in June 2022. I would’ve write a review sooner, but it wouldn’t have been as meaningful. The office itself is beautiful, clean, and pristine. I felt a sense of calm and comfort the moment I opened the door. And that is something you don’t realize you need until your nerves start to strike.The staff is absolutely caring!! Any time you call or have a question, you speak to them directly; never a voicemail or automation. They remember you by name and build a bond with you immediately. I never felt, and still do not feel, like a generic patient when I see them. After my procedure, I called and Dr. Martin himself answered and spoke to me directly. How often does that happen?!. On my first consult, Dr. Martin listened to my concerns and then provided his professional opinions and feedback. Trust him and the process! He knows what he is doing and he is a perfectionist. When it comes to your body, you do not want anything less than that.I have read that his “bedside manner is lacking”. If you truly feel that way, then you did not do as instructed or had unrealistic expectations (that he will warn you about). He comes off a bit quiet and serious, at first, but I took it as him being thorough and that what needed to be done was not something to be taken lightly. The more time spent prior to my actual procedure and the follow-ups after, he became more talkative. His professionalism should be appreciated. He respects his patients fully and they respect him as well. This past year I have watched my body change just as Dr. Martin told me it would. It looks PERFECT! Everything he said to look out for and do, I have. I said it before and I’ll say it again… Trust Him and the Process!! Dr. Martin did more for me than just a surgical procedure… He gave me back something that I didn’t think I’d ever see again… ME! If you are scared or worried or whatever the case may be about having a procedure done, Stop! It is not what you have to lose, but what you have to gain. I would do it a hundred times over and all the exact same way. Thank you Dr. Martin, and all the beautiful ladies in the office, for taking care of me the way that you have. I will never forget it!!!"- V. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2023
"Dr. Martin and his staff are just extraordinary. I appreciated how they listened to my concerns. I did weeks of research trying to find a great plastic surgeon and after my first appointment at Martin plastic surgery I knew I made the right decision. After surgery, I felt confident that I would be very pleased with my results. I feel that Dr. Martin is very caring about his patients. Being an hour and a half from the office, I was still able to voice concerns and have help with concerns. I couldn’t be happier with my reduction results. Dr. Martin is very great at what he does, even while being prepped for surgery the nurses all assured me I’d be very happy with my results. Great experience!"- C.W. / Google / Apr 15, 2023
"Dr. Martin and his staff are absolutely incredible! The office staff are very friendly, and they remember who you are (which goes such a long way with me). Dr. Martin himself, is very honest and takes the time to explain procedures and why he may suggest something different. I got the tummy tuck, lipo to flanks and breast augmentation, all of it had turned out so well (I’m only 2 weeks post op), and so far it has been a great journey. I could not recommend Dr. Martin or his office enough! You won’t be disappointed!"- A.D. / Google / Dec 02, 2022
"Dr Martin is incredible! He does an amazing job! Very kind compassionate and caring! I had a wonderful experience there from the time you walk in till the time you leave you are treated with great dignity and and compassion ! I highly recommend Dr Martin. He did a fantastic job with my surgical needs and I could not be more proud of my results!"- A.E. / Facebook / Oct 19, 2022
You might be a candidate for a back lift if you have lost a significant amount of weight or are at a healthy stable weight with excess skin and folds on the back. Many patients who undergo this procedure have tried diet and exercise without success. We invite you to set up a private consultation with Dr. Martin to discuss all your questions and concerns to determine if this treatment is right for you and your cosmetic goals.
A back lift takes just about 1 – 2 hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia. It is considered an outpatient procedure, which means patients will be free to return home the same day. During a back lift surgery, an incision is generally made across the upper back from one side to the other, usually where the bra line resides. Excess skin and tissue are trimmed away, and the remaining skin just above and below the bra strap is pulled tight and then sutured.
What to Expect
After surgery, you will be fitted with a compression garment with a large back strap to help compress the surgical area and keep the incision protected. Some discomfort and tightness will initially be felt, but this subsides after a few weeks. Dr. Martin will also provide specific aftercare instructions to help in the recovery process. It's important to adhere to all instructions as they will help speed up the healing period and aid in providing the best results possible. For most, the outcome is a tighter, flatter, more toned back, which allows patients to wear more types of clothing with confidence. The scars, once healed, are usually hidden under the bra strap.
Frequently Asked Questions
How common is this procedure?
This procedure has gained popularity over the years, especially as more and more individuals are losing weight thanks to the success of bariatric weight loss surgery. The majority of patients love their results.
Weight loss patients who undergo skin removal or body contouring generally do not put emphasis on their backs—at first. They commonly go for the tummy tuck, thigh lift or breast lift to correct loose skin. In some cases, a back tuck can be the final stage in the skin removal process. It is very common for patients to consider combining several procedures with a back lift for optimal results. For example, patients undergoing a tummy tuck and butt lift may also address their back at the same time.
What about scarring?
Scarring is definitely a part of this procedure, but the good news is that the scarring is usually hidden under the bra strap or a bathing suit top. Men who lose weight and wish to undergo a back tuck will have great results from the surgery, but unfortunately will have to understand that a visible scar will also be a part of the surgical outcome.
Can’t I just have lipo?
Liposuction is still the best surgical method used for fat removal today. However, patients who are candidates for a back tuck are not dealing with excess fat, but instead, loose skin. Liposuction cannot remove loose skin, only a skin removal surgery will achieve this. A back lift is the best way to attain a flat, toned back for patients with loose skin and rolls on the back.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1:30 - 2:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
If you have lost a significant amount of weight or are unhappy with the extra skin on your back, call Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL today to learn more. We will be happy to set up a private consultation with Dr. Martin so you can sit down with him to discuss all your questions and concerns. He can help create a customized treatment plan that is unique to your needs. Don't let excess skin stand in the way of achieving a sexy smooth back. You deserve to look and feel your best.