We may not notice it enough because it’s not in our line of vision, but the back can be a tough conversation for many. The bra rolls that you tend to see in the front can develop on the back as well. As always, you can start with your search for a better back appearance through diet and exercise. Pull-ups, push-ups, and cardio, in general, can help us maintain or start seeing a more contoured back. Although exercise is the first route we recommend, there are certain times that back fat becomes out of our control. Genetics, aging, and lack of time can affect how soon we see results, but luckily there are alternatives.
You have likely heard of liposuction as a means of removing stubborn fat, and of all the areas to have liposuction, the back is not always thought of as an option. Just as with any other area targeted with liposuction, an incision is made in your back to insert a thin, hollow tool called a cannula. The cannula is moved back and forth in controlled motions to loosen the excess back fat that will be sucked out through the cannula. Certain benefits that come with back liposuction are removing excess fat to increase definition, reducing bulging fat pockets, and targeting different areas of the back such as the upper, mid, or lower back and back bra roll.
Back lift surgery, meanwhile, may come as a surprise option since face and breast lifts tend to be more common. This procedure targets loose or lax skin around similar areas of the back mentioned before (upper, mid, or lower back). During a back lift procedure, your doctor will reshape any loss back skin while removing any excess skin from your body. If diet and exercise do work for you, this procedure is an excellent option for removing the loose skin left behind after weight loss.
Combining both of these procedures is something that we see often. Back liposuction is ideal for removing bulging fat deposits that are difficult to get rid of. After liposuction, however, you may see loose skin after a significant amount of fat removal. A back lift procedure is frequently done during the same procedure to remove any excess skin left from liposuction while repositioning the skin to improve any other sagginess.
These procedures are available for those who have an excellent health background with no underlying conditions. These are not for weight loss but to help with stubborn areas of fat. If you are not willing to make specific lifestyle changes after either procedure, you risk losing your results. Talk to your surgeon about any possible complications before the procedure.