A back lift is a body contouring surgery performed by plastic surgeon, Dr. Erick Sanchez, that removes wrinkled, hanging skin on the upper body. The best candidates for these procedures are men and women with sagging skin and fatty tissue in multiple areas of the upper half of their body that is nearly impossible to lose with diet and exercise alone. By reshaping and tightening the skin, the back lift alter the love handles on the upper back, flabby skin on the underside of the arms, deflated breasts, and fat bulges on the upper abdomen. This combination of surgeries at Sanchez Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA is common for patients who have lost 100 pounds or more.
What to Expect
A back lift can include a combination of an arm lift, a breast lift and liposuction on the upper back. The extent of the surgical intervention will differ from patient to patient. During the initial consultation, our surgeon will assess your arms, breasts, upper back, abdomen and torso to discuss the body contouring techniques that will be used to create a tailored back lift that meets the patient goals. Liposuction is almost always used to eliminate excess fat and tissue. We will work one-on-one with the patient to identify the areas of the body that will be surgically corrected. This combination of procedures will be performed on the same day or as discussed with your surgeon.
After the Surgery
Our patients usually spend a couple nights in the hospital after back lift surgery, and total of two weeks off from work to recovery from the surgery. Patients will be required to maintain multiple drains on their body to help drain excess fluid and blood. The recovery following an back lift can be lengthy due to the nature of having multiple surgeries. Six week after the operation, most patients begin to feel normal and start to see results. At this time, exercise can gradually be resumed.
Back Lift FAQs
CAN I COMBINE SURGERIES?
On average, an upper body surgery has a recovery time of about six weeks. Because an back lift and a lower body lift are fairly extensive surgical undertakings, most surgeons will opt to separate the procedures into two separate surgeries. This is to minimize risks, allow for healing, and keep the patient healthy.
WHAT ABOUT SCARRING?
We make every effort to place the incisions in areas that can be covered with clothing and hidden as much as possible. Incision placement is truly dependent on the patient’s body and surgical needs, and this varies for each patient.
CAN I USE INSURANCE?
Your medical coverage and benefits will be discussed during your financial meeting with one of our billing and insurance coordinators. In most cases, insurance companies will not cover cosmetic surgery. Only in cases of medical problems or infection that exists because of loose and hanging skin in weight loss patients.
WILL I SEE POSITIVE RESULTS?
Yes, upper body surgery does produce positive results. Seeing a dramatic difference in your physique and shape can give you a major boost in body confidence. This surgery allows many to feel confident in their own skin again. Many patients say that they feel like they have a brand new body following this procedure and that they can’t wait to wear form-fitting clothes.
I researched abdominoplasty for months before I had a consultation with Dr Sanchez and his team. They were so available and patient with me through all of my questions even before I finally secured my surgery date. My husband attended my post op appointment with me and I was so impressed with how attentive Dr Sanchez was while he educated him on what was about to happen. I knew I would be pleased but my results exceeded my expectations and I’m so extremely happy! Thank you Dr Sanchez and team! You have forever changed my life and I’m so grateful! #snatchedbysanchez
Oooh my God where do I start Dr Sanchez and his people are the best they are so friendly and helpful and may I add I love my results thanks for helping me love myself again 💜
Just had my scar removal surgery today
with Dr. Sanchez and I really recommend him and his practice! Dr. Sanchez is extremely honest, helpful, accommodating, and skilled. He is upfront about expectations as well as understanding of a patient’s wants. His bedside manner is collected, patient, and overall just wonderful . . . even when you’re acting a fool like I was lol He also has the most amazing supporting staff. All the girls who helped me during consultation, pre-op, during the operation, and of course when I go for post-op have been nothing short of amazing - you can’t fake the genuine care they have for patients! I really love this plastic surgery clinic and I definitely recommend!!
Dr. Sanchez performed tummy tuck with 360 lipo I am currently 11weeks post op and I cannot thank him enough for the awesome job he done and with the great bedside manner.... prior to choosing Sanchez I consulted with several local physicians and also surgeons in Miami and Dominican Republic. Decided on Sanchez due to his warm and welcoming and patient manner during my initial consultation. My surgery was on a Friday Dr. Sanchez gave my husband his personal cell phone number to contact him if I had any issues over the weekend that itself made me know that i had chosen the right doctor for my procedure..., I have absolutely no complaints about Dr. Sanchez or his entire staff and my results are amazing.
Simply the BEST. If you are checking reviews to make your decision on a Dr. stop here. Dr. Sanchez is hands down the best. My results are amazing, his talent speaks for its self. I look forward to trips to the office, his staff is super friendly and Dr. Sanchez always makes you feel so comfortable. 10/10 all of the time!
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