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With aging and weight changes, you may wonder if there are any solutions to removing the excess skin from your back. A back lift is a procedure that can accomplish this,  leaving an improved and smoother contour of your back. 

What is a Back Lift?

A back lift is a procedure available to individuals experiencing excess, sagging, loose skin on their back. This procedure can contour the back, giving you a more firm and toned appearance. The incision is created so it can be well hidden under the bra line. A back lift produces a lifting effect and tightens the skin.


Recovery Time

4 Weeks

Type of Anesthesia

General Anesthesia or IV Sedation

Back Lift Candidates

Candidates for a backlift procedure include those unhappy with the appearance of the excess skin on their back area. The excess skin may have developed due to significant weight loss or aging skin. To be considered a good candidate for back lift surgery you should be in overall good health, a non-smoker, have a BMI of 30 or less, and be at a stable weight for at least 6 months.

The Back Lift Procedure

The back lift procedure will begin with our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. D’Agostino, examining and marking the areas of excess skin which will be determined with you. After anesthesia is
administered, Dr. D’Agostino will make incisions in the discussed areas and your excess skin will be removed. The remaining skin will be closed, creating a smooth appearance. A drain may be placed and
bandages will be applied to the area.

Back Lift Recovery

Recovering after your backlift procedure can take several weeks. You can return to work after a week or two and must avoid physical activity for several weeks. Heavy lifting and sun exposure should be avoided to allow the scar to heal and fade properly. You may experience bruising and discomfort in your surgery area. However, this is manageable with medication. Following Dr. D’Agostino’s aftercare instructions are essential to help your body heal.

Schedule a Consultation

Backlift surgery can improve the appearance of your back and can boost your confidence. To experience the aesthetic benefits of a backlift,  contact our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. D’Agostino, at 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery by calling or booking an appointment through our online platform.

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-Stephanie H


I knew two things were most important to me when looking for the right surgeon: the results and bedside manner. I feel so grateful to have hit the jackpot with Dr D who gave me the BEST of both of those. From the first moment I met her in the consult, I knew she was different from most doctors. She is incredibly kind, sweet, patient, and attentive. She made me feel cared for in a way that’s hard to put into words, but when you’re preparing for a big surgery, it’s the exact type of energy that puts you at total ease. Dr D not only answered all my questions, on multiple different occasions, leading up to surgery but she was extremely patient with them all. 

I am extremely pleased with Dr. D’Agostino.

I am extremely pleased with Dr. D’Agostino. She is always on time, personable and kind! She walked me through every step of my procedure, removed all of my cancer and did an amazing job. My scar is barely noticeable at just a couple weeks after my procedure. I will definitely be back for any other cosmetic needs.

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