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Many of us know what it is like to have extra skin hanging from unwanted places. Often, this sagging skin accompanies dramatic weight loss. By shedding pounds, it is possible to be left with stubborn fat deposits that not even diet and exercise can address. The good news is that there are plenty of surgical and non-surgical options to address unwanted skin, including a type of procedure known as body contouring.

As you consider body contouring, you may have questions about its efficacy in eliminating fat from specific parts of your body. One of the most common areas for unwanted fat is the back. The good news is that body contouring can work wonders in this area, eliminating the dreaded “bra roll” and ensuring there are no unwanted bulges on the back.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to any technique that is intended to streamline the body, providing a trimmer, more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Body contouring procedures are not intended to help you lose weight, but they may help you look and feel more confident following a period of weight loss. Body contouring is a popular option among moms who are looking to regain their pre-pregnancy physique, and among patients who are in decent shape but have stubborn fat deposits that they cannot seem to get rid of.

While several body contouring options are non-surgical in nature, such as the popular CoolSculpting® method, the best results often require a surgical intervention. If you are specifically looking to eliminate the bra roll caused by a back bulge, we may recommend a surgical procedure known as the back lift.

What Is a Back Lift?

The back lift is a very commonplace surgery in which Dr. Flugstad or Dr. Rivet will make some small incisions, remove unwanted fat from your back area, and pull the skin tighter for a taut, streamlined appearance.

Also known as the upper body lift, this procedure is specifically designed to ensure that there is no excess fat around the bra line or general upper back area.

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?

If you have recently lost weight but still need to shed unwanted skin, body contouring may be a good option for you. And if you are specifically concerned about excess skin on your back, the back lift may be the way to go.

The best candidates for body contouring:

    • Are in good health overall
    • Have a stable body weight
    • Maintain a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise
    • Have talked with their doctor and have reasonable expectations about the procedure

To find out whether you are a good candidate for body contouring, schedule a consultation with Denton Plastic Surgery.