Bra Line Lift or Upper Back Lipectomy


Patients looking to get rid of embarrassing back rolls can accomplish this with the help of a bra line lift in Baton Rouge. Wearing a bra pulls on the skin around it, which often has the unfortunate side effect of creating rolls and emphasizing loose excess skin on the back. This can make a person feel self-conscious. With this procedure, this area can look more attractive.

What Is a Bra Line Lift?

While exercise can result in a reduction of body fat, it cannot address sagging skin. A bra line lift is a cosmetic body-contouring option used to surgically remove excess skin from the upper back area, eliminating the rolls and bulges caused by sagging skin. This procedure is often combined with liposuction to remove excess fat around the bra line area for a smoother, more contoured appearance.

Am I an Ideal Bra Line Lift Candidate?

The best candidates for the bra line lift are struggling with excess hanging skin on the back due to genetics or dramatic weight loss. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations and are not in poor health.

Good candidates are non-smokers, since smoking can lead to complications. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit at least two weeks before the surgery. You will also need to avoid smoking for the duration of your recovery after the procedure.


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Your Bra Line Lift Consultation

Every bra line lift starts with a consultation. You will meet with your plastic surgeon and discuss your beauty needs and goals, and your plastic surgeon will walk you through the details of the surgery. This discussion will include how to prepare for the procedure and what you will need to do during the recovery process.

Your plastic surgeon will perform an examination, and the two of you will go over your medical history, including any past procedures, medications, and allergies. Finally, your surgeon will create a surgical plan and schedule a date for the procedure.

Details of the Procedure

The bra line lift takes around an hour to an hour and a half to perform. Anesthetic is administered to ensure patient comfort at the beginning of the surgical session. A horizontal incision is then made across the back in an area that is typically fully covered by a bra.

Excess skin is then trimmed away with the help of a scalpel, and the remaining skin is tightened for a more even appearance. Finally, the incision is closed using a method chosen by the surgeon.

The Healing and Recovery Process

Healing after a bra line lift requires rest and downtime. This allows the body to recover and the incisions to heal properly. There will be swelling and bruising in the surgical region, and these will ameliorate in time. To aid in this process, ice packs can be used.

Patients will need to stay home from work until cleared to return. They must avoid raising their arms above their head at all times and should not take part in sports or heavy exercise for several weeks.

Bra Line Lift Cost

For patients who are concerned about the price of this surgical solution, it is important to recognize that cost varies based on several factors. Bra line lift cost depends on factors like the techniques used, amount of tissue removed, and time the procedure takes to perform. Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery offers financing for procedures through CareCredit.

Get in Touch to Find Out More

Interested in learning more about the bra line lift in Baton Rouge? If so, contact Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery and set up your informative consultation with an acclaimed plastic surgeon.

Your Bra Line Lift or Upper Back Lipectomy procedure will be performed in Bourgeois Freel Plastic Surgery‘s surgery center located in Baton Rouge, LA.

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