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Back Lift
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Improved Confidence With Permanent Body Sculpting

When it comes to body confidence, sometimes the abs get all the attention. But the back can be an equally troublesome area. If you have excess skin and fat deposits in the back and bra area, especially if you've experienced significant weight loss, our Chicago Back Lift can help transform your physique and renew your sense of vitality.

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Back Lift at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

Our luxurious facility prioritizes your comfort and care alongside outstanding aesthetic outcomes. Dr. Michael Horn is a board-certified plastic surgeon, highly sought-after in the Chicago area, and is widely regarded as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. If you're ready to achieve your desired physique, schedule a consultation and plan the perfect strategy for brilliant results. Dr. Horn and his team strive to deliver personalized service and exceptional results to every patient who walks through their doors.

What is a Back Lift?

A Back Lift, sometimes referred to as a bra line back lift, upper body lift, or back lipectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and fat in the upper and mid-back area. This procedure is ideal for those who have experienced significant weight loss, aging-related skin laxity, or a genetic predisposition to excess back tissue. This procedure focuses on specific areas such as the bra line, upper back, and sides of the torso to improve contours and create a smoother, more toned appearance.

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Back Lift vs Liposuction

The choice between a Back Lift vs. liposuction depends on each individual's specific concerns, desired outcomes, and candidacy for each procedure. A Back Lift is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions along the bra line or upper back to remove excess skin and fat and tighten underlying muscles if necessary. Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the suction of excess fat deposits through small incisions using a cannula. A Back Lift provides more comprehensive results by addressing both excess skin and fat, while liposuction primarily targets fat reduction.

Back Lift Benefits

A Back Lift can enhance the overall aesthetic of the back area and boost confidence for an incredible improvement in overall quality of life. You can wear swimwear, lingerie, and formal attire you've been avoiding with a smooth and sculpted back area. Our patients see outstanding benefits that include:

  • Removing excess skin and fat from the upper and mid-back area, resulting in smoother, more defined contours and a slimmer appearance
  • Alleviate discomfort or irritation caused by excess skin folds or bra line bulges
  • Increased self-esteem and body confidence
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Back Lift Candidates

Ideal candidates for Back Lift surgery are those in overall good physical condition who are seeking to address excess fat and loose skin in the back or bra line area. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for a back lift Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Horn, can address that along with any other questions you have during your initial consultation. Contact us today!

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation, Dr. Horn will take time to learn about your aesthetic needs and create a custom treatment plan to address your concerns. Preparation for surgery may include lab work, and we will advise you to avoid any blood thinning medications or supplements prior to surgery.

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The Back Lift can be performed under general anesthesia with sedation and takes about one to two hours. Dr. Horn will skillfully remove excess skin and fat and sculpt the body for a tighter, slimmer result.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

For most patients, recovery lasts about two weeks, and patients are able to resume regular activity after about four to six weeks.

Why choose a Back Lift at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa?

With over 10,000 cosmetic surgical procedures performed, Dr. Horn boasts an unparalleled level of experience in his field. At Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, our entire team is committed to providing patients with exceptional care and delivering outstanding aesthetic results. Chicago area plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Horn, has earned recognition from InTouch and Allure and has appeared on Channel 8 News. His extensive knowledge and expertise have made him a sought-after professional in the industry.

Schedule Your Chicago, IL, Back Lift Consultation at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa Today

If you're ready to feel like yourself again, contact us today at (312) 202-9000. You can also schedule your consultation via our convenient contact form anytime.

Back Lift FAQs

This procedure is typically performed as outpatient surgery, and the recovery involves minimal pain. Discomfort can often be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

When performed by a qualified professional, Back Lift surgery is typically not associated with serious risks. Possible rare risks that are present with many surgeries could include infection, anesthesia complications, or bleeding.

For most patients, the results are permanent, unless there is significant weight gain at a later time.

While the procedure does involve the removal of loose skin and excess fat pockets, it is not considered a weight loss method, and patients will not see considerable changes on the scale after this procedure.

Each patient's treatment plan will vary and the cost of a Back Lift depends on the surgeon's fees, facility and anesthesiologist costs, along with any additional procedures.

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.

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