For ladies who want to look super-sleek in their swimwear or wear figure-hugging clothes, the back lift is a great way to remove those unsightly rolls of fat that can accumulate in the upper body.
This isn’t a new idea – in fact, it was invented and announced by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) back in 2008, following extensive trials. What made the procedure stand out was the fact that the position of the incision is calculated to follow the natural curves of undergarments. This means that the surgical scars (although usually light) can be hidden underneath the bra or panties.
Both the upper and lower back can be sculpted, which not only removes rolls of tissue from the upper body but also creates a naturally slim waist and raises the buttocks. It is a very powerful technique, but even after five years, it is not available everywhere.
The results that are achieved by a lower or upper body lift are sensational, even, as noted in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, for athletes and those who keep in shape. It’s a question of giving the back a better sense of definition, by removing natural accumulation of skin and fat that comes with age.
Recovery time is good – seven to ten days – but due to the nature of the surgery, it can be uncomfortable. For example, it would be painful initially to lie on your back while you sleep, and you will need to avoid putting weight on it for up to a week after the procedure.
Naturally, to make the most of the downtime, many patients opt to have multiple procedures done at the same time, and the lower back lift can be combined with a more general lower body lift for maximum effect.
With summer vacations in full swing, these invasive, yet easily concealed procedures should be at the top of the list for anyone wanting to make the most of their assets!
To learn more about any aspect of cosmetic and plastic surgery, including facelifts and noninvasive cosmetic surgery procedures, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery of Houston, Texas, at (281) 484-0088.