At the Straith Clinic, we rely on cutting-edge surgical techniques to deliver exceptional results to patients in West Bloomfield, Dearborn, and the metro Detroit area. The bra-line back lift is an innovative procedure that can address bothersome fat bulges and excess skin on the upper and middle back. Men and women who have been affected by aging or significant weight loss can benefit from this specialized body contouring procedure.

Bra-Line Back Lift

Fat bulges along the bra line and middle back are a common concern for men and women. Sagging skin also develops in these areas because of natural aging and weight loss. The bra-line back lift combines skin removal techniques with liposuction to eliminate excess skin and stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can also be used on the hips and waistline to address the entire back area and restore a smooth, toned appearance.

What to Expect

  • Anesthesia – Typically local with IV sedation but general anesthesia can be offered in a hospital setting
  • Length of Surgery – 3 hours
  • In/Out Patient – Outpatient procedure at our accredited on-site surgical center
  • Recovery – Patients can return to non-physically strenuous work and resume light activities after 1-2 weeks.
  • Fading of Scars – one to two years
  • Duration of Results – Results will last many years or more but can be affected by aging, gravity, and weight fluctuations

Who is a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for the bra-line back lift are healthy adults bothered by excess skin and fat on the upper-middle back area. If patients are receiving this surgery after massive weight loss, they should be at a stable weight for many months before surgery. Your medical history and treatment goals will be discussed at your consultation with Dr. Baca or Dr. Sabbagh to determine whether the bra-line back lift is right for you.

The Procedure

During the bra-line back lift procedure, a horizontal incision will be made across the back where women can conceal it under their bra or bathing suit. Excess skin will be removed and a small cannula will be used to break up and suction out the excess fat cells. The remaining skin will be carefully pulled up and stitched into place to tighten and eliminate unwanted folds and wrinkling and create a more toned appearance.

Bra-Line Back Lift Recovery

Moderate swelling, bruising, and soreness along the incision line are common for the first 1-2 weeks after bra-line back lift surgery.  Swelling improves greatly after 1 month, but will not completely resolve for approximately 3-6 months. Patients will be instructed on compression garment use to help with swelling. Strenuous activity should also be avoided for several weeks but most patients can return to non-physically strenuous work and light activities within 1-2 weeks.

What Are the Risks?

All surgical procedures come with some risk, but the Straith Clinic is a leading provider of plastic surgery and body contouring in metro Detroit. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Marissa Baca and Dr. William Sabbagh have nearly 50 years of combined experience and have helped many patients achieve exceptional results that meet their expectations. All surgeries are performed at our on-site accredited surgical center where patient safety and comfort are prioritized.

Schedule a Consultation

With an established track record of over 80 years, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body. If you are bothered by stubborn fat and loose skin on your mid-upper back, we encourage you to call our office at 248-270-5272 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a consultation for the bra-line back lift in Bingham Farms, MI.