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.
What is the back lift?
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.
Where does Dr. Vitenas perform back lift surgery?
Dr. Vitenas performs the back lift surgery at Houston Surgery Center, which is located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.
What type of anesthesia is used for the back lift?
General anesthesia is always used for a cosmetic back lift.
Where are the incisions made for the 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.
Does the back lift leave scars?
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.
What is the recovery like after the 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.
How long until I can return to school or work after the back lift?
Work can usually be resumed within seven to ten days following the back lift.
What are the risks of the back lift?
Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with the back lift. These may include bleeding, infection, and scarring.
What is the cost of a back lift at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery?
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.