Who is a candidate for Back Liposuction?
Both men and women are good candidates for back liposuction if they don’t have any significant medical problems. Women are concerned with the fat around their bra roll and mid back which detracts from the curves that accentuate the female body. These areas can be sculpted and create a more attractive appearance to the back. Men often want a V-shaped look from the back which is more masculine and associated with an athletic look. At Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we evaluate each client and determine what areas of their backs would need to be sculpted to get the maximum benefit from the surgical procedure.
How is the procedure performed?
At Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic back liposuction is performed under local tumescent anesthesia. The patient is also sedated with medications prior to the administration of the tumescent anesthesia. Small punctures in the skin are made to introduce the tumescent anesthesia and these punctures are placed in strategic areas to maximize fat removal. These incisions will disappear over time, usually 6 -12 months. We then use small cannulas and the SmartLipo Triplex laser to contour and remove fat from your back. The use of the SmartLipo enables us to get the best skin tightening possible with a laser liposuction device.
What is the recovery time after the procedure?
Most patients experience some discomfort after the procedure for 2-5 days. It is recommended that you rest for 1-2 days after the procedure. You will be wearing a compression garment and that will help with the discomfort. Most patients can return to work in 3-4 days. The torso garment is similar to a one-piece bathing suit and will serve to compress and support the areas that were treated.
What kind of results can I expect after the procedure?
After the procedure you will have swelling for about 2-3 weeks. If a large amount of fat was removed healing may be slower. The SmartLipo laser treatment will help with skin tightening for 2-3 months after the procedure. You may notice results sooner than that in some cases. The final results are complete anywhere from 3-6 months after the procedure is completed. Most of our patients are very pleased with the new contour of their backs.
What is the average cost of the procedure?
The procedure costs vary depending on the size of the patient and the areas of the back that need to be treated. If only the upper portion of the back is treated with liposuction the beginning cost for the procedure would be $4,800. If the entire upper and lower back were to be treated the cost would start at $8,900. Use of the SmartLipo laser in this region provides our patients with a more defined and sculpted look. When the entire back is treated, we strive to create sexy curves that highlight the female form. The goals for male back liposuction are different and are targeted to create a fit and athletic look.
What are the risks associated with the procedure?
Like all operative procedures there is a risk of infection. But at our facility we have a very low infection rate well below 1%. Contour irregularities can also occur when doing the procedure, but at Atlanta Liposuction we are very precise with the placement of our entry ports and pay close attention to the anatomy of the back region. Adherence to this method has given us good and consistent results for our patients.
If you are interested in improving the appearance of your back you may be the right candidate for this procedure. We offer complimentary consultations and can provide you with a detailed quote for this procedure. Contact our office for more information!