About a Back Tuck
Losing weight is an amazing accomplishment that should be celebrated. However, for some women, after they lose weight, they may still have problem areas and loose skin to deal with, which can detract from all of their hard work. One of the most common places to accumulate loose skin and bulging is on the upper back above or below the bra line. If this is something that you're struggling with and feeling self-conscious about, then our board-certified plastic surgeons at Institute of Plastic Surgery can help remove and tighten this hanging skin. Our Colorado Springs, CO patients have had great success with back tuck surgeries, losing multiple inches of pesky, stubborn rolls. If you're interested in achieving that sleek, toned look on your back and desire to be able to confidently wear tight clothing again, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with us to learn more.
The best candidates for receiving a back tuck surgery will:
- Have loose, excess skin around the bra line
- Have tried other skin tightening methods without success
- Reached a healthy weight already
- Not desire a weight loss or excessive fat removal solution
- Desire a long-term, natural-looking result
"35 years ago, I had breast implant surgery. Over the course of those years, my breasts had encapsulated causing my breasts to look totally abnormal and very hard to the touch. Fast forward, I needed them removed. Dr Jain was recommended and I couldn't be more pleased. He replaced my implants (both of which had ruptured, but I didn't know it) with the type of implant that much reduces the possibility of encapsulation and no chance of old-school rupture. The results are simply stunning. Soft, normal shaped and just the right size. The surgery was a bit complicated, but Dr. Jain's expertise was key in getting the results I wanted. Dr. Jain is gifted, and very attuned to the needs of the patient. He gave me a realistic description of what to expect and he delivered. His staff is wonderful--very attentive and supportive. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased. Highly recommend."- P.D. / Google / Nov 20, 2018
"Dr. Dash is informative and sensitive to the needs of her patients. She answered my questions and really took time to understand my concerns. I'm very pleased with my experience with her and all of the staff at Institute of Plastic Surgery. They do more than surgery as well to include non-invasive cool sculpting produces, laser skin care as well as a skin care product line for better skin health. Many of my concerns were quickly put to rest with good information. Thank you."- K.G. / Yelp / Jan 30, 2019
"I highly recommend Institute Of Plastic Surgery, Dr Jain, Ashley and the office staff are polite professional and accommodating. Dr Jain takes the time to discuss all options with what results your personally wanting. He sets a plan in motion for what is best for you. After a few laser treatments my complexion is soft, smooth and has a glow. The injections I've received have been with great results. The compliments I receive from my family, friends and strangers are wonderful. I enjoy looking and feeling good about myself so I will continue returning for my treatments and facials. Lisa Z"- L.Z. / Yelp / Jan 29, 2019
"Absolutely beautiful results - 35 years ago, I had breast implant surgery. Over the course of those years, my breasts had encapsulated causing my breasts to look totally abnormal and very hard to the touch. Fast forward, I needed them removed. Dr Jain was recommended and I couldn't be more pleased. He replaced my implants (both of which had ruptured, but I didn't know it) with the type of implant that much reduces the..."- P. / RealSelf / Nov 18, 2018
"Dr. Jain was such an amazing surgeon. He listened to me and gave me the look I exactly wanted. He also has great bedside manner. Would highly recommend him"- A.M. / Google / Nov 15, 2018
In most cases, general anesthesia will be used, and the surgery will be performed on an outpatient basis. Incisions are typically made across the back, starting on one side and going to the other, around the bra line so they will be concealed when wearing clothing. Any excess skin remaining will be trimmed away and excised, as well as the skin above and below surgically tightened and sutured in place so as to appear taut and toned. It is common for certain major weight loss patients to lose 8 – 10 inches of loose skin on their back. The entire process can last around 1 – 2 hours.
What to Expect
After your procedure, you will be sent home to recover in a compressions garment that will protect the incisions and aid in the healing process. You can expect to feel some soreness, tightness, and discomfort for a few weeks following the surgery. However, once you have healed, your back should look tighter, more toned, and have an all-around sleeker appearance free of bulging skin. Your results should be long-lasting; however, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise as you can still alter your results by weight gain and natural aging. Scarring is a part of this surgery, but our surgeons will be careful to make the incisions in places that will be concealed by your bra or bathing suit.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 - 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 - 5 Days
Free From Back Bulge
Feeling self-conscious in tight clothing and frustration from loose skin that won't go away can take a toll on your mental health and self-esteem. Our plastic surgeons are very skilled in skin removal and tightening procedures, freeing you from that stubborn back bulge and giving your body that extra contouring that you've been working so hard to achieve. Call our Colorado Springs, CO practice today to set up a consultation and learn more about a back tuck.