Back Lift in Houston

We all know that diet and exercise are supposed to produce ideal physical results, but sometimes healthy lifestyle choices simply aren’t enough to create the physique of your dreams. After excessive weight gain or loss, with aging and after tummy tuck surgery a back lift is often the answer to achieving a true hourglass shape. If you are interested in an expert back lift in Houston, look no further than Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.

Back Lift in Houston, Texas

Enjoy a Slimmer, More Contoured Back

The back lift is a procedure that can produce a slimmer, more defined contour to the back and waist as well as lifting the buttocks and thighs. This procedure may be performed as either a lower back lift or an upper back lift, and it is able to produce dramatic contour changes in the patient’s shape. The lower back lift technique is often performed as part of the lower body lift; however, these techniques can be performed on their own as well, especially after a tummy tuck has failed to give a complete rejuvenation.

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Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Vitenas’ Surgical Approach

The Back Lift with Dr. Vitenas

With the lower back lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the lower back and the buttocks are lifted. With the upper back lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper back and from beneath the bra line area.

The back lift is a very powerful procedure that is underutilized by most plastic surgeons today, primarily due to lack of experience. However, in the proper hands, the upper and lower back lift procedures can produce dramatic results that are simply not attainable with any other technique. If you’d like to learn more about how a back lift with Dr. Vitenas can benefit you, reach out to us at our Houston location and set up your consultation today.

“I had a significant liposuction procedure with Dr. Vitenas including my stomach, back, hips, thighs, knees, and upper arms. He achieved considerable fat removal while giving me smooth, symmetrical, stunning results. This was my first cosmetic procedure and I painstakingly researched doctors in Houston, New York, and Miami. I am so glad I chose Dr. Vitenas and his terrific team. From his beautiful facility to his wonderful bedside manner, informed staff, and incredible skill, Dr. Vitenas does not disappoint. If you’re looking for the best, look no further.”

Your Back Lift Consultation

During the back lift consultation, Dr. Vitenas will review your medical history, discuss your goals and answer your questions.  You will have an opportunity to view before and after photos of previous back lift patients and view your potential results using computer imaging. Dr. Vitenas and his patient coordinator will discuss the procedure, as well as reasonable expectations, recovery time, risks, a quote, and payment options.

Your Back Lift Experience

Dr. Vitenas performs the back lift at Houston Surgery Center. The procedure is performed with general anesthesia and takes about two hours to complete. The incision for the upper back lift is located within the confines of the back portion of the bra which is worn during the marking phase. This allows the incision and resulting scar to be concealed by the bra. For the lower back lift, the incision runs across the back above the buttocks, allowing for the creation of a natural, slim waist and elevated buttocks.


Following your back lift in Houston, you may experience some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Most patients find that they can return to work within seven to ten days; however full recovery and return to more strenuous activities take approximately six weeks.

Back Lift FAQ

The back lift is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the back to create a slimmer, more defined back contour. The back lift may be performed as a lower back lift which also lifts the buttocks, thighs and slims the waist, or it may be performed as an upper back lift which also addresses the area around the bra line.

Dr. Vitenas performs the back lift surgery at Houston Surgery Center, which is located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.

General anesthesia is always used for a cosmetic back lift.

The incision for the upper back lift is made within the confines of the back portion of the bra which is worn during the marking phase, while the incision for the lower back lift is made on the back above the buttocks.

The incisions made during the back lift will leave scars, however, they can generally be concealed by a bra for the upper back lift or underwear for the lower back lift.

Initial recovery following the back lift takes about seven to ten days, after which time most patients can return to work. Full recovery, including a return to exercise and strenuous activities, takes about six weeks.

Work can usually be resumed within seven to ten days following the back lift.

Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with the back lift. These may include bleeding, infection, and scarring.

A back lift can cost from $13,000 to $15,000, depending on several factors such as the technique used and the extent of correction desired. The exact cost of your unique procedure cannot be determined without a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, either online or in person. During your confidential consultation, Dr. Vitenas will perform a physical exam and discuss your desired results. You will be able to upload your photos for a virtual consultation and the total price of your back lift will then be determined. At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, this price will be all-inclusive, including the surgeon’s fees, operating suite, anesthesia, and the anesthesiologist’s fees, as well as all follow-up appointments.